Pompeo warns of ‘new turmoil’ if UN arms embargo on Iran lifted in 2020

Pompeo warns of ‘new turmoil’ if UN arms embargo on Iran lifted in 2020

UNITED NATIONS: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the international community on Tuesday to work out how to stop Iran from being “unshackled to create new turmoil” when a United Nations arms embargo on the country and a travel ban on the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force expire in October 2020.Speaking at a […]

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Turkey suspended mayors of 3 major Kurdish-majority cities. What’s next?

Turkey suspended mayors of 3 major Kurdish-majority cities. What’s next?

DUBAI: On the face of it, the idea of tugging an iceberg from Antarctica to replenish the UAE’s freshwater supplies might sound sensational. Abdulla Alshehi, the Emirati businessman who was the subject of recent media reports about such a proposal, probably doesn’t mind the positive publicity. But a plan to transport icebergs to Saudi Arabia […]

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UK's Yemen envoy denounces Houthi's 'ambassador to Iran'

UK’s Yemen envoy denounces Houthi’s ‘ambassador to Iran’

DUBAI: The British ambassador to Yemen denounced the recent appointment of a Houthi “ambassador” to Tehran, saying only the legitimate government of Yemen can appoint official diplomats.  The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV said late Saturday that a “presidential decree was issued appointing Ibrahim Mohammed Mohammed Al-Dailami as an ambassador … for the republic of Yemen to […]

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Yemen coalition strikes caves used by Houthis to store missiles and drones

Yemen coalition strikes caves used by Houthis to store missiles and drones

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition in Yemen launched an attack Monday on Houthi military targets in Sanaa. The coalition advised civilians to stay away from the targeted areas, Saudi Arabia’s Al Ekhbariya TV channel said. A report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Col. Turki Al-Maliki, coalition spokesman, as saying the Joint Forces Command carried […]

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Ankara deepens crackdown on opposition politicians

DIYARBAKIR: The Turkish government removed three mayors from office on Monday over alleged links to Kurdish militants as Ankara deepened its crackdown on the opposition. The mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van provinces in eastern Turkey — all members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) elected in March — were suspended over alleged ties to […]

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Syria Kurds hand over four Daesh-linked children to Germany

Syria Kurds hand over four Daesh-linked children to Germany

ST. PAUL, Minnesota: Democratic US Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan plan to host a news conference Monday afternoon on travel restrictions to Israel and Palestine, after they were denied entry into Israel last week.At the urging of President Donald Trump, Israel denied entry to the two Muslim representatives over their […]

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Jordan criticizes Israel over Al-Aqsa Mosque changes

Jordan criticizes Israel over Al-Aqsa Mosque changes

AMMAN: Jordan has stepped up its diplomatic pressure on Israel, demanding that they do not change the status quo at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Zaid Lozi, director-general of Jordan’s Foreign Ministry, summoned Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Amir Weissbrod to protest Israel’s actions in Jerusalem. According to Petra News, Lozi told the envoy that recent remarks by Israeli […]

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UK strips citizenship from dual national Daesh convert ‘Jihadi Jack’

UK strips citizenship from dual national Daesh convert ‘Jihadi Jack’

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1566158440571059600 Sun, 2019-08-18 18:21 LONDON: Britain has revoked the citizenship of a dual national Muslim convert to the Daesh group dubbed “Jihadi Jack” being held in northern Syria, leading Canada to accuse the UK of off-loading its responsibilities. The move targeting Jack Letts, 24, who was a dual UK-Canadian […]

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Libyan navy says more than 300 migrants rescued

Libyan navy says more than 300 migrants rescued

article author:  AFP Author:  Sun, 2019-08-18 17:30 TRIPOLI: The Libyan navy said Sunday 335 migrants had been rescued and one body recovered in separate operations off the coast, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. Nine children were among 57 migrants in a wooden boat rescued Saturday about 40 nautical miles from […]

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