Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders More »

King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

 

Saudi Arabia installing cranes at Yemen ports to boost aid delivery

:: Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was installing four cranes at three ports in Yemen to help boost humanitarian aid deliveries and was ready to assist with installing cranes at the key port of Hodeidah once

Military reinforcements in Kirkuk heading to Tal Afar

:: A security source in Kirkuk said that large military reinforcements have reached the province to take part in the operations to retake the district of Tal Afar west of Mosul from ISIS. The military reinforcements, consisting

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders discussed a number of issues and developments in

Yemen army takes control of strategic heights in Saada

:: The forces from the Yemeni Army managed to take control of a number of highlands where the militias were based in Baqim district, north of Saada governorate – a stronghold of the Houthis. According to field

Barcelona attacks cell planned to use gas – judicial source

:: Spanish authorities believe there may have been eight people involved in a cell which carried out an attack in Barcelona on Thursday, and that the group had planned to use butane gas canisters, a judicial source

Israel freezes controversial settlement law

:: Israel’s Supreme Court has frozen implementation of a law legalizing dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, which the UN labelled a “thick red line”. Court documents seen by AFP Friday show that Judge

Two dead, eight hurt in Finnish city stabbings; suspect held

:: At least eight people have been hospitalized and two persons are dead following the stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku, the city’’s hospital told local news agency STT. “I can confirm that eight people are

King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim al-Thani. King Salman welcomed Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali

Catalan police killed five attackers in Cambrils, fourth suspect arrested

:: A fourth person has been detained in relation with the events that have taken place in the last few hours in Cambrils and Barcelona,” police in the Catalonia region tweeted. A Catalan police spokeswoman said police

Iran reform leader Karroubi ends hunger strike

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for six years, ended his hunger strike late Thursday after the government agreed to remove intelligence agents from his home. However, his demand to face trial — he

East Libyan forces arrest commander sought by ICC

:: Security forces in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested the commander of an elite forces unit who is sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly executing dozens of prisoners. The general command

12,000 fighters in west coast of Yemen to retake Taiz and Hudaydah

:: The Popular Resistance Forces in Yemen have recaptured key areas around the strategic Khalid Ibn al-Walid base near the western coast of the country. Field Commander Abdul Rahman al-Mahrami, commander of west coast front, said that

Abdullah Al-Thani: King Salman opens operations room for Qataris’ affairs

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has called for the creation of a special operations room that will cater to Qatari pilgrims as they visit Mecca for the holy Hajj pilgrimage in the coming weeks, Sheikh Abdullah

Iran denies appeal of jailed Princeton University student

:: Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday. Xiyue Wang, a

Chinese teen Internet addict dies after rehab

:: A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a center that treats Internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens. The first country

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns; interim chief executive named

:: India’s No. 2 IT Services company Infosys Ltd said Vishal Sikka had resigned as managing director and chief executive of the company with immediate effect, sending shares tumbling more than 7 percent in early trading on

India threatens Philip Morris with ‘punitive action’ over alleged anti-smoking violations

:: The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International with “punitive action” over the tobacco giant’s alleged violation of the country’s anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry. The

IndiGo grounds eight Airbus A320neo aircraft amid reports of engine problems

:: India’s biggest airline, IndiGo, said on Friday it had grounded eight Airbus A320 neo jets, in comments that came after local media attributed the action to issues with Pratt and Whitney-made engines in the aircraft. Local

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