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  1. Gated compounds keep the rich away from Cairo's chaos

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Egypt 08.19 / 20:09 yourmiddleeast.com
    Built in the deserts around Cairo, some compounds offer amenities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, health clubs, golf courses and man-made lakes, as well as palm trees and manicured gardens with lawns.Iman Khalifa, 32, and her husband traded their Nile view apartment to migrate to a new home in a compound in eastern…
  2. White House Considers Hosting Anti-Terror Summit to Unite Arab Allies, Assert US Leadership

    Thetower.org - Egypt 08.18 / 22:11 thetower.org
    The White House is considering convening a summit with traditional Arab allies who recently severed relations with Qatar over its support of terrorism and ties to Iran, Fox News reported Friday. The White House is reportedly seeking to settle the dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and five other Arab nations by hosting a gathering based on the [&#…
  3. Egypt to deny Qataris visa-free entry

    Islamtimes.org - Egypt 08.18 / 21:06 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Egypt, which has joined a Saudi-led bloc of states in boycotting Qatar, says it will end a visa-free regime with the country and will continue to require that Doha meet the 13 demands the bloc has given…
  1. Iran deploys 2mn barrels of SPOL crude to East Asia

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 08.20 / 09:38 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum announced that four crude consignments recovered from South Pars Oil Layer (SPOL) with an overall volume of two million barrels have been shipped to East Asian mar…
  2. Rouhani’s 16 picks win vote of confidence

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 08.20 / 08:56 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – After 8 intensive sessions of Parl. debates on Pres. Rouhani’s picks for his second-term cabinet, lawmakers gave a vote of confidence to 16 out of 17 candidates for ministry pos…
  3. Rouhani urges speeding up cabinet formation

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 08.20 / 07:51 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s President Rouhani while stressing the need for starting his administration as soon as possible, voiced hope that all his 17 picks for second-term cabinet would win Parl.’s confidence vote today…
  4. Young volleyball players beat Italy in U19 World C’ship

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 08.20 / 07:51 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iran opened the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boy’s U19 World Championship on Saturday with a decisive win over Ita…
  5. Iran’s annual dairy output to hit 10mn tons

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 08.20 / 07:00 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Deputy Iranian agriculture minister estimated that the country’s dairy production will exceed ten million tons in the present Iranian calendar year (to end March 21, 201…
  6. Iran secures spot at FIBA Asia Cup finals

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 08.20 / 05:13 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iranian basketballers breezed past South Korea to set up a date with Australian rivals in the final showdown of 2017 FIBA Asia Cup underway L…
  7. Iran to launch agricultural cultivation in Uruguay

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 08.20 / 04:15 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Deputy Iranian agriculture minister, while pointing to imports of rice from Uruguay, said Iran had made an overseas farming plan for cultivating rice in the South American c…
  8. US plotted 1953 coup, like those against Morsi, Erdogan: Rezaei

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 08.19 / 12:33 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (MNA) – Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said the United States devoured Britain's legacy, with the slogan of liberation and with a victorious and conqueror f…
  1. Erdogan tells Germany’s FM Gabriel to know his limits

    Islamtimes.org - Turkey 08.20 / 04:08 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has to learn his “limits” after he told Turkey’s leader to stop interfering in the upcoming Germany's elect…
  2. Beyond Visit of Iran’s Army Chief to Turkey

    Islamtimes.org - Turkey 08.20 / 03:42 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The Iranian Chief of the General Staff Mohammad Bagheri in a rare visit flew to Turkey on Tuesday at the invitation of his counterpart General Hulusi Akar, heading a top military…
  3. Russian commercial vehicle firm expands operations in Turkey

    Goodmorningturkey.com - Turkey 08.19 / 22:02 goodmorningturkey.com
    Russian commercial vehicle firm expands operations in Turkey The GAZ Group, one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in Russia, announced that it has expanded the range of GAZelle Next vehicles with minibus and panel van models in its Sakarya factory where it has been assembling GAZelle-Business vehicles since 2012, and GAZelle Next vehicles since 2014. The group's press department issued a statement that said: "The new models will be added to the previous models of GAZelle…
  4. Does Europe not want tourists anymore?

