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Germany Deports Associate of Sept. 11 Hijackers

Germany Deports Associate of Sept. 11 Hijackers

Germany deported on Monday an associate of the September 11 hijackers after he completed most of his 15-year jail sentence. Moroccan Mounir El Motassadeq was detained for helping organize the 2001 attacks on US targets, authorities said on Monday. Handed the maximum sentence of 15 years in 200

Egyptian President Arrives in Russia

Egyptian President Arrives in Russia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Russia on Monday on an official visit. The visit is aimed at bolstering ties between the two countries. Sisi is set to meet President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as well as other meetings in the presence of ministers and officials from both co

Trump Says Brunson's Release a ‘Tremendous Step’ Forward in US-Turkey Ties

US pastor Andrew Brunson returned to the United States after being detained in Turkey for two years on terror-related charges. He was received by US President Donald Trump at the White House hours after he arrived in Washington. Trump thanked Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for "making

Leaders of Egypt, Greece, Cyprus Pledge to Strengthen Cooperation in Energy, Terrorism

Leaders of Egypt, Greece, Cyprus Pledge to Strengthen Cooperation in Energy, Terrorism

The leaders of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus reiterated on Wednesday the importance of boosting joint cooperation, particularly in the fields of energy, natural gas exploration and the formation of a bulwark against extremism and terrorism. At the end of a tripartite summit - the sixth of its kind in

Surprise Resignation of US Ambassador to UN

Surprise Resignation of US Ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would consider selecting Goldman Sachs executive and former White House adviser Dina Powell as the next US ambassador to the United Nations, shutting down speculation he would push his daughter Ivanka for the post.

Spanish Court Convicts Doctor in Stolen Babies Case

Spanish Court Convicts Doctor in Stolen Babies Case

In a first-of-its-kind trial in cases on stolen babies during the rule of Dictator Franco between 1939 and 1975, a Spanish Court announced on Monday that a 85-year-old gynecologist was proved guilty in kidnapping a baby. The "stolen babies" phenomenon emerged after the oppression that followed th

Russian Intelligence Hacked UK-Based Islam Channel in 2015

Russian Intelligence Hacked UK-Based Islam Channel in 2015

Dozens of British Muslims have been left in shock after Russian military intelligence agents launched a 2015 cyber-attack on UK-based TV station the Islam Channel, channel owner Mohamed Ali Harrath told Asharq Al-Awsat. The incident at the time gave Kremlin-backed hackers complete control over th

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