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Saudi Ambassador to US Hails Saada Leaders for Standing against Houthis

Saudi Ambassador to US Hails Saada Leaders for Standing against Houthis

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid bin Salman hailed on Tuesday the stances of the tribal leaders of Yemen’s Saada region for standing against the Iran-backed Houthis. He said in a series of tweets: “Today, leaders of Saada, the home of the Houthis, called for the continuation of

Israel Passes Law to Ban State, Military Critics From Schools

Israel Passes Law to Ban State, Military Critics From Schools

Israel’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday that could see groups critical of government policies toward the Palestinians banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils. Critics of the law, which passed with 43 votes in favor and 24 against in the 120-seat Knesset, said it was a bl

Israel Sentences Palestinian to 9 Years for Moving Turkish Funds to Hamas

Israel’s Beersheba court sentenced the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency’s (TIKA) representative in the blockaded Gaza Strip prisoner Mohammad Mortaji to nine years in prison. The court issued the sentence based on charges that he transferred donations from a Turkish relief organization

‘Restricted’ Immunity to High Ranking Officers in Egypt

‘Restricted’ Immunity to High Ranking Officers in Egypt

The Egyptian Parliament has passed a draft-law to give senior military officers “restricted” immunity from prosecution and diplomatic status when traveling abroad. The bill was endorsed by a majority of parliamentarians with only eight MPs in the 596-seat assembly voting against it. It would c

Arab Coalition: Houthis in Yemen Have Marginalized Segments of Society

Arab Coalition: Houthis in Yemen Have Marginalized Segments of Society

The Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen condemned on Monday the Iran-backed Houthi militias for tampering with the capabilities of Yemen and marginalizing the segments of its society, reported the Saudi Press Agency. Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki stressed th

Iraq Protests Continue for Second Week

Iraq Protests Continue for Second Week

Protests over unemployment and poor public services continued in Iraq for a second day on Monday, amid a mounting death toll as demonstrations took a violent turn. Thousands of people rallied in fresh protests Monday in the eastern province of Diyala and the southern city of Nasiriyah, according

Turkey Denies YPG’s Complete Withdrawal from Syria’s Manbij

Turkey Denies YPG’s Complete Withdrawal from Syria’s Manbij

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has not completely withdrawn from Syria’s Manbij, said the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday, as the leaders of Turkey and the United States discussed their roadmap on the northern town. Ankara and Washington reached a deal last month over the town aft

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