    Goodmorningturkey.com - Turkey 08.19 / 22:02 goodmorningturkey.com
    Does Europe not want tourists anymore? Articles COLUMNS 2023 tourism target is $50B COLUMNS US-Russia tension while euro strengthens COLUMNS IMF praises Turkey in midst of Germany tension The joke is this: North Korea President Kim Jong Un is making a statement to the whole world, "We're going to land astronauts on the sun." The media asks: "The sun is too hot. How are you planning on doing that?" Kim answers: "We will land them at night when it is much cooler." Trump instantly responds on…
  5. Miracle museum: Baksı

    Goodmorningturkey.com - Turkey 08.19 / 22:02 goodmorningturkey.com
    Miracle museum: Baksı Renowed Turkish artist, Hüsamettin Koçan's dream project Baksı Museum attracts visitors with its mountain-top location and unique content Imagine a museum in the middle of the mountains with modern art pieces and a library of 15,000 books in it, which was chosen as the best museum of the year in 2014 by the European Council, with its shape reminding a visitor of the Bayburt Mountains in which it is located. Well, this museum is Baksı. Meaning "shaman" in the Kazakh lan…
  6. Eşref Edip: Reactionary Islamism

    Goodmorningturkey.com - Turkey 08.19 / 22:02 goodmorningturkey.com
    Eşref Edip: Reactionary Islamism Receiving an education in law at Istanbul University and madrasa lectures as an Ottoman grown up in Greece's Serres, Eşref Edip was a representative of reactionary Islamism who published weekly journals and worked with prominent Islamist writers such as Ebulula Mardin, Mehmet Akif, and Musa Kazım The Islamists of the early Republican era were not a well-organized group of people. Unlike in the Constitutional era, Islamist ideas could not be scattered to the …
  7. Kyrgyzstan where Turkic nomadic culture still lives

    Goodmorningturkey.com - Turkey 08.19 / 22:02 goodmorningturkey.com
    "Nobody doesn't like this," is what the gold-toothed man told me. He had just chugged an entire bottle of kymyz, lightly fermented horse milk. All of us had been standing in a circle eager to sample this unusual beverage and had immediately, upon taking a sip, either frowned, gagged or retched [editor's note, kymyz is wonderful and delicious]. It had layers of flavor, each of them completely indescribable and equally revolting. My brother had purchased it from a woman by the side of the…
  8. Turkey brings back Ottoman sports to revive past glory

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Turkey 08.19 / 17:03 yourmiddleeast.com
    It may be 2017, but Istanbul rolled back the years last weekend with the Ethnic Sports Cultural Festival (EKF), which aims to promote the sports practised by modern Turks' ancestors -- from the nomadic horsemen of Central Asia to the Janissaries, the elite troops of the Ottoman empire.More than 800 athletes took part in traditional sports from Anatolia and Central Asia which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government wants to develop to celebrate the glory days of Turkey's…
  1. Iraqi PM Abadi announces start of Tal Afar liberation operation

    Islamtimes.org - Iraq 08.20 / 04:18 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the commencement of a major offensive to liberate the northern city of Tal Afar from the Daesh Takfiri terrorist…
  2. OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World

    Venturemagazine.me - Iraq 08.19 / 22:10 venturemagazine.me
    Despite an ever-changing business landscape, OFFTEC Holding Group CEO Basim Said says the company has continually managed to adapt to the needs of its multi-sector clients. Offering everything from office furniture to software and security solutions in Jordan and the region,... The post OFFTEC: Business Solutions for an Evolving World appeared first on Venture …
  1. Saudi deploys troops to Yemen’s Aden

    Islamtimes.org - Saudi Arabia 08.20 / 05:16 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Yemeni officials loyal to former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, say Saudi Arabia has for the first time deployed troops to the southwestern port city of Aden, where Riyadh and its ally, the UAE, are vying for a…
  2. Binladin Group to resume expansion of Mecca Grand Mosque

    Islamtimes.org - Saudi Arabia 08.19 / 05:43 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Saudi construction conglomerate Binladin Group reportedly plans to restart a $26.6-billion project to expand the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, nearly two years after a deadly crane crash halted the development…
  3. Qatar worried about pilgrims’ safety in Saudi Arabia: FM

    Islamtimes.org - Saudi Arabia 08.19 / 03:46 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani says his country is concerned about the safety of its citizens in Saudi Arabia during the annual Hajj pilgrimage after Riyadh’s move to reopen its border with D…
  1. Trump hints decision on strategy for 17-year-old US war in Afghanistan

    Islamtimes.org - Yemen 08.20 / 04:09 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has hinted that his administration has come to a decision on a course of action regarding the country’s 17-year old war in Afghanistan, but offered no details following a meeting with his top national security advisers at the Camp David presidential retreat near W…
  1. Syrian Army, Hezbollah, Liberate new areas in Western Qalamoun

