Syrian opposition sources said Russian jets bombed northwestern Syria on Sunday in the most extensive strikes since a Turkish-Russian deal halted major fighting with a ceasefire nearly six months ago.
Witnesses said the warplanes struck the western outskirts of Idlib city and that there was heavy
The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran's nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior US official said.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said Iran could have enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by th
Turkey and Greece could soon resume talks over their contested Mediterranean claims but European Union leaders meeting this week will not help if they threaten sanctions, Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Sunday.
The NATO members and neighbors have been locked in a bitter dispute over the e
Thousands of people marched in Berlin on Sunday demanding that the government do more to help migrants stuck in Greece, many of whom have been made homeless since fires ravaged the country's largest refugee camp.
The crowd marched through the capital to the landmark Victory Column carrying signs
Dubai conglomerate Al Habtoor Group is to open a representative office in Israel, it said on Sunday.
The United Arab Emirates and Israel last week agreed to establish bilateral diplomatic and trade ties, which officials have said would create significant economic opportunities.
The United States faces defeat in its move to reimpose UN sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, as Washington declared all UN sanctions on Iran had been restored.
"America is approaching a certain defeat in its sanctions move ...
Arab environment ministers will meet on Monday at Saudi Arabia’s request to address Yemen’s Safer oil tanker crisis.
The environment ministers of Arab League states will meet at an extraordinary virtual meeting to underscore the need to find the necessary solution to avert an environment disaster
Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai took a swipe at leaders of the two main Shiite parties on Sunday for making demands he said were blocking the formation of a new government and causing political paralysis in a nation in deep crisis.
Rai did not mention Shiites directly but asked how one
The Iranian rial fell to a record low against the US dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, a day after the US President Donald Trump’s administration declared all United Nations sanctions on Tehran had been restored.
The dollar was offered for as much as 273,000 rials, up from 267,800 rials
Workers at Libya’s major Sharara field have restarted operations, two engineers working there said, after National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced a partial lifting of force majeure.
They said flaring had restarted at the field and shared a video of it, and added that engineers had been returning
Britain is at a tipping point on COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, warning that a second national lockdown could be imposed if people don’t follow government rules designed to stop the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 cases have risen sharply in recent weeks to more than 4,000 p
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Saturday he cannot take any action on a US declaration that all UN sanctions on Iran had been reimposed because “there would appear to be uncertainty” on the issue.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month tha
US President Donald Trump’s administration said late Saturday all United Nations sanctions on Iran have been restored and a conventional arms embargo on the country will no longer expire in mid-October.
But 13 of the 15 UN Security Council members, including long-time US allies, say Washington’s
At the "Genghis Security Academy", which bills itself as China's only dedicated bodyguard school, students learn that the threats to the country's newly-rich in the tech age are more likely to emerge from a hacker than a gunman.
Each day students in matching black business suits toil from dawn un
The oven's warm glow and aroma of fresh bread signal the morning rush at Bach's Bakery in the central Chinese city of Changsha, but although the baking staff chatter excitedly, you could hear a pin drop.
Bach's employs mainly hearing-impaired staff, whose banter over trays of pumpkin bread, Danis
In the sweltering heat and humidity, 31-year-old Caitlyn Tojanes grumbles about having to wear a face shield over her mask as she waits in line for her bus in the Philippine capital Manila.
TV stars picked out their favorite pajamas ahead of Sunday's reinvented, pandemic-hit Emmys, which will see nominees accept prizes live from their homes, with dark superhero satire "Watchmen" tipped to dominate the night.
Hollywood's first major Covid-era award show will look radically different
Since March, the Lebanese have been suffering from the shortage of a number of medicines, especially those for chronic diseases, for intermittent periods that used to reach 15 days.
Today, obtaining some medications requires a tour of a number of pharmacies and promises to secure them after perio
Humanitarian and international organizations thanked Saudi Arabia for its constant support to the Yemeni people and highly valued the effective partnership with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), which contributed to alleviating the suffering of the needy and distressed a
Barcelona’s embattled club president has no intention of resigning after more than 20,000 club members signed a petition for Josep Bartomeu and his board to face a censure vote.
“No one is thinking about stepping down,” Bartomeu told Catalan television TV3 on Saturday before Barcelona beat Elche
Tunisia’s opposition Free Destourian Party called on Saturday for withdrawing draft projects with Turkey and Qatar from parliament.
