Turkey says will not submit to ‘impositions’ from United States in visa crisis

:: Turkey will not submit to “impositions” from the United States over an on-going visa crisis and will reject any conditions it cannot meet, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. A More »

King Salman orders establishment of ‘King Salman Complex’ for Prophet’s Hadith

:: Saudi King Salman issued a Royal Decree on Tuesday establishing the “King Salman Complex”, the compound of King Salman for the Prophet’s Hadith. According to the royal order, the complex will More »

Iraqi president Masum calls for urgent Baghdad-Kurdish dialogue

:: Iraqi President Fuad Masum gave a televised speech on Tuesday on the latest developments on the ground in Kirkuk where he said that any Peshmerga supervision of the province “did not More »

Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

 

EU calls on Israel to stop plans for new West Bank settlements

:: Israel must halt new building plans for settler homes in the West Bank, the European Union’s foreign service said in a statement on Wednesday, warning that such settlements threatened any future peace deal with the Palestinians. “The European Union

Saudi forces kill 20 Houthis in special operation off Najran

:: Saudi forces launched a special operation off the Najran area, killing 20 Houthi militia and ousted Saleh loyalists on Wednesday. Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that Saudi forces earlier spotted an attempt by the militia to move towards the border

Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines: Iraqi army commander

:: Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi army advance into the region after a Kurdish independence referendum rejected by Baghdad, a senior Iraqi commander said on

SDF: Campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria to speed up

:: A US-backed campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria will accelerate now the extremist group has been defeated in its former capital Raqqa, a spokesman for US-allied Syrian militias said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which announced the

Turkey says will not submit to ‘impositions’ from United States in visa crisis

:: Turkey will not submit to “impositions” from the United States over an on-going visa crisis and will reject any conditions it cannot meet, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. A delegation from the United States is visiting Turkey

Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine, Commander of Syrian forces, killed in Deir al-Zor

:: Brigadier general of the Republican Guard and the commander of operations in Deir al-Zor, Issam Zahreddine, was killed in a mine explosion in the Hawija-Sakr area inside the city of Deir al-Zor, according to Syrian media. Zahreddine played a

Saudi Education Ministry holds workshop to discuss physical education at girls’ schools

:: A workshop organized by the Ministry of Education was held on Tuesday to discuss the “Physical Education for Improving the Health of Female Students” initiative. Discussions revealed that there were 315 nutrition and fitness graduates from Princess Nourah bint

Yemeni people trust Saudi Arabia, says deputy prime minister

:: Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Maj. Gen. Hussein Mohammed Arab, praised the Saudi humanitarian and active role in the Yemeni cause saying the Yemeni people trust the Kingdom. “Saudi Arabia has dealt with the Yemeni people

UK will keep working to resolve ‘unjustified’ Boeing trade dispute

:: Britain said on Tuesday it would keep working to resolve what it called an “unjustified” case brought by US plane manufacturer Boeing against Canada’s Bombardier relating to the CSeries jetliner program. “We have been working tirelessly across government to

New policy could give India’s often exploited domestic workers minimum wage

:: Domestic workers in India will soon be entitled to a minimum wage and social security benefits, according to a draft proposal that activists say does not go far enough to protect these workers and lets employers off the hook.

Bahrain says it signed $3.8 billion deal for F-16 jets

:: Bahrain on Tuesday announced it had signed a $3.8 billion deal with Lockheed Martin for 16 upgraded F-16 fighter jets. The Bahrain Defense Force signed the agreement with the US company during a defense exhibition in the country, home

Thousands respond ‘me too’ to actress’s Twitter prompt on sexual abuse

:: Actress Alyssa Milano has sparked a massive outpouring with a simple Twitter request that women respond “me too” if they’ve been sexually assaulted or harassed. More than 27,000 people replied, making “#MeToo” the top trending topic through the day

James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

James Corden

:: Television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein. Corden made a string of quips about Weinstein and the sexual misconduct allegations against him during a Hollywood charity event Friday. Corden

Weinstein scandal signals end for ‘dinosaur’ men, Zeta-Jones says

:: Harvey Weinstein’s fall should be the end of “dinosaur” men preying on women, Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones said Tuesday as she premiered a film about a woman who had a brutally efficient way of dealing with chauvinism. The Oscar-winning

US will help restore water, power to Raqqa after fall of ISIS

:: The United States will take the lead in helping to clear rubble and restore basic services after the fall of ISIS in ts Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, the US State Department said on Tuesday. “We will assist and take,

Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city

:: An explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday to kill at least six people in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, police said. The truck was carrying police recruits, four of whom were killed, along with two passers-by on

France arrests 10 over suspected plot targeting politicians

:: French anti-terror agents arrested 10 people on Tuesday over a suspected plot to target mosques and politicians, including a government spokesman, a source close to the investigation told AFP. The arrests of suspects aged 17-25 were made in the

Qaddafi family forms legal team to sue Qatari figures

:: A lawyer representing the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has announced the formation of a team of five international lawyers to prosecute Qatari figures before the International Criminal Court. In a press conference held in Tunis, the

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