    Islamtimes.org - Syria 08.20 / 03:41 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Syrian Army units, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, advanced in Jurod Qara and al-Jarajir in western Qalamoun in Damascus Countryside after inflicting heavy losses on ISIS…
  2. Week in Review: Hezbollah Remains a Major Threat to Homeland Security

    Thetower.org - Syria 08.19 / 23:09 thetower.org
    Hezbollah: A Major Threat to Homeland Security The Iranian proxy group Hezbollah continues to be a major force for instability in the Middle East and poses a direct threat to the United States, domestically and abroad. Nicholas J. Rasmussen, head of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, recently assessed that Hezbollah has developed into one of “the most capable, [&…
  3. Embattled Trumps to skip top art awards

    En.zamanalwsl.net - Syria 08.19 / 22:08 en.zamanalwsl.net
    Donald and Melania Trump will skip one of America's top art awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, the White House announced Saturday in the latest sign of the president's growing isolation after one of the most disastrous weeks of his young administration.The decision -- which came after several…
  4. Scientist Hawking blames UK government for health service 'crisis'

    En.zamanalwsl.net - Syria 08.19 / 22:08 en.zamanalwsl.net
    Physicist Stephen Hawking found himself in a war of words with Britain's Conservative government after he said it had caused a crisis in the state-run National Health Service (NHS) and was leading it towards a profit-making U.S.-style system.Writing in the Guardian newspaper on Saturday, the…
  5. Rocking fees for smuggling from Syria to Lebanon

    En.zamanalwsl.net - Syria 08.19 / 22:08 en.zamanalwsl.net
    (Eqtsad)- From the time he learned he was going to be taken to the reserve army service in regime army, Imad, who is over thirty in stays inside a rented house in Jidaydat Artuz.Imad is not leaving his house at all for fear of detention and being taken to reserve army service. He also stopped…
  6. Mane strikes as Liverpool scrape 1-0 win over Palace

    En.zamanalwsl.net - Syria 08.19 / 22:08 en.zamanalwsl.net
    Liverpool ground out their first Premier League victory of the season after winger Sadio Mane scored an opportunistic goal to give them a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday.The pacy Mane took advantage of a double mistake by Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic and steered the ball…
  7. 'They're our neighbors': Hometown of Spain attack suspects in shock

    En.zamanalwsl.net - Syria 08.19 / 22:08 en.zamanalwsl.net
    In the Spanish border town of Ripoll, everyone knows each other -- making it all the more shocking to residents that extremists believed responsible for this week's deadly twin attacks lived among them."You are neighbours your entire life and they end up doing this," said Maria, a waitress in the…
  8. Preparations being made for new high-level Syria peace talks in Astana: Russia

    Islamtimes.org - Syria 08.19 / 07:44 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The Russian Foreign Ministry says preparations are being made by Russia, Iran, and Turkey, as well as the Syrian government and opposition, for a next round of high-level conflict resolution talks in Kazakhstan’s A…
  1. "In many ways, the two countries are mirror images of one another"

    Yourmiddleeast.com - United Arab Emirates 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    The Saudi and UAE effort goes to the heart of key issues with which the international community has been grappling for years: the definition of what and who is a terrorist and what are the limits of sovereignty and the right of states to chart their own course.It’s a battle that has pockmarked the Middle East and North Africa since World War Two, but kicked into high gear with the 2011 popular Arab revolts. Saudi Arabia and Little Sparta, a term used by some US officials to describe the U…
  2. An Extraordinary Island Adventure Awaits Guests At Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

    Arabiangazette.com - UAE 08.19 / 22:00 arabiangazette.com
    An Extraordinary Island Adventure Awaits Guests At Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts With its stunning white beach, exciting Arabian wildlife park and natural beauty, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts plays host to one of the most adventurous locations in the United Arab Emirates. The stunning surroundings of the largest natural island in Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas, combined with an exciting […] Arabian Gazette…
  1. After record five-month closure, Egypt opens Gaza crossing for five days

    972mag.com - Israel 08.19 / 22:00 972mag.com
    The five-month closure of the Rafah crossing was the longest since the blockade began in 2007, according to rights groups. The Israeli army recently added new restrictions for Palestinians hoping to leave Gaza. Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing this week for the first time in five months. Israel controls the only other way in…
  2. Who’s afraid of the Green Line?

