Daesh executes 7 abducted civilians in Iraq's Diyala

Daesh executes 7 abducted civilians in Iraq's Diyala

At least seven civilians were executed after having been abducted earlier by Daesh terrorists near the city of Baquba in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province, according to a local security source. “Daesh gunmen set up a fake security checkpoint on the road linking Baquba to the nearby town of Buhriz,” Diyala Police Chief Habib al-Shammari told […]

Approval of new administrative order against PLC member Khalida Jarrar

Approval of new administrative order against PLC member Khalida Jarrar

A Judge at the Ofer Military Court decided on Thursday to extend the administrative detention order against the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar for the full four-month detention period, ending on October 29, 2018. According to a statement by ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, the judge said in his decision that […]

#FreeAmal: Egyptian woman's detention extended for harassment protest

#FreeAmal: Egyptian woman's detention extended for harassment protest

Egyptian activist Amal Fathy has had her detention extended for a fifth time without trial for speaking out against sexual harassment, sparking outrage amid supporters.  Fathy, 33, was told on Tuesday that she will now be held until 15 July when her pre-trial detention will be reviewed. By that stage she will have been detained for […]

Smartphone pioneer HTC eyes virtual reality market for Middle East growth

Smartphone pioneer HTC eyes virtual reality market for Middle East growth

HTC is hoping the virtual reality market could offer hope for growth in the Middle East as the smartphone pioneer is forced to shed thousands of jobs globally. The Taiwanese company — a trail-blazer in the Android space in particular, thanks to devices such as the HTC Desire and HTC Evo from 2010 — is […]

Uber Is in Talks With Careem to Merge in Middle East

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Iraq election commission says ready for vote recount

Iraq election commission says ready for vote recount

Iraq’s Independent Electoral Commission (IECI) announced yesterday that it has completed all procedures to manually recount all votes for the parliamentary elections held on 12 May. The recount is due to take place today. Commission spokesman, Laith Jabr Hamza, said the recount will be supervised by judges who had replaced commission officials after the latter […]

Algeria refuses to establish centres for illegal immigrants

Algeria refuses to establish centres for illegal immigrants

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said that Algeria “would not accept the establishment of illegal immigration centres” on its territories, Saturday. On his arrival on Saturday evening at the International Conference Hall, for the 31st Summit of African Union Presidents and Governments, Ouyahia told a press conference: “Algeria’s position on this issue has been already expressed […]

The Middle East: History Threatens to Repeat Itself

The Middle East: History Threatens to Repeat Itself

If the notion that history repeats itself is accurate, it is nowhere truer than in the Middle East where the international community, caught by surprise by the 2011 popular Arab revolts, has reverted to opting for political stability as opposed to sustainability, ignoring the undercurrents of change wracking the Middle East. Major powers do so […]

Germany demands explanation from Turkey over school closure

Germany demands explanation from Turkey over school closure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP/file photo) Germany’s embassy in Ankara on Saturday called on the Turkish government to explain why a German school in the western city of Izmir was closed without explanation. “A branch of the German embassy school was closed on June 28 by the regional […]

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