Iraq PM visits Basra after week of violence

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived Monday in Basra, the oil-rich southern city where protests over government neglect had escalated into deadly violence, his office said. After 12 protesters were killed More »

KSA’s Eastern Province governor to inaugurate Oxford Aviation Academy on Wednesday

:: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif will inaugurate the Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) on Wednesday. The prince will also sign agreements with OAA to graduate male and female pilots and More »

Yemen FM: We don’t trust what the Houthis tell the UN behind closed doors

:: Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani on Saturday launched a scathing attack on a Houthi delegation that failed to attend UN-backed peace talks in Geneva this week. Following an announcement that the More »

Griffiths to issue statement on Geneva talks amid Houthi absence

:: In the latest development related to the Geneva talks sponsored by the United Nations on the Yemeni crisis, UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is expected to issue a statement More »

Russia, Iran, Turkey presidents meet in Tehran on Syria’s Idlib province

:: The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, with all eyes on a possible military offensive to retake the last rebel-held bastion More »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

Yemeni army advances in Hodeidah, Houthi supply commander killed in battles

:: Yemeni army forces continued advancing in Hodeidah as the Houthi militias continue to suffer several losses in the strategic province. A military source said the national army restored posts where the militias were fortifying, adding that Houthi commander Abu

US judge orders Iran to pay $105m over 1996 Khobar Towers bomb in Saudi Arabia

:: A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Monday ordered Iran to pay $104.7 million to victims of a June 1996 truck bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US military personnel, though it is unclear when and how

Bahrain announces Nov. 24 as date for parliamentary elections

:: Bahrain has announced that is has set the date of Nov. 24 for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The announcement came after a royal order issued by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa on Monday and also set a date for

Interpol: Sudan rescues 94 human traffic victims, including 85 minors

:: Police in Sudan have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking — including 85 minors — from open-air goldmines near Khartoum and the city’s international airport, among other places. A statement on Monday by Interpol, which co-ordinated the Aug. 26-30

Headquarters of Libya national oil firm under attack, chairman evacuated

:: Blasts were heard at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in the Libyan capital on Monday and a security operation was under way at the building, a Reuters witness said. Smoke could be seen rising from close

Kosovo suspends Qatar Charity operations amid ‘conflicts of interest’

:: Authorities in Kosovo have suspended the activities of the Qatar Charity organization in the country, in a move that observers see as further evidence of Doha’s use of a charity “front” to cover illegal activities and its financing of

Iraq PM visits Basra after week of violence

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived Monday in Basra, the oil-rich southern city where protests over government neglect had escalated into deadly violence, his office said. After 12 protesters were killed and many of Basra’s institutions torched last week,

US notifies Palestinians: PLO mission in Washington to be shut down

:: The United States has decided to close the Palestinian mission in Washington in the latest move against them by President Donald Trump, who has been trying to force the Palestinians to negotiate, a Palestinian official said Monday. “We have

Top GCC military meeting kicks off in Kuwait

:: The Supreme Military Committee of Chiefs of Staff in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states started its 15th meeting on Monday with the participation of all members. The meeting comes as a complement to a series of previous

Egypt security forces kill 11 suspected extremists in Sinai

:: Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected extremists in the Sinai Peninsula as they press a campaign against militants in the area, a security source said Monday. The military launched a sweeping operation in February focused on the Sinai

Iran arrests theater duo over Shakespeare trailer

:: Two leading theater figures in Iran have been arrested over a trailer for Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” featuring men and women dancing together, a government official said Monday. Prominent director Maryam Kazemi and venue manager Saeed Asadi were

Iraq’s Sistani rejects five potential PM candidates, including Abadi

:: Sabah al-Saedi, an official in the Sairoon Alliance that is part of the Reform and Construction Bloc, said he was “officially” informed that top Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani refuses five of the proposed names for the premiership, including Haider

Sudan’s Bashir dissolves govt, appoints new ministers

:: Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has decided to dissolve the country’s national reconciliation government, Al Arabiya News Channel can confirm. Instead, Bashir has reduced the number of ministries under a newly formed government to 21 portfolios. Among the changes included

Yemeni army liberates 12 km of vital areas between Sanaa, Hodeidah

:: Yemen’s national army, backed by coalition forces, continue to advance in Hodeidah by reaching the Kilo 16 district as Houthi militias experience heavy losses in the strategic province. A military source from the Amalqa (Giants) Brigades said that the

Khamenei urges Iran’s military to ‘scare off’ enemy

:: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday urged Iran’s armed forces to increase their power to “scare off” the enemy, according to his official website, as the country faces increased tension with the United States. US President Donald Trump

At least 21 killed in South Sudan plane crash

:: An overloaded commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 21 people, a local official said. The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for

Iraq authorities lift Basra curfew after evening without incident

:: Iraq authorities on Saturday lifted a curfew in the crisis-hit southern city of Basra, where 12 protesters were killed this week in clashes with security forces. Basra has been rocked by protests since Tuesday after the hospitalization of 30,000

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, Iran-backed militia attack Abadi

:: With the ongoing social unrest in Iraq, the political turmoil continues with further delays in forming a new governments while the two biggest parliamentary blocs called for the immediate resignation of the caretaker prime minister Haidar al-Abadi for the

Powered by : © 2014 Systron Micronix :: Leaders in Web Hosting. All rights reserved

| About Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Disclaimer | Contact Us |