    972mag.com - Israel 08.19 / 22:00 972mag.com
    The Green Line, the boundary between Israel and the Palestinian territories recognized by most of the world, has been all but erased by the Israeli education system. Rami Younis, also of +972 Magazine, talks to educators about how it happened, and what it…
  3. ISIS claims responsibility for Russia stabbing

    Jerusalemonline.com - Israel 08.19 / 22:00 jerusalemonline.com
    Today, eight people were stabbed by an armed man in Russia. Although Russian news outlets reported the attack wasnt terror related, ISIS later claimed responsibility for the…
  4. Netanyahu to meet with Putin to discuss Syrian cease-fire

    Jerusalemonline.com - Israel 08.19 / 22:00 jerusalemonline.com
    About a month after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly opposed the agreement between Moscow and Washington regarding the situation in Syria, Netanyahu and Putin have arranged to meet in Russia next week. The two leaders will discuss the latest developments and will work to ensure…
  5. IDF soldier lightly wounded in West Bank stabbing attack

    Jerusalemonline.com - Israel 08.19 / 22:00 jerusalemonline.com
    A 17-year-old Palestinian attempted to stab Border Police officers at a bus stop in Tapuach Junction in the West Bank: As the soldiers approached the terrorist to inspect him, the terrorist pulled out a knife and was neutralized by the soldiers immediately. The commanding officer sustained an…
  6. Finland attack possibly terror related, manhunt for Barcelona truck driver continues

    Jerusalemonline.com - Israel 08.19 / 22:00 jerusalemonline.com
    As Finland investigates yesterdays stabbing attack, in which 2 people were murdered, as an act of terrorism, Spain maintains its level 4 security alert. The manhunt for the Barcelona truck driver…
  7. Report: Lebanon attacks ISIS

    Jerusalemonline.com - Israel 08.19 / 22:00 jerusalemonline.com
    A Lebanese security official told Reuters news agency that the Lebanese Military opened an attack against ISIS on the border with Syria. Meanwhile, there are reports that Hezbollah and the Syrian military are attacking ISIS in…
  8. Richard Spencer tells Israelis ‘White Nationalism’ is akin to Zionism

    972mag.com - Israel 08.18 / 22:05 972mag.com
    The prominent white supremacist is given a platform on Israel’s top-rated news show, and the host doesn’t once challenge his anti-Semitism or hateful views. By +972 Magazine Staff Israel’s most popular prime-time television news show gave white supremacist Richard Spencer a platform to try and convince Jewish Israelis that White Nationalism is analogous to Zionism, […
  1. Increasing Wheeling Fees a Set Back for Renewables Sector-EDAMA

    Venturemagazine.me - Jordan 08.19 / 23:10 venturemagazine.me
    Sustainability NGO EDAMA slammed a proposed increase in wheeling charges of up to 400 percent as an unjustifiable move that aims to obstruct renewable energy projects. The government is currently considering hiking wheeling charges from 1.1 piasters to 4.5 piasters,... The post Increasing Wheeling Fees a Set Back for Renewables Sector-EDAMA appeared first on Venture…
  2. US Defense Secretary to visit Jordan next Monday

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 08.19 / 22:07 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will begin a five-day trip to the Middle East and Europe tomorrow, defense officials announced today. The trip is intended to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to strategic partnerships, the officials said.Mattis will begin his engagements Aug. 21…
  3. Army chief receives Iraqi Defense Minister

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 08.19 / 21:56 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat, on Saturday, received Iraqi Defense Minister Irfan Mahmoud al-Hayali and his accompanying delegation.During the meeting, Freihat and al-Hayali discussed the latest regional and international developments…
  4. Normal summer conditions forecast over next three days

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 08.19 / 21:56 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Normal summer conditions are expected to continue on Saturday, with temperatures hovering around their annual average reaching during daytime 33 degrees Celsius in most areas except in Aqaba, where they will jump to 41, the Jordan Meteorological Department(JMD) said in its daily…
  5. Recent elections a milestone in reform process, says PM

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 08.19 / 21:56 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Friday, said the recent local and decentralization polls were a milestone in the comprehensive reform process in Jordan.Speaking to 60 Minutes program, Mulki said Jordanian are exercising their franchise, at the same time where other regional countries…
  6. King calls Spanish monarch, condemns Barcelona attack

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 08.19 / 21:56 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Friday made a phone call with Spanish Monarch Felipe VI, to denounce as heinous the terrorist attack that took place yesterday in the city of Barcelona.The King reiterated Jordan’s solidarity with Spain in its fight against terrorism.King A…
  7. Jordan condemns Barcelona terrorist attack

