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Houthi militia ‘must respect neutrality of aid workers’

  • The recommendations came as UN monitors try to strengthen a cease-fire in the port of Hodeidah
  • Houthis were blamed for an attack on a UN convey on Thursday
By AP ·

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Air strike on Daesh-held area in eastern Syria kills 20

  • The air strike on Baghouz comes as the offensive against the extremists by US-backed fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces has intensified over the past few weeks
By AP ·

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UN seeks ‘right conditions’ for Libya conference

  • Elections in Libya are meant to turn the page on years of chaos following the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi
By AFP ·

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Preserving national identity a challenge: Saudi Arabia's Islamic affairs minister

  • Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh told delegates at a conference in Cairo that it was a shared duty to preserve national identity
  • More than 150 people — including ministers, scientists, intellectuals and professors — took part in the conference
By Arab News ·

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Survivors: Up to 117 migrants missing in capsizing off Libya

  • The migrants came mainly from west Africa
  • The Italian navy said it had alerted Libyan authorities who coordinated rescue operations
By AP ·

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Irishman Shane Lowry wins see-saw Abu Dhabi battle over Richard Sterne

  • It was Lowry’s first win since the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2015
  • Lowry held his nerves on the back nine to make up a deficit of four shots after losing a three-shot advantage

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US special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie

  • While Mueller’s spokesman stopped short of declaring the article false in its entirety, he disputed portions of the story that appear to go to the heart of the allegations made against Trump
By Reuters ·