Saudi, Yemeni special forces capture leader of Daesh in Yemen

  • Weapons, ammunition and telecommunication devices were also seized during the 10-minute operation
  • There were no injuries to civilians, including 3 women and 3 children who were inside the house
By Arab News ·

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman starts Asian tour

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Why the Palestinian economy urgently needs a stimulus

  • Battered West Bank and Gaza economies in urgent need of investments
  • President Trump's senior adviser on the Middle East, Jared Kushner, unveils $50bn stimulus package at "Bahrain workshop"
By Frank Kane ·


Sri Lanka’s president orders execution of 4 drug convicts

  • The executions if carried out will end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment
  • President Maithripala Sirisena says narcotic drugs have become a serious menace across the country with 300,000 addicts
By AP ·


Urgency needed to boost Palestinian economy: IMF chief

  • The MF has been warning of severe deterioration in the Palestinian economy
  • ‘If there is an economic plan, if there is urgency, it’s a question of making sure that the momentum is sustained’
By AFP ·


Dutch cap Europe’s World Cup dominance by ousting Japan

  • The reigning European champions will need to maintain that composure as they prepare for a meeting with Italy
By AP ·


Police arrest newspaper publisher in midnight raid in Indian Kashmir

  • Journalists in Kashmir find themselves caught in the crossfire between the Indian government and militant groups battling for independence
By Reuters ·