Another legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban
American Civil Liberties Union files a complaint on behalf of several refugee assistance groups Image Credit: AP Esmail Issack, father of Miski Shalle, 11, and Muzamil Shalle, 14, embraces his children as their mother Halima Mohammad, far left, looks on as they reunite for the first time in seven years at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The parents, ...read more
Date : 2017/03/11
Libya’s eastern forces on the march to retake oil ports
The industrial zone at the Libyan port of Ras Lanuf, which is vital to the country’s oil exports. Esam Omran Al Fetori / Reuters / January 11, 2017 Eastern Libyan forces have launched a counter attack to try to regain key oil ports captured last week by Benghazi militias, with reports of fighting in the desert as armoured brigades move forward. Jets from the Libya National Army (LNA) struck ...read more
Date : 2017/03/11
King Salman to embark on 31-day Asian tour
Saudi monarch to visit five Far East countries before heading to Jordan Manama: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud will next week embark on a 31-day Asian trip that will take him to six countries. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques will first go to Malaysia where he will spend three days. The two countries will sign several agreements and memoranda of understanding to ...read more
Date : 2017/02/23
France’s Le Pen refuses headscarf to meet Lebanon’s mufti
An aide of Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, left, gives a headscarf to French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, right, upon her arrival at Dar Al-Fatwa who refused to wear the scarf for a meeting with the mufti in Beirut, Lebanon, on February 21, 2017. Hussein Malla/AP Photo BEIRUT // France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused on Tuesday to go ...read more
Date : 2017/02/21
Call for accountability over rain havoc in Saudi Arabia
People use lull in rain to attempt to fix damages but more rain predicted in the coming days Manama: The Governor of the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia has promised to review all the shortcomings of how authorities dealt with the heavy rain that lashed the region for one week and to hold those who failed in their responsibilities accountable. Prince Saud Bin Nayef took full responsibility for ...read more
Date : 2017/02/20
Rex Tillerson reassures allies over US policy
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and China’s foreign minister Wang Yi take their seats before a meeting on the sidelines of a gathering of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn, Germany on February 17, 2017. Brendan Smialowski / AFP BONN // America’s European allies said they had won assurances on Friday from new secretary of state Rex Tillerson regarding Washington’s commitment to a political ...read more
Date : 2017/02/18
New immigration order next week: Trump
President's team drops appeal of original executive order, but plans to replace it with new one Image Credit: AP President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Washington: President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will announce a new executive order on immigration next week, pressing on with an amended ...read more
Date : 2017/02/17
Future is grim without two-state solution, experts on both sides agree
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives the thumbs-up as he leaves his first meeting with US president Donald Trump at the White House on February 15, 2017. Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo JERUSALEM // On this there is agreement. Palestinian and Israeli analysts alike foresee dire consequences for everyone with Donald Trump’s apparent retreat from America’s commitment to a two-state ...read more
Date : 2017/02/17
Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 51
The explosion occurred in the same neighbourhood where a car bomb blast killed at least four people on Tuesday Baghdad: A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in southern Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 51 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said. The Amaq propaganda agency linked to Daesh, which has claimed nearly all such attacks recently, ...read more
Date : 2017/02/16
72 killed, more than 250 injured as suicide bomber hits Pakistan Sufi shrine
Update: Suicide blast rocks crowded shrine in Pakistan's Sindh province, Daesh claims attack SEHWAN SHARIF: At least 72 people were killed and more than 250 others were injured when a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine Thursday in southern Pakistan, officials and local media said. Daesh claimed the attack, which struck a shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the town of Sehwan in ...read more
Date : 2017/02/16
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