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Monday, January 11th 2016 12:13 PM
A UN aid convoy is expected to leave for Madaya, a Syrian town under government siege, where people are reported to have starved to death.Emergency food supplies had been due to be sent to the rebel-held town on Sunday but the operation was delayed.There are about 40,000 people in Madaya, near Lebanon's border, with residents said to be eating
Sunday, January 10th 2016 08:24 PM
Any threat to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity will evoke a strong response from Islamabad, Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif said Sunday. Sharif made the remarks in a statement after Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman met with him in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, adjacent to the capital. Salman earlier
Sunday, January 10th 2016 07:57 PM
Arab League foreign ministers agreed at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to condemn the attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran and accused the Tehran government of failing to protect them. In a closing statement distributed after the meeting, the Arab League also condemned the reported discovery by Bahrain of a militant group that it
Saturday, January 9th 2016 08:04 PM
Only a third of Russia’s airstrikes in Syria are targeting Islamic State and its imprecise attacks are forcing the population to flee, fuelling Europe’s refugee crisis, a senior US official said on Saturday. The same day, an air strike carried out by an unidentified power killed at least 39 people in a rebel-held town in the north west
Saturday, January 9th 2016 05:57 PM
Gunmen have shot dead two Egyptian police officers in the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo, the latest deadly attack on the country's security forces. Police colonel Ali Ahmed Fahmy and conscript Ramadan al-Burhami were killed as they made their way to work in Giza's Shabramant district, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement on
Friday, January 8th 2016 02:32 PM
Saudi Arabia may sell shares in state energy giant Saudi Aramco, the largest oil producer, creating what could be the world's most valuable company.In an interview in the Economist, deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said the move was being "reviewed"."We believe a decision will be made over the next few months," he said.Aramco has crude
Friday, January 8th 2016 01:07 PM
Four Palestinians have been shot dead after trying to stab Israeli soldiers in two incidents in the occupied West Bank, Israel's military says.Three attackers were killed at Gush Etzion Junction, where similar incidents have occurred, and the fourth was killed near Hebron, the army said.No soldiers were injured. Palestinian health officials
Friday, January 8th 2016 02:05 AM
The Yemeni Foreign Ministry has dismissed Iran's claims that its embassy in Sana'a City was hit and stressed that rebels who control the city are responsible for any damages to diplomatic missions in it. An official source at the Ministry told the state Yemen News Agency that the internationally-recognised Yemeni government had severed its
Thursday, January 7th 2016 02:46 PM
Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of launching an air strike on its embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a. According to Iranian state-run TV channels a number of embassy guards were injured in the alleged missile attack. The IRIB news channel quoted an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaber Ansari, as saying: "Saudi Arabia is
Thursday, January 7th 2016 05:11 AM
yadh rang in 2016 with the executions of 47 people, its largest mass execution in over 35 years. Amid detainees accused of supporting al Qaeda was one figure with a far different pedigree: Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a dissident Saudi Shiite cleric, who had been imprisoned by Riyadh since July 2012. His death has already rocked the fragile
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  Alas! I begin my speech with this word.,it reflects a deep sorrow in my heart. Innocent people were killed without remorse just because they wanted to help us! This is a Crime!! What happened
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