Sunday 7th of June 2020
Syrian woman says Turkey sent her sons to fight for Libya’s GNA with ‘empty promises’
A displaced Syrian mother has revealed how Turkey used ‘false promises’ to persuade her sons and other men to travel to Libya and fight alongside the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA)...
Iranians call out Khamenei’s hypocrisy after speech on US protests
Iranians have launched a hashtag in recent days against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after he attacked the US government for the police killing of George Floyd, reminding him of the Iranians...
Apple to reopen Dubai, Abu Dhabi stores June 8 following coronavirus closures
Apple is set to reopen its three stores across the United Arab Emirates on Monday, June 8, after more than two months of closure due to coronavirus restrictions, according to an official spokesperson.
Facebook removes almost 200 hate group, white supremacy accounts
Facebook has removed nearly 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups that planned to encourage members to attend protests over police killings of black people — in some cases with we...
Coronavirus: Wedding party in Iran caused spike in cases, says President Rouhani
A wedding party contributed to a new surge in coronavirus infections in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday but insisted the country had no option but to keep its economy open despite warn...
Coronavirus: UAE announces 1 death, 624 new cases after conducting 44,000 tests
The United Arab Emirates confirmed one new death as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus on Friday, according to health officials, adding that 624 new cases were detected after 44,000 medical tests we...
UAE minister: Gulf has changed and cannot go back to what it was before Qatar crisis
“The Gulf cannot return to what it was before the Qatar crisis,” said UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on the third anniversary of the severing of ties with Qatar, stressing tha...
Coronavirus: Four repatriation flights arrive in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, Jeddah
Four repatriation flights bringing back Saudi Arabian citizens stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic arrived on Thursday in Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
UN extends 2011 arms embargo mandate to inspect Libya-bound ships
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously extended for a year a resolution authorizing the inspection of ships suspected of breaking a 2011 arms embargo on Libya.
Coronavirus response in Arab region gets interfaith funding
Coronavirus has spread around the world, impacting all countries and peoples, and now the COVID-19 response is also crossing borders – religious ones.
Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal: UN’s IAEA
The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency says Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers.
Afghanistan looking into deaths of three Afghans in Iran after car fire, police shots
The Afghan foreign ministry said on Friday it is looking into the death of three Afghan citizens in Iran after their vehicle caught fire and being shot at by the police in Yazd province on Thursday.