Gunmen assassinate prominent Iraqi activist

A gang attacked civilian activist Fahem Abu Ali Al-Tae’ie using guns with silencers fitted, the report said. (Supplied)
Updated 09 December 2019

Gunmen assassinate prominent Iraqi activist

  • A prominent Iraqi activist has been assassinated in Karbala amid increasing violence
  • Three shots were reportedly fired at the activist outside the Ansar Hotel in the Al-Baroudi district

RIYADH: A prominent Iraqi activist has been assassinated in Karbala province amid increasing violence against anti-government protesters, Al Arabiya reported.

A gang attacked civilian activist Fahem Abu Ali Al-Tae’ie using guns with silencers fitted, the report said.

Three shots were reportedly fired at the activist outside the Ansar Hotel in the Al-Baroudi district.

Sources quoted by the channel said security forces have cordoned off the site.Al-Tae’ie is said to be a member of the Sadrist movement led by cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr. 

He accused religious parties before his assassination of being involved in killing Iraqi activists.


Egypt reports 86 new coronavirus cases, 22 recoveries

Updated 53 min 56 sec ago

Egypt reports 86 new coronavirus cases, 22 recoveries

  • The number of cases in the country has reached 865, including 201 recovered patients and 58 deaths

DUBAI: Egypt has reported 86 new coronavirus cases, all of whom were linked to travel or were in contact with virus patients, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
The country also confirmed 22 new recoveries, including a German national and 21 Egyptian citizens, the spokesperson of the health ministry said in a statement.
The number of cases in the country has reached 865, including 201 recovered patients and 58 deaths.