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Assad’s forces gain ground in Idlib, Syria

On Friday, Bashar-al-Assad's forces inched closer to capturing Maaret-al-Numan, a key jihadist-held city in northwest Syria, following pitched battles with jihadists and rebels that...
Qatar

Will Qatar Airways donate up to 300kg of surplus food daily?

In an interesting move, Qatar Airways’ in-flight catering arm has said it plans to donate as much as 300kg of surplus food and beverages...
Iraqi

Iraqis apprehensive ahead of cleric’s anti-US rally

Supporters of volatile Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr prepared on Friday for a "million-strong" march in Baghdad to demand the ouster of US troops, putting...
Peace

Trump to give Mideast peace plan, unlikely to satisfy all parties given Trump’s pro-israel...

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he will release a long-delayed plan for Mideast peace. Finding a lasting solution to the never-ending quagmire of Israeli...
Libya

Libya Jolted by Rockets Attack: A Blow to Peace Talks

The Libyan capital's only operational airport has closed again after threats by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, dealing another setback to peace efforts...
Iraq

ISIS might resurge if US leaves Iraq: US General warns

The Islamic State group is weakened but a resurgence is possible if the United States leaves Iraq, US Major General Alexus Grynkewich, the number...
Israel

World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz

Israel hosts dozens of world leaders Thursday to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the...
Qatar

How is Qatar countering the spread of Fake News?

In a latest development, the state of Qatar has amended its penal code to determine punishment for those who spread “Fake News”.  New amendments to...
Syria

ISIS fighters’ wives languish in Syria, looking for a way home

In an overcrowded desert camp for families linked to the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, a French woman begged for another chance so...
Muhammad bin Salman

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman implicated for hacking Amazon CEO’s phone

Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, is accused of personally hacking the phone of Jeff Bezos- the world's richest man, Amazon CEO and owner...
US

Vessels are going into the Strait of Hormuz Over the Tension with Iran

South Korea will send a naval destroyer and 300 troops to the Strait of Hormuz, its defence ministry said Tuesday, after pressure from its...
Iraq

Iraq to ‘stop’ Iran gas transfers if US waiver ends: bank

The bank through which Iraq pays for Iranian gas imports to power its grids said Tuesday it would stop processing payments if a crucial...
Green Zone

Baghdad’s Green Zone hit by 3 rockets: Wake up call for the US?

Three rockets hit near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital's high-security Green Zone, security sources said, with no immediate reports of casualties. At least...
Qatar

Qatar’s diverse economy looks beyond gas-richness to solar power

In an interesting development, Qatar, a gas-rich country, signed a $470-million deal on Sunday to build its first solar energy plant, capable of meeting...
Iran

Iran at the crossroads: Internal challenges vs. Regional ambitions

Opinion | It seems as if the Middle East has been in a constant state of war and uncertainty since forever. There are multiple conflicts,...
Qatar

How one institution in Qatar plans to reduce traffic congestion during peak hours

In an interesting development, Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education intends to end working hours before the peak hours to reduce traffic congestion...
Qatar

Can Qatar and Pakistan defuse tensions between Tehran and Washington?

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Doha, Qatar wherein he called for a...
spying

German-Afghan army adviser on trial for spying for Iran

A German-Afghan translator for the German army goes on trial Monday along with his wife on charges of treason for allegedly spying for Iran. Abdul...
Turkey

Turkey targets ‘weakest link’ Cyprus in regional dominance bid

Striving to extend its influence in the eastern Mediterranean where tensions revolve around energy resources, Turkey sees Cyprus as the weakest link in a...
Trump

Hawkish Trump warns Iran’s Supreme Leader to be ‘careful with his words’

Despite overwhelming calls for de-escalation from all sides of the world, Trump has once again threatened Iran, putting the chances of peace with the...
Iran

Pakistan FM, after visits, says Iran wants to de-escalate

Pakistan's foreign minister, who has shuttled between Washington and Tehran in the course of a week, voiced confidence Friday that Iran was seeking to...
Khamenei

Iran’s Ali Khamenei delivers Friday prayer sermon in Tehran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is delivering a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time in almost eight years, as the Islamic...
Khamenei

“Plane tragedy should not overshadow loss of commander”, Iran’s Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader said on Friday that even though the accidental downing of the Ukrainian airliner was a "bitter" tragedy, it should not overshadow...
Rouhani

“Iran wants dialogue, working to prevent war” – Rouhani

Amidst consistent hawkish and jingoistic developments in US-Iran ties since the murder of General Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian President has chosen to tread the...
attack

US accepts damage done by Iranian attack on Ain-al-Asad; says at least 11 US...

In a reversal from its previous position of ‘all is well’, the US central command accepted the damage done by Iran’s attack on its...
Iran

US-Iran Conflict: European countries bet on who flinch first

Opinion | Two sets of US government cables suggest that Iran hawks in and outside the Trump administration appear to have the upper hand as...
Qatar

Qatar airline’s eight new destinations in 2020: Will Almaty route be operated?

In the latest development, Qatar Airways will add eight new destinations to its network from Doha later this year. The airline will begin twice-weekly...
Iran

Delusional Iranian Ex-Royal forecasts anarchy in Iran

A delusional Prince of a bygone era forecasted downfall of the regime in Iran in a vengeful, prophesying statement against the current clerical regime...
Qatar

Why does Qatar want US-Iran tension to be defused?

Qatar is playing an instrumental role to defuse tension between the United States of America (USA) and Iran. In the latest development, Qatar's foreign...
Iraq

Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr calls for protests against US forces in Iraq

Moqtada al-Sadr is an Iraqi Shia cleric, politician and militia leader. He is the leader of the Sadrist Movement and the leader of Saraya...

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Universe brought me to Pakistan & Pakistanis guided me to Islam: Rosie Gabrielle

Canadian solo traveler, Rosie Gabrielle, embraced Islam following her long stay in Pakistan last year. Gabrielle posted her image in a white gown and...

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