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Sudan’s Al-Bashir embarks on Gulf tour

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on Sudan’s Al-Bashir embarks on Gulf tour

Author: M. Nasir JawedMon, 2017-10-23 03:00ID: 1508701933280975000KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir arrived in Kuwait on Sunday on the first-leg of a two-day Gulf tour that will also take him to Qatar, according to media reports.During his meetings with the emirs of Kuwait and Qatar, Al-Bashir is likely to discuss recent regional developments, issues of common concern, bilateral […]

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Syrian children die of hunger under regime siege

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on Syrian children die of hunger under regime siege

Author: ReutersMon, 2017-10-23 23:43ID: 1508695763440338400HAMOURIA, Syria: One-month-old Sahar, her ribs protruding under translucent skin, breathed her last on Sunday in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, where a crushing regime siege has pushed hundreds of children to the brink of starvation. Only a trickle of humanitarian aid ever reaches this rebel-held region east of Damascus, under a tight blockade by […]

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In Raqqa, clues to Daesh’s bygone media empire

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on In Raqqa, clues to Daesh’s bygone media empire

Author: AFPMon, 2017-10-23 20:56ID: 1508695322520293000RAQQA: “Special operations by the Caliphate’s soldiers!” boasts a torn, bloodstained pamphlet at a bombed-out media kiosk in Raqqa, a symbol of Daesh’s once fearsome propaganda machine.As well as serving as the Syrian capital of Daesh’s “caliphate,” Raqqa was the beating heart of much of its media output. But since a US-backed offensive […]

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El-Sissi vows to quash terrorism after police ambush

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on El-Sissi vows to quash terrorism after police ambush

Author: APMon, 2017-10-23 21:43ID: 1508692842260056500CAIRO: In his first remarks after a deadly attack on the country’s police force, Egypt’s president vowed on Sunday to press ahead with the country’s war against terrorism, secure its borders and hunt down militants. President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi’s remarks came nearly 48 hours after authorities officially announced that at least 16 policemen […]

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Jordan’s king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on Jordan’s king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

Author: AP, AFPMon, 2017-10-23 22:17ID: 1508692760570045300AMMAN: Jordan’s king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah. King Abdallah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah. Hamas seized the Gaza Strip in […]

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UN ends Libya talks in Tunisia with no breakthrough

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on UN ends Libya talks in Tunisia with no breakthrough

Author: ReutersMon, 2017-10-23 22:08ID: 1508692703300032800TUNIS: Month-long UN-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress toward stabilizing the country and paving the way for elections. A month ago, UN envoy Ghassan Salame, the latest in a series of Libya envoys since a 2011 NATO-backed uprising ended Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year […]

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Israeli police arrest 15 over campaign to stop Jew-Arab dating

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on Israeli police arrest 15 over campaign to stop Jew-Arab dating

Author: AFPMon, 2017-10-23 22:27ID: 1508692604150021400JERUSALEM: Israeli police have arrested 15 suspected Jewish extremists following an undercover investigation into a group accused of tracking down and threatening Arab men dating Jewish women, authorities said Sunday.Israeli radio said that among those taken in for questioning was Benzi Gopstein, a prominent leader of the extreme-right group Lehava, but police would […]

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US-backed fighters seize major Syrian oil field

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on US-backed fighters seize major Syrian oil field

Author: Shahrukh Jamshed | Arab News StaffSun, 2017-10-22 22:12ID: 1508688800809657500JEDDAH: The US-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from Daesh on Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-regime forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor relying on a network of sources inside Syria, told […]

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‘Good morning’ Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on ‘Good morning’ Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian

Author: AFPSun, 2017-10-22 13:01ID: 1508666918727474300JERUSALEM: Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted “good morning” in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as “attack them,” police and a media report said Sunday. Police only confirmed that a Palestinian had been mistakenly arrested then released following suspicions of incitement, but a report in Haaretz […]

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Russia accuses US-led coalition of ‘barbaric’ bombing of Syria’s Raqqa

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Gulf Countries  /  Comments Off on Russia accuses US-led coalition of ‘barbaric’ bombing of Syria’s Raqqa

Author: ReutersSun, 2017-10-22 13:13ID: 1508672179587788400MOSCOW: Russia accused the US-led coalition in Syria on Sunday of wiping the city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” with carpet bombing in the same way the Americans and Britain had bombed Germany’s Dresden in 1945. The Russian Defense Ministry, which has itself repeatedly been forced to deny accusations from […]

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