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A Turkish police officer opens the door of Saudi Consul's residence on October 17, 2018 in Istanbul. (AFP Photo)
08:39 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Saturday fired senior intelligence officials and decided to restructure its main intelligence agency after confirming the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
Smoke rises from buildings in the area of Bughayliyah, on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city. (AFP/ George OURFALIAN)
08:22 GMT
U.S.-led coalition warplanes on Friday destroyed a mosque in a part of Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province held by the YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorist groups, according to local sources.

October 19, 2018

Turkmen Basij militiamen take part in an annual military parade marking the Iran-Iraq war, in the Iranian capital Tehran. (AFP/File Photo)
14:00 GMT
Iran rejected the newly imposed US sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps' Basij forces and a "wide financial network", describing the act as a “blind vindictiveness”.
United Nations consider sending humanitarian aid to Syria's Idlib. (AFP/ File)
11:00 GMT
The UN has sent 30 trucks of humanitarian aid to Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on Thursday.
Israeli forces fire at Palestinians trying to cut border fence between Israel and Gaza Strip on Friday (AFP)
09:00 GMT
Palestine on Thursday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into “crimes” committed by Israel against the Palestinians and their land.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Uzbekistan under its new leadership Thursday in an attempt to revive multifaceted relations and discuss prospects for the strengthening of ties.

October 18, 2018

Israeli army raids West Bank Palestinian camp after occupation soldier death. (AFP/File)
21:14 GMT
Israeli forces detained at least eight Palestinians, including former prisoners during predawn Thursday raids, throughout the occupied West Bank.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi . (AFP/File)
13:25 GMT
Egypt signed on Thursday two agreements with the European Union amounting to a total of $155 million.
Syria's bitter civil war has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people since the start of the conflict in March 2011 (AFP Photo/Mohammed Eyad)
13:11 GMT
A Russian-Turkish deal for a buffer zone around Syria's last opposition stronghold was a "major step" that has "frozen" the country's devastating seven-year war, a US envoy said Wednesday.
A general view of Libyan Parliament (File photo: AFP)
11:28 GMT
Libya’s Parliament Sets 4 Conditions for the New Authority.
A vehicle is seen while Turkish forensic police officers search evidence at the Saudi Arabian Consulate on October 18, 2018 in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
11:24 GMT
A joint investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was completed early Thursday.
Iraqis security forces, expats start voting in parliamentary elections. (AFP/ File Photo)
10:04 GMT
Iraq’s upcoming municipal polls -- initially slated for Dec. 22 -- have been postponed to sometime next year, Iraq’s official electoral commission announced Wednesday.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT
European Union leaders have agreed to extend Brexit negotiations with Britain after an EU summit on a withdrawal deal on Wednesday produced no tangible results.
Jordan's King Abdullah II is restructuring his country's military. (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT
King Abdullah on Wednesday ordered an overall evaluation of the decentralisation plan to “enhance the advantages and overcome the obstacles” facing the provincial councils elected under this project, a Royal Court statement said.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT
A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rebuked Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman for calling Haneen Zoabi, an Arab member of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), a “terrorist”.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP/File)
08:38 GMT
Iran's Supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran should reorient itself toward the East and fast developing countries in Asia.
A Palestinian farmer plows his land in Gaza Strip near border fence with Israel (AFP/file photo)
07:53 GMT
A Palestinian farmer on Wednesday suffered fractures and bruises after being attacked by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to eyewitnesses.
Iraq's newly elected president, Kurdish politician Barham Salih (C). (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday that Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul-Mahdi will announce the new Cabinet and its program next week.
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06:00 GMT
The government in Britain has officially admitted a significant rise in hate crimes against religious minorities, especially Muslims, saying such attacks increased in number by almost 40 percent over the past two years.

