Iraq detains suspect in deadly bombing that killed 12

Iraq detains suspect in deadly bombing that killed 12

WASHINGTON, DUBAI: The US announced on Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran. Separately, Iran’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced renewed US sanctions against its central bank as an…

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Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security

Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security

Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security /node/1557291/middle-east Updated 20 September 2019 September 20, 2019 14:29 0 Thousands protest in Algiers despite tight security Salah on Wednesday ordered police to block protesters from outside Algiers entering the capital to boost numbers at the anti-regime rallies Friday’s protest marked Algeria’s 31st consecutive week of rallies Updated…

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Israeli army raids offices of Palestinian NGO

Israeli army raids offices of Palestinian NGO

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed a Houthi boat laden with explosives on Thursday.  The boat, that was launched from the governorate of Hodeidah, was destroyed in the southern Red Sea, coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.  Yemen’s Houthis are backed by Iran and have been accused by the Arab coalition of repeatedly attacking shipping in the Red…

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Tunisia presidential candidate to stay in jail

Tunisia presidential candidate to stay in jail

ISTANBUL: Renowned Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart says he has spent as much time in prison and courthouses as he has at work since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power. His latest stint in jail started in April, after an appeals court upheld his sentence of three years and nine months for “helping terrorist organizations.” Released…

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France to press to drop Sudan from US terror blacklist

France to press to drop Sudan from US terror blacklist

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is putting increased pressure on the nation’s armed factions, including Shiite-dominated paramilitary troops and Kurdish guerrillas, in an attempt to tighten his control over them, Iraqi military commanders and analysts said on Monday. Military commanders have been stripped of some of their most important powers as part of the…

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Arab Parliament president praises King Salman’s position on Israel’s Jordan valley threat

Arab Parliament president praises King Salman’s position on Israel’s Jordan valley threat

AP NEW YORK: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres selected a Nigerian general on Friday to lead a UN investigation into attacks on hospitals and other civilian sites in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in the northwest amid protests that its findings will be kept secret. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced that the three-member board of inquiry to start…

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