- Kurds capture 8 extremists including US teenager
- 'Hope for further Yemen negotiations' UN envoy tells Security Council
- ‘Signs’ Pakistan pushing Taliban for direct contact with Kabul — Daudzai
- Pompeo in reassurance mission to Iraq over US Syria pullout plans
- Alibaba buys German data analysis start-up
- Saudi Arabia reveals rise in oil reserves and commits to Aramco listing
- Saudi Arabia state security says Qatif security operation killed six
- Lebanon’s Berri urges postponement of Arab Economic Summit, MPs say
- Germany to extradite Syrian terror suspect to Netherlands
- Rami Malek up for back-to-back best actor at BAFTA awards
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 08:28 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 (All day)
BEIRUT: A Syrian Kurdish militia says its fighters have captured eight foreign fighters with the Daesh group in eastern Syria, including an American teenager.
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 07:17 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 18:13
LONDON: UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Wednesday that both sides have largely stuck to the Hodeidah ceasefire and there has been a significant decrease in hostilities.
The briefing was the first since the agreement struck during talks in Sweden last month swung into effect.
The internationally recognized Yemeni government and the Arab coalition providing it military support against enemy Houthi militants, have accused the Iran-backed group of dozens of violations of the ceasefire.
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 06:26 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 17:09
ISLAMABAD: There are indications Pakistan was pushing the Taliban to enter into direct talks with the Kabul government to resolve a conflict in Afghanistan now dragging into its seventeenth year, the head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council said on Wednesday in comments that marked a break from long-time accusations Islamabad was not doing enough to advance peace in the neighboring country.
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 06:23 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 13:06
BAGHDAD: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reassure Iraqi officials on Wednesday that Washington remained committed to fighting the Daesh group, as he tours regional allies troubled by US plans to withdraw from Syria.
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 05:38 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 12:25
BERLIN: China's Alibaba Group Holding has acquired German data analysis firm Data Artisans, the Berlin-based startup said, in a deal reported to be worth around 90 million euros ($103 million).
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 05:06 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 16:04
LONDON: Saudi Arabia has revealed a rise in crude oil reserves following an independent audit, lifting the lid on deposits that have been the subject of intense speculation since the Kingdom revealed plans to sell shares in its national oil company.
The Kingdom's proven oil and gas reserves stood at around 268.5 billion barrels of oil and 325.1 trillion standard cubic feet of gas as of the end of 2017, the Saudi Energy Ministry said in a statement carried by the SPA state news agency.
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 04:39 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 15:36
JEDDAH: Six militant suspects were killed in a security operation in Qatif this week, that also wounded five officers, state security said Wednesday.
Seven automatic machine guns, three grenades, a pistol, 593 machine guns and 30 pistol rounds, were recovered during the raid, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Initial details of Monday's "preemptive" operation against "terrorists" in Al-Jish village emerged on Tuesday, with initial reports saying that two had been killed.
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 04:16 AM PST
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 03:59 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 11:11
BERLIN: A German court on Wednesday ordered the extradition to the Netherlands of a Syrian suspected of planning a "terrorist crime" there along with four other accused.
Posted: 09 Jan 2019 03:50 AM PST
Wed, 2019-01-09 14:40
DUBAI: Egyptian-American Rami Malek, who scooped the Golden Globes trophy for best actor, is in the running to earn another top acting prize at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards or just BAFTA.
BAFTA, which is the British counterpart of the Oscars, announced the list of nominees on Wednesday, listing Malek along with other award-winning actors including Christian Bale, who also won best actor award in the Golden Globes for comedy "Vice."
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