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Failed Landmine Planting Kills Houthi Militants in Hodeidah

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

Former Leader of Palestinian 'Islamic Jihad' Dies at 62

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.

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

Lebanese President Blames Crises on Past 30-Year Policies

Lebanese President Blames Crises on Past 30-Year Policies

Lebanese President Michel Aoun reiterated on Friday that political parties that have been in power for the past 30 years were responsible for the country’s economic crisis. “What is happening today is the outcome of certain policies adopted for almost 30 years,” he said. During a meeting with

Lebanese Judge Ghada Aoun Summoned for Questioning

Lebanese Judge Ghada Aoun Summoned for Questioning

Public Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oweidat set next Monday a date to question Judge Ghada Aoun for insulting the Supreme Judicial Council, in addition to other cases, a judicial source told Asharq Al-Awsat. Her summoning by Owaidat shocked the judiciary because the judge is backed by President Miche

Letter: Russians Accused of Espionage Sought to Meddle in Libya Vote

Letter: Russians Accused of Espionage Sought to Meddle in Libya Vote

Libya is pushing ahead with the prosecution of two Russians it accuses of espionage and attempting to meddle in future elections, defying pressure from Moscow for their release, according to a senior Libyan official. In the most detailed account of their allegations to emerge to date, prosecutors

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa Commander Killed in Mali, Says France

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa Commander Killed in Mali, Says France

Paris announced on Friday that Abdelmalek Droukdel, the leader of al-Qaeda’s North Africa affiliate, was killed in northern Mali by French forces and their partners. There was no immediate confirmation of his death from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, known as AQIM, which has made millions of do

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