Iran says US bases and aircraft carriers within missile range

Iran says US bases and aircraft carriers within missile range

LONDON: An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that US bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, and US aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles, as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington.“They are within our reach and we can hit them if they (Americans) make a move,” Amirali Hajjizadeh, […]

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Washington disrupts Tehran-Moscow network sending oil to Assad regime

Washington disrupts Tehran-Moscow network sending oil to Assad regime

JEDDAH: The US has moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that it said had sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. The complicated arrangement, described by the US Treasury in a statement on Tuesday, involved a Syrian citizen allegedly using […]

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Israeli minister says Trump peace plan a ‘waste of time’

Israeli minister says Trump peace plan a ‘waste of time’

BEIRUT: Syria’s Druze minority, whose men are being called up for military service by Damascus, is struggling to insulate itself from the conflict that has engulfed the country since 2011.Here is a summary of the community’s profile, its role in Syria’s conflict and the attacks it has faced. The Druze community accounted for around three […]

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After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq’s Mosul

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq’s Mosul

MOSUL: For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq’s best musicians — but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.For three years until last summer, the sprawling northern city was under the brutal rule of the Daesh group.In imposing a city-wide ban on playing or even […]

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Now read this: How Saudi Arabia is aiming to end illiteracy by 2024

Now read this: How Saudi Arabia is aiming to end illiteracy by 2024

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s goal to eradicate illiteracy has been applauded by international experts and educational bodies, who say the Kingdom is a role model for countries in the Arab world, where more than a quarter of women, men and children are unable to read or write.Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia pledged to raise its literacy […]

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Iraq launches air strikes against Daesh in Syria

Iraq launches air strikes against Daesh in Syria

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1542717686260608300 Tue, 2018-11-20 12:37 BAGHDAD: Iraq launched an air strike on an Daesh target inside neighboring Syria on Tuesday, its military said on Monday. F-16 fighter jets destroyed a building where members of the ultra-hard-line Sunni militant group were storing weapons, killing 10 of them, the Iraqi military said […]

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Ankara-backed groups launch offensive against criminal gang in Afrin

Ankara-backed groups launch offensive against criminal gang in Afrin

MALAKA, Gaza Strip: Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the sunbaked plain near Israel’s perimeter fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke that have begun rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance.The 18-year-old Palestinian’s right leg was amputated after Israeli soldiers shot him here in April at one of […]

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Spanish PM visits Morocco to boost migration cooperation

Spanish PM visits Morocco to boost migration cooperation

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1542642849954159800 Mon, 2018-11-19 14:53 RABAT: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday made his first official visit to Morocco, where he pushed for greater cooperation between the two countries on tackling migration. Spain has this year become the main entry point for migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the majority departing […]

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