Russia confirms proposed Syria cooperation with United States

Russia confirms proposed Syria cooperation with United States

Russia’s Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday that it had proposed cooperating with the United States on Syrian refugees and de-mining in a letter sent to the top US general in July. The proposals on refugees concerned a refugee camp in Rukban, the ministry said in a statement. In the letter, Valery Gerasimov, chief of the […]

Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines

Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines

Iraq’s election commission ignored an anti-corruption body’s warnings about the credibility of electronic vote-counting machines used in May’s parliamentary election, according to investigators and a document seen by Reuters. The devices, provided by South Korean company Miru Systems under a deal with the Independent High Elections Commission (IHEC), are at the heart of fraud allegations […]

Head of Syria research centre killed in car bombing

Head of Syria research centre killed in car bombing

Asber was killed along with his driver on Saturday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said The director of a Syrian research facility that Western countries say was part of a chemical weapons programme has been killed after his car was blown up, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan has said. Aziz Asber was the […]

Egyptian forces kill 52 fighters in Sinai, says military

Egyptian forces kill 52 fighters in Sinai, says military

Egyptian policemen driving on a road leading to the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish (AFP) Egyptian troops and security forces have killed at least 52 suspected fighters in recent days, the army has said, as authorities push ahead with an operation to eradicate Islamic State. The deaths brings to more than 300 the number […]

Iran's Revolutionary Guards says it held war games in Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards says it held war games in Gulf

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days, saying they were aimed at “confronting possible threats” by enemies, the state news state news agency IRNA reported. US officials told Reuters on Thursday that the United States believed Iran had started carrying out naval exercises […]

Almost 400 migrants rescued off Spanish coast this weekend

Almost 400 migrants rescued off Spanish coast this weekend

Almost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend as they attempted to make the crossing from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue services said. While the overall numbers of migrants reaching Europe by sea is down from the peak in 2015, Spain has witnessed a steady increase in sea arrivals that began more than […]

Israeli Druze rally against new nation-state law

Israeli Druze rally against new nation-state law

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest against Israel’s new law declaring it the nation-state of the Jewish people, which has provoked outrage among the country’s most integrated minority, the Druze. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the law, which says only Jews have the right of self-determination in […]

How Did Your Favorite Brand Perform This Ramadan?

How Did Your Favorite Brand Perform This Ramadan?

THE RACE IS ON! The competition this Ramadan has been fierce! To put matters into perspective, a total of 200 brands participated in Ramadan advertising race generating almost 2 Billion views. If you looked at the participating industries, you’ll find the usual suspects popping up on the list. The FMCG industry comes in the first […]

China's Hanergy eyes Middle East renewables market

China's Hanergy eyes Middle East renewables market

Hanergy, a Chinese clean energy company, has expressed its desire to enter markets in the Middle East, starting with the UAE. During a meeting in Beijing, company officials said that the Emirati market is very important to them and is a key part of their global strategy, adding that there is considerable global demand for […]

Middle East Snapchatters can now express themselves with Arabic Bitmojis

Middle East Snapchatters can now express themselves with Arabic Bitmojis

Snapchatters and Bitmoji-lovers now have access to brand new Arabic-language Bitmoji stickers. The new Bitmoji stickers will begin rolling out globally from Aug 2nd, for all whose devices are set to Arabic. This follows on from local stickers in French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Hindi/English, launched earlier this year. When sending a message in Chat, […]

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