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Saudi Arabia ends death sentence for minors

ISTANBUL Saudi Arabia has abolished death sentence for crimes committed by minors, the semi-official Saudi Human Rights Commission said. "The President of the Human Rights Commission, Awwad Alawwad, welcomes the royal...

Syria: 3 civilians killed in Israeli attack near capital

ANKARA  Three civilians were killed in an Israeli missile attack near Syria's capital Damascus on Monday, state media reported. The attack targeted civilian settlements in Al-Hujaira and Al-Adliya towns, according to...

Lebanese protest against soaring living costs

BEIRUT Protests erupted in several parts of Lebanon on Sunday against worsening living conditions and spiraling food costs. The depreciation of the Lebanese pound, with its exchange rate to the dollar...

Yemeni leader urged to thwart STC’s bid for self-rule

ADEN, Yemen Yemen’s parliament urged President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi on Sunday to take "urgent measures" to stop the UAE-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) from establishing self-rule in regions under...

7 Iraqis injured in clashes with security forces

BAGHDAD At least seven protesters were injured early Monday in clashes with security forces in Iraq’s Dhi-Qar governorate. A senior officer from the Interior Ministry told Anadolu Agency that police used...

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Arab countries

ISTANBUL Health authorities in several Arab countries confirmed additional cases and new deaths from the novel coronavirus Sunday as the region continues to grapple with the pandemic. Egypt The country’s Health Ministry...

Coronavirus cases rise in Arab countries

ISTANBUL Health authorities in several Arab countries confirmed Sunday new deaths and additional cases of the novel coronavirus. Saudi Arabia The death toll reached 139 with nine more fatalities in Saudi Arabia,...

Yemen's 5 provinces reject separatist self-governance

ADEN, Yemen Five provinces in southern Yemen announced they do not recognize the self-governance of the UAE-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC). Hadhramaut, Shabwa, al-Mahra, Abyan and Socotra administrations said they...

Turkish Red Crescent delivers Ramadan aid in N. Syria

SANLIURFA, Turkey  The Turkish Red Crescent distributed on Sunday 1,000 food parcels among the poor in northwestern Syria as part of its Ramadan campaign. The aid agency, also known as Kizilay,...

Israel: Thousands gather in anti-Netanyahu protest

Protesters slam Netanyahu for move to center power on management of COVID-19

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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...