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Kuwait busts ISIS support cell led by Lebanon man

Kuwaiti security authorities have busted an international cell led by a Lebanese man that was sending air defense systems and funds to ISIS, the interior ministry said Thursday. The cell’s chief, identified as Osama Mohammad Khayat, confessed that he raised funds and provided logistical support for the group, which has carried out deadly attacks in Lebanon and France in the ...

Abbas warns of intifada risk after clashes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Tuesday of the risk of a new intifada after clashes last week at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and with tensions rising as Jews and Muslims celebrate major religious holidays. Abbas’ comments after meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris came with peace efforts at a standstill for more than a year and a recent poll ...

28 Dead, 75 Hurt in IS Suicide Blasts at Yemen

The Islamic State group claimed twin bombings of a Shiite mosque that killed at least 28 people and wounded 75 in the Yemeni capital Wednesday. The Sunni extremist group, which has claimed similar bombings in the past, said a man named Qusai al-Sanaani blew himself inside the mosque and that a bomb-laden vehicle parked nearby subsequently exploded. The attack was ...

Legislation bolsters the battle against intolerance

Last weekend, I had a lengthy discussion with a foreign diplomat about the UAE’s policy of religious tolerance. Part of it focused on an incident reported to her by another diplomat which indicated that, despite the Government’s clear policy, there is much that needs to be done to prevent the dissemination of views that promote religious hatred and intolerance. The ...

UN Security Council unanimously adopted the settlement of Iran nuclear deal

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted the settlement of endorsing the nuclear deal between Iran and six world. The settlement sponsored by all 15 members, authorises lifting of approval for Iran curbing sensitive nuclear activities. President Barack Obama said that he hoped the settlement would “send a clear message that the overwhelming number of countries” recognise that diplomacy is “by far ...

Suicide bombing killed at least 31 near Turkey and Syria border

At least 31 people have been killed by a suicide bombing in a Turkish town near the Syrian border. The explosion took place just before noon on Monday at a cultural centre in Suruc which was hosting anti-Islamic State activists. The explosion smashed the windows of the building and set off a fire. Investigators consider the blast was caused by a female suicide bomber from the Islamic State ...

13 UAE institutions ranked among top 100 Arab universities

Education is key for a brighter future for the youngsters, and it’s even more vital when it comes to getting education from those institutions which ensure brighter career prospects. The New 2015 QS University Rankings of top 100 institutions from 15 Arab countries has been released with the contribution of nearly 2,500 employers and 3,700 academics. The list includes 13 ...

German authorities have released al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour

German authorities have released al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour without charge, after he was detained on Saturday by police at Berlin’s Tegel airport on an Egyptian arrest warrant. A spokesman for the state prosecutor said there were “political and diplomatic concerns that could not be ignored” in addition to the legal aspects of the case. These concerns, he said, were discussed ...

Rebel factions and Syria are working together to protect rich heritage sites

Despite a raging four-year civil war, rebel factions and Syrian officials are working together to protect the country’s rich heritage sites from each other’s bombs — and the Islamic State. Across the country, irreplaceable artifacts have been under siege since 2011, when fighting erupted between the Syrian government and rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad. “Archaeologists from the two ...

Saudi beheads murderers, adding to ‘campaign of death’Share Tweet Saudi beheads murderers, adding to ‘campaign of death’

RIYADH: A day after Saudi Arabia carried out the 100th execution of year 2015, two more of its citizens were beheaded for murder on Tuesday. According to a rights group, this adds to a “campaign of death” in which more than 100 people have been executed. Mohammed al-Otaibi was convicted of shooting dead another Saudi, the interior ministry said in a ...

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