Friday, 06 December, 2019
Turkey says 'not intimated' after Trump threatens economic devastation
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey will not be intimidated by US President Donald Trump's threat to “devastate" its economy if Ankara attacked Kurdish militants in Syria.
Egypt mulls breaking two-term limit for President Sisi

Yemen warring sides agree to reopen Sana'a airport
Yemen's warring parties have reportedly agreed to reopen the airport in the capital Sana'a, which was shuttered last year after numerous attacks by Saudi Arabia.
Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians in al-Quds, West Bank
The Israeli military has killed three Palestinians, including two members of the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement, in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.
Yemen war: UN asks both sides to leave Hudaydah
The United Nations has proposed that both parties to the Yemen conflict pull out of Hudaydah, and that an interim entity be set up to run the embattled port city, a lifeline for millions of people in the war-torn country.
Netanyahu threats Hizbullah with 'unimaginable blows'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned that the Lebanese Hizbullah militia will be dealt "unimaginable blows" if it resists Israel's recent operation to destroy cross-border tunnels.
Palestinian child succumbs to Israeli gunfire wounds
A Palestinian child has died four days after being shot by Israeli military forces during clashes between Israeli troopers and a group of Palestinian protesters participating in an anti-occupation rally along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied territories.
‘Saudis gave green light to Arafat’s assassination’
A former senior adviser to Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), has said that Arafat's death was not natural and he was actually assassinated, with Saudi Arabia approving the decision to assassinate him.
Yemen’s Houthis reject Hudaydah handover proposal
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has strongly rejected demands by its rival group, the country’s former Saudi-backed government, to hand over the port city of Hudaydah and to inspect flights to Sana’a airport.
Yemen's Houthis, Saudis reach prisoner exchange deal
A Houthi official says the Saudi-led coalition and militants fighting on its behalf in Yemen have signed a UN-brokered deal for exchanging prisoners with the Houthi Ansarullah movement, prior to the peace negotiations due to be launched in Sweden.
Saudi crown prince snubbed in Algeria, delays Jordan visit amid Khashoggi crisis
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly postponed a planned visit to Jordan after getting the cold shoulder in Algeria, where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika scrapped a meeting with him, citing flu.
UN warns humanitarian crisis in Yemen to deteriorate next year
The United Nations says the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, already the worst in the world, will deteriorate in 2019, nearly four years after a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia invaded the impoverished country and began an intense campaign of airstrikes and ground attacks which are still ongoing.
Saudi prince was in constant touch with Khashoggi hit-squad boss: WSJ report
In the hours leading up to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing, Saudi Arabia's crown prince sent at least 11 messages to his closest advisor who was charged with overseeing the murder, the Wall Street Journal said Saturday quoting a CIA assessment.
Hamas condemns US push for pro-Israel resolution
Hamas has written to the UN, condemning "aggressive" attempts by the US to pass a resolution against the resistance movement, urging the world body to end Tel Aviv's “abhorrent” occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Turkish police search villas in Khashoggi murder case
Police are searching two villas in the Turkish northwestern province of Yalova in relation to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to state media.
Hamas warns Arabs against warming up to Israel
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has strongly warned the Arab world against “restoring” ties with Israel, saying all efforts have to be directed at preventing the occupying regime from “infiltrating” the Muslim world.
Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay
A prominent Saudi royal on Saturday said that whether or not heads of state gathered in Argentina next week for the Group of 20 (G20) summit warmly engage with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he is someone "that they have to deal with".
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PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said that the international financial support being given to Pakistan by friendly countries is welcome, but no "foreign force" can prevent the economic slide the country appeared to be heading towards because of PTI government's policies.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Monday in Riyadh, where he is visiting for talks on a range of Middle East crises, topped by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, threats from Iran and the Saudi response to the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi last year.
India's Hindu nationalist-led government is splashing out on a religious megafest, spending unprecedented sums as part of a strategy to focus on the country's majority Hindu population ahead of a general election due this year.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday assailed an audit member of the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) for the body's "sluggish" investigation in the case against 44 politically exposed individuals or their benamidars who own properties abroad.

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America’s fingerprints are all over the war in Yemen, the New York Times said on Wednesday.
Torn between preventing Pakistan from going nuclear and fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, the United States appears to have decided that pushing the Russians out of Kabul was more important, shows a set of documents released by the US State Department.
A group advocating the cause of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims says a generation of the Muslims may be lost due to a lack of education for children and the youth at camps for the displaced in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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