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Yemeni prime minister meets leaders of the Islah Party in Riyadh

Yemeni prime minister meets leaders of the Islah Party in Riyadh

Yemeni Vice President and Prime Minister Khalid Bahah today met with leaders of the Islah Party in an effort to mend their relationship, the government’s official news agency Sabaa reported. Read more

Sisi’s attempts to rehabilitate Assad... A different tune to the Gulf

Sisi’s attempts to rehabilitate Assad... A different tune to the Gulf

The statement made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in which he stressed that the security coordination with the Egyptian intelligence did not stop, not even during the term of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi,, coincided with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi’s visit to Russia. During his visit, he met ... Read more

Jordan’s warns Israel following violations at Al-Aqsa

Jordan’s warns Israel following violations at Al-Aqsa

Jordan will not tolerate any attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque as it is under the kingdom’s guardianship, the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Hayel Dawood warned yesterday. Read more

Yemeni Foreign Minister announces Sanaa about to be liberated

Yemeni Foreign Minister announces Sanaa about to be liberated

Yemeni Foreign Minister Riad Yassin stressed on Thursday that the expulsion of Houthi and Ali Saleh militias from the province of Taiz will pave the way for government forces to regain control of the capital Sanaa. Read more

Hamas calls for boycott of Palestine National Council meeting

Hamas calls for boycott of Palestine National Council meeting

Hamas has called for the various Palestinian factions not to participate in the Palestinian National Council session that will be held in mid-September. Read more

Egyptian government to stop exporting rice from next September

Egyptian government to stop exporting rice from next September

The Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to stop exporting all kinds of rice starting from the first of September. Only the export of broken rice will be allowed in accordance with Ministerial Resolution 601 of 2009, as amended. Read more

Hezbollah and Christian allies boycott Lebanese government meeting

Hezbollah and Christian allies boycott Lebanese government meeting

The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and its Christian political allies have boycotted a cabinet meeting yesterday, highlighting the growing political tension that has paralysed the country's national unity government led by Prime Minister Tammam Salam. Read more

Judicial committee recommends continued ban on Muslim Brotherhood

Judicial committee recommends continued ban on Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian judicial committe has recommended continuing the ban on the Muslim Brotherhood that was supported by a decision from the Ministry of Social Solidarity. Read more

The noose tightens on freedom of speech in Jordan

The noose tightens on freedom of speech in Jordan

When Jordan broadened its anti-terror law last year, critics warned that it could be used to silence opposition. The law expanded the definition of "terrorism" to include any act meant to create sedition, harm property, injure international relations, or to use the internet or media outlets to promote terrorist thinkin... Read more

Syria criticises UN chief following report

Syria criticises UN chief following report

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Bashar Al-Jaafari yesterday launched a sharp attack on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his monthly report to the UN Security Council accusing him of being biased. Read more

El-Baradei causes controversy with two tweets on Egypt and Syria

El-Baradei causes controversy with two tweets on Egypt and Syria

Mohamed El-Baradei, former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and former vice president of Egypt, caused controversy yesterday after tweeting about Egypt and Syria. Read more

Arab League condemns Israeli attempts to outlaw Aqsa supporters

Arab League condemns Israeli attempts to outlaw Aqsa supporters

The Arab League yesterday denounced the Israeli government’s attempts to outlaw groups supporting Al-Aqsa Mosque. Read more

Scottish activists lead the way on BDS

Scottish activists lead the way on BDS

VIDEOLiberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Thursday that this year, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe did not host a single Israeli act for the first time in years. Read more

Israeli army seeks harsh new sanctions against deserters

Israeli army seeks harsh new sanctions against deserters

The Israeli army is moving to legislate new, wide-ranging sanctions against deserters, including a ban on obtaining a driver’s license, passport, and ID card. Read more

US Syrian envoy to meet foreign officials to end crisis

US Syrian envoy to meet foreign officials to end crisis

The U.S. announced Thursday that its top Syrian envoy will meet with officials in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland during the next few days to find an end to the Syrian conflict based on the Geneva Communique. Read more

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