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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 […]

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Nuclear deal: Khamenei admits mistakes for negotiation with U.S.

Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake when he allowed the country’s foreign minister to enter into negotiations with the U.S. that paved the way to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. “With the issue of nuclear negotiations, I made a mistake in permitting our foreign minister to speak […]

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Turkey: Qatar pump $15bn in banks, falling lira bounces back

Turkey’s economy has received a boost in its ongoing meltdown after Qatar announced investment of $15 billion into the bank and financial sector. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara Wednesday during a visit meant to demonstrate the depth of Qatar-Turkey relations, Doha said. Qatar signed […]

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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, […]

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UAE: Up to 25-year prison sentence for launching websites promoting terrorism

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a new decree bringing prison sentences up to 25 years in prison for the promotion of terrorism via websites and up to five year in jail for inciting hate online. The amendments brought to the country’s cybercrime law toughen authorities’ stance on […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | 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 »

Iraq: Iran cancels Abadi’s visit to Tehran

The visit Iraqi Prime Minister was to pay to Tehran later this week will not take place as planned after Iranian authorities cancelled the trip over the Iraqi leader’s comments that he will abide by U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic though he is opposed to such sanctions. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was initially expected […]

August 13th, 2018 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Seven tied to Saturday foiled church bombing arrested

The Egyptian interior ministry Sunday said seven people have been arrested in connection with a foiled terror attack against a Coptic church on Saturday in capital Cairo. Security forces rounded seven people, including two women. The detainees were plotting a “series of hostilities,” the interior ministry said in statement. One of the arrested women living […]

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Jordan: three terrorists killed in shootout with forces

The Jordanian government said Sunday state forces pulled out the bodies of three suspected terrorists of a sleeper terror cell, which engaged in a shootout with state forces on Saturday in Salt, a town near capital Amman. Joint forces made of security and army troops on Saturday encircled a four-storey building in Salt, 15 km […]

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