Dozens of Houthis killed as battles rage in Yemen

Dozens of Houthis killed as battles rage in Yemen

DUBAI: Dozens of Houthi militia have been killed in battles across Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. The Yemeni army killed 45 militia and wounded 30 in Ibb province, while another 40 Houthi fighters were killed in clashes in Qaataba district. In Marib province, coalition raids killed a Houthi commander and his men. […]

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Syria's Kurds hand three Russian orphans to Moscow

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1553539051008362400 Mon, 2019-03-25 16:58 QAMISHLI: The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria said Monday it handed over three Russian orphans to a delegation from Moscow who will transfer them back home. Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel Karim Omar said the children, aged five to seven, are being sent back at […]

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Israel army accuses Hamas of firing rocket, new troops headed for Gaza

MISHMERET/JERUSALEM: Israel’s military accused Hamas of carrying out a rocket strike from the Gaza Strip on Monday, and Israeli media said troop reinforcements were being sent to the border of the Palestinian enclave. The allegation against Hamas was made in a tweet by Lieutenant-Colonel Avichai Adraee, an Israeli military spokesman. Two TV stations separately said that […]

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Iraqi, Jordanian leaders join Egypt at Cairo summit

article author:  Mohamed El-Bardisi Author:  Mohamed El-Bardisi ID:  1553460507430854800 Sun, 2019-03-24 23:47 CAIRO: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Adel Abdul Mahdi, the prime minister of Iraq, held a trilateral summit at the Federal Palace in Cairo at the weekend to discuss cooperation on a number of pressing regional issues. While […]

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Syria’s return to Arab League not on summit agenda: spokesman

CAIRO: The Arab League said Sunday it was not planning to discuss reinstating Syria’s membership at a summit later this month, more than eight years after suspending it as the country descended into war.The pan-Arab bloc, which is set to hold its annual summit in Tunisia on March 31, froze Syria’s membership in November 2011 […]

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Moroccan police use water cannons to disperse teachers’ protest

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1553399748087240600 Sun, 2019-03-24 03:40 RABAT: Moroccan police used water cannons early on Sunday to disperse thousands of young teachers protesting in the capital Rabat for better work conditions, a witness said. Authorities were trying to end a rally of an estimated 15,000 teachers in front of parliament where they […]

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Iraq PM wants governor sacked after boat capsize

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has formally requested that Parliament sack Nineveh Governor Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan after a river ferry accident that killed at least 100 people in the provincial capital, Mosul.The capsize of the boat, which was carrying families to a recreational spot on an island in the Tigris River on Thursday, […]

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Security tops agenda as Iraqi PM visits Egypt in first foreign trip

ALGIERS: Hundreds of Algerian lawyers protested again on Saturday in the capital to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has been for 20 years in power.They gathered in Algiers’ center, the scene of mass protests for one month, holding up slogans that read: “Respect the will of the people” and “Yes to […]

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Arab coalition targets Houthi military camps in Sanaa

Renewed US-led airstrikes pound Daesh holdouts According to SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel, hundreds of Daesh fighters, including some women, still remain on the outskirts of the encampment Updated 23 March 2019 AFP March 23, 2019 03:05 SOUSA, SYRIA: US-led warplanes bombed the north bank of the Euphrates River in eastern Syria on Friday to flush […]

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Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed praises Jacinda Ardern and lights up Burj Khalifa to honor New Zealand

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed praises Jacinda Ardern and lights up Burj Khalifa to honor New Zealand DUBAI: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, thanked Jacinda Ardern on Friday for her ‘sincere empathy’ following the attack on two New Zealand mosques that killed 50 Muslims. The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was […]

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