Middle East

Saudi Arabia gives activist eight-year jail term

Amnesty International says a court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a human rights activist to eight years in prison under a law that, according to the rights group, aims to ...

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Lebanon Army detains top ISIS commanders in Arsal

Lebanon has arrested a senior commander of the ISIS Takfiri group in the country’s northeastern region near the border with Syria, local media report. Lebanon’s National News Agency said the ...

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Blasts kill at least 120 in western Syria: Monitor

Seven bomb explosions have rocked the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh in western Syria, leaving at least 121 people dead, a London-based monitor says. In Jableh, the attacks took the ...

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Yemeni President ready to resume settlement talks

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi confirmed his readiness to bring the government delegation back to the negotiation table of the talks aimed at reaching peace in the country, UN ...

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Nasrallah hails Hezbollah slain military commander

The leader of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, heaps praise on the movement’s military commander Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in Syria last week, saying he was a front-runner ...

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Houthis slam Saudi-backed delegation for suspending Yemen talks

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has strongly criticized the Saudi-backed delegation for withdrawing from peace talks in Kuwait. Hamza al-Houthi, head of the Houthi delegation to the UN-sponsored talks, said Wednesday ...

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