‘Hypocrite’ Rouhani rejects war as Iran’s drones target Saudi civilians

‘Hypocrite’ Rouhani rejects war as Iran’s drones target Saudi civilians

JEDDAH: Iran “will not wage war against any nation,” President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday — hours after two drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen targeted civilians in southern Saudi Arabia. Rouhani’s statement sounded a note of restraint after the United States announced more troop deployments to the Middle East. “Iran will not […]

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Bouteflika-era tycoon jailed for six months in Algeria

Bouteflika-era tycoon jailed for six months in Algeria

article author:  AFP Author:  Tue, 2019-06-18 21:15 ALGIERS: Algeria’s top businessman Ali Haddad, a key supporter of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was jailed for six months on Monday for holding two passports, in the first conviction in a string of corruption probes. The business tycoon was arrested in late March on the border with Tunisia in […]

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Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr threatens to withdraw support for Abdul Mahdi’s government

Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr threatens to withdraw support for Abdul Mahdi’s government

Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr threatens to withdraw support for Abdul Mahdi’s government BAGHDAD: Moqtada Al-Sadr, the powerful Iraqi Shiite cleric, on Monday threatened to withdraw his support for the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi if the prime minister fails to finalize the formation of his Cabinet within 10 days.Al-Sadr is one of the most influential clerics […]

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US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

article author:  Reuters Tue, 2019-06-18 01:26 DUBAI/WASHINGTON: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were “defensive purposes,” citing concerns about a threat from Iran. “The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile […]

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Palestinian contractors set to gain from Israeli tech firm’s takeover

RAWABI, WEST BANK/TEL AVIV: Palestinian engineers working for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies are poised to share a $3.5 million payout when the company’s takeover by US chip supplier Nvidia Corp. is completed. Mellanox is one of a handful of Israeli firms that have begun to collaborate with the emerging Palestinian tech scene, bypassing the political […]

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Militant rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media

Militant rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media

DAMASCUS: Rocket fire has killed 12 civilians in a regime-held village in northwestern Syria, state news agency SANA has said blaming former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham for the attack. SANA said 15 people were also wounded late Sunday in the attack on Al-Wadihi village south of Aleppo city and said HTS, which controls parts […]

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Thousands in Egypt attacked by stray dogs: Ministry

Thousands in Egypt attacked by stray dogs: Ministry

article author:  Mohamed El-Shamaa Author:  Mohamed El-Shamaa ID:  1560725239424209000 Mon, 2019-06-17 01:46 CAIRO: There have been 6,241 cases of people being hospitalized after being attacked by stray dogs in Egypt’s Menoufia governorate during the past four months, the Ministry of Health and Population said in a report. Ahmed Kamel, one of those injured, said the […]

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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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