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18.07.2020

Iran arrests about 30 following Behbahan protests

Iran arrests about 30 following Behbahan protests

Yaghoub Fazeli Iran has arrested about 30 people following the anti-government protests that broke out in the southwestern city of Behbahan on Thursday, the Iranian Human Rights Activists’ News Agency (HRANA) said on Friday. Protests broke out in Behbahan in the oil-rich Khuzestan province on Thursday with demonstrators demanding the… »

11.06.2020

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Emily Judd and Lauren Holtmeier Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown against his critics escalated Tuesday when state media announced that arrest warrants have been issued for over 400 people, including soldiers, doctors, and teachers. Their crime? Alleged affiliation with a religious movement led by Fethullah… »

25.03.2020

Coronavirus: Stockpiling continues in the UK despite government calls

Coronavirus: Stockpiling continues in the UK despite government calls

Stefano Fasano, Al Arabiya English If you live in London, it’s a hard time for toilet roll hunters. For a couple of weeks now, toilet paper has become the favoured prey of seemingly uncontrollable hoards of irrational stockpilers in the country, leaving many supermarkets in a daily apocalypse-like situation of… »

19.03.2020

Ten stories you might have missed because of coronavirus

Ten stories you might have missed because of coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world and dominates the headlines, it is easy to forget that life goes on outside of the virus. From the US democratic primaries to the ongoing migrant crisis in the eastern Mediterranean to, here are ten of the stories you might have missed from… »

26.08.2015

Turkey snap elections set for the 1st of November

Turkey snap elections set for the 1st of November

The Turkish election board confirmed that snap elections, which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for earlier this week, will be held on November 1. Erdogan called for a new election after an inconclusive vote in June, and the collapse of coalition-building efforts. He said last week that the election was… »

03.01.2014

First female lawyer’s office opens in Saudi Arabia

First female lawyer’s office opens in Saudi Arabia

Bayan Alzahran has opened the first female lawyer’s office in Saudi Arabia, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Thursday, two months after she and three other women were granted licenses to practice the profession in the kingdom. “Our activity is not restricted to cases involving only women. Saudi Arabia’s lawyer… »

16.01.2013

Abu Dhabi opens World Future Energy Summit

Abu Dhabi opens World Future Energy Summit

More than 3,000 people from 150 countries, including world leaders and government ministers gathered in the UAE capital Tuesday for the sixth World Future Energy Summit (WFES). The summit will discuss, debate and display the latest ideas in renewable and clean energy by business executives, academics, scientists, engineers, developers, global… »

28.12.2012

The reality of the Egyptian identity

The reality of the Egyptian identity

By Tarek Osman In a taxi in central Cairo this week, a friend commented on the passing of Egypt’s new constitution by saying: “It’s now settled; Egypt will become an Islamic state,” which prompted the taxi driver to retort: “Egypt has always been an Islamic state.” By the mid-11th century,… »

28.12.2012

Russia ‘actively’ persuading Assad regime to talk to opposition: Lavrov

Russia ‘actively’ persuading Assad regime to talk to opposition: Lavrov

Russia is pressing the Syrian leadership to put into action previous pledges for dialogue with the opposition, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. “We actively encouraged… the Syrian leadership to maximally put into action its declared readiness for dialogue with the opposition,” Lavrov told reporters when asked about his… »

16.12.2012

Assad prepares to ‘fight to his last bullet’ in Alawite hometown: report

Assad prepares to ‘fight to his last bullet’ in Alawite hometown: report

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is reportedly planning an escape from Damascus, preparing for a last stand in his home town, The Sunday Times reported this week. The embattled leader, facing a lingering 22-month-old uprising against his rule, is preparing for the “worst case scenario,” according to a Russian source who… »

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