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 »


Tag Archives: United Kingdom

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

UK hails Tunis ‘hard work’ on security after terror attacks

:: Britain has applauded Tunisia’s “patient hard work” to boost security following the 2015 jihadist attacks that killed dozens of tourists, including 30 Britons at a beach resort. “We know that these days there can never be

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

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

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

Britain En Marche?

Bill Emmott

By : Bill Emmott :: We live in a politically turbulent age. Parties barely a year old have recently swept to power in France and in the huge metropolitan area of Tokyo. A party less than five

UK foreign secretary becomes ‘more vocal’ on Qatar diplomatic row

:: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday called for dialogue to resolve the ongoing dispute between Qatar and the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ), comprising Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. This represents Johnson and the UK

Princes William and Harry recall their final call with Princess Diana

:: Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken out about the regret over their last conversation with their mother Princess Diana, who died 20 years ago in a car crash in Paris. In the wake of the

UK moves to tighten rules on drone use

:: British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules announced Saturday will require drones that weigh eight ounces (226.79 grams) or more

BBC unveils first female ‘Doctor Who’

Jodie Whittaker

:: British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Sunday as the first woman to play “Doctor Who,” telling fans of the cult BBC science fiction series they should “not be scared by my gender.” The 35-year-old, who starred

France sees Brexit as tool to weaken City of London: Leaked memo

:: France is seeking to use Brexit to weaken the City of London, the British finance sector’s EU point man warned in a leaked report published Sunday. “They are crystal clear about their underlying objective: The weakening

Britain to the rescue in the Gulf?

Anthony Harris

By : Anthony Harris :: Boris Johnson, the British foreign secretary, called for unity in the Gulf during a trip to the region, which began on Friday and included stops in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He

Weakened May vows to win ‘battle of ideas’

Theresa May

:: British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she has to win a “battle of ideas” in Parliament and the country after losing her majority in last month’s election. In a speech both conciliatory and defiant, May

Washington, London and Kuwait express ‘deep concern’ over Qatar crisis

:: The United States, United Kingdom and Kuwait urged all parties to a Gulf Arab diplomatic row over Qatar to resolve their dispute as quickly as possible through dialogue, Kuwait state news agency KUNA reported on Tuesday.

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