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ANALYSIS: The need to tackle Iran’s reactionary ideology in Africa

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With a special focus on Syria and Iran’s role in this important country’s developments, it is worth noting Tehran also seeks to expand its influence in Africa. Iran is spending billions in this continent, providing free social services…

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Fifteen years and counting: 14 Saddam-era officials remain jailed in Iraq

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Fourteen officials from Saddam Hussein’s regime are still in Iraq’s prisons, 15 years after the late dictator was deposed by a US-led invasion in 2003, according to an AFP survey. Of the list of 55 suspects most wanted by the coalition…

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Syrian military pummels ISIS-held districts in Damascus

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Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by ISIS and the Nusra Front, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week. The…

Sunday, Apr 22

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'A Fistful of Dollars' during Saudi Arabia's pre-1979 era

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This is the name of a movie which is engrained in my memory for a simple reason: I watched it in a cinema in Riyadh 40 years ago! I watched it before cinemas were prohibited and their doors shut, shutting with it a whole social life…

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Egypt’s match-making app that toggles between tradition and modernity

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“The right way to look for your life partner” is the motto used by Harmonica, the first Egyptian matchmaking mobile application, available on both Google Play and Apple Store. The application, according to its website, aims at avoiding the…

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Messi, Iniesta inspired Barcelona thrash Sevilla to win King’s Cup again

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Unstoppable duo Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi helped Barcelona thrash Sevilla 5-0 to win the King’s Cup final for the fourth consecutive season on Saturday as they close in on a likely domestic double. Luis Suarez struck twice in the…

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An American message before the Dhahran Arab Summit

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Questions about the strikes, led by the US with British and French support, on Syria were raised as soon as they were carried out. These questions dealt primarily with two issues: The scale of the strikes, and their prime objective.…

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Houthis making ‘mockery of justice’ after sentencing Yemeni mother on death row

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In a serious precedent, the first Yemeni woman faces a death penalty after a politicized judgement issued by a Houthi-controlled court in Sanaa in an unfair trial that lacked transparency and integrity. Asmaa al-Omeissy, 22, was sentenced…

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Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

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Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad. The…

Saturday, Apr 21

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ANALYSIS: Who will side with whom if Syria explodes?

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If anything is going to set off a major conflagration in Syria, it won’t be the recent bombing of Assad’s chemical plants by the US, UK and France, over his military’s use of chemical weapons, all indications are that the spark will come…

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Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings

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The Palestinians said Friday they want the UN Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military’s killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza. Riyad Mansour,…

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ISIS accepts withdrawal from southern Damascus - Observatory

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that ISIS organization announced through the negotiating intermediaries, that they will comply with terms of agreement which was reached between them and Russian representatives and the Syrian…

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US hopes for success in talks with Europeans on “fixing” Iran nuclear deal

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The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump’s concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington’s disarmament ambassador said on Thursday. The crux of the accord between…

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ISIS family members being victimized, says Iraqi chief for Human Rights Watch

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In a report released on Thursday, Human Rights Watch underlined that the relatives of ISIS members in Iraq are undergoing group punishment. They relatives of ISIS members have become victims of a stigma even though they haven’t done…

Friday, Apr 20

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GE reports $1.2 bln loss in first quarter; reaffirms outlook

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General Electric reported a $1.2 billion loss in the first quarter on Friday following a large legal charge, but shares surged after operating profits topped analyst expectations. GE, which has been hit by weakness in its power and oil and…

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The Iran that Europeans do not know of

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has equated the danger posed by Khamenei with that of Hitler, a threat the Europeans realized too late back then. This is an analogy that Europeans, especially the French, can resonate with pretty…

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Will Arabs intervene militarily in Syria?

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No matter what happens in Syria, can Russians and Iranians remain stuck to the idea that Assad should remain in power forever or that ‘it’s either Assad or nothing’, which are the most popular regime slogans sprayed on the walls of…

Thursday, Apr 19

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Southwest flight female pilot with US Navy background commended for safe landing

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Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, was the captain and piloting the Dallas-bound Flight 1380 when it made an emergency landing Tuesday in Philadelphia. (AP). The Associated Press, Texas Thursday, 19…

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Riyadh sees historic launch of first public cinema hall in Saudi Arabia

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The Development and Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), on Wednesday oversaw the historic launch of the Kingdom’s first public cinema in collaboration with AMC…

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Syria: Chemical weapons experts may visit Douma today

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Syria’s UN ambassador said a United Nations security team traveled to the Syrian town of Douma ahead of a planned visit by global chemical weapons experts on Wednesday to look into a suspected poison gas attack that sparked a US-led…

Tuesday, Apr 17

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Assad prepares to assault last rebel enclave near Damascus

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The Syrian army began preparatory shelling for an assault on the last area outside its control near Damascus on Tuesday, a commander in the pro-government alliance said, building on its recent capture of the major suburb of eastern Ghouta.…

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US suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

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The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground. Moscow denied the…

Fox's Sean Hannity revealed as mystery client of Trump's personal lawyer

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Sean Hannity on the set of his show “Hannity” at the Fox News Channel's studios in New York City, October 28, 2014. (Reuters). Reuters, New York Tuesday, 17 April 2018. Text size A A A. US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer was…

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British FM Boris Johnson: Syrian war will go on despite western strikes

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British foreign minister Boris Johnson on Sunday said the Syrian war will inevitably continue after unprecedented Western strikes, which were limited to targeting the country’s alleged chemical weapons facilities. Britain and France on…

Saudi King tweets, welcomes ‘meeting of brothers’ in Dhahran

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz took to his official Twitter account on Sunday to express the kingdom’s pleasure to host their “brothers” at the Arab League summit in Dhahran. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is pleased with the…

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Al Arabiya expose sheds light on Qatar’s open ties with terror financiers

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An Al Arabiya recent expose on Qatar’s open relationship between government officials and known terrorist financiers, some of whom are on Doha’s on terror sponsor list, has shed light on the country’s lack of seriousness on addressing its…

Monday, Apr 16

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Syria attack triggered Western action, on the ground Assad gained

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After Syrian forces bombed the town of Douma earlier this month in an attack the United States says involved chlorine gas, Washington and its allies launched missile strikes as punishment. The retribution has changed little in the course…

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Is Syria’s chemical weapons program completely destroyed?

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Western powers said on Saturday their missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the restrained assault appeared unlikely to halt Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s progress in the 7-year-old civil war.…

Sunday, Apr 15

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The Dhahran Summit and Tehran

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Arab kings and presidents will convene in Dhahran for the 29th Arab League Summit on Sunday. They meet in a very critical and difficult time, which is not new to our region; however, this time they meet when Arab countries are more divided…

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Guardiola to play golf, not watch if Man City can seal title

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Rather than seeing if Manchester City wins the English Premier League, Pep Guardiola will be on the golf course. The manager plans to be playing a round with son Marius on Sunday when City will be crowned champions if West Bromwich Albion…