Tribal leaders in Yemen request Saudi continue war

Tribal leaders in Yemen request Saudi continue war

Tribal leaders from a Houthi-stronghold have told a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to continue fighting the Houthis according to Arab News. In a press conference held on Monday, tribal leaders based in Saada Governorate, northern Yemen, condemned the Iranian-aligned Houthis and expressed support for the Saudi-led coalition’s military activity in northern Yemen. The […]

Middle East: No more running away

Middle East: No more running away

I’ve wanted to do mission work in the Middle East since my freshman year of college. I went on a Go Now trip that summer in Phoenix, Ariz., doing refugee work, and I fell in love with Arabs and their culture. So, this summer I was the most stoked to be here in the Middle […]

Algeria and Tunisia agree to fight cross-border terrorism

Algeria and Tunisia agree to fight cross-border terrorism

Government officials from Algeria and Tunisia met in Tunis on Wednesday to discuss ways to secure their common border. The move followed an attack on a patrol of the Tunisian National Guard in the border province of Jendouba, in which six soldiers were killed. According to the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, senior officials of the Algerian […]

What's behind Iraq's Basra protests?

What's behind Iraq's Basra protests?

The protests in Basra have been decades in the making and involve a complex set of factors. Over the last week demonstrators have taken to the streets of Basra, Iraq’s third largest city, protesting unemployment and lack of services. The protests only intensified when Iraqi security forces killed one of the participants.   How Prime Minister Haider […]

Turkish citizen arrested in Israel arrives in Istanbul

Turkish citizen arrested in Israel arrives in Istanbul

Turkish citizen Ebru Ozkan, who was arrested in Israel on June 11, arrived in Turkey early Monday, Anadolu reports. Turkish Airlines flight carrying Ebru Ozkan landed in Istanbul on Monday, 00.10 a.m. local time (GMT2110). Ozkan told reporters at the airport that she was glad her arrest came to end. “Thank God it is over. I am in […]

Kuwait to host largest US aerial port in Middle East

Kuwait to host largest US aerial port in Middle East

The largest US aerial port in the Middle East is set to open in Kuwait in August, the US Air Combat Command said. “Cargo city” is almost complete and will serve as a military logistics point for the Kuwaiti Air Force and the US military. The project cost $32 million (Dh117.5m), spans 33,000 square metres […]

Libya's Sharara oilfield cuts output after workers abducted

Libya's Sharara oilfield cuts output after workers abducted

Production at Libya’s giant Sharara oil field may fall by 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) on Saturday after two staff members were kidnapped by an unknown group, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said. The abduction happened at a control station on the outskirts of Sharara, about 40km (25 miles) from the main part of the […]

Tunisia confirms receiving 'Bin Laden bodyguard' after deportation from Germany

Tunisia confirms receiving 'Bin Laden bodyguard' after deportation from Germany

The Tunisian authorities have confirmed that they have received a citizen deported from Germany who is alleged to have been involved in terrorist acts. The man in question is said to have been a bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden. The authorities explained that the security services were interrogating the prisoner, named only as “Sami”, before […]

US rejects French request for Iran exemptions

US rejects French request for Iran exemptions

The United States has rejected a French request for waivers for its companies operating in Iran that Paris sought after President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told Le Figaro. Paris had singled out key areas where it expected either exemptions or extended wind-down periods for French companies, including […]

Official: 137 Palestinians killed in Gaza's Great Marches of Return

Official: 137 Palestinians killed in Gaza's Great Marches of Return

As many as 137 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces since 30 March 2018, in assaults on the Great Marches of Return on Gaza border; a Palestinian official has said. A spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement, Thursday, that Israeli forces injured 16,100 Palestinians; noting that 7,700 of […]

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