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: WASHINGTON

Poll shows most Americans want to keep racism-tainted statues

:: A new poll Thursday showed that most Americans favor leaving in place statues of Civil War figures associated with the defense of slavery, offering a measure of support for President Donald Trump’s stance on the issue.

US sanctions Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen

:: The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups fighting in the Himalayan territory divided between Pakistan and India. The US Treasury Department, in a statement

US decries ‘genocide’ of Christians, others by Daesh

Rex Tillerson

:: The Trump administration denounced Daesh on Tuesday for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the group is “clearly responsible for genocide” against

US army sends Lebanon eight Bradley armored vehicles

:: In the presence of the Lebanese army commander representative and the American ambassador in Beirut, the Lebanese army received eight Bradley armored vehicles in a first batch of $100 million US military aid to Lebanon. The

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Using ‘smiley’ emojis in formal mails may create your bad impression: Study :: Beware! Using the smiley face emoji or similar emoticons in formal e-mails may not create a positive impression, rather suggest incompetence, a study has

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe on Monday

:: President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force US firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on

Washington relies on Moscow to influence Tehran

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Kurdish national ambitions are hitting Iranian, Turkish and Arab roadblocks — all for different reasons. Tensions and radical differences are growing more intense between conflicting projects, amid a clamor regarding partition and

Take cover, avoid bomb flash – Guam issues nuclear guidelines

:: Guam posted emergency guidelines on Friday to help residents prepare for any potential nuclear attack after a threat from North Korea to fire missiles in the vicinity of the US Pacific territory. Pyongyang’s state-run KCNA news

Kuwait announces measures against North Korea

:: Kuwaiti authorities have begun taking measures against North Korea, including stopping direct flights to and from Pyongyang, state news agency KUNA cited an official source in Kuwait’s foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. The official source

Iranian drone comes close to US fighter jet – US official

:: An Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a US Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a US official said on Tuesday. The official, speaking on condition of

Anti-ISIS operations enter fourth year

:: The US-led coalition campaign to destroy the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria enters its fourth year this week, and the Pentagon believes the militants’ defeat is inevitable. On August 8, 2014 two FA-18 jets launched

Trump praises Sessions’ plans to combat leaks

:: Donald Trump has praised Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to combat leaks of classified information in a rare show of support for the man the President called “beleaguered”, the media reported “After many years of leaks

US suspends search for missing marines off Australia coast

:: US officials on Sunday suspended their search and rescue mission to locate three Marines who went missing after their aircraft crashed off the Australian coast, the media reported. An MV-22 Osprey, a hybrid aircraft, crashed into

Trump and Macron discuss ‘countering Iranian malign influence’

:: US President Donald Trump discussed increasing cooperation in the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq in a telephone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday. The two leaders also spoke about “countering Iranian malign

US court overturns murder conviction in 2007 Blackwater shooting in Iraq

:: A US federal appeals court on Friday tossed out the murder conviction of a Blackwater security guard who was serving a life sentence for a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 Iraqis dead. The court

2,000 ISIS militants still in Syria’s Raqqa and ‘they will likely die there’

:: The Kurdish-Syrian alliance battling to recapture Raqqa from ISIS has now seized about 45 percent of the militants’ Syria stronghold, a top US official said Friday. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militia (SDF) began a campaign

S&P raises outlook on Israel’s debt profile

:: Israel’s improved economic growth and efforts to rein in spending prompted Standard & Poor’s to raise the outlook on the country’s debt profile, the credit rating firm announced Friday. While S&P held Israel’s debt rating stable

Trump administration goes on the attack against leaks

:: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, taking up an issue that has infuriated President Donald Trump, went on the attack against leaks on Friday, and said that the government was reviewing policies on compelling journalists to reveal

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