October 17, 2018

Israeli soldier aims his weapon at Palestinians. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
Israeli forces detained at least 20 Palestinians, including the mother of a Palestinian attack suspect, during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank.
Iranian border guards. (AFP/ File Photo)
13:49 GMT
At least 13 Iranian security personnel were kidnapped on Tuesday on the border with Pakistan, said state media.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (AFP/File Photo)
13:40 GMT
Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil held talks on Wednesday with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari where they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.
Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih delivers a speech in the Baghdad parliament, October 2, 2018. (AFP/File)
12:54 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Salih reiterated on Tuesday a national rejection for taking sides as regional blocs form.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on damage from Hurricane Michael in Macon, Georgia. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has repudiated new US sanctions on Iran’s businesses, saying Washington appears to be taking every opportunity to exert pressure on countries it dislikes.
Helmand's security chief Abdul Jabar Qahraman (C) surrounded by police and army officers. (Social Media)
12:41 GMT
A bombing in southern Afghanistan has killed an Afghan candidate for the upcoming parliamentary elections in the war-torn country, with Taliban terrorists claiming responsibility for the deadly attack.
Palestinian paramedics and journalists carry a wounded fellow journalist during clashes with Israeli forces east of Gaza city. (Said KHATIB / AFP)
12:37 GMT
A Palestinian man was martyred in a fresh Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Mohammed bin Salman (AFP/FILE)
12:09 GMT
Will Mohammed bin Salman be replaced as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia?
An Iranian soldier carrying an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz on September 22. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the “mastermind” behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahwaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards.
Somali Al-Shebab fighters as they gathered on Feb. 13, 2012 in Elasha Biyaha. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT
The U.S. military carried out an airstrike last week against the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia, killing at least 60 militants, the U.S. Africa Command announced Tuesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the US Department of State in Washington. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the capital Ankara.
An interview with
08:40 GMT
As a prominent analyst that has been in the field for over two decades: Did analysts truly believe that the Jerusalem deal would happen, or was it simply a campaign pledge?
Turkish soldiers on the Syrian border. (AFP/ File Photo)
08:14 GMT
The parliament on Tuesday ratified a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Lebanon for another year as part of the UN’s interim force.
Smoke billows following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on October 17, 2018. Israel launched raids against targets in the Gaza strip today.(SAID KHATIB / AFP)
08:11 GMT
Israel conducted an airstrike on the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, according to the Israeli army.
Saudi Embassy in Turkey. (AFP/File)
08:09 GMT
UN human rights chief on Tuesday called for lifting the immunity of the Saudi consul general and consulate workers in Istanbul to shed light on the case of a missing Saudi journalist.
China's president Xi Jinping and US president Donald Trump meet in Beijing in November 2017. (AFP photo)
06:00 GMT
Donald Trump is moving deliberately to counter what the White House views as years of unchecked Chinese aggression, signaling a new and potentially much colder era in relations between Washington and Beijing.

