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El Salvador eyes work scheme with Qatar for migrants facing exit from US

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:47

US President Trump's administration said that as of September 2019, it would eliminate the temporary protected status, or TPS, that allows some 200,000 Salvadorans to live in the United States.

Iran's leader accuses Saudis of "treason" against Muslims

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:45

US President Donald Trump said on a visit to Jerusalem last year that shared concern about Iran was driving many Arab states closer to Israel.

IMF’s noose of austerity challenges Arab world’s only democracy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:22

While Tunisia has been seen as the sole success of the Arab Spring, the country has experienced no shortage of setbacks, particularly in terms of its economy.

CIA report reveals budding Tehran-PLO relationship in 1979

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:47

The 1980 report suggests there was a budding relationship between Tehran and Yasser Arafat's ruling Fatah party in the Islamic Republic's early days.

Seven years later: The Arab Spring's messy endings

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:41

Most in the region are not looking back at those momentous events. Instead, they are dealing with the aftereffects.

Erdogan: We will 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria 'before it's even born'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:13

"A country we call an ally is insisting on forming a terror army on our borders. What can that terror army target but Turkey?"

Iran frees 440 people arrested during protests

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:00

The Iranian judiciary has confirmed two deaths in custody but said they have committed suicide.

Tunisia arrests 41 more after fresh anti-austerity protests

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:48

The government pledged on Saturday extra aid for poor families and those in need in response to the demonstrations.

Armed group clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:17

The bodies of at least nine combatants had been brought to a nearby hospital, a health ministry official said.

First official NBA Store in the Middle East opens in Qatar

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:25

The new store is 162 square-meters and will feature NBA apparel such as t-shirts, footwear, headwear, basketballs and other basketball-related merchandise.

ISIS in Sinai: Battered, weakened but still dangerous

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:00

The members of the Sinai Province of the Islamic State are fueled by a never-ending sense of divine mission.

Russia says no to Trump fixing or nixing Iran nuclear deal

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:46

"We will not support what the United States is trying to do, changing the wording of the agreement, incorporating things that will be absolutely unacceptable for Iran," says Foreign Minister Lavrov.

Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:55

Cinemas were banned in the early 1980s under pressure from Islamists as Saudi society turned towards a particularly conservative form of religion that discouraged public entertainment.

Hundreds protest against austerity in Tunis, tear gas fired

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:31

Almost 800 people have been arrested for vandalism and acts of violence, including throwing petrol bombs at police stations, according to the interior ministry.

UAE says Qatari royal leaves after claim he was being detained

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:23

A UAE Foreign Ministry official said Sheikh Abdullah had come to Abu Dhabi at his own request as a guest after the Qatari government placed restrictions on him.

US-led coalition helps build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 09:46

The force, whose inaugural class is currently being trained, will be deployed at the borders of the area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Brother of ISIS fighter gets 10 year sentence after informant's testimony

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 09:44

Evidence indicates Marchello McCain was part of a conspiracy to support terrorism in Syria, and that he planned to eventually join his brother in the jihad there.

Fourth Saudi Aviation Forum brings love of flight to the kingdom

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 06:48

UAE and Saudi aerobatic teams and over 60 planes gathered for a weekend of aviation sports at Thumamah airport.

Burning Iranian oil tanker finally sinks after Jan. 6 accident

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:26

Iranian Army Rangers unable to board the burning ship, crew still missing.

Syrian war will drag into next decade, warns Kurdish leader

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:49

Ahead of a peace congress in the Russian city of Sochi planned for the end of January Kurdish leader says US is in "no hurry" to leave Kurdish controlled areas.