US blames Iran for helping Houthis shoot down drone in Yemen

US blames Iran for helping Houthis shoot down drone in Yemen

WASHINGTON: The Houthis in Yemen recently shot down a US government-operated drone with assistance from Iran, the US military said in a statement on Sunday.Lt. Col. Earl Brown, a spokesman for the US Central Command, said the altitude at which the MQ-9 drone was shot down on June 6 marked “an improvement over previous Houthi […]

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Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces

  BEIRUT: At least 10 civilians and 35 combatants, mostly pro-regime forces, were killed on Saturday in clashes and airstrikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said. The flare-up came as Russian-backed regime forces tried to retake two villages seized by opposition forces and allied fighters earlier this month, the Britain-based […]

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Iranian opposition groups protest in Brussels

Iranian opposition groups protest in Brussels

LONDON: Iranian opposition groups protested outside the Council of the European Union in Brussels on Saturday against the regime in Tehran.The protests mark the upcoming anniversary of protests in 1981, when the People’s Mujahedin of Iran demonstrated against the impeachment of the then president Abolhassan Banisadr.Several European politicians, including the former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio […]

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Explosion hits 'military zone' in Damascus: state media

Explosion hits 'military zone' in Damascus: state media

article author:  AFP Sat, 2019-06-15 18:51 DAMASCUS: An explosion hit a military zone in the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday, state media reported. “The blast heard in Damascus is a result of an explosion in a military zone in Mashrou Dummar”, a western suburb, state news agency SANA said. The source of the explosion was […]

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Sudan says military council suspends decree on UN sites

Sudan says military council suspends decree on UN sites

UNITED NATIONS: Sudan’s transitional military council has suspended implementation of a decree demanding that the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur hand over its premises as part of its withdrawal next year, a Sudanese diplomat said Friday.Omer Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed told the UN Security Council that the transitional military council also decided Thursday to […]

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Tremors across Jordan as Trump plan revives old fears

Tremors across Jordan as Trump plan revives old fears

AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah reacts angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a US deal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians. Speaking to the armed forces in March, he rejected the idea of Jordan as an alternative state for Palestinians, saying: “Don’t we have a voice […]

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US calls for ‘independent and credible’ investigation into violence against protesters in Sudan

US calls for ‘independent and credible’ investigation into violence against protesters in Sudan

ALGIERS: Demonstrators rallied in the Algerian capital Friday to keep up their demands for the ouster of all officials linked to the former president, unappeased by the detention of two ex-premiers.The protest came a day after former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal joined a long list of prominent politicians and businessmen who have been detained as […]

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Blood donation in the Middle East: The gift of life that is easy to give

Blood donation in the Middle East: The gift of life that is easy to give

DUBAI: Blood donations in the Middle East have been described as “the gift of life” as the region struggles to cope with the demands posed by conflicts, humanitarian emergencies and the medical needs of a growing population. International health experts have called on regular donors to step forward to mark World Blood Donor Day on […]

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Twitter deletes thousands of accounts tied to Iran, seeks to end false info campaigns

Twitter deletes thousands of accounts tied to Iran, seeks to end false info campaigns

Twitter deletes thousands of accounts tied to Iran, seeks to end false info campaigns BENGALURU, India: Twitter Inc. on Thursday said it removed thousands of accounts linked to coordinated, state-backed activities it believes were from the Iranian government and archived them to its public database launched last year.In the latest purge of information, the company […]

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