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Controversy surrounds Qatari Emir’s UK visit

  • Emir Tamim’s speech in Parliament is likely to praise his country’s relations with the UK
  • Arab activists in London said they’ve prepared a special welcome for the Emir
By Mohamed Chebaro ·


Israel army kills Palestinian teen in Bethlehem: ministry

  • Arkan Mizher, 15, was shot in the chest during clashes in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem
  • The Israeli army said its forces had entered the camp and arrested two people suspected of “terror activity”
By AFP ·

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Trump warns Iran to ‘never, ever threaten’ US or suffer consequences

  • Rouhani warned Trump on Sunday: “Do not play with the lion’s tail or else you will regret it”
  • Trump has made Iran a favorite target since his rapprochement with nuclear-armed North Korea
By AFP ·

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Can Lebanon control cannabis cultivation?



Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

  • The Yemen Scholars Association condemned the Houthi militia for looting relief aid in areas under its control
By Arab News ·


Damascus criticizes White Helmet evacuation as ‘criminal operation’

  • Israel said it had helped with the evacuation at the request of US President Donald Trump and other leaders
  • The Syrian government has accused the White Helmets, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense, of being agents of foreign enemies
By Reuters ·


Britain would not block death penalty for Daesh suspects

  • Britain was prepared to waive its long-standing objection to executions in the case of captured fighters, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh
  • Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said Britain wanted the militants to be tried in the most appropriate jurisdiction
By Reuters ·


Saudi Aramco aims to buy controlling stake in SABIC: Sources

  • Riyadh-listed SABIC, the world’s fourth-biggest petrochemicals firm, has a market capitalization of 385.2 billion Saudi riyals
  • The potential acquisition would affect the time frame of Aramco’s planned initial public offering set for later this year
By Reuters ·


Francesco Molinari sees off Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods to win maiden major at the Open

  • At the age of 35, he becomes the first Italian ever to win a Major
  • Molinari had started the day three shots behind a trio of overnight leaders in Schauffele, Kisner and Spieth
By AFP ·


Facebook to double office presence in London

  • The announcement represents a vote of confidence in Britain at a time of uncertainty caused by its expected exit from the European Union next spring
  • Steve Hatch, managing director for Northern Europe, said Facebook had developed many of its significant products
By Reuters ·


Young violinist hits a winning note in Riyadh

  • Chloe Chua of Singapore is considered the world's foremost youngest pianist
  • Since the opening of its doors to global talent, people in Saudi Arabia have been enjoying electrifying performances of various world-class musicians and singers.
By Hanan Alnufaie ·