October 16, 2018

Soldiers stand guard on the road leading to Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp on after clashes occurred between two different Palestinian factions. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
Two people were killed Tuesday in renewed clashes in Southern Lebanon's Mieh Mieh refugee camp, according to a local security source.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious issues of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (APF/File)
13:41 GMT
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s signal that he was considering the relocation of the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Afghan security personnel arriving at the site of an attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on July 28, 2018. (By AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed and wounded dozens of Afghan police forces.
A demonstrator burns tires during protests in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on July 12. (AFP/File)
13:24 GMT
Nine demonstrators who were shot dead early last month in Iraq’s southern city of Basra were killed for “political reasons”, according to the findings of a government commission of inquiry.
British Prime Minister Theresa May (AFP/File Photo)
13:11 GMT
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday said the disagreements between the U.K. and the European Union should not let their disagreements leave the two sides with a no-deal Brexit.
Protesters clash with Israeli police in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT
Seven Palestinians were injured and four others were detained, including two Israelis and one international activist, after Israeli forces stormed the Khan al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem, on Monday.
An Egyptian policeman stands guard from an armoured vehicle outside the venue of the trial of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT
Police forces killed nine gunmen in a shootout in southern Egypt on Monday, according to the country’s interior ministry.
Adel Abdul Mahdi (2nd L) and Barham Saleh (2nd R) left the parliament chamber together. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi is continuing his consultations with political blocs over the formation of a new government.
Donald Trump. (AFP/File)
09:21 GMT
The 2020 presidential election is still more than two years away, but President Donald Trump has already raised more than $100 million for a potential re-election bid, according to Federal Election Commission filings on Monday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions (AFP/ File Photo)
09:17 GMT
The US Department of Justice designated on Monday the Lebanese “Hezbollah” party as a transnational criminal organization.
A Yemeni tends to his malnourished child as she receives treatment at a hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
Yemen could see the "worst famine in the world in 100 years.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attends a meeting in Jeddah.  (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
The Saudi Embassy in Washington canceled its annual celebration of the country's National Day, according to multiple reports Monday.
Palestinian protesters carry tyres as smoke billows from burning tyres at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza city. (SAID KHATIB / AFP)
08:34 GMT
Israel soldiers have wounded dozens of Palestinians who had held a protesting rally along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip in a bid to break the decade-long blockade on the impoverished sliver.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to his plane to depart for meetings with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on October 15, 2018. (LEAH MILLIS / POOL / AFP)
08:31 GMT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia Monday to talk with King Salman about growing tensions over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A Turkish forensic stands next to the Saudi flag, on the roof of the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 15, 2018 during the investigation over missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (BULENT KILIC / AFP)
08:28 GMT
Saudi Arabia is preparing to admit it killed missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an interrogation gone wrong, according to a report Monday.
Anwar Ibrahim takes his oath as a Member of Parliament during the swearing-in ceremony at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 15, 2018. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT
Just six months after the king’s pardon freed him from jail, a former Malaysian deputy prime minister returned to parliament on Monday.

October 15, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT
As global pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia to hold the kingdom responsible over the fate of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a new report indicates that Riyadh is preparing a list of countermeasures, including reconciliation with Iran, to push back against possible punishments.
A Turkish police barrier placed behind the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 11, 2018. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
Turkish officials will be allowed to search the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul where journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing and, according to investigators, was killed and dismembered.
A Syrian refugee from the informal Rukban camp .(AFP/File)
13:15 GMT
Residents of al-Rukban camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border have appealed to the United Nations and the Jordanian government to lift the siege on the camp.
Bulldozers clear land for a new settlement in the West Bank village of Wadi Fukin. ( AFP/File)
13:06 GMT
Israeli settlers chopped down more than 100 olive trees in the al-Mughayyir village, west of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.
Egyptian soldiers. (AFP/File Photo)
11:59 GMT
An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld death sentences for three people accused of killing 12 policemen, and prison terms for 11 members of the same group known as Ansar al-Sharia.
Palestinian protestors place their national flag on a metal structure during a demonstration on the beach near the maritime border with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip, on October 8, 2018. (Said KHATIB / AFP)
10:18 GMT
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to inflict "very strong blows" on “Hamas” after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip.
Syrian refugees gather their belongings in the southern Lebanese village of Shebaa as they prepare to return to Syria on August 13, 2018 (AFP/Ali DIA)
10:15 GMT
Some 835 Syrian refugees have registered with Lebanese General Security to return to their home country Monday, a source from the security agency said.
On September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows a soldier running past injured comrades lying on the ground at the scene of an attack on a military parade. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
Iran has arrested a member of its military in connection with a gun attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz last month which killed 25 people, said spokesman for the judiciary Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei.
The Syrian side of the Nasib border crossing with Jordan. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT
Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat on Sunday announced that the Jaber/Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria will be reopened on Monday.
Yemeni pro-government forces during their fight against Iran backed Houthi militia near Hodeidah, Yemen. (AFP)
08:03 GMT
At least 15 civilians were killed and 20 others injured in attacks on minibuses in Yemen’s western strategic Hudaydah province, according to the United Nations on Sunday.
Jordan's King Abdullah II delivers a speech to the parliament, as he opens the third regular session session in the capital Amman on October 14, 2018. (KHALIL MAZRAAWI / AFP)
07:59 GMT
King Abdullah said on Sunday that all Jordanians have an equal right to justice and that corruption will not be left unaddressed to become a chronic social illness.
An Israeli Air Force F-15 takes off during the Blue Flag air exercise at the Ovda air force base. (Jack Guez/AFP)
07:55 GMT
An Israeli warplane on Sunday struck an area near the city of Beit Hanoun in the northeastern Gaza Strip, apparently causing no casualties.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Saudi King. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT
In a Sunday night phone call, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz discussed the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits Station F startup campus in Paris, on October 9, 2018. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron refuted claims that underestimated Paris' policies towards Tehran, saying “I’ve never been naive with Iran or thought it would be easy.”

