Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

:: The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said More »

 

Category Archives: World

Britain issues warning over possible commercial ship attacks off Yemen

:: The British government and the Merchant Navy have issued a warning alerting commercial ships of the potentiality of being attacked by remote controlled booby-trapped boats or rocket launchers. The concerned ships involve those passing through Bab-el-Mandeb

Poll shows most Americans want to keep racism-tainted statues

:: A new poll Thursday showed that most Americans favor leaving in place statues of Civil War figures associated with the defense of slavery, offering a measure of support for President Donald Trump’s stance on the issue.

Barcelona attack: At least 13 dead, over 100 injured; ISIS claims responsibility

:: A van has crashed into dozens of people in Barcelona’s city centre, local police said on Wednesday. Officials reported 13 people were killed, in the terrorist act in Barcelona where a van ploughed into pedestrians and

Saudi King Salman condemns Barcelona attacks

:: Saudi Arabia condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a gathering of dozens of people in the center of Barcelona, Spain, an official source said. Spain’s royals condemned the attack in Barcelona on Thursday in which a

Driver runs over two police at Barcelona checkpoint: Police

:: A driver ran over two police officers at a checkpoint in Barcelona following a van attack in the city center, Catalan police said on Twitter. Spanish media had earlier reported that at least one policeman was

Emirati mystery thriller film hits UAE screens today

:: An Emirati written, directed and produced film A Tale of Shadows is set to screen in VOX cinemas across the UAE on today (August 17, 2017). The feature film is among the few Emirati cinematic projects

Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses

:: Oscar-winning Emma Stone capped a perfect 12 months on Wednesday as she knocked Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Stone, 28, who won best actress for her

‘M: I6’ shoot halted as Tom Cruise injures ankle in stunt

:: Filming of “Mission: Impossible 6” has been delayed by up to three months after its star Tom Cruise damaged his ankle in a botched stunt, US media reported on Wednesday. The 55-year-old, known for performing his

California, San Francisco sue over sanctuary restrictions

:: The state of California and city of San Francisco said Monday that they are suing the US Department of Justice over President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city restrictions on public safety grants. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

:: Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack took place in the

South Korea’s Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

Moon Jae-In

:: There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday, despite high tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. “All South Koreans have worked so hard together to rebuild

Mass graves found after Afghanistan forces recapture Shia village from ISIS, Taliban

:: Mass graves containing the bodies of more than 40 civilians allegedly massacred by Taliban and Islamic State insurgents were found on Tuesday after Afghan forces recaptured the village where they died, officials said. In a rare

Italy to return ambassador to Cairo

:: Italy said it would return its ambassador to Cairo more than a year after the murder of an Italian graduate student led the Rome government to recall its previous envoy. Giulio Regeni was 28 when he

US sanctions Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen

:: The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups fighting in the Himalayan territory divided between Pakistan and India. The US Treasury Department, in a statement

India, China soldiers involved in border altercation — Indian sources

:: Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part

Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at village in northeast Nigeria

:: Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said Tuesday. Village chief Lawan Kalli said Tuesday at

British Pakistani actor performs powerful poem on terrorism on The Tonight Show

:: British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed stunned the audience during an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week after he performed a poem on terrorism and extremism. The actor, rapper and activist delivered a

Daniel Craig announces return as James Bond

:: Daniel Craig will return for a fifth go-around as James Bond. The actor confirmed reports he would reprise his role as the suave British spy for “Bond 25” during an appearance on “The Late Show with

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