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 »


Tag Archives: LONDON

Stocks stumble on Spain attacks

:: European stock markets sank Friday as traders sought haven investments such as gold following an attack in Barcelona that sent airline share prices down. Thursday’s deadly van attack in the Catalan capital compounded investors’ concerns over

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

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

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

Saudi budget deficit halves as financial reforms kick incendiary

:: Saudi Arabia’s budget deficit halved in the first six months of the year following sweeping spending cuts that form part of an ambitious economic reform plan. The deficit shrank by 51 percent to SR72.73 billion ($19.38

Britain says will not stay in EU via ‘back door’

:: After weeks of feuding, two key figures in Britain’s cabinet came together Sunday to say any post-Brexit transition would not be a “back door” to continued European Union membership. Finance minister Philip Hammond, who favors a

Buoyant bitcoin stirs crypto-bubble fears

:: Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined. The price of a single bitcoin hit an all-time high of above $3,500 this week, dragging up

Venezuela crisis due to ‘not killing oligarchs,’ says London ex-mayor

:: Outspoken former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday suggested that one of the causes of Venezuela’s current crisis was that former President Hugo Chavez “didn’t kill all the oligarchs.” “There are real problems and (current President

One million malnourished children in Yemen are at risk of cholera

:: More than one million malnourished children aged under five in Yemen are living in areas with high levels of cholera, the charity Save The Children warned on Wednesday as it began sending more health experts to

New routes used by Iran to smuggle weapons to Houthis uncovered

:: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have started using a new route across the Gulf to funnel covert arms shipments to their Houthi allies in Yemen’s civil war, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. In March, regional

Attempt to prosecute Blair over Iraq fails in London High Court

:: A British court on Monday rejected an attempt by a former Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against former Prime Minister Tony Blair over the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Blair’s decision to join the

Tony Blair warns of Muslim Brotherhood threat in West

:: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned that a new wave of religious intolerance is originating in the West, where groups like the Muslim Brotherhood operate freely, proving a threat back in the Arab world.

London police arrest one at protest over death of detainee

:: Police in east London arrested one person after violence broke out at a protest over the death of a man who had been detained a week earlier, police said on Saturday. Rashan Charles, 20, died on

Police consider manslaughter charges over London tower blaze that killed dozens

:: British police said Thursday they have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London. The Metropolitan Police force said it has officially informed the Royal

British baby Charlie Gard dies, was center of legal battle

:: Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby at the center of a contentious legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump, died on Friday, according to a family spokeswoman. He

Tour operator Thomas Cook back to Tunisia after UK travel advice shifts

:: Tour operator Thomas Cook will restart holidays in Tunisia now that Britain has softened its travel advice to the country, the firm’s boss said on Thursday. The move, which came as the company reiterated its full-year

WhatsApp Manual: Five features you didn’t know existed!

:: With WhatsApp becoming something of a prerequisite among users of all age groups, there is still a hoard of features which are yet to be discovered. Apart from the existing features, the instant-messaging platform is set

Oil gains after Saudi vows to cap crude exports next month

:: Oil rose on Monday, erasing early losses after leading OPEC producer Saudi Arabia pledged to cut its exports to help speed the rebalancing of global supply and demand. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said his country

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