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  • Houthi rebels launch drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport

    Sanaa [Yemen]: Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Sunday night launched a fresh drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport. The attack targeted “military facilities at the airport,” Sputnik reported, citing Houthi affiliated Al-Masirah…

  • Amrullah Saleh survives major attack on his residence in Kabul

    Kabul [Afghanistan]: Former National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief and Vice-Presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh survived a major attack on his residence here on Sunday that claimed the lives of at least seven…

  • Israel, US successfully test Arrow-3 missile defence system

    Jerusalem: Israel and the US successfully conducted tests of the advanced anti-ballistic missile system “Arrow-3,” the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Sunday. Israel’s Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Benjamin Netanyahu said:…

  • Only Afghan govt can negotiate with Taliban: Ghani

    Kabul: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that only the Afghan government has the authority to negotiate with the Taliban on a peace deal, even as the militant outfit has rejected…

  • Direct talks between Afghan govt, Taliban in 2 weeks

    Kabul: The highly-anticipated peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban will begin within the next two weeks in a European country, an official said on Saturday. Making the announcement, TOLOnews…

  • 14 killed in Syria regime airstrikes

    Idlib [Syria]: As many as 14 people were killed and 30 others suffered injuries after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime launched airstrikes in northern Syria. Regime forces launched air raids in Arihah…

  • Suicide bombing kills 4 personnel, injures 20 in Ghazni

    Ghazni [Afghanistan]: At least four Afghan personnel were killed while 20 people were injured after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle near a building in Ab Band district here on Saturday.…

  • Lebanon stops migrant boat carrying 34 Syrian refugees

    Lack of accountability emboldened Israel to oppress Palestinians

    Kuwait: Kuwait’s envoy to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi said on Thursday that lack of accountability is encouraging Israel to disrespect the international community and its decisions. While presenting a draft resolution that…

  • Air strikes kill civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor

    Beirut: Air strikes by the regime and its Russian ally killed 12 civilians including three children in northwest Syria Thursday, a monitor said. Since late April, the Syrian regime and Russia have…

  • More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast: IOM

    Tripoli: More than 100 migrants were missing after their boat sank off the coast of Libya in what might be the worst tragedy in the Mediterranean this year, aid agencies said Thursday.…

  • Riyadh, allies say thwart new Yemen rebel drone attack

    RIYADH: Saudi air defences intercepted a Yemeni rebel drone targeting a southwestern city on Thursday, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, as cross-border attacks by the rebels showed no let-up. The rebels’ top…

  • Trump vetoes Congress’ efforts to block Saudi arms sales

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has vetoed congressional resolutions seeking to block the White House from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and other countries without the legislative branch’s prior approval. Trump on…

  • 5 killed, 10 injured as blasts rock Kabul

    Kabul [Afghanistan]: Five people were killed and 10 others were injured in three coordinated blasts that hit Kabul on Thursday. Minutes after the first explosion was reported in a civilian bus, a…

  • Turkey unimpressed by US buffer zone ideas in Syria

    Istanbul: Turkey said Wednesday that it was not satisfied with the buffer zone solutions offered by the United States in northern Syria, aimed at preventing clashes between Turkish and Kurdish forces.  “The…

  • Iran says US Mideast peace plan ‘doomed to failure’

    Tehran: A senior advisor to Iran’s supreme leader said on Tuesday that the US Middle East peace plan for the Palestinian issue is “doomed to failure”, the media reported. Ali Akbar Velayati…

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