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Egypt Vows to 'Respond With Brutal Force' After Deadly Mosque Attack

Egypt's president has pledged to "respond with brutal force" following a deadly mosque attack At least 235 worshippers were killed in Northern Sinai on Friday in a bombing and shooting The Egyptian air force targeted "terrorist" locations later in the day Friday's attack is seen as a turning point ...

Bangladesh: Rohingya repatriation to begin in two months

The Bangladesh Foreign Ministry has said that the Rohingya repatriation process will "commence within two months". "The return shall commence within two months," Bangladesh foreign ministry said in a statement, adding, "A Joint Working Group will be established within three weeks of signing the ...

At Least 235 Dead in Horrific Militant Attack at Egypt Sinai Mosque

A bombing and shooting attack against worshipers at a mosque in the northern Sinai after Friday prayers caused mass casualties. At least 235 people were killed and more than 120 wounded, MENA state news agency said on Friday, citing an official source. All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 ...

'Protect Sudan from the US,' Omar al-Bashir begs Putin

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Thursday Castigated the U.S. policy in the Middle East region and praised Russia for its support for his country on the international arena. Al-Bashir who is visiting Russia for the first time held talks on Thursday with President Vladimir Putin on economic and ...

Iran military chief: Any new Mideast war will end with Israel 'eradicated'

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday threatened that any future war in the region will result in the annihilation of Israel. It is a proven claim that today we say any new war will lead to the eradication of the Zionist regime,' Ali Jafari told Iranian reporters in Tehran ...

Transition starts after Assad leaves: Syrian opposition

The Syrian opposition stressed Thursday that the transitional process in Syria would not start before the departure of Bashar al-Assad and his loyalists. İt added that unconditional direct negotiations mean discussing all issues, and no one has the right to set preconditions. © Copyright Andolu ...

Report: Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran's leader 'New Hitler'

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran "the new Hitler of the Middle East" in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals. The Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Shi'ite theocracy ...

Saudi Arabia Wants to Start Issuing Tourist Visas Next Year

Saudi Arabia aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government seeks to open up the conservative kingdom and find new sources of revenue to diversify its economy.At present, foreigners traveling to Saudi Arabia are largely restricted to ...

Hezbollah Sees Hariri's Return to Lebanon as 'Positive'

Lebanon's Hezbollah parliamentary bloc on Thursday described the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Lebanon -- and his subsequent statements -- as positive'. Hariri's return and statements indicate that the situation is returning to normal,' according to a statement issued by the parliamentary ...

Nigeria Security Steps Up After Deadly Attacks

An overhaul of security was announced Thursday following a series of deadly attacks that led to fresh doubts about the safety of Nigerians. A suicide bombing in Adamawa state on Tuesday left at least 50 Muslim worshippers dead, just hours after 30 mostly women and children were killed in ethnic ...

ISIS Beheads 15 of its Own in Afghanistan

ISIS has decapitated 15 of its members in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News that an internal rift within the group lead to the mass beheading. The incident happened in the Surkh Ab Bazaar of ...

20 ISIS Suspects Arrested in Istanbul

A total of 20 suspects, including 16 foreigners were arrested during simultaneous operations in Istanbul Thursday for being allegedly linked to Daesh terror group, according to police source. Police carried out the operations after receiving a tip that the suspects were plotting an attack, the ...

As ISIS Fades Al-Shabaab is Building its Own Islamist State

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A Missed Opportunity: Employing Syrian Refugees in Jordan

by Shaddin Almasri Following the Jordan Compact agreement in February 2016 at the Supporting Syria Conference in London, Jordan pledged to create 200,000 work opportunities for Syrians in exchange for aid and an agreement that relaxes the EU's rules of origin for imports. While this has rightfully ...

Pope Francis Will Meet Myanmar Army Chief: Vatican

The Vatican confirmed on Wednesday that Pope Francis would meet the military chief of Myanmar during his upcoming trip to the region. Speaking in a press brief, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke also said the Myanmar church had urged the pope to not use the word "Rohingya," calling the description of the ...

Erdogan, First Turkish Pres. to Visit Greece in 65 Years Despite Cyprus Occupation

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be the first Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years, Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu said Thursday. The visit, the date of which has yet to be confirmed, will be made during the upcoming days, and further improve the bilateral ties between Turkey and Greece, he ...

Britain Should Apologize for Suez Crisis: British MP

British MP Daniel Kawczynski says Suez Crisis was an "illegal mistake" Says British politicians should apologize in order to improve relations with Egypt British landmines are still killing Egyptians today Kawczynski will raise issue with British Parliament Copyright: Arab News © 2017 All rights ...

6 Years After their Revolution, 6 Weeks of Food is All Many Yemenis Have Left

Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped aside on this day six years ago heralding a new era of freedom But six years later, the country has little to celebrate amid a brutal civil war and daily Saudi-led bombings The Saudi-led coalition has finally agreed to ease a two week air and sea ...

