Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to More »

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling More »

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

:: A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred More »

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

 

Death toll rises in attack on Egyptian police officers in Giza

:: Security sources say at least 52 police officers killed in shoot-out with suspected militants in Giza, southwest Cairo The officers were killed on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt’s Western desert. The sources said

French defense minister: Iran engaged in destabilizing ballistic and regional activities

:: France wants to take action to tackle Iran’s missile program and “destabilizing” behavior, but believes scrapping the 2015 nuclear deal would help hardliners and be a step towards future war, France’s defense minister said on Friday. “We need the

Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to Washington’s satisfaction and strengthening ties with Iran. He

Houthi militia fails to launch missile from Sanaa, wounds civilians

:: Sources in Sanaa said that Houthi militias failed to launch a ballistic missile from Faj Attan to fall in Thahban area north of the capital, while it was mainly targeting the Saudi Arabia territory. The sources added that the

Putin calls for an all-Syrian conference

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an all Syrian conference to be held that includes representatives of all ethnic groups. Speaking at the Valdai forum in Sochi, Putin stressed that Moscow and Washington are cooperating in a stable manner

Egyptian father beats toddler to death for not completing homework

:: A 5-year-old Egyptian girl died after being beaten by her father for failing to do her nursery homework. Police in Giza, south of Cairo, received a notification from the Boulaq Ad Dakrour Hospital two days ago to inform them

UN concerned by reports of forced displacement of Kurds in N.Iraq

:: The United Nations expressed concern on Thursday at reports by Kurdish officials that civilians, mainly Kurds, were being forcibly displaced in northern Iraq and their houses and businesses looted and destroyed. “The United Nations urges the Government of Iraq

Uber rival Lyft says Alphabet leads latest $1 bln round of funding

:: Uber rival Lyft said on Thursday Capital G, the growth investment fund of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, led a $1 billion round of financing, boosting the valuation of the ride-hailing service to $11 billion. The company already received

UAE retailer MAF trawls Silicon Valley for data specialists

:: Dubai’s Majid Al Futtaim, the Middle East operator of French retailer Carrefour SA, is hiring 200 people as it rolls out an ambitious strategy to expand its digital and e-commerce operations, its chief executive told Reuters. Majid Al Futtaim,

GE profits fall, sending shares sharply lower

:: General Electric reported a decline in third-quarter profits on Friday, sending shares sharply lower, as weakness in the oil and gas and power businesses once again weighed on results. The US industrial conglomerate, newly led by chief executive John

US sex trafficking sweep rescues 84 children

:: US authorities have rescued 84 children, one just 3 months old, and arrested 120 people in a nationwide sweep of child sex trafficking that exposed the growing use of technology by traffickers, officials said on Thursday. Many of those

Malaysia Airlines appoints group CEO to replace Bellew

:: Malaysia Airlines Berhad on Friday appointed Captain Izham Ismail as group chief executive officer designate with immediate effect following the departure of Peter Bellew after just over a year in the job. Izham, who has served as chief operating

First Saudi commercial flight jets to Baghdad after 27 years

:: Saudi budget carrier flynas on Wednesday made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990, as ties with neighboring Iraq show signs of improvement. “Our first flight took off today from Riyadh to Baghdad,” the company wrote

Ed Sheeran ‘bruised and broken’ after accident, tour uncertain

:: Singer Ed Sheeran said he was “a bit bruised and broken” on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the

CIA to publish documents revealing Iran’s relations with al-Qaeda

:: CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that the CIA will soon publish documents revealing Iran’s work with al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Pompeo described the connection between Iran and al-Qaeda as an “open secret”. “It’s an open secret and not

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

:: Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said. The district of Altun Kupri, or Perde in

Yemeni minister slams UN for ‘rewarding’ Houthi crimes

:: Yemeni’s Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani criticized the UN for providing Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh with $14 million to remove mines. Iryani said in a statement published by the Yemeni news agency SABA

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