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US withdraws from United Nations human rights body

US withdraws from United Nations human rights body

The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Haley slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting US efforts to […]

Israel soldiers set dogs on elderly Palestinians and teens in Jenin refugee camp

Israel soldiers set dogs on elderly Palestinians and teens in Jenin refugee camp

Israeli occupation forces set dogs on elderly Palestinians and teenagers in their homes during a raid of Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank last month. According to rights group B’Tselem, on 7 May, a group of some ten Israeli soldiers raided Jenin refugee camp at around 4am, along with “two attack dogs”. The […]

Families of terror victims demand $150m from Qatar Emir

Families of terror victims demand $150m from Qatar Emir

A number of families of those who were killed and wounded in armed attacks in Egypt have filed a lawsuit against the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, demanding compensation of $150 million. The families accuse Qatar of being responsible for the killing of four officers and wounding a civilian during attacks […]

Daesh executes 6 hours after kidnapping them near Mosul

Daesh executes 6 hours after kidnapping them near Mosul

Daesh executed six people including two pro-government fighters hours after kidnapping them in an ambush south of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported. Captain Abdul Khaliq Al-Aifan from the Rapid Response Force told the news agency: “Daesh militants disguised in military uniform have erected a fake checkpoint on the road between […]

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN envoy departs Yemen after failed talks with Houthi leaders

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths left Sanaa on Tuesday, wrapping up a four-day visit during which he spoke with leaders of the Shia Houthi rebel group. Griffiths will now head to Jordanian capital Amman, a source at Sanaa’s airport told reporters on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media. The […]

‘Dubai Real Estate Is Haven for Money Laundering’

‘Dubai Real Estate Is Haven for Money Laundering’

Months after the Nigerian government reached an accord with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on looted funds, a new report released last week alleged that war profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years have used Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for their assets. Last year, the Nigerian Attorney-General […]

Rice grown by Chinese scientists using seawater in Dubai’s deserts

Rice grown by Chinese scientists using seawater in Dubai’s deserts

Chinese scientists have successfully grown and harvested rice in the deserts of Dubai after developing a strain that allows the crop to grow in saltwater. A team of scientists, led by China’s “father of hybrid rice” Yuan Longping, has already started growing the crop in diluted sea-water at home and is now bringing the technique […]

Speculation over Saudi Crown Prince health amid rumours of his death

Speculation over Saudi Crown Prince health amid rumours of his death

Western media outlets have raised speculations over the wellbeing of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman who has not made any public appearance in four weeks. French 20 Minutes newspaper linked between the prince’s disappearance and the “attempted coup” which took place at the royal palace in the neighbourhood of Khuzama in Riyadh on April, […]

Saudi Riyal coins to gradually replace notes

Saudi Riyal coins to gradually replace notes

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) announced that new riyal coins will replace one riyal notes starting from Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. It said paper currencies will still be traded alongside the new coins until until all the one riyal notes are gradually phased out across banks, as planned. SAMA said the coin […]

Exiled Saudi royal urges coup to depose King Salman, protect kingdom from harm

Exiled Saudi royal urges coup to depose King Salman, protect kingdom from harm

An exiled Saudi prince has called for a coup by his influential uncles to depose King Salman and prevent the current ruling structure led by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, from doing more damage to the kingdom. Prince Khaled bin Farhan, who has been awarded asylum in Germany, made the call on Prince […]

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