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Air Raids Kill 12 Pro-Iran Fighters East Syria

At least 12 pro-Iranian fighters were killed in strikes by unidentified aircraft on eastern Syria late Saturday evening, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "Eight air strikes before midnight on Saturday night targeted a base of pro-Iranian forces in rural eastern Deir Ezzor (province),

IDSC Report: Measures Taken by Government Alleviated Coronavirus Effects in Egypt

The Egyptian government succeeded through the economic reform program in alleviating the repercussions of the COVID-19, according to a report issued by the Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) on the efforts exerted by the government during the coronavirus pandemic. The report i

Recognition of Palestinian State Complicates West Bank Annexation Plans

A senior source of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party ruled off the Israeli government going forward with the plan to annex portions of the West Bank on time given that it first needs to recognize a Palestinian state, according to the US peace plan, known as the Deal of the Century.

Saudi Index Record a 158-Point Increase

The Saudi index recorded an increase of 158-point last week, a 2.24 percent, driven by the positive atmosphere and general optimism after authorities resumed economic activities in the Kingdom and eased measures imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Over the past two days, the Saudi stock succe

Failed Landmine Planting Kills Houthi Militants in Hodeidah

A number of Houthi militants were killed on Friday in failed landmine planting on the Kilo 16 highway, east of Hodeidah, military sources reported. “A number of Houthi militants were killed and others injured while trying to plant a landmine near a training camp in Hodeidah,” the sources said, ad

Global Coronavirus Cases Near 7 Million

Global cases of the novel coronavirus neared 7 million on Saturday, as case numbers surge in Brazil and India, according to a Reuters tally. About 30% of those cases, or 2 million infections, are in the United States, though the fastest growing outbreak is in Latin America, which now accounts for

Former Leader of Palestinian 'Islamic Jihad' Dies at 62

The former head of the Palestinian "Islamic Jihad" movement passed away Saturday night aged 62. Ramadan Shalah died after a long illness and had been in a coma for more than three years after heart surgery, the movement said.

Coronavirus Disrupts Global Fight to Save Endangered Species

Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins, the charismatic long-maned monkeys native to Brazil´s Atlantic Forest. Thanks to painstaking reforestation efforts, the population of these endangered monkeys was steadily growing until an outbreak of yellow f

Algerians Call for Removal of Bouteflika’s Parties

Head of an Algerian Islamist party called for the rapid return of the Hirak movement to remove former regime's parties as political activists try to resume protests that were put on hold since March following the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Head of Movement of Society for Peace Abderrazak Makri

Saudi Arabia Has Proven Its Role as Effective International Player: Cleverly

Global cases of the novel coronavirus neared 7 million on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, and the death toll has approached 400,000. While the spread of the coronavirus unfolds differently around the world, international efforts are redoubling to face its impact and to alleviate its econo

Qaeda North Africa Chief Killed: What Next for the Region?

The leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was killed this week by French forces in Mali. Although Abdelmalek Droukdel had a low public profile, he was one of the most powerful militant warlords in the region and his death is likely to have an impact on jihadist groups there. Here is

Nathan Jones Heads Into Fire at Luton

They say never go back but, 16 months on from an acrimonious exit, Nathan Jones’s return to Luton ranks as one of the more unlikely managerial comebacks.

OPEC, Allies Agree to Extend Deep Output Cuts Through July

OPEC members, led by Saudi Arabia, and other key oil producers agreed Saturday to extend historic output cuts through July, as oil prices tentatively recover and coronavirus lockdowns ease. The 13-member cartel and its allies, notably Russia, decided to extend by a month deep May and June cuts ag

Moroccan Artisan Say COVID-19 is the 'Knockout Punch'

Moroccan artisans have been starved of income for almost three months now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pottery, basketwork and wrought-iron furniture pile up in the deserted stalls of the Oulja arts and crafts complex in Sale near the Moroccan capital Rabat. "Coronavirus is the knockout p

Haaland, Ronaldo, Streltsov and the Miracle of Simplicity

Of course it was Erling Braut Haaland who scored the first Bundesliga goal after the resumption. Who else could it have been? Nobody else in the modern game seems to play with such a disregard for complication.

KSrelief Supports Aid Center to Provide Services to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Al-Amal Medical Center in the town of Arsal in the Lebanese Bekaa Governorate continued to provide medical services with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, as part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in Arsal. The c