Update Kurdish security forces deploy in Syria's northern city of Hasakeh on January 22, 2022, amid ongoing fighting for a third day with Daesh extremists. (AFP)

Daesh-Kurds battle after Syria prison attack kills over 120 in 4 days

  • Kurdish forces raided homes in the flashpoint area
  • Daesh fighters armed with heavy machineguns and vehicles rigged with explosives launched an attack on Thursday night
By Arab News ·

Arab League convenes to discuss Houthi aggression on UAE

Arab League convenes to discuss Houthi aggression on UAE

By Arab News ·

Update US detains Iranian smuggling ship, UK seizes drugs in Mideast waters

US detains Iranian smuggling ship, UK seizes drugs in Mideast waters

  • The interdictions were just the latest in the volatile waters of the Arabian Gulf as American and British authorities step up seizures of contraband during the grinding conflict in Yemen
By AFP ·

Seoul says it paid Iran’s delinquent UN dues to restore vote

Seoul says it paid Iran’s delinquent UN dues to restore vote

  • Iran’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment
  • The ministry said it expected Iran’s voting rights to be restored immediately after their suspension earlier this month for delinquent dues
By AP ·

One surrendered Hong Kong hamster tests COVID positive as city lockdown grows

One surrendered Hong Kong hamster tests COVID positive as city lockdown grows

  • Thousands of people have offered to adopt unwanted hamsters
By Reuters ·

Egypt launches Africa’s first environmentally friendly flight from Cairo to Paris

Egypt launches Africa’s first environmentally friendly flight from Cairo to Paris

  • EgyptAir aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic materials on its flights by 90 percent
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Kabas, who was taken into custody as part of an investigation launched against her on the charge of insulting the President, was referred to the court for processing. (Anadolu)

Turkish court orders imprisonment of journalist Sadaf Kabas for ‘insulting’ Erdogan

  • The law on insulting the president carries a jail sentence of between one and four years
By Reuters ·

Kabas, who was taken into custody as part of an investigation launched against her on the charge of insulting the President, was referred to the court for processing. (Anadolu)

Turkish court orders imprisonment of journalist Sadaf Kabas for ‘insulting’ Erdogan

  • The law on insulting the president carries a jail sentence of between one and four years
By Reuters ·