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  1. ISIS accuses Mousl’s residents of treason

    02.19 / 18:09 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    A state of confusion dominated ISIS extremist group hours after the launch of military operations conducted by the Iraqi forces in cooperation with the International Coalition to liberate Mousl’s right bank, as the group closed the neighborhoods of the old city amid the spread of Combat detachment. Meanwhile, sources revealed that unidentified people set the fire on three headquarters related to the group in the western side of Mousl. Sources revealed that ISIS closed the old city p…
  2. Sharjah Ruler visits service projects in Al…

    02.19 / 18:09 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, visited several administrative and service projects in Al Hamriya area on Sunday. He began by visiting the premises of Al –Hamriyah Cooperative Association for Fishermen and met with the organisation’s board of the directors, congratulating them for establishing the organisation, which contributes to supporting fishermen and assisting their businesses. During the meeting, they discussed several iss…
  3. Sharjah Ruler inaugurates SAF’s new Hamriyah studios

    02.19 / 18:09 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah opened on Sunday, Sharjah Art Foundation’s, SAF, new Himriyah Studios in Al Hamriyah Area. Sheikh Sultan toured various sections of the new studios deemed a new architectural addition to SAF. He listened to a briefing on the new studios’ role in enhancing SAF’s activities and its interaction with the local art’s spectators Built on a land area of 1749 sqm, the new studios provide multi-functional arti…
  4. Turkish troops bombarded Aleppo’s northern and southern…

    02.19 / 17:54 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Turkish troops renewed its missile attacks on areas at Qabon district, as it is thought that they used Surface to surface missiles. The attack comes after similar attacks on Saturday against the same district. The Turkish attack coincided with bombardment from the governmental troops that used mortar shells. At least 16 persons have been killed during the massacre carried out by the governmental troops against the district, as it led to a large number of injuries. This number of those…
  5. Merkel: Islam not source of suicide

    02.19 / 17:25 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Islam itself is not the source of terrorism, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday during a speech at the Munich Security Conference where US Vice President Mike Pence was in the audience. She added that it was crucial to include Muslim countries in the fight against terrorism. “The joint fight against Islamic terrorism is one area where we have the same interests and we can work together,” Merkel said. She said Europe's ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was imp…
  6. Use of chemicaUse of chemical weapons in…

    02.19 / 16:56 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to militants in Syria, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons could never be condoned. Damascus this week rejected a recent Human Rights Watch report that said its military and allied forces had used chemical weapons during their capture of Aleppo last year. It instead accused anti-government fighters of using chemical weapons.  "The use of chemical weapons can never be condoned... Unfortunately the …
  7. European Union sees no Brexit U-turn now

    02.19 / 16:56 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Tony Blair wants fellow Britons to "rise up" and block or soften Brexit, but it may now be out of their hands -- many Europeans just want them to get on and get out. After their June referendum vote to quit the EU, stunned European leaders insisted Britons were welcome to change their minds. That may have encouraged those like ex-premier Blair who last week challenged Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to launch the process next month and exit in two years whatever the EU offers.  Yet …
  8. Mugabe says he is people's choice for…

    02.19 / 16:42 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Zimbabwe's people and the ruling ZANU-PF party see no viable alternative candidate to President Robert Mugabe for general elections in 2018, state media quoted him as saying on Sunday. "They want me to stand for elections, they want me to stand for elections everywhere in the party... The majority of the people feel that there is no replacement, successor who to them is acceptable, as acceptable as I am," he said in comments to state media ahead of his 93rd birthday this coming week.  "The …
  9. U.N. and others play down expectations for…

    02.19 / 16:42 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    The United Nations and other parties to Syrian peace efforts on Sunday softened any expectations of a major breakthrough at U.N.-led talks in Geneva next week, with U.S. policy on the crisis in disarray and its ties with Russia unclear. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura told the Munich Security Conference the lack of a clear U.S. position made resolving the complex issues of the six-year civil war far more complicated than his earlier mediation efforts for Iraq and Afghanistan.  "I can't tell …
  10. Australia and UAE to explore deeper defence…

    02.19 / 16:30 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will explore closer defence ties after a meeting on Sunday between a senior Australian government minister and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Australia's Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and Sheikh Mohammed, who is also Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met on the sidelines of the biennial International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi.  The two agreed to consider a …
  11. Mohamed bin Zayed receives Chiefs of Staff…

