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Angered over EU sanctions, Turkey threatens to release IS prisoners

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan alerted the European Nations on Tuesday that it would release all captured Islamic State prisoners and ship them off...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan to Swap Senior Taliban Prisoners for Western Hostages

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Tuesday that three high-ranking Taliban prisoners would be released, in an apparent exchange for two Western hostages who were...
Ukraine

Qatar and Ukraine sign a protocol to enhance cooperation on air traffic

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the government of Qatar have signed a protocol amending and supplementing the agreement on air traffic. Recently,...
jihadists

‘Turkey Not a Hotel for ISIS Fighters’ Says Interior Minister As They Deport Foreign...

Turkey deported three foreign jihadists on Monday, with more than 20 Europeans including French and Germans in the process of being expelled to their...
Saudi

Three Performers Stabbed in Saudi Capital

A Yemeni man stabbed three performers during a live play in the Saudi capital Monday, police said, in the first such attack since the...
Lebanon

‘My Nationality My Dignity’: Lebanese Women Protest To Pass Down Their Nationality

Draped in the Lebanese flag, 22-year-old Dana is bursting with pride at taking part in Lebanon's "revolution" -- even if her home country refuses...
Suez

150 Years On Suez Canal Remains a Vital International Waterway

In its 150 years of operations, the Suez Canal has been through wars and high-stakes power struggles as it imposed itself as a vital...
Islamophobia

Thousands Protest Against Islamophobia in Paris

Over 10,000 people turned out north of Paris on Sunday for a march against Islamophobia that drew criticism from both the government and the...
Turkey

Trump Attempts to Keep Turkey in NATO Despite US Hesitance

The United States will do its "very best" to keep Turkey in NATO, the US national security advisor said Sunday ahead of a White...
political

Lebanon: Protests Force PM’s Resignation and a New Cabinet

Thousands protested on Sunday across Lebanon against the ruling class for a fourth consecutive week, as they await a new cabinet two weeks after...
Iraq

Iraq Enters Third Week of Protests With Casualties on the Rise

Anti-government protests in Iraq entered their third week on Friday amid fresh bloodshed, but leaders appeared to have closed rank around the country's embattled...
Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar Welcomes LGBT Supporters

Qatar has confirmed that LGBT supporters will be welcomed during the FIFA World Cup 2022. According to details, Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has...
Israel

World should pressure on Iran over nuclear activity, says Israel

Israel called on European nations to join the US in pressuring Iran on Thursday over its renewed uranium enrichment and what Prime Minister Benjamin...
oil

Pentagon insists it is not profiting from Syria oil revenue

The Pentagon said Thursday the United States is not profiting from Syrian oil, despite the deployment of troops to protect oil fields in the...
Yemen

Leaked footage shows US weapons falling into terrorist hands in Yemen

Leaked footage purports to show weapons, including a US-made vehicle, being transferred to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen amid reports of gear falling into...
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Signs Codeshare Agreement With IndiGo

Qatar Airways and IndiGo have signed a one-way codeshare agreement. In a regulatory filing, InterGlobe Aviation - the parent company of budget airline operator...
War

Will World Finally See End To Yemen war? MBS Put Forward Tough Terms

Opinion | The power-sharing agreement signed in Riyadh on November 5 between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government headed by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and UAE-backed southern separatist...
Palestinian

Accused of misconduct, Head of UN Palestinian agency resigns

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has resigned amid an internal probe into alleged mismanagement and ethical abuses at the organization,...
Sheikh Khalifa

UAE approves fourth Presidency term for Sheikh Khalifa

The United Arab Emirates' top legislative body on Wednesday approved a fourth term in office for reclusive President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, state...
blockade

How Did Qatar Overcome Obstacles Of Gulf Blockade?

The State of Qatar has successfully dealt with the challenges posed by Arab countries as a result of ‘complete blockade’. While addressing Qatar's Shura...
Fire

At least Six Killed As Security Forces Open Fire On Iraq Protesters

Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad where thousands took part in the largest wave...
Syria

US maintains troop level in Syria post-withdrawal announcement

The number of US troops in Syria remains roughly stable at just under 1,000 three weeks after President Donald Trump announced their withdrawal, a...
sanctions

On the 40th anniversary of 1979 embassy siege, US slaps more sanctions on Iran

Still-raw tensions flared anew Monday on the 40th anniversary of Iranian zealots' storming of the US embassy, with thousands in Tehran taking to the...
Qatar

War of Narratives: Al-Jazeera Accused Of Sabotaging Turkey-Qatar Relations

Turkey’s leading newspaper, Daily Sabah, has clarified that the recent newsbreak by Al Arabiya was false. Al Arabiya on Sunday claimed that Foreign Minister...
Tayyib Erdogan

Tayyib Erdogan: A New Turkish Sultan and A Caliph in Making

Recep Tayyib Erdogan is, for sure, one of the few great leaders that the Muslim world has ever produced. Turkish people in particular and...
Russia

Global protests: Russia and China risk ending up on the wrong side of history

Widespread perceptions see Russia together with China as the rising powers in the Middle East as a result of America’s flip flops in Syria...
Lebanon

Anti-Iran narratives surfing Iraq & Lebanon’s protests threaten Iran’s regional influence

Iran has worked to turn sweeping anti-government protests in Iraq from a threat to its hard-earned influence over its neighbour into an opportunity for...
Aramco

Saudi Aramco hits the Stock Market in record-setting debut

Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the stock market debut of energy giant Aramco, in what could be the world's biggest IPO, underpinning Crown Prince...
Qatar

Qatar-Turkey strengthens Economic & Strategic Partnership Amid Controversies

Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay opened Friday the Qatari-Turkish Business...
Al-Baghdadi

Al-Baghdadi was US ‘spawn’, his death is still an open question – Lavrov

Russia still cannot verify Washington’s claims about the elimination of the Islamic State leader, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the US...

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