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: Americas

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.

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

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

US decries ‘genocide’ of Christians, others by Daesh

Rex Tillerson

:: The Trump administration denounced Daesh on Tuesday for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the group is “clearly responsible for genocide” against

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

US army sends Lebanon eight Bradley armored vehicles

:: In the presence of the Lebanese army commander representative and the American ambassador in Beirut, the Lebanese army received eight Bradley armored vehicles in a first batch of $100 million US military aid to Lebanon. The

Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1

:: Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality on Monday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and awarded her the symbolic

Using-smiley-emojis-bad-impression

Using ‘smiley’ emojis in formal mails may create your bad impression: Study :: Beware! Using the smiley face emoji or similar emoticons in formal e-mails may not create a positive impression, rather suggest incompetence, a study has

Tom Cruise limps after movie stunt seems to go wrong

:: A video taken on the set of “Mission: Impossible 6” shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. The video was published Sunday by TMZ. It captures a tethered Cruise leaping

Peaceful solution to Venezuela crisis is possible -US VP Pence

:: A peaceful solution to unrest and political turmoil in Venezuela is possible, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday, after President Donald Trump threatened military action and sparked condemnation around the region. Trump’s surprise comments

Ivanka Trump to head US delegation at India summit

:: United States President Donald Trump announced on twitter that his daughter will be leading the US delegation at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India on Thursday, daily newspaper Khaleej Times reported. Trump added that having

Minutes from missiles, Guam islanders get to grips with uncertain fate

:: Fourteen minutes is not long to prepare for a potential catastrophe. That’s the estimated time taken from a launch of a mid-range ballistic missile in North Korea until impact on Guam, where residents seem resigned to

US president trying to ‘kill’ nuclear deal, says Iranian foreign minister

Mohammed Javad Zarif

:: Iran’s foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of trying to “kill” the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Mohammed Javad Zarif said on his Twitter account on Friday that the US president “always

Xi urges Trump to avoid exacerbating N. Korea tensions

:: Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump on Saturday to avoid rhetoric that could inflame tensions with North Korea as an escalating war of words raised global alarm. Xi made the plea in a

Trump to send envoys to discuss Middle East peace

:: President Donald Trump is sending his son-in-law Jared Kushner and negotiator Jason Greenblatt to the Middle East soon to meet regional leaders and discuss a “path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks,” a White House official said

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