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Qatar welcomes top UN court's decision on air blockade

DOHA  Qatar welcomed a decision by the UN’s top court Tuesday to back it in a dispute with Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over an...

Syrian, Russian acts in Idlib amount to war crimes: UN

GENEVA Syrian and Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes on civilian population in Idlib which amounted to war crimes, a UN commission on Syria said on Tuesday. “Dramatically escalating their military...

Iran launches investigation into killing of Soleimani

ISTANBUL Iran launched Monday an investigation into the 36 suspects, who were allegedly involved in the US killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in early January in Iraq, according to...

Massive explosion reported east of Iran's capital

TEHRAN/ANKARA  An explosion occurred east of Iran’s capital Tehran late Thursday, according to local media.  Footage shared on social media showed a bright orange flash followed by a large plume of...

Saudi Arabia to hold 'limited' Hajj due to coronavirus

RIYADH  Saudi Arabia has curtailed this year's hajj pilgrimage to a limited number of people due to the spread of coronavirus. "A very limited number of people will perform Hajj," Health...

Israeli police cover up autistic man's killing: Mother

JERUSALEM The mother of an autistic Palestinian youth on Saturday accused Israeli police of covering up her son's killing. Iyad el-Hallak, 32, was shot dead by Israeli police in Jerusalem on...

Failure in Libya, Yemen costs UAE billions of dollars

ISTANBUL The failure of illegitimate forces in Libya and Yemen cost its supporter UAE billions of dollars, which provided weapons, ammunition and mercenaries to the militias in the two countries. Supporting...

Qatar blockade enters fourth year: Timeline

DOHA  On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade in...

Mentally disabled Palestinian shot dead in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM  Israeli forces shot dead a mentally disabled Palestinian in East Jerusalem on Saturday, according to Israeli media. Border police officers opened fire on a man in Jerusalem's Old City after...

Palestinian PM asks cabinet to cut ties with US, Israel

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh urged the cabinet Wednesday to implement decisions on cutting relations with the US and Israel.  According to the official WAFA news agency, Shtayyeh ordered...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

HARARE, ZimbabweAgnes Humure has been forced to battle with albinism since the day she was born, when her mother was kicked out of her...