Tag Archives: Western Asia

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

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine: Interpol on Twitter

LYON, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Palestine joined Interpol as a member state on Wednesday (September 27), a move opposed by Israel, in a vote at the international police organisation’s general assembly in Beijing, Interpol said. 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

26Sep/17

Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

DUBAI, UAE (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Dubai on Monday (September 25) showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.
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09Sep/17

Egyptian archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old tomb of goldsmith

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived more than 3,000 years ago, unearthing statues, mummies and jewellery in the latest major find near the Nile city of Luxor. Continue reading

06Aug/17

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al-Jazeera

JERUSALEM (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS – Israel plans to revoke the press credentials of Al-Jazeera TV journalists, close their Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station’s broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday (August 6). Continue reading

06Aug/17

Another Dubai tower catches fire in three days – media

DUBAI, UAE (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Another tower in Dubai caught fire on Sunday morning (August 6), the second in three days, but the fire was extinguished soon, emergency services told national media. Continue reading

02Jul/17

Qatar says demands are ‘made to be rejected’

ROME, ITALY / DOHA AND ABU SAMRA, QATAR-SAUDI ARABIA BORDER, QATAR / ANKARA, TURKEY
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Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha’s foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

29Apr/17

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkey blocks access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.
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