Special Yemeni forces drive Al-Qaeda from stronghold after bitter fighting

Yemeni forces drive Al-Qaeda from stronghold after bitter fighting

  • Third phase of Eastern Arrows offensive has ended with STC forces capturing the Omaran valley in Abyan province
  • STC forces preparing to target Al-Qaeda’s final hiding places around the town of Al-Mahfad
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Special Arab League, Egypt condemn repeated Israeli violations of Al-Aqsa

Arab League, Egypt condemn repeated Israeli violations of Al-Aqsa

  • Tension increased at the compound on Monday with incursions into the area by hundreds of Jewish settlers
  • A statement from the Arab League said Israeli forces and settlers stormed Al-Aqsa and arrested several Palestinians stationed inside it
By Gobran Mohamed ·

Special Speaker sets Thursday session to elect new Lebanese president

Speaker sets Thursday session to elect new Lebanese president

  • Parliament will turn into an electoral body until a new president is elected to succeed Michel Aoun, whose term ends on Oct. 31
  • Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel Latif Derian said the new president needs to abide by the Taif Agreement and Lebanon’s Arab identity
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

Special Taif in driving seat to promote Saudi tourism: Development fund executive

Taif in driving seat to promote Saudi tourism: Development fund executive

  • Taif is a popular summer destination for local and regional tourists drawn by its pleasant weather, hiking trails, picnic spots, and rich history
  • The city is also known for agri-tourism, and its rose production has earned it the title City of Roses
By DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR ·

Iran protest deaths higher than state media figures: Amnesty

Iran protest deaths higher than state media figures: Amnesty

  • ‘The Iranian authorities have a pattern of distorting the truth to cover up their human rights violations,’ researcher tells Independent
  • More than 1,200 protesters have been arrested since Mahsa Amini’s death, with the nationwide demonstrations being Iran’s largest in almost three years
By Arab News ·

Moscow says will not seek extradition of Russians fleeing draft

Moscow says will not seek extradition of Russians fleeing draft

  • Neighbouring countries have seen Russians arriving en masse since the draft was announced last Wednesday
  • On Tuesday, Central Asian nation Kazakhstan said around 98,000 Russians entered the country since Wednesday
By AFP ·