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 08.19 / 11:55 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Jordan has strongly condemned a terrorist attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona, which claimed lives of 13 persona and left scores others wounded, when a van rammed into a crowd of people.Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and Government Spokesman Mohammed Al…
  8. Turkish president to arrive in Amman Monday

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 08.19 / 11:55 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make an official visit to Jordan next Monday for talks with His Majesty King Abdullah II on bilateral ties and regional developments.Erdogan's visit coincides with the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Jordan and…
  1. Bibi to meet Putin amid Syrian army advances

    Islamtimes.org - Palestine 08.20 / 08:20 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday in the face of the Syrian army advances against militants, including those backed by Tel…
  2. Israel Strikes Hamas Bases in Gaza Following Rocket Attack Targeting Ashkelon

    Thetower.org - Hamas 08.20 / 08:05 thetower.org
    The Israel Air Force (IAF) struck two Hamas targets last night in response to a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. The rocket landed in an open area, believed to be a building site, without causing casualties. Warning sirens were sounded in both Ashkelon and the nearby Hof Ashkelon Regional Council shorty before 9 PM.…
  3. Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager over alleged stabbing

    Islamtimes.org - Palestine 08.20 / 03:59 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Israeli forces have shot and fatally wounded a Palestinian teenager in the northern part of the occupied West Bank over an alleged stabbing attack, police and medics…
  4. Focus on Ramallah, Geographically, Demographically, Politically

    Islamtimes.org - Palestine 08.19 / 09:05 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Palestine's Ramallah is the center of a region that in early 20th century took its current name. Before Palestine’s going under Britain’s mandate, Ramallah consisted of 5 villages and 3 tribes but then it became the center of a region that included 2 cities and 58 vil…
  5. The Israel Lobby vs the First Amendment

    Islamtimes.org - Palestine 08.19 / 09:05 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The adage goes, "Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it." Indeed, this is the very predicament in which the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) could soon find…
  6. More Israelis moving overseas than returning

    Islamtimes.org - Palestine 08.19 / 03:46 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - A new report shows that more Israelis are moving abroad for an extended period of time compared with the number of the Israelis who return to the occupied…
  7. Al-Araqib village: Palestinian Bedouins refuse to surrender 116 times

    Islamtimes.org - Palestine 08.19 / 03:16 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - On Aug. 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Araqib was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their…
  8. New York Times distorts reality of Israel's walls

    All the news that’s fit to omit. Isabel Kershner reports Israelis, rather than Palestinians, are “walled in.…
  1. Army Advances against IS in Border Battle, Pays Tribute to Spain Victims

    Naharnet.com - Lebanon 08.20 / 07:20 naharnet.com
    Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area. The army began its operation in the mountainous outskirts of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa early on Saturday, and in the first day captured around 30 square kilometers of territory, a military spokesman…
  2. Lebanon Throws Support Behind Army as Offensive Against IS Begins

    Naharnet.com - Lebanon 08.19 / 10:32 naharnet.com
    Lebanon threw its support Saturday behind its army after it launched an offensive to eliminate Islamic State jihadists that have been operating for several years in an area close to the Syrian border in the east of the country. Lebanese nationals and politicians took to social media in a show of support for the army's…
  3. Armed Clashes Resume in Ain el-Hilweh after Calm Night

    Naharnet.com - Lebanon 08.19 / 10:02 naharnet.com
    Armed clashes renewed on Saturday in the southern Palestinian Refugee Camp of Ain el-Hilweh, heavy gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades were heard, the National News Agency reported. The fighting intensified in al-Fawqani street, NNA…
  4. Lebanese Leaders Throw Support Behind Army

    Naharnet.com - Lebanon 08.19 / 08:23 naharnet.com
    Lebanon threw its support Saturday behind its army after it launched an offensive to eliminate Islamic State jihadists that have been operating for several years in an area close to the Syrian border in the east of the country. Lebanese nationals and politicians took to social media in a show of support for the army's…
  5. Army Command: No Coordination with Hizbullah or Syrian Army in Offensive

    Naharnet.com - Lebanon 08.19 / 07:43 naharnet.com
    The Lebanese Army stressed on Saturday that there has been “no coordination with Hizbullah or the Syrian military” in its offensive against the Islamic State group, as it assured that the troops are confident that they “will win the battl…
  6. Aoun to Front Commander in Outskirts: We are Looking Forward to Victory

    Naharnet.com - Lebanon 08.19 / 07:02 naharnet.com
    President Michel Aoun followed up on the army's launching of a military offensive against the Islamic State group in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa from the Ministry of…
  7. Lebanese army launches anti-terror operation near Syrian border

