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KSA: Suspected subside bomber wearing explosive belt arrested

Saudi security forces have rounded up a suspected terrorist wearing a bomb belt Al-Bukhariya city, in the center of the kingdom, the interior ministry told media on Thursday. The man, according to the ministry was arrested in the aftermath of a shootout with security forces in al-Bukhariya city. The ministry did not say when the […]

August 16th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Tunisia, Maghreb’s trailblazer in equal inheritance rights

Tunisia will soon become the first country in North Africa to grant women and men equal inheritance rights after a long debate. Despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law, Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi promised he will submit a bill to parliament granting women and men equal inheritance rights, […]

August 15th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria, Yemen

Attacks against children caught in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen must stop, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, appealed on Monday. In a tightly worded statement, UNICEF pointed out that since Sunday, 28 children were reported killed in Idlib and western Aleppo, located in northern Syria. The death toll included an entire family of seven, […]

August 15th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel: Three workers die at construction sites

Three workers, two Palestinians and a Chinese, died Monday at different constructions sites in Israeli, bringing the death toll to 27 so far this year. Two Palestinians from the occupied West bank fell on Monday morning from scaffolding on the 15th floor of a site in the town of Rosh Ha’ayin. The police, according to […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Security Council Urges Algeria to Contribute to a Political Settlement of Sahara Issue

Following a briefing by UN Personal Envoy for the Sahara Horst Kohler, members of the Security Council stressed the need to include Algeria in any future talks on the conflict. Algeria which has for decades hosted, armed and funded the Polisario militia and offered a slice of its territories to the separatist group where they […]

August 11th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

EU-funded photovoltaic solar field to increase output of Gaza desalination plant

The European Union has completed this week the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza that will provide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU-funded Southern Gaza Desalination Plant currently provides drinking water to 75,000 inhabitants in the Khan Younis and Rafah governorates. With the new energy field […]

August 4th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines,World News | Read More »

UN to convene Yemen talks early next month in Geneva, envoy tells Security Council

The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen announced on Thursday that after two years of stalled talks on resolving the crisis in the country, he plans to invite the warring parties to Geneva on September 6 for a round of peace consultations. “It is time long past for us, together, to call for an early […]

August 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Yemen: Attacks on water facilities, civilian infrastructure, breach ‘basic laws of war’ says UNICEF

Ongoing violence and attacks on civilian infrastructure in Hudaydah directly threaten hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Yemen, said the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a statement released on Wednesday. “Attacks against civilian facilities and services are unacceptable, inhumane and in breach of the basic laws of war,” […]

August 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Rights NGOs Slam Italy-Libya pact for rising deaths at sea

  Days after Italy reactivated a Gaddafi era agreement with Libya, international human rights organizations denounced a deal that caused a greater loss of lives of migrants in the Mediterranean. The 2008 deal was revived earlier this month by Italy’s new populist government offering $5 billion in aid for the reparations to Libya to stop […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Coptic priest dies in suspected attack on monastery

Egyptian authorities are conducting investigations to fish out suspects behind the death of Bishop Epiphanius, the Coptic spiritual leader at Anba Makar Monastery near Wadi el-Natroun in coastal Beheira province, northwest of Cairo. Bishop Epiphanius was found dead on Sunday in Anba Makar monastery. His head was smashed open while his back bore some injuries, […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »