Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments for Iraq

:: Kuwait’s Emir said it would lend $1 billion and commit a further $1 billion of investments to Iraq, joining a group of international backers that have this week pledged funds to More »

“France will strike” if proven chemical bombs used in Syria

:: President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict but that he had not yet seen any evidence that More »

King says Jordanians ‘let down’ by international community

:: Jordan’s King Abdullah II says that “life for Jordanians today is very, very tough” as a result of a large refugee influx and that he feels the international community has “let More »

King Salman’s call for cultural diversity wins praise

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed King Salman’s address to guests at the 32nd Janadriyah festival emphasizing the importance of culture as a basic pillar for a nation’s identity and values. Chaired More »

Sami Anan blackmail documents revealed, Egyptian army investigates

:: The Egyptian military said Monday it would take legal action against the country’s former anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina and former military chief-of-staff Sami Anan, who is currently under arrest. Geneina, who More »

 

Palestinian prime suspect in rabbi’s murder shot dead

:: A Palestinian man wanted over the murder last month of a rabbi near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank has been killed, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said Tuesday. Ahmad Jarrar was killed in the northern West Bank

US-led coalition says ‘adjusting’ down forces in Iraq

:: The US-led coalition said on Monday it is “adjusting” its force levels in Iraq downward as it shifts away from combat operations against ISIS. In a statement, it gave no specifics but made clear that the focus now will

New graveyards created by Houthis in Yemen expose their great losses

:: The Houthi Movement celebrated their killed members by inaugurating new graveyards, decorating their tombs and holding a photo exhibition in Sanaa and other strongholds thus revealing their great losses. The exhibitions actually showed that the Houthis lost thousands of

Yemen: Naval mines planted by the Houthis destroyed in Midi coasts

:: Yemeni naval forces, in cooperation with the engineering teams of the Arab coalition forces destroyed on Monday naval mines planted by the Houthi militias in the international waters near Midi coasts of the Hajjah governorate in northwestern Yemen. A

UN: 83 killed in ‘war on children’ across Mideast

:: At least 83 children were killed in Middle East war zones in January, most of them in Syria, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Monday, vowing their voices “will never be silenced”. “They were killed in ongoing conflicts, suicide

Man shot at, detained in Iran as he tried to break into presidential office

:: A man wielding a machete was shot at and arrested in Iran on Monday after he tried to break into the presidential office building, Iranian news agencies reported. Tasnim news agency said he was carrying the weapon and wearing

UAE imposes travel ban on Kerala leading politician’s son

:: The United Arab Emirates has imposed a travel ban on the son of Kerala CPI-M’s state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan after complaints of fraud were lodged against him by a Dubai-based firm. Binoy Kodiyeri is being accused of cheque fraud

Iranian official says armed man arrested for trying to storm presidential office

:: A man wielding a machete was shot at and arrested in Iran on Monday after he tried to break into the presidential office building, Iranian news agencies reported. Tasnim news agency said he was carrying the weapon and wearing

Israel begins distributing deportation notices to Africans, legalizes West Bank settlement

:: Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants. In letters delivered Sunday, Israel says the migrants have 60 days to accept the offer to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for

Houthi actions pose threat to international trade, says Arab Coalition

Col. Turki Al-Maliki

:: Saudi Arabia on Monday accused the Houthis of “repeatedly targeting densely populated cities” and accused Iran of delivering the weapons to the militias. Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesperson for the Arab coalition, said the Houthi militias fired a ballistic missile

Kuwaiti dies after losing balance due to severe cough, falls from fifth floor

:: A Kuwaiti citizen died after falling from his apartment balcony on the fifth floor due to a severe coughing episode causing him to lose his balance. According to al-Rai newspaper, the ministry of interior received a call on the

Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebel ballistic missile shot down

:: Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired at the Kingdom by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Monday, state media reported. The attack was launched from Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada, a Houthi stronghold, and “intercepted” at 7:23 local time

Shoura council asks Saudi sports authority to support women sports

:: The Shoura Council has asked the General Authority of Sports (GAS) to help the organizational level of women’s sports to become an independent agency affiliated directly to the GAS Chairman. The decision, based on a recommendation tabled by the

General Sport Authority gives STC exclusive rights to broadcast Saudi football

:: The General Sport Authority (GSA), the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and Saudi Telecom Group (STC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for STC to obtain the exclusive rights to broadcast Saudi domestic competitions and the Saudi Arabian

Mineral resources remain key to Vision 2030 success: Al-Falih

:: Under the slogan “Bounties of our land,” Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih inaugurated the 12th International Geological Conference on Sunday and an accompanying exhibition at a local hotel in Jeddah. The conference has been organized by the Saudi Geological

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea since Friday

:: A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13,500 tons of gasoline is missing in the Gulf of Guinea after contact was lost in Benin on Friday, the company and India’s minister of external affairs said on Sunday. The Gulf

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army during West Bank raid

:: A Palestinian man was shot dead in clashes with the Israeli army on Saturday during a raid in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said. The man was shot in the head after fighting broke out during

Five Turkish soldiers killed in attack on tank in Syria’s Afrin

:: Five Turkish soldiers were killed when their tank was hit in an attack carried out by Kurdish YPG militia fighters on Saturday in northwest Syria’s Afrin region, Turkey’s armed forces said. According to state-run Anadolu news agency, the latest

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