UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »

Yemen: Saleh’s party threatens to break partnership with Houthis

:: Deposed Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s political party has formally warned that they will end their partnership with the Houthi militias after they released a statement on Wednesday. In their statement, More »

Kurdistan never intended to engage in war with Iraq, foreign minister says

:: The ‭Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) never intended to engage in a war with the Iraqi army, Kurdish foreign minister Falah Mustafa Bakir told broadcaster CNN in an interview. ‭ There is More »

Abadi orders the withdrawal of all military forces from Kirkuk

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of all armed groups in Kirkuk, including the Popular Mobilization Militias, and the handover of security to local police and counter-terrorism More »

 

Category Archives: World

Philippines says ‘big possibility’ Malaysian militant leader killed

:: The Philippine military said on Thursday there was a “big possibility” that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become ISIS’ point man in Southeast Asia has been killed in an overnight battle. Thirteen rebels among the few dozen ISIS

US police: 3 killed, 2 wounded at Maryland office park shooting

:: A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He

Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base

:: Taliban militants killed at least 43 Afghan troops early on Thursday when they stormed a military base in southern Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said. Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the southern province of Kandahar, 43 were killed,

Saudi Arabia: Iran has used lifting of sanctions to destabilize the region

:: The Political Coordinator of the Saudi Mission in the United Nations, spokeswoman Manal Hassan Radwan, in her speech on Wednesday, during a meeting of the Security Council on the Middle East that Iran has taken advantage of lifting sanctions

EU calls on Israel to stop plans for new West Bank settlements

:: Israel must halt new building plans for settler homes in the West Bank, the European Union’s foreign service said in a statement on Wednesday, warning that such settlements threatened any future peace deal with the Palestinians. “The European Union

UK will keep working to resolve ‘unjustified’ Boeing trade dispute

:: Britain said on Tuesday it would keep working to resolve what it called an “unjustified” case brought by US plane manufacturer Boeing against Canada’s Bombardier relating to the CSeries jetliner program. “We have been working tirelessly across government to

New policy could give India’s often exploited domestic workers minimum wage

:: Domestic workers in India will soon be entitled to a minimum wage and social security benefits, according to a draft proposal that activists say does not go far enough to protect these workers and lets employers off the hook.

Thousands respond ‘me too’ to actress’s Twitter prompt on sexual abuse

:: Actress Alyssa Milano has sparked a massive outpouring with a simple Twitter request that women respond “me too” if they’ve been sexually assaulted or harassed. More than 27,000 people replied, making “#MeToo” the top trending topic through the day

James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

James Corden

:: Television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein. Corden made a string of quips about Weinstein and the sexual misconduct allegations against him during a Hollywood charity event Friday. Corden

Weinstein scandal signals end for ‘dinosaur’ men, Zeta-Jones says

:: Harvey Weinstein’s fall should be the end of “dinosaur” men preying on women, Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones said Tuesday as she premiered a film about a woman who had a brutally efficient way of dealing with chauvinism. The Oscar-winning

US will help restore water, power to Raqqa after fall of ISIS

:: The United States will take the lead in helping to clear rubble and restore basic services after the fall of ISIS in ts Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, the US State Department said on Tuesday. “We will assist and take,

Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city

:: An explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday to kill at least six people in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, police said. The truck was carrying police recruits, four of whom were killed, along with two passers-by on

France arrests 10 over suspected plot targeting politicians

:: French anti-terror agents arrested 10 people on Tuesday over a suspected plot to target mosques and politicians, including a government spokesman, a source close to the investigation told AFP. The arrests of suspects aged 17-25 were made in the

Qaddafi family forms legal team to sue Qatari figures

:: A lawyer representing the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has announced the formation of a team of five international lawyers to prosecute Qatari figures before the International Criminal Court. In a press conference held in Tunis, the

Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist’s speech

:: Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

EU aims to boost anti-terror info sharing with Tunisia

:: EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove on Tuesday called for a boosted exchange of information with Tunisia, which has seen its nationals involved in deadly attacks abroad and on its soil. During a visit to Tunis, for talks with

Fighting in Libyan capital closes airport

:: The Libyan capital’s Mitiga airport was evacuated on Tuesday and civilian flights were repeatedly suspended as rival armed groups clashed nearby, officials said. Flights had restarted around midday on Tuesday after being suspended for several hours during the morning

US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

:: A US judge on Tuesday barred the White House from implementing yet another version of Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration, hours before it was to go into full effect. The decision by Hawaii federal judge Derrick Watson

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