The party urged against approving the agreements, demanding that all previous deals signed with Ankara and Doha be reviewed.
It explained that all of these past a
The United Arab Emirates’ Emergency and Crisis Prosecution Office (ECPO) at the Federal Public Prosecution ordered the detention of eight people, who hosted wedding parties which were attended by large numbers of guests, in violation of the COVID-19 precautionary measures.
The Office urged the pu
With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark's devastating April 2019 fire that also toppled its spire.
Manchester United began its Premier League campaign with a performance as disjointed as its offseason.
Maybe the 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday shouldn’t really have come as a surprise.
After all, United only ended a pandemic-prolonged 2019-20 season 33 days ago with a demoralizin
Rafael Nadal still has to shed some rustiness following a seven-month break from tennis as he prepares to chase a record-extending 13th French Open title.
Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, still appears to have some anger issues two weeks after getting kicked out of the US Open for unintentionally hitti
South Korean police said on Sunday they had arrested a defector who tried to return to North Korea after a similar, successful crossing in July escalated tensions on the peninsula.
The defector, who had fled to South Korea in 2018, was suspected of breaking into a military training site in South
Openly challenging the monarchy of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, thousands of protesters marched in Bangkok on Sunday to present demands that include a call for reforms to curb his powers.
Protesters have grown ever bolder during two months of demonstrations against Thailand’s palace and militar
The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) threatened US President Donald Trump of targeting everyone who had a role in the killing of former commander of al-Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani.
IRGC Commander Hossein Salami vowed that revenge for Soleimani's killing would be "decisive,
Dozens of Israelis held a demonstration against a new lockdown prompted by a surge in coronavirus cases.
The protesters Saturday relied on a loophole in the national closure’s guidelines that allows people to travel beyond the one square kilometer limit if they are to participate in a demonstrat
Residents of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and eastern city of Benghazi have called for peaceful protests on Monday against “all forms of corruption” and the “toppling of all political bodies.”
Activists in eastern Libya have been making these calls for days ahead of Monday’s rally that will be he
Syria's government condemned Netherlands' legal action to hold Syrian officials responsible for gross human rights violations, accusing it of using the International Court of Justice to serve US agendas, the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.
"The Dutch government… is determined to
The European Union wants to arm itself with new powers to penalize big technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
The proposed plan includes forcing tech giants to break up or sell some of their European operations if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests o
The Muslim World League (MWL) has sent urgent relief aid packages to assist flood-affected people in a number of areas of Pakistan.
The campaign kicked off under the supervision of the head of the National Authority for Natural Disaster Management of Pakistan, Gen.
Egypt kicked off its preparations for the Cairo Water Week' third edition, which will be held under the slogan "Water Security for Peace and Development in Arid Regions".
This comes as negotiations between Cairo, Addis Ababa and Khartoum still face complications concerning a final agreement on th
“Sometimes I don’t want to talk about all these things because, inside, I’m crying,” Patrice Evra says as we sit on his favorite bench in London. The former Manchester United defender shields his eyes on the hottest day of the summer as we look over the Thames in a discreet corner of Battersea.
Palestinian officials have rejected calls to resume negotiations with Israel, saying they will not return to the dialogue if the American peace plan, known as the “deal of the century”, was still on the table.
Member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Ahmed al-Majdalani said the dea
Resurgent coronavirus cases in Turkey are fueling tensions between doctors who said the official figures underplay the scale of the outbreak and politicians who accuse the country’s medical association of undermining efforts to contain it.
More than 1,600 new cases and 60 deaths from COVID-19 are
An envelope addressed to the White House and intercepted by US authorities contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison that appeared to have been sent from Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Saturday.
An RCMP spokesman confirmed “it has received a request for
The United States unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran are back in force and promised to punish those who violate them.
"Today, the United States welcomes the return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions on Iran," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said
King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) inaugurated in Yemen's Hajjah two desalination plants within the activities of the water supply and environmental sanitation project.
The a project was implemented in cooperation with Taiba Foundation for Development.
The governor of H
Five people were wounded on Saturday from a projectile that was fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region.
Spokesman for the Civil Defense directorate in Jazan, Mohammed al-Ghamdi said the projectile landed in a border village in the al-Harth area.