Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied a report on Thursday that all of Daesh’s final enclave has been captured after a Kurdish media outlet said the militant group had been finally defeated there.“Combing continues in the Baghouz camp and there is no truth (to the report) about the complete liberation of…

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US-backed SDF denies report of final Daesh defeat

US-backed SDF denies report of final Daesh defeat

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria: US-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Daesh at its final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday and denied a report the jihadists had been finally defeated.The final capture of the Baghouz enclave at the Iraqi border will mark the end of Daesh territorial rule that once spanned…

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Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims

Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims

Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims JEDDAH: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was condemned on Wednesday for “vile, offensive and reckless” comments after last week’s Christchurch mosque terrorist attacks. Australia summoned the Turkish ambassador in Canberra to explain the remarks, and New Zealand dispatched its foreign minister to…

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Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims JEDDAH: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was condemned on Wednesday for “vile, offensive and reckless” comments after last week’s Christchurch mosque terrorist attacks. Australia summoned the Turkish ambassador in Canberra to explain the remarks, and New Zealand dispatched its foreign minister to…

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UAE appoints first female judges

UAE appoints first female judges

Four Houthis died when landmines they planted detonated in an area west of Taiz, national press agency SPA reported. Yemen’s national army targeted militants who were planting landmines in Al-Dhabab front in Taiz, killing two of their leaders. Meanwhile, Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani told Saba news the militia’s failure to comply with international agreements set…

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Jumblatt expresses concern over torture of Syrian refugees

Jumblatt expresses concern over torture of Syrian refugees

DAMASCUS: Syrian regime forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defense minister warned Monday. Marginalized for decades, Syria’s minority Kurds have carved out a de-facto autonomous region across some 30 percent of the nation’s territory since the devastating war broke out in 2011. Backed…

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Syria vows to bring Kurdish-held areas back under control

Syria vows to bring Kurdish-held areas back under control

DAMASCUS: Syrian regime forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defense minister warned Monday. Marginalized for decades, Syria’s minority Kurds have carved out a de-facto autonomous region across some 30 percent of the nation’s territory since the devastating war broke out in 2011. Backed…

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