US President Donald Trump prepared for military action in Syria to deter chemical attacks: Officials

February 2, 2018 7:13 am
US President Donald Trump prepared for military action in Syria to deter chemical attacks: Officials

US President Donald Trump makes his way to board Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House on February 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) Senior US officials have claimed President Donald Trump is prepared to launch military action if necessary against the Syrian […]

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Iraqi parliament votes to lift sanctions on Kurdistan-based banks

January 29, 2018 8:38 am
Iraqi parliament votes to lift sanctions on Kurdistan-based banks

This file photo shows a view of the Iraqi parliament in session. The Iraqi lawmakers have voted to end sanctions imposed on banks operating in the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, some four months after the Central Bank of Iraq ordered private banks to halt their branches’ operations in Kurdistan following […]

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Kuwait slaps blogger Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh who insulted Saudi Arabia with ten-year sentence

January 26, 2018 10:59 am
Kuwait slaps blogger Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh who insulted Saudi Arabia with ten-year sentence

Kuwaiti blogger and activist Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh Kuwait’s Criminal Court has sentenced Kuwaiti blogger and activist Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh to ten years in prison for allegedly insulting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in the wake of the the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against energy-rich Persian Gulf […]

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Russia: The United States seeks Syria breakup, not political resolution of crisis

January 25, 2018 8:20 am
Russia: The United States seeks Syria breakup, not political resolution of crisis

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova Russia has accused the US of not contributing to a political settlement of the Syria crisis but rather seeking to divide the war-torn Arab country. Speaking at a news briefing on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova cited a recent speech by US Secretary of […]

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United Nations aid agency calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen

January 21, 2018 12:33 am
United Nations aid agency calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen

A malnourished Yemeni child receives treatment at a hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah on January 16, 2018. The United Nations is calling for what it refers to as a record $2.96 billion aid for war-ravaged Yemen where Saudi airstrikes, looming famine, and cholera have claimed the lives of thousands of people. […]

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United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

January 18, 2018 1:30 am
United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

An Emirati passenger plane (File photo) The United Arab Emirates says it has lodged a formal complaint with the UN over Qatar’s purported “interception” of two Bahrain-bound Emirati passenger planes earlier this week. According to a report by the UAE’s official news agency, WAM, on Thursday, the complaints were filed […]

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Turkey sends armored vehicles to southern border with Syria: Sources

January 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Turkey sends armored vehicles to southern border with Syria: Sources

Turkish army tanks are stationed near the Syrian border in the town of Karkamis, southern Turkey, August 25, 2016. (Photo by AP) Turkey has reportedly dispatched a convoy of over 40 military vehicles and tanks to the southern regions along the Syrian frontier amid growing Ankara-Washington tensions over a US […]

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

January 15, 2018 1:32 am
Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

US military vehicles drive in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, April 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Damascus says it is determined to end US military presence after Washington declared plans to build a 30,000-member “border force” in the Arab country that Russia says could lead to Syria’s partition. […]

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Jailed billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal negotiating settlement: Official

January 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Jailed billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal negotiating settlement: Official

Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (Photo by AFP) Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, who has been detained for more than two months as part of a royal purge, is reportedly negotiating a possible settlement with authorities, amid reports that he has been subjected to torture in detention. A senior Saudi […]

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Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

January 12, 2018 1:57 am
Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

The file photo of an F-16E fighter jet belonging to the UAE air force Qatar has lodged a complaint with the United Nations about what it calls a violation of its airspace last month by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) fighter jet, warning that Doha reserves the right to defend […]

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Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

January 10, 2018 1:48 am
Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

People walk on the corniche of the Qatari capital Doha on July 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A high-ranking Qatari official has described the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against his energy-rich Persian Gulf country as “economic warfare,” stressing that Doha plans to seek compensation for those hit by the […]

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Saudi prince fired over criticism of bin Salman

1:44 am
Saudi prince fired over criticism of bin Salman

The undated photo shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP photo) A prominent Saudi royal critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s sweeping arrests of fellow princes has been sacked from his post. Local press reports said Wednesday that Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed had been sacked as […]

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Iran interior minister tasked with preparing report on recent violence by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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Iran interior minister tasked with preparing report on recent violence by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) chairs a cabinet meeting in Tehran on January 10, 2018. (Photo by president.ir) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he has tasked the interior minister with preparing a detailed report on the recent wave of violence that hit some areas of the country. During a cabinet […]

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Saudi Arabia charges royals arrested for protesting austerity

January 8, 2018 1:31 am
Saudi Arabia charges royals arrested for protesting austerity

Saudi Arabia has charged 11 princes, who were arrested recently for protesting the government’s austerity measures. Saudi Arabia has charged 11 princes, who were arrested recently for protesting the government’s hiking of domestic gas prices and introducing value-added tax (VAT). “A group of 11 princes staged a sit in at the historic Qasr Al-Hokm […]

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Jailed activists in Kuwait announce formation of new political party

January 3, 2018 11:42 pm
Jailed activists in Kuwait announce formation of new political party

The photo taken on June 18, 2017 shows a general view of the Palace of Justice in Kuwait City, which is home to Kuwait’s Supreme Court. (AFP photo) A group of imprisoned activists in Kuwait have announced the formation of a new political party despite Kuwait’s general ban on such […]

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Jordan raps Israeli measures seeking further occupation, annexation of Palestinian land

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Jordan raps Israeli measures seeking further occupation, annexation of Palestinian land

Protesters shout slogans and wave flags during an anti-US demonstration near the American embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Jordan, the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem al-Quds, has condemned as “null and void” the latest Israeli measures meant to consolidate the […]

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