UN aid official: Yemeni militia blocking food for thousands

UN aid official: Yemeni militia blocking food for thousands

Author:  AP article author:  AP ID:  1561445172485677100 Tue, 2019-06-25 06:34 CAIRO: A World Food Program spokesperson says Yemen’s militia have blocked a shipment meant to feed some 100,000 families in the war-torn nation that’s been pushed to the brink of starvation. The official says the aid was blocked after the WFP partially suspended aid last […]

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Kushner: Trump wants fair deal for Palestinians

Kushner: Trump wants fair deal for Palestinians

MANAMA, Bahrain: Donald Trump wants a fair deal for Palestinians, the US president’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said on the eve of the launch in Bahrain of the White House’s $50 billion “peace for prosperity” plan. The Palestinians are missing an opportunity to participate in the Middle East peace process by boycotting the Bahrain […]

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Turkish civil society leaders on trial over 2013 protests

Turkish civil society leaders on trial over 2013 protests

SILIVRI, Turkey: Sixteen leading Turkish civil society leaders went on trial Monday, accused of seeking to overthrow the government during the “Gezi Park” protests of 2013 — charges dubbed an absurd sham by critics.The group includes renowned businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, whose detention since November 2017 has made him a symbol of what his […]

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Iran says downing of US drone was a ‘firm response,’ can be repeated

Iran says downing of US drone was a ‘firm response,’ can be repeated

article author:  Reuters Author:  Reuters ID:  1561355451485865600 Mon, 2019-06-24 05:42 LONDON: Iran on Monday described its shooting down of a US drone in the Gulf last week as a “firm response” to the United States and warned it could be repeated. “Everyone saw the downing of the unmanned drone,” navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi […]

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, US condemn Abha Airport attack, ‘dangerous’ Iranian influence

Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, US condemn Abha Airport attack, ‘dangerous’ Iranian influence

JERUSALEM: The economic component of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan drew chilly responses from regional allies Sunday, two days before it was to be discussed at a conference in the Gulf.An Israeli minister called a major piece of the White House’s “peace to prosperity” plan “irrelevant,” while Jordan and Egypt restated their […]

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Any conflict in region could spread: Iran general

Any conflict in region could spread: Iran general

DUBAI: Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably, a senior Iranian military commander was cited as saying on Sunday, by the semi-official news agency Fars.“If a conflict breaks out in the region, no country would be able to manage its scope and timing,” Major General Gholamali Rashid said, according to Fars. “The American government […]

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Sudan protesters accept Ethiopia proposal for political transition

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopia proposal for political transition

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1561249060468023100 Sun, 2019-06-23 03:28 KHARTOUM: Sudanese protest leaders on Saturday said they accepted the creation of a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan as proposed by an Ethiopian envoy. The compromise blueprint suggests the creation of a 15-member governing body that would install a civilian administration […]

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Sudan’s transitional council deputy thanks Saudi Arabia, UAE for assistance

Sudan’s transitional council deputy thanks Saudi Arabia, UAE for assistance

White House’s Jared Kushner unveils economic portion of upcoming Middle East peace plan WASHINGTON: The Trump administration’s $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza, […]

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