Iraq sentences former governor Amer Salman Yaqoub to jail for misuse of public assets

November 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Iraq sentences former governor Amer Salman Yaqoub to jail for misuse of public assets

Amer Salman Yaqoub, the former governor of Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala The Iraqi Commission of Integrity, a body responsible for investigating corruption and affiliated to the country’s parliament, says judiciary officials have sentenced a former governor of the eastern province of Diyala to jail after being found guilty of corruption. […]

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Arab League works as tool against Muslim nations: Syria

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Arab League works as tool against Muslim nations: Syria

This file picture shows a view of Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates building in the capital Damascus. (Photo by Sana) Syria has strongly denounced the closing statement of the latest Arab League foreign ministers’ meeting in Cairo, saying the so-called league, backed by petrodollars of “sheikhdoms”, has been […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates President Bashar al-Assad on Syrian army achievements in anti-terror fight

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates President Bashar al-Assad on Syrian army achievements in anti-terror fight

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the latest victories achieved by the Syrian army against terrorists on the battlefield. The meeting between the two presidents took place on Monday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, which is to host a trilateral summit on […]

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Five Yemeni cities left without water due to Saudi siege: International Committee of the Red Cross

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Five Yemeni cities left without water due to Saudi siege: International Committee of the Red Cross

A Yemeni girl drinks water collected from a well in an impoverished village on the outskirts of the port city of Hudaydah, on July 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says Yemeni capital of Sana’a and the south-central city of Bayda have joined […]

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Iraqi police forces seize major Daesh chemical depot in Anbar

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Iraqi police forces seize major Daesh chemical depot in Anbar

This picture provided by Arabic-language al-Qurtas News news agency shows Iraqi forces at a major Daesh chemical depot in the Salman district of al-Qa’im town, western Iraq. Iraqi security forces have uncovered a major chemical depot belonging to Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the country’s western province of Anbar, as government […]

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Turkey detains 51 more teachers over alleged links to coup plotters

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Turkey detains 51 more teachers over alleged links to coup plotters

Turkish plain-clothes policemen and police officers detain a protester (3rd L) during a demonstration in support of a teacher and an academic on hunger strike, on November 13, 2017 in Ankara. (Photo by AFP) Turkey has detained 51 more teachers as part of a massive crackdown on those accused of […]

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Millions in Yemen face death due to Saudi Arabia’s blockade: World Food Program

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Millions in Yemen face death due to Saudi Arabia’s blockade: World Food Program

Displaced Yemeni children sit outside their makeshift shelter in an empty lot in the Yemeni coastal city of Hudaydah on November 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The World Food Program says Saudi Arabia’s continued blockade threatens the lives of millions in Yemen as aid deliveries cannot get to the needy. […]

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Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court rules Kurdistan secession vote unconstitutional

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Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court rules Kurdistan secession vote unconstitutional

Officials of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) cast their vote in a secession referendum at a hotel in Erbil on September 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court has ruled Kurdistan’s controversial secession referendum as unconstitutional, saying the results of the vote are void. “The Federal Court issued the decision […]

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Lebanon, Palestinian groups rap Arab League for labeling Hezbollah

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Lebanon, Palestinian groups rap Arab League for labeling Hezbollah

A picture taken on November 19, 2017 shows a general view of the Arab League headquarters during a meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo. (Photo by AFP) The Lebanese government and Palestinian resistance forces have strongly condemned a decision by the Arab League to designate the Hezbollah resistance movement as […]

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Police grills Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sixth time in graft probe

November 19, 2017 2:24 pm
Police grills Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sixth time in graft probe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by AFP) Israeli police have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his residence in occupied Jerusalem al-Quds for the sixth time in a corruption probe, Israeli media reports say.  Israel’s Channel Two TV said that police investigators arrived at the premier’s residence shortly after […]

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Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz discloses covert ties with Saudi Arabia for first time

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Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz discloses covert ties with Saudi Arabia for first time

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz has for the first time revealed that Tel Aviv has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia. “We have ties that are indeed partly covert with many Muslim and Arab countries, and usually [we are] the party that is not ashamed,” […]

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Palestine to freeze ties with US if Trump admin closes mission in Washington.

