Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Syrian man carries child from Eastern Ghouta as buses reach northern Aleppo province last week (AFP/file photo) Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad. The […]

Palestinian engineer 'killed by Mossad' in Malaysia, says family

Palestinian engineer 'killed by Mossad' in Malaysia, says family

Batash was killed by two assailants according to local Malaysian police reports (Screengrab) A revered Palestinian academic and engineer from Gaza was shot dead in Malaysia on Saturday morning outside a mosque, according to local police.  Dr Fadi Mohammed al-Batash, 35, who was married and had three children, was shot by two people on a […]

Former Israeli diplomat confirms Saudi official visited Israel

Former Israeli diplomat confirms Saudi official visited Israel

Former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Dore Gold has said that Israeli mutual relations with many Arab countries, mainly Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are developing, citing a secret visit of Saudi official Anwar Eshki to Israel, Alarab.qa reported on Friday. In an interview with the Jerusalem Institute for the Study of State and General Affairs, an Israeli organisation, […]

Poland maintains fixed stance towards Palestinian rights

Poland maintains fixed stance towards Palestinian rights

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said that his country’s position towards Palestinian rights is “fixed” and “unchangeable,” Safa news agency reported on Friday. Czaputowicz’s remarks came during a meeting with the ambassadors of Palestine, Morocco, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE, Algeria, Qatar, Libya, Tunis, Lebanon, Iran, Yemen and Mauritania, held in Warsaw on Thursday. The meeting was held to discuss […]

OPCW inspectors enter suspected chemical attack site in Douma: Russia

OPCW inspectors enter suspected chemical attack site in Douma: Russia

International chemical experts have entered the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. The team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons left Damascus and headed to the town of Douma on Saturday, it added.  The inspection takes place after repeated delays. Chemical inspectors […]

Tunisia: Media sector crisis continues, entering decisive phase

Tunisia: Media sector crisis continues, entering decisive phase

The closure of Tunisian media outlets and the expulsion of journalists working for them, most recently the private newspaper Assarih, caused a great deal of anger among Tunisian media professionals who demanded radical solutions that preserve their rights and the rights of their colleagues who have become jobless. Journalists working for the Tunisian daily newspaper […]

Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia

Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia

A Palestinian family on Saturday accused Israel’s spy agency Mossad of killing a Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia. Fadi Mohammed al-Batsh, 35, was shot dead by two gunmen on a high-powered motorcade near his home in the capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian police said. “The suspect fired 10 shots, four of which hit the lecturer […]

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudi citizens have complained about the high prices of the tickets of the only cinema in the country, calling for a reduction of prices to meet their limited incomes, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday. The American company AMC, which got the first license to open a cinema in Saudi Arabia, is selling the ticket for one film at 75 […]

UAE firms get Middle East legal awards

UAE firms get Middle East legal awards

Dubai: The legal departments of OSN, Johnson Controls Middle East & Africa and DIFC Academy of Law were among the big winners at The Middle East Legal Awards 2018, which took place in Dubai on Thursday. The trio were named as Legal Department of the Year – Large Team; Legal Department of the Year – […]

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