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Ahed Tamimi’s father tells Al Arabiya why he released Israeli harassment video

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

After a video emerged showing two Israeli interrogators threatening Ahed al-Tamimi, the now iconic face of the Palestinian revolution, with harassment, her father Bassem al-Tamimi sheds light on the story. Speaking to Al Arabiya.net, the 16-year-old’s father explained that the purpose behind spreading the video is to show the young girl’s power, her patience to resist and her courage. He also said that the interrogators attempted to orally harass her to break her, in turn, forcing ...

Eurocontrol cautions airlines about possible air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment. Russia and the United States tangled on Tuesday at the United Nations over the use of chemical ...

Trump and allies mull possible joint response in Syria

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Trump administration officials consulted with global allies Tuesday on a possible joint military response to Syria’s alleged poison gas attack, as President Donald Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump spoke with other world leaders, and other US officials said the US, France and Britain were in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week. None of ...

Macron invites Lebanon PM Hariri to meeting, dinner with Saudi Crown Prince

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to join him for talks and dinner Tuesday at the Elysee Palace with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Macron’s office said. “Before the official diner, the three leaders will briefly discuss subjects linked to stability in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism, and economic and cultural cooperation,” the French statement said.  

Syria invites OPCW to investigate alleged chemical attack in Douma

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Syrian government has invited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to send a team to investigate allegations of a chemical attack in the eastern Ghouta town of Douma, state media reported on Tuesday. "Syria is keen on cooperating with the OPCW to uncover the truth behind the allegations that some western sides have been advertising to justify their aggressive intentions," state news agency SANA said, quoting an official source in the Foreign Ministry.

Moscow calls for meeting with Israeli ambassador after T4 Airbase strike

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Israeli ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry to discuss developments in Syria following an air strike that Moscow and the Syrian regime have accused Israel of launching, a senior Russian diplomat said. The Russian military said that Israeli fighter jets launched an air strike on Monday at T4 Airbase in central Syria, killing at least 14 people, including Iranians. Israel has not commented on the raid so far. Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian presidential ...

Seven Iranian military personnel were killed in strike on Syrian air base

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Seven Iranian military personnel were killed in Sunday's air strike on a Syrian air base, Tasnim news agency said, almost double the number originally reported. Syria's government and its ally Iran have accused Israel of carrying out the attack on the Tiyas, or T-4, air base near Homs - something that Israel has not confirmed or denied. The bodies of the Iranians, described as military advisers, had been flown back to Iran and funerals would take place later on Tuesday, Tasnim said. Earlier ...

Houthi militia transfers case file on Saleh’s ‘high treason’ to prosecution

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Legal and human rights sources said the Houthi militia transferred the case file of former late President Ali Abdullah Saleh and a number of his relatives to the state security prosecution in Sanaa, which the Houthis control, to investigate them over accusations of high treason. The case file includes accusations against Saleh, his children, nephews and relatives in addition to General People's Congress Party official Ali al-Shater and the party’s financial chief Fouad al-Kameem. ...

Saudi envoy to US: Syria chemical attack is continuation of Assad, Iran crimes

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, said on Tuesday that the kingdom strongly condemns the chemical attack on Douma this week, in which medical aid groups said entire families were killed by poisonous gas. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strongly condemns the chemical attack carried out by the Assad regime in Douma, Syria. The international community must react to this barbaric act against civilians and uphold its responsibilities ...

Saad Hariri tweets picture with Saudi Crown Prince, King Mohammed of Morocco

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri on Monday evening tweeted a picture showing him with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The picture has been doing the rounds on social media since then. Besides Hariri and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the photo also shows King Mohammad VI of Morocco.  

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