Category Archives: Middle East

Houthis kill 20, arrest dozens in latest crackdown

CAIRO: Yemen’s official news agency SABA said the Houthi militias have killed at least 20 people and detained dozens across the country’s north since assassinating former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.The Houthis appear to be escalating their crackdown on any possible ...

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Abbas in Cairo, Istanbul to rally region over holy city

CAIRO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday intensified efforts to rally Middle Eastern countries against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, setting up talks with Arab leaders beginning in Cairo.Abbas will meet President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt, which ...

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Pentagon skeptical about Russia’s Syria pullout claims

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has voiced skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he had ordered the partial withdrawal of troops from Syria. Putin visited the war-torn nation on Monday and said a “significant part” of the Russian troop contingent ...

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Egypt detains 8 anti-Trump protesters after Cairo rally

Related Articles CAIRO: A top Egyptian rights lawyer says at least eight protesters were detained and accused of “association with a terrorist organization” after joining a small protest in Cairo over the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s ...

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