Syrian Kurds say will help implement US-Turkey ‘safe zone’

HASAKAH/SYRIA, BEIRUT: Syria’s Kurds would support the implementation of a US-Turkey deal to set up a buffer zone in their areas along the Turkish border, they said on Saturday. The “safe zone” agreed by Ankara and Washington earlier this month aims to create a buffer between the Turkish border and Syrian areas controlled by the Kurdish […]

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Gunmen open fire at tourist bus in Petra, no injuries reported

Gunmen open fire at tourist bus in Petra, no injuries reported

Author:  article author:  Arab News Sat, 2019-08-24 12:15 DUBAI: Unknown gunmen reportedly opened fire at tourist bus in Petra, according to the official Jordanian news agency. Security officials quoted by the agency denied any casualties were reported. Main category:  Middle-East Tags:  Jordan Petra bus Shooting Breaking News Source link

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Egypt’s creative solutions to the plastic menace

Egypt’s creative solutions to the plastic menace

CAIRO: Global plastics production reached 348 million tons in 2017, rising from 335 million tons in 2016, according to Plastics Europe.  Critically, most plastic waste is not properly managed: Around 55 percent of it was landfilled or discarded in 2015. These numbers are extremely concerning because plastic products take anything from 450 to 1,000 years […]

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Five people killed in stampede at Algiers rap concert

Five people killed in stampede at Algiers rap concert

DUBAI: Houthi militants committed 2,726 human rights violations across Sanaa during the first half of 2019, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Friday. The report which was released by “Shohood,” an organization for human rights in Yemen, stated that 19 people were killed, 29 injured, 226 abducted and 110 tortured in the specified time period. […]

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US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq

US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian threw grenades at Israeli soldiers while attempting to cross the Gaza border overnight and was shot by Israeli forces, the army and the Gaza health ministry said Friday.The Palestinian was wounded and taken to hospital, the ministry said.It was the latest in a series of violent incidents along the […]

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Video of woman beaten at Iranian airport sparks anger in Iraq

Video of woman beaten at Iranian airport sparks anger in Iraq

PARIS: An Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading toward Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis told France 24 TV on Thursday.“The ship is not heading toward Greece. We have not received a request for it to dock in a Greek port,” Mitsotakis said.The Adrian […]

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UN warns of severe aid cuts in Yemen without new funds soon

UN warns of severe aid cuts in Yemen without new funds soon

UNITED NATIONS: The UN humanitarian chief in Yemen warned Wednesday that unless significant new funding is received in the coming weeks, food rations for 12 million people in the war-torn country will be reduced and at least 2.5 million malnourished children will be cut off from life-saving services.Lise Grande said the UN was forced to […]

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