    02.19 / 16:30 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received separately General Abdul Rahman Al Banyan, Chief of the Joint Staff of Saudi Arabia, and Ahmed Gaid Salah, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army of Algeria and Vice-Minister of Defence. The meetings took place on the sidelines of the 13th edition of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) which commenced in Abu Dhabi…
  12. SpaceX launches rocket, completes relanding

    02.19 / 16:30 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a historic NASA launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, then succeeded in landing itself back on the ground nine minutes later. The rocket, which launched at 9:39am EST (1439 GMT), carried a cargo ship with about 5,500 pounds (2,500 kg) of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station (ISS).  After the launch, the rocket’s first stage separated, turned around and touched down on a landing pad at the nearby Cape Ca…
  13. Renzi defies foes, opens way for party…

    02.19 / 16:30 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday, opening the way for a leadership fight when he will take on foes who are threatening to rip apart the centre-left group. Battling for his political life, Renzi made clear he would seek re-election and warned that the PD's internal feuding was proving a gift to its main opponent in parliament, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.  Ten years after its foundation, the PD is on the …
  14. 39 killed as car bomb rips through…

    02.19 / 16:15 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president. The car was driven by a suicide bomber, said Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir district where the bombing happened.  "We carried 39 dead bodies and there were many others injured," Dr Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of the Aamin Ambulance Service, told Reuters. Madina hospital took in 47 injured people, Dr Mohamed …
  15. Zimbabwe would even vote for Mugabe’s corpse

    02.19 / 15:46 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    The wife of 92-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he would be the voters’ choice even after he dies, as she addressed supporters from the ruling ZANU-PF party. Grace Mugabe, who is seen as a successor to her ailing husband, ratcheted up her colorful rhetoric ahead of the election due next year. “One day when God decides that Mugabe dies, we will have his corpse appear as a candidate on the ballot paper,” Grace Mugabe told a party rally in Buhera, southeast of Harar…
  16. Court approves arrest of Samsung heir

    02.19 / 15:31 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    A South Korean court approved on Friday the arrest of a billionaire heir to Samsung accused of bribery and other charges in connection to a massive corruption scandal, a stunning decline for the princeling of South Korea’s richest family. The Seoul Central District Court’s decision to issue a warrant to arrest Lee Jae-yong, 48, a vice chairman at Samsung Electronics and the only son of Samsung chair Lee Kun-hee. The arrest of Samsung’s de facto leader will likely shock the business commu…
  17. Civil Defence put on alert after rainstorms…

    02.19 / 14:45 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Civil Defense forces in Asir continued their rescue efforts Tuesday of several people stranded due to floods. Flooding in the region caused road closures and the launch of warning sirens in Abha dam area.  Civil Defense authorities said that rescue teams in Abha city saved several people whose cars were submerged in water. No injuries were reported. Many schools were closed following the severe rainstorms.  Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid has directed the Emergency and Civil Defense C…
  18. Saudi Arabia, Turkey have identical views on…

    02.19 / 14:45 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Ties between the Kingdom and Turkey are set to scale new heights as their interests align on key regional issues following talks between King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here Tuesday. The summit at Al-Yamamah Palace also focused on bilateral subjects covering political, security and commercial fields. The talks ahead of the UN-sponsored Syria peace dialogue, have added significance in terms of efforts that have been directed to reach a political solution to the…
  19. Japan eager to see Saudi karate players…

    02.19 / 14:31 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    Japanese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Norihiro Okuda received representatives of General Authority for Sports and Saudi Sports Federations to his residence and highlighted bilateral cooperation in sports fields under the Joint Saudi-Japanese Group for Vision 2030. From Saudi side, Mansour Al-Mansour, deputy president of General Authority for Sports and Prince Khalid bin Bandar, executive director of international relations, attended on behalf of the President, Prince Abdullah bin Musaid…
  20. 69 attackers killed in clearance after Oct.…

    02.19 / 14:03 en.arabstoday.net En.arabstoday.net - Politics
    A total of 69 attackers were killed during area clearance operations between Oct. 9 and Feb. 9 in northern Myanmar, according to statistics of the State Counselor's office released on Sunday. About 20 clashes between government security forces and the attackers occurred during the period following the Oct. 9 incident. During the clashes, the attackers killed 13 civilians and burned down 10 houses. A total of 585 attackers have been arrested and some are under investigation. Among them, 39…