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Russian soldiers among 35 pro-Assad fighters killed in Daesh attack

  • This was one of the deadliest attacks of Daesh, which now only holds tiny pockets of Syria, mainly in the vast desert stretching to its eastern border.
  • A steadfast ally of Bashar Assad, Moscow has helped his army recapture swathes of territory since 2015 by providing airstrikes and ground troops.
By AFP ·


Salah ’confident’ for World Cup despite shoulder injury

  • Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is “confident” of being fit for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in Champions League final
  • Egypt’s team doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela said Salah has sustained only ligament damage
By AFP ·


Iran funding Taliban to affect US military presence in Afghanistan, say police and lawmakers

  • Police officials and lawmakers accuse Iran of funding and arming Taliban in the country's western parts to increase its strategic influence
  • Farah police, however, dismiss the notion that Iranian interference was in retaliation to the US' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal this month


Egypt arrests activist Hazem Abdel-Azim, former El-Sisi supporter

  • Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist has been detained
By Associated Press ·


Bangladesh declares zero tolerance against drug dealers

  • Law enforcers have so far arrested 3,000 drug dealers, while 23 drug peddlers were killed during “gunfights” while they were being captured.
  • Human rights activists and the country’s largest opposition party the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have criticized the “gunfight” incidents as a “violation of human rights.”


Iran sanctions shadow falls on smaller German banks

  • Some German companies plan to press on with Iran dealings
  • German exports to Iran rose 15.5 percent last year
By AFP ·


With Mo Salah’s World Cup dream in doubt, the Arab World erupts in anger

  • As Egypt’s Mohammad Salah contemplates watching the World Cup from the sidelines, the social media world has erupted with outrage and support for the footballing superstar
  • Salah suffered the agonizing injury during the Champions League final on Saturday, when Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos took down the Liverpool attacker in the 31st minute of the match
By Arab News ·