    Islamtimes.org - Lebanon 08.19 / 06:04 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The Lebanese military has launched an offensive against Daesh terrorists in eastern Lebanese territory along the border with…
  8. Lebanon army discovers US-made weapons cache left by Nusra terrorists

    Islamtimes.org - Lebanon 08.19 / 05:43 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The Lebanese army has discovered a weapons cache left behind by defeated militants from the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terror group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in the northeast of the…
  1. Chinese investors launch Oman industrial project

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    Chinese investors signed a deal last year to finance a series of industrial projects on the nearly 12 square-kilometre (5 -square-mile) site on the Indian ocean, 550 kilometres (340 miles) south of the capital Muscat.The first stage of the project is worth $3.2 billion (three billion euros) according to the project's…
  2. Omanis vote in municipal elections

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    Ruled by Sultan Qaboos since 1970, Oman has made tentative steps in recent years towards reform, though political parties remain banned.In 1994 it became the first Gulf monarchy to give the vote to women and in 2011 Qaboos decreed that elections be held for municipal…
  3. Kerry in Oman for Yemen peace talks

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    ONA news agency said Kerry will be in the Gulf sultanate for two days, in one of his last trips as secretary of state before President Barack Obama's administration ends on January 20.He is scheduled to hold talks on Monday with Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi and to meet ruler Sultan…
  4. From pariahs to pets: dogs find a home in Oman

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Oman 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    They may be man's best friend to millions around the globe, but in the Islamic world dogs have traditionally been shunned because tradition holds that they are unclean.In a suburb of Muscat, a 35-room "hotel" with a difference stands as a testament to the turnaround in pooch fortunes in the Gulf…
  5. 8 killed in Haima road accident

    Muscatdaily.com - Oman 08.20 / 05:04 muscatdaily.com
    The dead included six nationals and two…
  6. 63.1% rise in commercial registrations in Q1 of 2017

    Muscatdaily.com - Oman 08.19 / 19:57 muscatdaily.com
    MoCI has announced that 7,498 trademarks, commercial authorisations and commercial agencies were registered in the first quarter of this…
  7. Sultanate announces educational scholarships for Indian students

    Muscatdaily.com - Oman 08.19 / 19:57 muscatdaily.com
    The completed application form along with a cover letter should be sent to the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on or before August…
  8. 50,996 Omani tourists avail Indian e-visa facility

    Muscatdaily.com - Oman 08.19 / 19:46 muscatdaily.com
    As many as 50,996 Omani tourists availed the e-visa facility to visit India between January and July this…
  1. Kuwaiti opposition leader freed from prison

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Kuwait 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    Barrak, 61, walked free from Kuwait's central prison to a frenzied reception by relatives and supporters who broke through a security cordon and surrounded his vehicle.The former lawmaker, who served six consecutive terms from 1999 to 2012, openly criticised the government upon his…
  1. Bahrain police raid targets Shiite cleric's supporters

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Bahrain 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    Security forces intervened in the village of Diraz, west of the capital, where protesters have been staging sit-ins since authorities revoked Sheikh Isa Qassim's citizenship in June.He is accused of sowing sectarian divisions in the Shiite-majority Gulf archipelago, home to the US Fifth…
  2. Bahrain court hears Twitter 'evidence' against activist

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Bahrain 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    They submitted an "expert report" that they said confirmed Rajab was in charge of his Twitter account where allegedly offensive tweets were posted, the source said.The defence, for its part, reiterated it case that Rajab was not in control of his account at the time the tweets were…
  3. Hope, and fear, as US Gulf allies look to Trump

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Bahrain 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    Still fuming after the nuclear agreement was brokered over their objections, Saudi Arabia and its fellow Sunni Arab states in the Gulf hope Trump will rebalance ties at the expense of their regional rival Tehran.Washington's traditional allies in the Middle East are concerned, however, over the potential uncertainty of a radical move to go back on the deal with…
  4. British PM joins Gulf summit for post-Brexit trade talks

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Bahrain 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    Defence ties are also expected to loom high on the agenda as Britain builds a new naval base in Bahrain. Advocacy groups urged May to use the opportunity to raise human rights concerns too.She is the first British premier and the first woman to attend the annual summit of the six oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council…
  5. Saudi Arabia Occupying Two Bahraini Islands, Oilfield

    Islamtimes.org - Bahrain 08.19 / 23:06 islamtimes.org
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