Saudi Arabia leads global condemnation of Houthi attack targeting Abu Dhabi

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister strongly condemned a Houthi “terrorist attack” targeting civilian areas and facilities in the UAE on Monday. A drone attack targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people and sparked a separate fire at Abu Dhabi's international airpo...
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New eviction standoff in flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem

  • AMMAN: A Palestinian family facing eviction by Israel from their home in occupied East Jerusalem threatened on Monday to blow it up with gas canisters rather than be forced out. The latest standoff in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the city was observed by several Western diplomats, who co...
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Protest by families of Beirut blast victims brings Palace of Justice to standstill

  • BEIRUT: Relatives of the victims of the explosion that destroyed Beirut’s Port in August 2020 staged a fresh protest in the city on Monday, amid growing anger and frustration over what they see as “procrastination” that is hampering the official investigation into the blast. They blocked road...
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Qatar FM and UN Syria envoy stress humanitarian access must flow to all Syrians

  • RIYADH: Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman on Monday met with UN envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen, during his visit to Doha, state news agency QNA reported. During the meeting, they discussed latest developments in the Syrian crisis, and stressing the importance of continuing...
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Senior European politicians call for UN probe into 1988 Iran massacres

  • LONDON: Senior politicians from across the EU and UK on Monday urged the UN to open an investigation into the 1988 massacres of political prisoners by the Iranian regime. Speaking at an event hosted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran and attended by Arab News, former heads of state...
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Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7

  • CAIRO/KHARTOUM: Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding around 100 others in the country’s capital in one of the deadliest days since an October military coup, activists said. Earlier Monday, thousands had once again flooded th...
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Sudan to establish anti-terrorism force — Sovereign Council

  • Sudan’s Sovereign Council is to establish an anti-terrorism force to counter “potential threats,” it said in a statement on Monday. Huge crowds have regularly taken to the streets demanding a return to civilian rule since a military coup on Oct. 25 ended a power-sharing arrangement that began ...
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Turkish court rules to keep philanthropist Kavala in prison

  • ISTANBUL: A Turkish court ruled Monday that prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala should stay in prison, despite his more than four years in pre-trial detention. The hearing took place as a Council of Europe deadline that could trigger infringement procedures ...
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US and France discuss ways to promote Libya’s democratic process

  • LONDON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss efforts to promote the democratic process in Libya, the State Department said on Sunday. Efforts to lead Libya into elections at the end of December were thrown into disarray when ...
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Houthis reject UN call to release hijacked UAE-flagged ship

  • AL-MUKALLA: The Houthis on Saturday criticized the UN Security Council for demanding they release a hijacked UAE-flagged ship. Militia official Hussein Al-Azzi Houthi rejected the UN’s calls to free the ship and repeated claims it had been carrying weapons for the Coalition to Support Legitim...
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