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Russian president slams West's policies in Middle east

Russian president slams West's policies in Middle east

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Western countries for their policies in the Middle East and North Africa on Friday. Read more

Washington: We are monitoring reports of Russian military intervention in Syria

Washington: We are monitoring reports of Russian military intervention in Syria

The US is closely monitoring reports that Russia is sending military troops and fighter jets to Syria, warning that supporting Assad’s regime is “both destabilizing and counterproductive”, a White House spokesperson said yesterday. Read more

Iraqi official: International coalition provides Anbar tribesmen with US-made weapons

Iraqi official: International coalition provides Anbar tribesmen with US-made weapons

The international coalition has distributed US-made weapons to tribesmen in Anbar province in preparation for their battle against the Islamic State, an Iraqi official has said. Read more

Abadi makes 90% cuts in the number of guards for officials

Abadi makes 90% cuts in the number of guards for officials

The number of guards charged with protecting officials will be cut by 90 per cent, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced yesterday. Read more

Erekat and Meshaal to meet in Qatar to discuss PNC meeting

Erekat and Meshaal to meet in Qatar to discuss PNC meeting

The secretary of the PLO’s Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat is to meet the head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal in the Qatari capital of Doha, a senior Palestinian official has revealed. Read more

Hamas: PA and Israel are behind anti-Hamas Daesh video

Hamas: PA and Israel are behind anti-Hamas Daesh video

The Palestinian Authority and Israeli intelligence services are behind messages in which Daesh members make threats against Hamas and accuse it of blasphemy, a senior Hamas leader has said. Read more

Tunisia tourism minister says country lost one million tourists this year

Tunisia tourism minister says country lost one million tourists this year

Tunisia’s Minister of Tourism Salma Lummi said on Thursday that the number of tourists who visited the country this year up to the end of August reached nearly 3 million tourists, registering a decline of one million tourists compared to the same period of 2014. Read more

Hamas: Israel foiled Blair's efforts to consolidate the ceasefire

Hamas: Israel foiled Blair's efforts to consolidate the ceasefire

Israel is to blame for the failure of former Middle East Peace Envoy Tony Blair’s attempts to consolidate the ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Tel Aviv, a member of the Palestinian resistance movement said. Read more

Pentagon: 4 US, 2 international peacekeepers injured by IED in Sinai

Pentagon: 4 US, 2 international peacekeepers injured by IED in Sinai

Four Americans and two international peacekeepers have been injured in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by an improvised bomb, the Pentagon said Thursday. Read more

Refugees’ plight exposes the moral degeneration of modern politics

Refugees’ plight exposes the moral degeneration of modern politics

David Cameron’s hard-line refusal to take more refugees from the Middle East is dismaying, especially after the distressing image of a lifeless Syrian child, refused asylum by Canada and washed up on a Turkish tourist beach captured global attention. Thousands of people are calling for Britain to do more. Read more

Palestinian foreign minister warns Israel that its plans in Jerusalem will lead to religious war in the region

Palestinian foreign minister warns Israel that its plans in Jerusalem will lead to religious war in …

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki warned on Thursday that Israeli plans to impose a temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa Mosque will lead to religious war in the region. Read more

119 Brotherhood supporters jailed in Egypt

119 Brotherhood supporters jailed in Egypt

Some 119 Muslims Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to between 10 years and life in Egypt yesterday on charges of violence and burning a church in 2013. Read more

PSC calls for protests against Netanyahu's visit to UK

PSC calls for protests against Netanyahu's visit to UK

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has called for a mass protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to London next week. Read more

Jordanian parties criticise election law

Jordanian parties criticise election law

More than 20 Jordanian parties on Wednesday criticised the new election law for 2015, which was announced by the government two days ago. The government said that it adopted the election law of 1989, Quds Press reported. Read more

Egypt will not stop importing gas from Israel after discovery of Zohr gas field

Egypt will not stop importing gas from Israel after discovery of Zohr gas field

Arabs48.com reported Reuters as saying on Wednesday, that Egypt's Petroleum Minister Sharif Ismail has played down Israeli fears that Egypt might end potential Israeli-Egyptian deals to export Israeli gas to Egypt. Read more

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