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US threatens to use force against Syria, Russia warns of ramifications

  • 10 April 2018 - 11:17
US threatens to use force against Syria, Russia warns of ramifications

Moscow and Washington has entered into an escalating war of words over a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian rebel-held town, raising international tensions amid calls for action at an urgent United Nations Security Council meeting. The US, Britain, France and six other countries requested...

Syria: Chemical attack on Douma, Damascus, kills over 70, injures over 1000

  • 8 April 2018 - 12:23
Syria: Chemical attack on Douma, Damascus, kills over 70, injures over 1000

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise. Syria...

US State Dept approves $1.31 billion artillery sale to Saudis

  • 7 April 2018 - 05:16
US State Dept approves $1.31 billion artillery sale to Saudis

Saudi Arabia will buy 180 self-propelled artillery systems as Crown Prince’s three-week US tour is coming to an end. The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.31 billion foreign military sale of self-propelled Howitzer systems and conversion equipment to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon...

Kuwait court sentences couple to death for killing a Filipina maid

  • 2 April 2018 - 04:44
Kuwait court sentences couple to death for killing a Filipina maid

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death after they were convicted in absentia of killing a Filipina maid in a case that triggered a crisis between the Philippines and the Gulf Arab state, Kuwaiti newspapers reported on Sunday. The court issued the sentence in...

Syrian army said it had seized over 90% of Eastern Ghouta

  • 1 April 2018 - 10:15
Syrian army said it had seized over 90% of Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian army command said on Saturday it had regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in the last rebel bastion of Douma, Reuters reported.  Reuters said the Syrian army spokesman said in a televised statement, the weeks-long military...

Al-Sisi reelected for second term by over 90% of votes: State media

  • 29 March 2018 - 20:53
Al-Sisi reelected for second term by over 90% of votes: State media

The Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second four-year term, preliminary results suggest, reported the BBC.   State media said Mr Sisi had secured a landslide victory against his sole challenger, Moussa Mustafa Moussa, winning more than 90% of...

Houthi’s missiles rock Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, casualties reported

  • 27 March 2018 - 00:39
Houthi’s missiles rock Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, casualties reported

The Houthi movement that controls northern Yemen vowed on Monday to fire more missiles into Saudi Arabia unless it stops bombing the country, after missiles crashed into Riyadh overnight causing casualties in the Saudi capital for the first time, reported Reuters on Monday. Reuters said that the...

US, EU countries expel over 100 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

  • 27 March 2018 - 00:36
US, EU countries expel over 100 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a coordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK, BBC reported Monday. It is said to be the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history. BBC said more...

Russia expects to strike a deal with last Syrian armed opposition in Eastern Ghouta

  • 26 March 2018 - 22:32
Russia expects to strike a deal with last Syrian armed opposition in Eastern Ghouta

Russia’s military said Monday it expects to reach an agreement with a major Syrian rebel group to arrange its exit from the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta in another key victory for President Bashar Assad’s forces as they push to gain control of the region on the edge of Damascus, The...

Egyptian authorities roam streets on buses urging citizens to vote for Al-Sisi

  • 25 March 2018 - 22:39
Egyptian authorities roam streets on buses urging citizens to vote for Al-Sisi

Reuters reported that buses with loudspeakers blasting out songs about the importance of voting were touring central Cairo on the eve of the Egyptian presidential election, which analysts say lacks credible challengers to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Bearing the seal of the Cairo...