Assad forces mass for new attack on opposition stronghold

  • Troops drive north toward Turkish border
  • Kurdish buffer zone ‘fully operational’
By Reuters - AFP ·


Israeli jets hit targets in Syria ‘to prevent Iranian drone attack’

  • The airstrike pre-empted an Iranian plan to launch explosives-laden attack drones into Israel, says military
  • “Iran has no immunity anywhere. If someone rises up to kill you, kill him first," says Netanyahu.
By AP - AFP ·

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Why the Arab world is praying for the Amazon

  • A record number of fires are ravaging the rainforest, which produces about 20 percent of the world’s oxygen close to the total land area of MENA
  • Experts say the fires will worsen the climate crisis and have a ripple effect that will be felt globally, particularly in the region
By Jennifer Bell ·

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Final straw: How Saudi youth are winning the war on waste

  • Reusable items surge in popularity as eco groups turn plastic trash into treasure


Hezbollah says 2 Israeli drones downed in south Beirut

  • Israelii jets earlier attacked targets near Syria’s capital of Damascus to pre-empt an alleged Iranian drone attack plot
By AP ·


NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report

  • Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of improperly accessing her partner’s private financial records while aboard the International Space Station
  • McClain’s lawyer said the astronaut accessed the account only to monitor the couple’s combined finances
By AFP ·

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Kabul expects US to share peace deal details

By Sayed Salahuddin ·

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Govt bars India’s opposition from visiting Kashmir

By Sanjay Kumar ·


Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

  • Disputes on trade, climate may eclipse Macron’s agenda
  • EU’s Tusk warns of lack of global unity, spars with Johnson
By Reuters ·


Mohamed Salah scores two as Liverpool outclass Arsenal in 3-1 win

  • Salah converted a penalty after being fouled by David Luiz
  • Liverpool will end the third round of games as the only team with nine points from a possible nine
By AP ·