Opinion: The Deliberate Targeting of Civilians Led to the Eastern Ghouta Crisis

By Maram Haddad The desperate state of Syria's Eastern Ghouta region made international headlines in late October when local activists released the photo of an infant girl who had starved to death. While her case received significant attention, severe malnutrition and a lack of medical supplies have ...

Dwindling Future Prospects for Kids in Jordan: UNICEF

Jordan is among the 37 countries worldwide in which prospects for children are declining The impact of the refugee crisis has caused a decline in resources for children in Jordan More than half of Syrian refugees in Jordan are under 18 Jordan has opened an additional 98 schools to ease pressure on ...

Former Zimbabwe VP to Take Over as President

Following the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Tuesday, the speaker of parliament on Wednesday announced that former Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa would be taking over. Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as president on Friday, announced Speaker Jacob Mudenda in a news conference on ...

Ratko Mladic Jailed for Life for Bosnian War Crimes, Genocide

Former commander Ratko Mladic was jailed for life by U.N. judges for crimes against humanity, including genocide He was also found "significantly responsible" for the genocide of 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995 Judges also said Bosnian Serb forces under Mladic's command had taken part in a range ...

Hariri Holds Off Resignation as Aoun Asks Him to Reconsider

Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Wednesday that he is putting his resignation on hold after President Michel Aoun asked him to reconsider pending consultations. I discussed my resignation with the President of the Republic who asked me to wait before submitting it... and allow for more ...

Syria's Future Not in Hands of Foreign Powers: Rouhani

The future of Syria was not in the hands of foreign powers, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. "We hope that the decisions to be made today and finally the statement issued by the three countries, will pave the way for a good future for Syria. "The future of Syria will not be in the ...

Lebanese Celebrate Independence Day as France Reaches for Control Again

As Lebanon celebrates independence from France, Paris is once again becoming a dominant player in the Middle East French leader Emmanuel Macron spoke with both Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday He also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad ...

France Exerts Efforts Towards Hezbollah's Disarmament

France made contact with Iran to push for Hezbollah's disarmament Iran reportedly said it does not interfere in Hezbollah's affairs or decisions to participate in regional wars The U.S. saw this as an attempt to withdraw from the responsibility of pressuring Hezbollah to withdraw We believe that ...

50 Years After Res. 242: Israeli Occupation Expands as the UN Watches

It has been 50 years since the U.N. passed a resolution urging Israel to leave the territories seized during the Six Day War But today, the occupation continues and settlement expansion is now more pervaisive than in previous years The news follows a string of evictions of Palestinian families to ...

Saudi Announces All-Women Municipality Branch in Madinah

The municipality in Madinah announced on Monday the opening of an all-women municipality branch. Madinah Municipality Head Mohammad Al-Amry said the women-only municipality branch will have all services offered by the municipality including issuance of licenses for commercial activities and ...

Hariri Returns to Lebanon for First Time After Resignation

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in the capital Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since resigning on Nov. 4. Hariri was expected to attend National Day celebrations Wednesday in Beirut. The resigned premier left Saudi Arabia on Saturday for Paris after being invited by French ...

How Syria's Female Journalists Battled War and Sexism to Report the News

Increasing danger in Syria made it difficult for citizen journalists to report news from inside the country In some ways, this created greater opportunities for women to be a part of the media By the end of 2015, women represented 35 percent of the workforce in independent print media and 54 percent ...

Palestinian Children Are Losing Their 'Inalienable Right' to Education: NGO

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Assad Meets Putin in Unscheduled Visit Ahead of Sochi Peace Talks

Putin held an unexpected meeting with Assad after the latter made an unscheduled visit to Sochi Putin is scheduled to hold peace talks with Erdogan and Rouhani on Wednesday in the same city Assad thanked Putin for his support and said he wants "political process to progress" This is the second time ...

Mass Grave of 73 Civilians Discovered in Northern Iraq

Iraqi forces on Tuesday uncovered a mass grave in northern Iraq, according to an Iraqi military officer. The grave contains the remains of 73 civilians' killed by ISIS militants in Sinjar, west of Mosul, Capt. Jamal al-Daoudi said. He said the victims included six children, 23 women, and 13 old men. ...

Egypt, France Reportedly Convincing Saudi to Keep Hariri in his Post

A report said Egypt and France are attempting to convince Saudi Arabia of keeping Hariri in his post Overnight meetings were held in Nicosia between French and Egyptian officials Sources say Paris is "pressing Hariri to stay in his post" French President Emmanuel Macron had hosted Hariri in Paris on ...

