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Erdogan says Turkey may hold Brexit-like referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday it would be “easier” if the EU blocked Ankara’s bid to join the bloc, suggesting he could even hold a referendum on the matter. It was the latest barb in the bitter dispute

Tens of thousands in London protest Britain’s EU departure

Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march, which saw many people carrying bright blue EU flags, came just days before Britain is

Defeated Trump warns that Obamacare ‘will soon explode’

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly – after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care

Asiri: UN needs to permanently surveil, not just visit, Hodeida port

Ahmad Asiri

The UN convoy to Yemen should permanently monitor, and not just visit, the port cities of Yemen to ensure humanitarian aid is appropriately reaching its target audience, Arab coalition spokesperson Ahmad Asiri told Al Arabiya. Asiri’s comments come after a

Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

Francois Fillon

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected. The conservative Fillon,

Russians bombing Syrian rebels near Hama

Russian warplanes are taking part in air strikes against insurgents to help repel a major attack on Syrian government-held areas near the city of Hama, a Syrian military source said on Friday. Rebel groups spearheaded by extremist insurgents launched the

Saudization directly affects economic growth: Labor minister

Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis

Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis, minister of labor and social development, said Saudization is one of the most important issues affecting the labor market because it is directly linked to economic growth and sustainable national development. Speaking at the inauguration of

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

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

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

Jubeir meets foreign ministers of Britain, Iraq, Italy during ISIS meet

Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir

On the sidelines of the Ministerial Conference of the International Coalition for the Eradication of ISIS currently being held in Washington, Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir on Wednesday held meetings severa foreign ministers to discuss terrorsim. The meetings were

Trump collides with reality on Russia

Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump. Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for colluding with Russia as “fake news,” FBI Director James Comey confirmed the investigation is real. The FBI chief also

Tillerson: US to set up zones for refugees in fight against ISIS

The United States will increase pressure on ISIS and al-Qaeda and work to set up “interim zones of stability” to help refugees return home in the next phase of the battle to defeat the groups, US Secretary of State Rex

Yemen’s Hadi: Houthis cannot impose Iranian model on us

Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has said that the Houthi militias cannot impose the Iranian model on the Yemenis, pointing out that the majority of Yemenis stand for the restoration of state institutions from those who staged the coup.

Four dead, including assailant, 20 injured in UK incident

British police say that four people have died, including one police officer and the attacker, while 20 people were injured, in the attack that took place outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday . British police shot the

French candidate Macron seen winning TV debate with Le Pen

Centrist Emmanuel Macron solidified his status as frontrunner in France’s presidential election on Monday in a televised debate during which he clashed on immigration and Europe with his main rival, far-right leader Marine Le Pen. A snap opinion poll showed

King Salman lauds Asian leaders’ keenness to bolster bilateral relations

King Salman has briefed the Cabinet on the outcome of his visit to a number of Asian countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Japan and China. Presiding over the Cabinet session Monday at Yamamah Palace, King Salman appreciated the keenness expressed

Makkah governor pledges $20 million to protect endangered heritage sites

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the head of the Saudi delegation to donors to the International Fund for Protecting Endangered Cultural Heritage, announced that the Kingdom has donated $20 million to the fund. The fund was established to help preserve

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