November 18, 2017 12:39 am
Palestine to freeze ties with US if Trump admin closes mission in Washington.

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat speaks to reporters after Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas met with US President Donald Trump at the White House on May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Palestinian officials have threatened to cut all communications with the US, if the Trump administration continues with plans to […]

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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

November 17, 2017 11:36 pm
Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani speaks during a press conference in the capital Doha on October 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Qatar says Saudi Arabia has been sparking off crises across the Middle East and “bullying small countries into submission,” some six months after Riyadh formed an alliance […]

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Saudi Arabian fighter jets target Yemeni capital’s airport in Sana’a

November 15, 2017 1:45 am
Saudi Arabian fighter jets target Yemeni capital’s airport in Sana’a

A file photo of a Saudi Arabian Tornado warplane Saudi Arabian fighter jets have targeted the airport in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, worsening the already terrible humanitarian situation in the war-torn country. According to Yemeni officials on Tuesday, the airport’s ground navigation tower and parts of its runway are damaged in […]

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Israel deploys missiles weeks after bombing Gaza lifeline tunnel

November 14, 2017 8:30 am
Israel deploys missiles weeks after bombing Gaza lifeline tunnel

The picture taken on March 17, 2017 shows an Israeli “Iron Dome” missile system deployed in the occupied Golan Heights near the Syrian border on March 17, 2017. (By AFP) Israel has deployed missile systems to the center of occupied territories for fear of a possible retaliatory attack, two weeks […]

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Israel’s army arrests senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement leader Tareq Qadaan

November 13, 2017 12:09 am
Israel’s army arrests senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement leader Tareq Qadaan

Tareq Qadaan, one of the leaders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement Israel’s army has arrested a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement after its demolition of a tunnel in the besieged Gaza Strip last month. The Israeli army said on Monday that it arrested overnight what […]

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US setting up new military base in western Iraq: Report

November 12, 2017 2:41 am
US setting up new military base in western Iraq: Report

US soldiers are seen in Mosul on June 21, 2017, during an offensive by Iraqi army troops and allied fighters to retake the city from Daesh Takfiri terrorists. (Photo by AFP) A recent report has revealed that several hundred US Marines are currently building a new American base in Iraq’s western […]

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Prince Charles blamed ‘European Jews’ for Mideast crisis: Leaks

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Prince Charles blamed ‘European Jews’ for Mideast crisis: Leaks

Prince Charles, the heir apparent to the British throne (Photo by AP) A leaked correspondence of Prince Charles dating back to over three decades ago shows that the heir apparent to the British throne had blamed the chaos in the Middle East region on the influx of European Jews to the […]

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi: Anti-Daesh campaign has inflicted $100 billion in losses on Iraq

November 11, 2017 1:36 am
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi: Anti-Daesh campaign has inflicted $100 billion in losses on Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (Photo by Anadolu news agency) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the military campaign against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has cost the conflict-stricken Arab country $100 billion worth of damage as government forces, backed by fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, are driving the […]

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Iraqi central bank orders private banks to close branches in Kurdistan within week

November 9, 2017 1:54 am
Iraqi central bank orders private banks to close branches in Kurdistan within week

This file photo shows a view of the Bank of Baghdad in Iraq. The Central Bank of Iraq has ordered private banks to halt their branches’ operations in the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a ban on dollar sales. According to Iraqi banking sources on Thursday, […]

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Saudi officials arrest first princess amid Crown Prince’s mass purge

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Saudi officials arrest first princess amid Crown Prince’s mass purge

Princess Reem, the daughter of detained billionaire, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz (file photo) Saudi authorities have arrested the daughter of detained billionaire, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, as part of the oil-rich kingdom’s purported anti-graft campaign, which is considered the biggest purge of the elite in the […]

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