October 14, 2018

A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi. (AFP/File)
15:57 GMT
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia stressed its rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it whether by alluding to economic sanctions, using political pressure or repeating false accusations.
TIP Propaganda (TIP)
14:52 GMT
This isolated set of jihadi fighters' resistance may invite Syrian and Russian forces to storm into Idlib, jumpstarting the offensive to retake the territory.
Taliban militants in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. (AFP/File Photo)
13:56 GMT
A U.S. diplomat met with Taliban representatives to negotiate a peaceful end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan, a Taliban statement said Saturday.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani ( AFP/File)
13:09 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani says the current US administration is in a war against Iran to stamp out the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic and bring about a "regime change," but that Tehran will foil the plot.
Israeli security forces gather at the site of a reported attack. (Jack GUEZ / AFP)
12:20 GMT
Two Palestinians were injured on Sunday when an Israeli settler ran over them with her vehicle in the occupied West Bank.
A demonstrator dressed as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with blood on his hands protests with others outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT
President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the United States would inflict 'severe punishment' if it's proven true that Saudi officials killed Jamal Khashoggi.
“Today is a remarkable day for Iraq. Democracy won,” said lawmaker Rebwar Taha from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. (AFP/File)
10:49 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Salih called on Saturday for the formation of a government that ensures proper political representation.
The Interpol Logo (AFP)
10:46 GMT
The arrest and resignation of Interpol director Meng Hongwei in China last week has put the spotlight back on international policing service Interpol. But what exactly does this organisation do, and can it fulfil its purpose despite critical weaknesses?
Both leaders stressed the strength and potential of Saudi-US ties before sitting down for talks with their officials. (Mandel Ngan / AFP)
10:22 GMT
President Donald Trump said the US would be punishing itself if it halted arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the suspected murder of a journalist and American resident on the kingdom's consulate in Turkey.
A Syrian man holds the Iranian flag as a convoy carrying aid provided by Iran arrives in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. (LOUAI BESHARA/ AFP)
09:38 GMT
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Islamic Republic will keep its military advisory presence in Syria as long as Tehran finds it "effective and useful" and as long as the Arab country's government demands it.
Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson (L) prays for US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, October 13, 2018.(ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)
09:35 GMT
U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson arrived at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump Saturday, a day after he was released from captivity in Turkey.
Palestinian shot at an industrial zone for a West Bank settlement killing two Israelis and wounded another. (Jack GUEZ / AFP)
08:24 GMT
Israeli forces on Saturday detained the parents of a suspected Palestinian shooter, who allegedly killed two Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank last week, according to local residents.
Afghan volunteers transport an injured man on a stretcher to a hospital following a bomb attack in Taloqan in northeastern Takhar province on October 13, 2018. (NASEER SADEQ / AFP)
08:19 GMT
An explosion at an election rally Saturday in Takhar killed at least 22 people and injured dozens of others.
A protester holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Turkey expects cooperation from Saudi Arabia on the case of a prominent missing journalist, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday.
Clashes in Iran. (AFP/File)
08:14 GMT
Six people were killed in clashes between Iranian security forces and gunmen in western Iran, according to Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (IKDP) on Saturday.
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08:09 GMT
Experts are divided over claims that the Islamic State group is trying to create a new stronghold in central Asia and activate sleeper cells in the region.
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06:00 GMT
American weapons manufacturers have expressed concerns to the White House that Congress might block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia over the suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, according to reports.

