Tag Archives: Middle East

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Texas church shooting good samaritan hailed as hero says “I did what I thought was the right thing”

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 05, 2017) (NBC) – A good samaritan who was one of a pair of men that tracked down the alleged gunman who killed at least 26 worshippers and wounded 20 others with an assault rifle after storming a church in rural Texas on Sunday (November 5), said he was just doing what he thought was right.
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05Nov/17

Saudis back corruption probe arrests

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabian citizens reacted positively to the reports of 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers being detained by authorities on Saturday (November 4) Continue reading

27Sep/17

‘Women have the right to drive’ – Saudi announcement at UN

Speaking at the United Nations, Abdallah al-Mouallimi, the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, says a decree by the Saudi king allowing women to drive is ‘historic’. Continue reading

06Dec/16

Highlights of main world events in January and February 2016

Among the highlights of the main World news events for January and February 2016 are — Iranian protesters storm the Saudi embassy; North Korea tests hydrogen nuclear device; the world’s most wanted drug boss is arrested; legendary rock star David Bowie dies; tourists are killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul; Islamist gunmen storm hotel in Burkina Faso; Iran releases American prisoners; sanctions are lifted on Iran; WHO declares emergency over Zika virus; more than a 100 killed in Taiwan quake; dozens killed in train crash in Germany kills; Syrian government launches offensive in Aleppo and a charity hospital is bombed in Idlib.

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13Jan/16
Suicide attack, Hatred, Jostein Nielsen, Turkey, Istanbul, Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet square

“Love can conquer hatred” – Norwegian Istanbul blast victim

A Norwegian man injured in the Istanbul suicide bomb attack says he has no hard feelings towards Turkey, and that love can conquer the hate that motivated the bomber.

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04Oct/15

Dubai announces multi-million dollar fund to help world’s poor

The ruler of Dubai unveils a multi-million dollar initiative to help fund development and humanitarian projects around the world, with a particular focus on the Middle East.
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01Oct/15

Immigrants appeal to Hungarians’ hearts via their stomachs

Ten Budapest restaurants showcase migrants’ national dishes in a bid to encourage tolerance.

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09Sep/15

Exhausted migrants wait in open field in Hungary after long trek via Greece and Serbia

Hundreds of migrants wait in an open field under the watchful eyes of Hungarian police, after crossing into Hungary from Serbia.

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06Sep/15

Miliband urges U.S. to play bigger role in refugee crisis

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says the U.S. should play a leadership role in helping deal with the refugee crisis engulfing Europe and the Middle East.

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