Palestinian faction Fatah: No state in Gaza, and no state without Gaza

:: Hamas senior official Izzat al-Risheq said on Friday that the movement offered its vision on the ceasefire deal and reconciliation, after the Palestinian factions ended their consultations in Cairo. He added More »

Tearful Imran Khan takes oath as new prime minister of Pakistan

:: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony on Saturday, officially taking over the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country after his party’s victory in a More »

Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to mediate’ in Canada dispute

:: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its More »

Saudi-Canada diplomatic row will not affect oil supplies, says energy minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s petroleum supplies to countries around the world will not be affected by the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Canada and the Kingdom, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Al-Falih More »

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms rejection of Canadian interference in Kingdom’s internal affairs

:: The Saudi Cabinet has reaffirmed its “absolute rejection” of the Canadian government’s stance in the diplomatic row between the two countries. Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the Kingdom More »

 

Daily Archives: May 8, 2018

US Navy jets begin sorties against ISIS in Syria from Mediterranean

:: A US naval strike force led by aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman began sorties on May 3 against Islamic State in Syria, continuing missions by a US-led coalition against the militants. The force joined the US Sixth Fleet

Libya strongman announces offensive to take Derna from ‘terrorists’

:: Strongman Khalifa Haftar announced a military offensive on Monday to take from “terrorists” the city of Derna, the only part of eastern Libya outside his forces’ control. “The zero hour has struck for the liberation of Derna,” said Haftar,

Saudi King orders protection of whistleblowers who report corruption

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the provision of adequate protection to every employee who submits a complaint against financial and administrative corruption practices to ensure that they are not exposed to any persecution later on. The head of

Saudi King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: King Salman on Monday received senior princes, ministers, senior officials, scholars and a group of citizens at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Qur’an. Senior princes including Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled

30 regime forces killed fighting ISIS in Damascus

:: More than 30 Syrian government troops have been killed in a southern district of the capital in a fierce counter-offensive by Islamic State group fighters, a monitor said Monday. Regime forces are seeking to end ISIS’s years-long foothold in

Lebanon’s PM Hariri: New electoral law allowed parties to commit violations

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Monday that the new electoral law allowed parties to commit election violations. In a speech on Sunday’s parliamentary elections, Hariri said that his Future Movement faced several challenges but considered his party’s

Iran says it will fiercely resist US pressure to limit its influence

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday the United States would regret a decision to leave Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and Tehran would fiercely resist US pressure to limit its influence in the Middle East. “If

Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal wounded in a gun attacked

:: Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal survived an assassination attempt on Sunday, officials said, an incident likely to heighten political tensions ahead of general elections expected in late July. “Ahsan Iqbal was targeted and shot in the arm,” Asim Khan,

Second India teen raped, set on fire

:: A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes. The teenager was attacked on the same

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