Live Hostage situation: Armed man storms Lebanese bank, demands release of frozen assets

Hostage situation: Armed man storms Lebanese bank, demands release of frozen assets

  • Civilians gather outside bank in support of gunman
  • Bank's lawyer claims efforts under way to reach a negotiated conclusion
By NAJIA HOUSSARI - & - Firas Haidar ·

Palestinian Authority to seek full membership at UN

Palestinian Authority to seek full membership at UN

  • President Mahmoud Abbas to make the case for enhanced status at the UN General Assembly on Sept. 23
By Mohammad Najib ·

Tourist visa holders can now perform Umrah

Tourist visa holders can now perform Umrah

  • 49 nations eligible under the new rules
  • Booking online or on arrival, says ministry
By Arab News ·

UAE to issue new-generation Emirati passports

UAE to issue new-generation Emirati passports

  • Part of efforts to use technology in reinforcing identification of personal identity and eliminating forgery
By Arab News ·

Egypt warns of cracks in Ethiopian dam

Egypt warns of cracks in Ethiopian dam

By Gobran Mohamed ·

British Daesh ‘Beatle’ Aine Davis deported from Turkey; arrested at Luton airport

British Daesh ‘Beatle’ Aine Davis deported from Turkey; arrested at Luton airport

  • Davis faces three counts under UK terrorism laws, two related to terrorism fundraising in 2014 and one related to possessing a firearm
  • CPS prosecutor Kashif Malik: ‘It is plain from images that Davis sent to El-Wahabi, Davis’ wife, that he has been with fighters in Syria and was not in Syria for lawful purposes’
By AFP ·

Google opposes Facebook-backed proposal for self-regulatory body in India - sources

Google opposes Facebook-backed proposal for self-regulatory body in India - sources

  • India wants a panel to review complaints about content decisions
  • Google says self-regulatory system sets bad precedent - sources
By Reuters ·

Google opposes Facebook-backed proposal for self-regulatory body in India - sources

Google opposes Facebook-backed proposal for self-regulatory body in India - sources

  • India wants a panel to review complaints about content decisions
  • Google says self-regulatory system sets bad precedent - sources
By Reuters ·