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: Europe

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

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

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

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

French police say girl, 13, killed as car plows into Paris pizzeria

:: French police confirmed to Al Arabiya’s correspondent that a 13-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a

Traffic accident in Georgia kills Saudi woman, husband injured

:: A Saudi woman and her husband who were holidaying in Georgia when they went out for a walk in the park, oblivious to what was ahead. The couple, whose five children were in the hotel at

Working tirelessly for a political settlement in Yemen, says UK envoy

Simon Shercliff

:: Simon Shercliff, the British Ambassador to Yemen, based in Saudi and criss-crossing the region, said that UK has been playing a vigorous role in trying to help achieve a political solution in Yemen. Shercliff, who took

Three offers raise Uber’s value to $100 billion

:: Investment groups around the world are scrambling to seize a stake in Uber, the world’s largest passenger services company. The move comes amid speculation on the company’s reasons to sell its shares, despite a market dominance

Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad withdraws support

:: Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after key shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding following years of losses, leaving valuable runway slots up for grabs. The move offers Lufthansa and rivals a

Female stunt driver dies while filming ‘Deadpool 2’

:: “Deadpool 2” star Ryan Reynolds is mourning the death of a motorcycle stunt driver killed during production Monday. Reynolds released a statement on Twitter a few hours after the accident near the waterfront in downtown Vancouver.

Yemen cholera cases soar past half-million

:: Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday. A full 503,484 suspected cases and 1,975 deaths are attributable to the outbreak

Britain says Brexit talks should move to next phase

Philip Hammond

:: Britain said on Sunday that it wants talks with the EU to move on to the next phase, as it set out details of the future relationship it envisages with the bloc and senior ministers presented

Merkel’s rival slams car bosses in bid to revive campaign

Martin Schulz

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief challenger in a September election, Martin Schulz, has launched a stinging attack on the country’s dieselgate-tainted car industry as he sought to turn around a flagging campaign. The leader of the

London’s Big Ben to fall silent for four years

:: The famous Big Ben is going to fall silent for four years for a crucial refurbishment project. The iconic London landmark will stop chiming from August 21 as the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower, which houses

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom enjoy cosy night out

:: Singer Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have sparked speculations that they are back together after they were spotted getting up close and personal at a music gig here. They were seen getting cosy at Ed Sheeran’s

Meet the Muslim Miss Universe star who wore a kaftan instead of a bikini

:: British Muslim Muna Jama has made headlines around the world in recent days for winning the right to wear a kaftan, rather than a bikini, in the swimwear section of the Miss Universe Great Britain beauty

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