King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

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 »


Qaeda attack on Burkina Faso restaurant claims 17 lives

:: Seventeen people have been killed and eight injured in a “terrorist attack” on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, the government said Monday. Witnesses said three gunmen arrived at a Turkish restaurant in a pickup truck

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization militia: Without us, Assad would have been toppled

:: Iraq’s Popular Mobilization militia spokesman, Ahmad al-Asadi, said that without the Popular Mobilization militia alongside the Assad regime, the Syrian president would have fallen into the hands of those he described as terrorists, stressing that the

Haftar: Army insists on extending its control over the entire Libyan territory

:: The commander of the Libyan army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar confirmed the insistence of the Libyan troops to continue fighting “until the armed forces extends its control over the entire Libyan territory.” On Monday morning and

Yemen roadside bombing kills 12 civilians

:: A roadside explosion killed 12 civilians and wounded four in southern Yemen on Monday when a bomb targeting a military car hit their vehicle instead, a security source said. “The bomb was planted on a road

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

More than 600,000 Syrians return home, mainly to Aleppo: UN

:: More than 600,000 displaced Syrians have returned to their homes since the beginning of the year, with most of them heading to Aleppo, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration. Between January and the

Iranian UAV faces off, again, with US forces in the Gulf

:: An Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has conducted, yet again, an unsafe maneuver with US forces in the Arabian Gulf, according to a US Naval Central Command spokesman. The incident on Sunday involved an Iranian QOM-1/Sadegh-1 UAV

Iran’s Khamenei names conservative cleric to arbitration body

:: Iran’s supreme leader has appointed a conservative cleric to head a council that mediates disputes between government bodies, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. The TV said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi

Rebels and refugees in Lebanese enclave evacuated to Syria

:: The evacuation of a group of Syrian rebels and refugees from a border enclave in Lebanon back into Syrian territory started on Monday, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported. About 300 rebels from a group called Saraya Ahl

Saudi cabinet sets up General Authority for Military Industries

:: The Saudi cabinet, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, decided on Monday to set up the General Authority for Military Industries, which enjoys legal status as well as financial and administrative independence. The agency aims

Egypt railway authority head resigns after fatal crash

:: The head of Egypt’s railway authority resigned Sunday after 41 people were killed in a train crash, the prime minister’s office said. A statement said that Transportation Minister Hisham Arafat had accepted the resignation of Medhat

Photos show moments before Yemeni executed for child rape and murder

:: Yemenis gathered on Monday in the Houthi-held capital to witness execution of a 22-year-old man named Hussein al-Saket, convicted of raping and killing a four-year-old girl. According to the AFP news agency, quoting Rajeh Ezzedine, a

Syria investigator says enough evidence exists to convict Assad of war crimes

:: The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Ponte, said in remarks published on Sunday.

Arab bloc ‘won’t discriminate’ against US firms also working with Qatar

:: Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter

US-backed Syria forces battle ISIS in Raqqa old city

:: US-backed fighters fought pitched battles Sunday with ISIS extremists inside their Syria bastion Raqqa, an AFP correspondent said. The Syrian Democratic Forces, the Arab-Kurd alliance, first entered Raqqa two months ago and have since captured more

Houthis seize passports of 2,000 pilgrims to block Hajj travel

:: The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf for the Department of Hajj and Umrah in Yemen, Mukhtar al-Rabash, said that the Houthi militias and militants loyal to ousted president Saleh had seized the passports of over

Turkey policeman stabbed to death by ISIS suspect

:: An officer was stabbed to death near a police station in Istanbul on Sunday by a suspected member of ISIS, Turkish media said. The attacker, who was suspected of preparing to carry out a suicide bombing,

Ould Sheikh Ahmed: Military option will not solve the Yemeni crisis

:: The UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed said in his statements in Tehran that the military option to the Yemeni crisis is not a solution, and that the peaceful solution is the only solution.

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