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Saudi crown prince, Pompeo send a message to Iran: End hostility or pay the price

  • The US secretary of state said the US was discussing a possible international response
  • MBS hoped the Iranian regime “would opt to become a normal state and cease its hostile policy”
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·

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US blames Iran for helping Houthis shoot down drone in Yemen

  • Lt. Col. Earl Brown said the altitude at which the MQ-9 drone was shot down on June 6 marked “an improvement over previous Houthi capability,” a fact that led the military to conclude the group had help from Iran
  • Brown also noted that on June 13, Iran separately tried to shoot down yet another US drone over the Gulf of Oman in an effort to disrupt surveillance of Iran’s attack on Kokuka Courageous
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Sudan’s Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since removal

  • Al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since his removal by the army on April 11
  • Dressed in a white traditional robe and turban, was transported in a heavily armed convoy from the capital's Kober prison
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018
By SPA ·

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Militant rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media

  • Former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham being blamed for the attack
By AFP ·

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Thousands in Egypt attacked by stray dogs: Ministry

By Mohamed El-Shamaa ·

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Iraqi PM faces protests over power shortages and graft

By SUADAD AL-SALHY ·

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Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women

  • At least two dozen Chinese nationals and dozens of their Pakistani partners have been arrested in recent weeks in raids by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency
  • Pakistan became a focus of Chinese marriage brokers last year, and activists say that since then as many as 1,000 women and girls have been married off to Chinese men
By AP ·

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Huawei revenue will be billions below forecast: founder

  • Chinese telecom giant will reduce capacity but that US moves to restrict its business ‘will not stop us’
By AP ·

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Unrivaled: India now 7-0 in World Cup games against Pakistan

  • Conditions did not dampen the enthusiasm of a predominantly pro-India crowd 
By AP ·

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Somali journalists’ body slams police ‘threats’ to shoot reporters

  • The SJS called on the Ministry of Information, the commissioner of police and the office of the prime minister to open an investigation, “and take appropriate steps against those responsible”
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A poetic reflection on what it means to be Muslim in Europe

  • Rahmani is an Algerian-born writer, art-historian and academic
  • Her first novel in the series, “France,” was about her father — a Harki, an Algerian soldier in the Algerian War who fought for the French
By MANAL SHAKIR ·