October 13, 2018

Companies are pulling out of Saudi Arabia's 'Davos in the desert'  (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
More media giants are boycotting a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia this month, following the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi last week.
Aisha Mohammed Aravi (Twitter)
11:00 GMT
A middle-aged Palestinian woman has been stoned to death by Israeli settlers in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, reports say.
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10:00 GMT
Pakistan told Washington that no single country could bring the Afghan Taliban to the negotiation table since Islamabad has lost its influence on the Taliban, an official said on Friday.
Saudi Foreign Ministry hails Ankara’s positive response to call for joint investigation into journalist’s disappearance (Twitter)
09:49 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Friday welcomed Turkey’s positive response to its request to form a joint committee to probe the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Punish a Muslim Day' letter writer David Parnham pleads guilty (Twitter)
09:08 GMT
A man admitted Friday that he was responsible for posting a hate letter earlier this year targeting Muslims in the UK.

October 12, 2018

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20:00 GMT
French Ambassador Bruno Foucher Wednesday called for Lebanon to formally abolish capital punishment, at a conference commemorating World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Gebran Bassil (Twitter)
14:00 GMT
Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil Thursday gave no signs that progress had been made in the monthslong effort to form a new Cabinet, having dismissed optimism from Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri last week.
Russian military drills (AFP)
10:00 GMT
Russia’s strategic nuclear forces have staged major military drills in the country’s territorial waters, practicing a wide range of nuclear attack and defense scenarios under President Vladimir Putin’s direct order.
Protest against Jamal Khashoggi disappearance (Twitter)
08:18 GMT
Turkish officials have shared contents of video and audio recordings that reportedly contain evidence supporting claims that a Washington Post contributor was murdered by the Saudi government with the Trump administration.
Jordanian King Abdullah II (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Thursday approved a minor reshuffle of Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz’s six-month-old cabinet, according to a statement issued by Jordan’s Royal Court.
Old City of Jerusalem (Shutterstock)
02:00 GMT
The Program and External Relations Commission (PX) of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted, on Wednesday, by consensus two resolutions on Palestine in the framework of its 205th plenary meeting.

October 11, 2018

Queen Elizabeth and Donald Trump (Twitter)
22:00 GMT
British taxpayers stumped up nearly £18million ($23,716,400) on the policing operation to protect Donald Trump during his trip to Britain in July.
First lady Melania Trump (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
President Donald Trump revealed that First Lady Melania Trump has joined the effort to 'get to the bottom' of what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Stop Military Aid to Saudi Arabia (Twitter)
13:37 GMT
U.S. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday demanded a halt in military support to Saudi Arabia until a Saudi journalist who disappeared in the Consulate in Istanbul was “returned alive”.
Today An-Nahar published a blank paper in protest at the political stalemate in Lebanon (Twitter)
13:25 GMT
Editor-in-Chief of local daily An-Nahar Nayla Tueni Thursday protested Lebanon’s economic and political situation hours after the paper published a blank newspaper for its Thursday issue.
Kirkuk, Iraq (Shutterstock)
13:21 GMT
At least one person was killed on Thursday by an explosion that went off along the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway in Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk province, according to a local police source.
Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)
12:55 GMT
The MEK is an elusive group. But Massoud Khoadandeh, who helped run the group's smuggling, spying, and security operations, tells Al Bawaba of its inner-workings and its eventual decline into an inward looking, reclusive cult.
Dolkun Isa speaks at a Uyghur rally (World Uyghur Congress)
12:39 GMT
Dolkun Isa's life has been marred by anti-Uyghur policies, but that has only strengthened his resolve to show the world China's abuses against his people.