Thursday, June 21, 2018

Iraq’s assault on Isis sparks fears of new atrocities in the Sunni triangle

Push to retake areas held by Islamic State leaves minority Sunnis at risk of becoming human shields or victims of revenge-seeking Shia militiaThe large-scale...

Palestinians to file first ICC case against Israel in April

Palestinian officials say the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority is planning to lodge its first case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) later this year against...

How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join...

Sheikha Lubna retains top spot in female power list

HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi has topped the CEO Middle East list of the Arab world’s most powerful women for the fifth year in...

Saudi diplomat held by Qaeda in Yemen ‘freed’

A Saudi diplomat, kidnapped in Yemen almost three years ago and handed to Al-Qaeda, has been freed and returned to the kingdom, the interior...

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: From mundane to mystery

LAST MOMENTS OF MAS 370 (MH370) Two hundred and thirty-nine people boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 8, 2014 with nothing more than the...

Avant-Garde Gets Sri Lanka Defence Ministry clearance to provide security to ships against Somali...

Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksa said that Avant-Garde has full permission and the clearance from the Ministry of Defence to provide security to ships against...

Iraq moves against Islamic State in Tikrit

Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture former leader Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS). Troops and militia were said to...

Iran official criticizes Israeli leader’s ‘scaremongering’

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching...

North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and...

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Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM’s olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from...

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat...

Somalia Moves to Block Somaliland Special Arrangement with International Partners

Heedless of the fact that the Republic of Somaliland is not a federal state under Mogadishu's jurisdiction, Somalia wrote to international partners objecting their...