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Hariri Tribunal Preparing New Arrest Warrant against Ayyash

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) kicked off preparations to launch the public trials in the three cases related to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri by sending to the Lebanese judiciary a list of witnesses whose statements are requested by the court. “In

Kremlin Says Joe Biden Wrong in Naming Russia as Number One Threat

The Kremlin said on Monday that US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s assessment of Russia as the biggest threat to US national security was wrong and encouraged hatred of Russia. The comments come just over a week before Biden faces Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 US presidential ele

Saudi Senior Scholars: Insults to Prophets Serve Extremist Interests

The Saudi Council of Senior Scholars stressed on Sunday that the insult of prophets only serves the interests of extremists. In a statement, it said: “The extremists only want to spread hatred among mankind.” “It is the duty of wise people throughout the world to condemn such i

Global coronavirus death toll rises to 1,145,847

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,145,847 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by the media at 11:00 GMT on Saturday. At least 42,262,290 cases of coronavirus have been registered, of which at least 28,754,900 are

India: Muslim police officer dismissed for keeping a beard

Mayank Aggarwal Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have suspended a Muslim police officer for keeping a beard without permission. Sub inspector Intesar Ali, 46, was posted at Ramala police station in the Baghpat area of Uttar Pradesh state, which has been in news for the past month b

UN Chief Calls for Hezbollah’s Disarmament

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for “urgent reforms” in Lebanon, an end to corruption, and the swift formation of a new government. Hinting to Iran, the UN Secretary General urged the region’s countries to encourage Hezbollah to turn into a political party and to disa

Iran Denies Meddling in US Elections

A spokesman for Iran's mission to the United Nations denied on Thursday that Tehran had sought to meddle in the 2020 US presidential election. "Iran has no interest in interfering in the US election and no preference for the outcome," spokesman Alireza Miryousefi said in a statement. His denial

US to remove Sudan from terrorism blacklist

The United States will remove Sudan from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list after the country agreed to pay a $335 million settlement to victims of Al-Qaeda attacks on US embassies in 1998. US President Donald Trump tweeted the news of the deal yesterday after a Sudanese government source said

More Than 1,300 Inmates Escape From Prison in Eastern Congo

More than 1,300 inmates have escaped from the central prison of Beni in eastern Congo after an attack by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces, the town's mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Modeste Bakwanamaha said that one inmate had died in the attack on Kangbayi prison, according to The Associated Pre

Two Arabs, working for a bank, face court for embezzlement

The Dubai Public Prosecution referred to the criminal court, two Arab suspects working for a bank, for taking advantage of their job and seizing the money of the bank. Counselor Salem Ahmed Bin Khadim, First Chief Prosecutor at the Public Funds Prosecution in Dubai, said the first suspect, who wa

Iranian politician asks parliament to dismiss president

The head of the Iranian Commission of National-Security and Foreign-Policy, Mojtaba Zonnour, asked support from members of parliament to begin a dismissal investigation of President Hassan Rouhani. Zonnour made the request by claiming Rouhani is responsible for the problems in Iran. He said stud

Global Coronavirus Cases Surpass the 40 Million Milestone

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers o

US Condemns Turkey over Test of Russian S400 System

The United States on Friday condemned Turkey after it reportedly carried out its first test of a highly advanced Russian air defense system in defiance of US warnings. The Turkish army conducted the test firing of the S400 missile defense system in the northern province of Sinop by the Blac

GNA Officials Arrested on Charge of ‘Looting Public Funds’

The public prosecutor in Libya has expanded investigation in crimes of ‘looting public funds’ to cover more officials and leaders from state institutions. He issued an order to refer several employees in the Ministry of Local Government and the General Electricity Company of Liby

1st Saudi License to Manufacture Mechanical Components of ‘Eurofighter Typhoon’

The Saudi Advanced Technologies Company (Wahaj) has obtained a quality license, from BAE Systems, as the first Saudi company to manufacture mechanical components of the combat aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. President of Wahaj Ayman Al-Hazmi said that obtaining this l

Four Killed, 15 Injured in Russian Airstrikes on Idlib

Russian and Syrian forces have intensified airstrikes and shelling in opposition-held Idlib province as Turkey dispatched reinforcements to its checkpoints in the de-escalation zones of northwestern Syria. Russian airstrikes on bases and camps for Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Syrian opposition

Saudi Arabia Launches HSI32 Speed Interceptor Boat System

The Saudi Ministry of Defense and the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) announced on Wednesday the launch of the first locally-manufactured HSI32 speed interceptor boats as well as the commissioning of the first Floating Dock. The Saudi local manufacturing of interceptors came in l

Lebanon’s Hariri Set to Decide on Premiership

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri is expected to announce later Wednesday if he would remain a candidate for Lebanon’s premiership, sources at the Center House The sources said Hariri’s decision would hinge on consultations carried out this week by members of his al-Mustaqbal parliame

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