Barzani: Referendum first step for Kurds to express their will

:: Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has held a press conference in Erbil and told reporters that the scheduled referendum on independence on Monday would go ahead as planned. “We ask More »

Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM are ‘baseless’

:: The office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina on Sunday denied as “completely baseless” some media reports of a plot by her bodyguards to kill her last month. However a senior More »

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

:: Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the More »

North Korea says Trump insult ensures attack on US mainland

:: North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable More »

Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

:: Speaking at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister reiterated the Anti-Terror Quartet’s demands that Qatar abide by the Riyadh agreements it had made, including More »

 

Daily Archives: March 24, 2017

Why electronics ban is serious business

Dr. Theodore Karasik

By : Dr. Theodore Karasik The US restrictions applying to flights originating from 10 airports in countries is going to impact major international carriers including Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines but not US-based carriers. The assertion in the

We must unite after the Westminster attack

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle Nowhere else is a more iconic symbol of democratic life than the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, the oldest Parliament anywhere in the world. On Wednesday, it endured a cheap and cowardly assault that led to

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Donald Trump faces a reckoning Thursday as US lawmakers vote on his presidency’s biggest legislative test, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, as conservatives vowed to kill it unless important last-minute changes are made. The Republican-controlled House of

US senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran

Iran would face tighter US sanctions over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of US senators including senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill, which

Le Pen visits Russia weeks before French presidential vote

Marine Le Pen

French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is headed to Moscow for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before the election. Officials from her National Front party said she is traveling Friday, on the heels of a trip

Brexit banks set to avoid lengthy euro zone test

Banks in London that relocate operations to the euro zone after Brexit are likely to be spared a lengthy entry test by regulators, making it easier for them to shift, according to two officials with knowledge of the matter. The

Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

Donald Trump

The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network’s leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced late Wednesday the

Second scare for Australian airline in a week

A regional Australian airline plane made an emergency landing Thursday after the pilot was forced to shut down an engine, barely a week after a propeller fell off another aircraft mid-flight. The Regional Express (Rex) plane carrying 23 passengers was

Houthi projectile kills toddler and injures father and brother in Najran

A toddler was killed Thursday when a projectile launched by the Houthi militia from Yemen territories hit a residential area in Najran, southwestern Saudi Arabia. The deputy spokesperson of the Directorate of civil defense said the victim’s brother – a

Newly-released e-mails show Trump staff wanted ‘military vehicles’ at parade

A month after Donald Trump won the US presidential elections, his staff requested that the Pentagon send across photographs of military tactical vehicles that could be used in his inaugural parade, according to e-mails newly-obtained by The Huffington Post. The

Saudi soldier killed by Houthi shelling in south Dhahran

Saudi Interior Ministry reported on Thursday that a soldier has been killed by Houthi shelling on a border post in south Dhahran. Earlier, a toddler was killed when a projectile launched by the militia from Yemen territories hit a residential

Crown prince presides over Civil Defense Council meeting

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif presided over the 9th meeting of the Civil Defense Council, held in his office here on Wednesday. Prince Mohammad expressed satisfaction with the level of security, stability and prosperity enjoyed by the country, and with

Syrian troops besiege ISIS stronghold

Syrian government forces are besieging the last ISIS stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring group reported Thursday. The push on Deir Hafer comes

Prince Miteb opens Patient Safety Forum at National Guard

National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah inaugurated on Tuesday the Seventh Patient Safety Forum in Riyadh, saying his ministry is keen on maintaining the best standards in patient safety and disseminating information via a comprehensive awareness program. More than

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teen

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager Thursday in the occupied West Bank and seriously wounded three other Palestinians, the Palestinian health ministry said in a statement. It did not give the circumstances, but said the shooting happened near the

British PM May says terrorists will be defeated as Daesh claim responsibility for attack near parliament

Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday terrorism would not prevail as she rallied the country to carry on with its everyday business and stick to British values in response to an attack on parliament. “At this time it is

Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid

Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against ISIS triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defence agency officials and locals said on

Egyptian extremist Abu el-Alaa Abdrabu confirmed killed in Syria air strike

An extremist militant responsible for the assassination of Egyptian prominent thinker Farag Foda and a number of terror attacks against tourists and locals over the years nwas confirmed killed in Syria, Al Arabiya has learned. The Egyptian extremist, named Abu

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