Iran's Rouhani Declares the End of ISIS

President Hassan Rouhani announced the end of ISIS ahead of Syrian peace talks A senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards also declared the end of ISIS The Guards' statement also thanked its ally, Lebanese militant group Hezbollah Rouhani will meet with the presidents of Russia and Turkey ...

Germany Arrests 6 ISIS-Linked Suspects Plotting Christmas Attack

German police have arrested six alleged ISIS plotters amid fears they were planning to launch an attack on a Christmas market. The Syrian men were arrested during raids involving 500 officers in the towns of Kassel, Hannover, Essen, and Leipzig. There are reports they were plotting a co-ordinated ...

At Least 50 Dead in Suicide Bombing at Nigeria Mosque

More than 50 people have been killed and several dozens injured Tuesday morning in a suicide attack at a mosque in the northeastern Adamawa state of Nigeria, according to The Independent. At around 5.20 a.m. today, a boy around 17 years of age detonated a suicide vest shortly after the commencement ...

Spanish FM Hopes His Country Will Recognize Palestine 'In the Coming Months'

Spain's FM said he hopes his country would recognize the Palestinian state "in the coming months" He said the recognition should be coordinated within the EU He reaffirmed Spain's commitment to a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Earlier, Palestinian President Abbas met ...

'Closed-Mindedness, Totalitarianism and Aggression': Qatar FM on Saudi-Led Bloc

Qatar's FM said "regional players are acting irresponsibly" and accused them of perpetuating "drama and discord" He added that the Saudi-led bloc is attempting to subdue smaller regional countries like Qatar, Yemen, and Lebanon He accused the bloc of using methods of intimidation, creating crises, ...

227 Babies Have Died This Year in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

227 babies have died so far this year in the Eastern Ghouta region of Damascus 527 babies died of malnutrition caused by the Assad regime blockade since 2014 Eastern Ghouta has been under siege by regime forces since Dec. 2012 Last month, Sehar Difda, only one month old, was the last to have died of ...

After ISIS: Corpses Remain Beneath the Rubble of Mosul's Old City

The Old City in Mosul used to host the largest population group controlled by ISIS More than 11,500 houses, shops, and buildings were destroyed by airstrikes and 25,000 were partially damaged Hundreds of bodies are still trapped under the rubble in the Old City Civil defense teams cannot take the ...

In Light of World Toilet Day: Almost Half of Egyptians Don't Have Sewage Services

Almost half of Egyptians lack sewage services and one million people lack clean water sources The coverage of sanitation across the country is 56% Only 15% of rural areas receive drinking water Sanitation services are currently only connected to 19% of villages © 2017 Daily News Egypt.

How Uniting Saudi's Military Could Backfire on Mohammed Bin Salman

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Iran Deported 1,000 Afghan Refugee Children in Past 2 Months

Iran has deported at least 1,000 Afghan refugee children in the past two months These children have been roaming in Islam Qala and Nimroz crossing points over the past two months Many of the expelled children face the dangers of human trafficking on their way back to Afghanistan 30 to 50 children ...

Saudi Security Center Reports Thwarted Cyber Attack on Kingdom

Saudi Arabia's National Cyber Security Center said Monday that it had detected an advanced' cyber-attack targeting the kingdom. In a tweet, the Interior Ministry-affiliated security center said the attack had involved the use of PowerShell control software'. It went on to note that it had informed ...

Mugabe Might Face Impeachment After Ignoring Resignation Deadline

President Mugabe ignored calls to resign and might now face impeachment He was given a Monday deadline to reign after the ruling party sacked him Mugabe was noted to have switched speeches before beginning his remarks Last week military officials placed the president under house arrest Zimbabwe's ...

Illegal Immigration Spreads Terrorism and Threatens Nuclear War: Suu Kyi Amidst Rohingya Crisis

Suu Kyi said that illegal immigration is to blame for spreading terrorism around the world Her views reflect those of many in Myanmar who see the Rohingya as illegal immigrants Myanmar has been criticized for the military crackdown that has driven more than 620,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh Suu ...

On World Children's Day: Many Middle East Kids are Crippled by Abuse, Poverty, and War

As the world marks World Children's Day, many kids in the Middle East are facing abuse, poverty and death Conflict, lack of access to education and high levels of poverty are among the key factors crippling children in the region War-torn Yemen is one of the worst countries to be a child with ...

Israeli Minister Reveals Secret Contact with Saudi Amid Iran Tension

An Israeli minister has confirmed his country's secret contact with Saudi Arabia amid tension with Iran. Though Saudi Arabia has long been assumed to be one of the Arab neighbors Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu often boasts about working with, despite not having official relations, Energy ...

'Partisan Girl' & the Online Battle for Syria

A lot of Syria experts don't like Maram Susli, also known as PartisanGirl.' The Damascus born blogger runs popular accounts on Youtube and Twitter from Australia. © 2000 - 2017 Al Bawaba