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Middle East

Qatari emir says Doha facing criticism over hosting World Cup

Qatar has faced unprecedented criticism since winning the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, the Persian Gulf state's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has revealed.

Israeli bank head to speak at Saudi investment event

The chairman of Israel's Bank Leumi is due to speak at Saudi Arabia's flagship investment conference in Riyadh on Thursday. It's the latest sign of a potential thawing in relations between the kingdom and Tel Aviv.

Amnesty urges ICC to investigate possible war crimes in Gaza

Amnesty International has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible war crimes during Israel’s deadly raids on the Gaza Strip in August.

Six Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in West Bank

At least six Palestinians have been killed and 21 others wounded after Israeli forces raided several areas in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials have confirmed.

Saudi crown prince mocked Biden in private: Report

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s 37-year-old de facto ruler, has reportedly mocked US President Joe Biden in private while questioning his mental state, according to a report.

MbS not attending Arab summit on doctors’ advice

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will not attend an upcoming Arab summit in Algeria in compliance with doctors’ recommendations to avoid travel, the Algerian presidency has announced.

Velayati calls for reopening of Iran, Saudi embassies

An advisor to the leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution in international affairs says Iran and Saudi Arabia should have “peaceful coexistence”, stressing that the embassies of the two countries should be reopened.

Retired US generals take lucrative jobs with Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of retired US military personnel have taken top jobs with foreign governments, mostly in countries known for political repression and human rights abuses, according to a report by The Washington Post.

Australia reverses recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Australia has reversed a previous government’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the country's foreign ministry announced.

Death toll in Turkey mine explosion rises to 41

The death toll from a blast inside a coal mine in northern Turkey has risen to 41, the Turkish president has confirmed, as rescue operations were concluded.

Dozens killed in mine blast in Turkey

At least 28 people were killed in a coal mine explosion in northern Turkey, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca confirmed on Friday. He noted that 11 others pulled out alive were being treated in hospital.

Abdel Latif Rashid elected as new Iraqi president

Iraqi lawmakers have elected Abdul Latif Rashid as the country’s new president, breaking a months-long political deadlock and paving the way for the formation of a new government.

President Raisi: Unity basic strategy for Islamic world

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the significance of unity within the Islamic world, saying today unity is not a tactic, but a basic strategy for Muslims.

Reports say Biden re-evaluating US-Saudi relationship

US President Joe Biden has reportedly said it’s time for the United States to rethink its relationship with Saudi Arabia, while also defending his recent visit to the Arab country.

Saudi FM: No tangible results in reconciliation talks with Iran yet

The Saudi foreign minister says five rounds of Iraq-mediated reconciliation negotiations with Iran have so far failed to produce “tangible” results, and that the kingdom is awaiting a sixth session.

Iraqi Kurdistan official: Anti-Iran groups to vacate their bases

The Iraqi Kurdistan region's envoy in Iran Nazem Dabbagh has said anti-Iran Kurdish groups will vacate their bases in the region in northern Iraq.

Iran FM to Iraqi counterpart: Tehran not to tolerate terror attacks from Kurdistan

The Iranian foreign minister says Tehran will not tolerate the continued aggression and acts of terror by the terror cells based in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.

Yemen warns oil companies to leave Saudi Arabia, UAE

Yemen's Armed Forces have put oil companies operating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on notice. Yemen is warning that the firms could be targeted as long as Riyadh and its allies fail to live up to their commitments under a UN-brokered ceasefire.

Palestinian death toll in West Bank stands at 100 in 2022

A recent report has revealed that at least 100 Palestinians have so far been killed in the West Bank and East al-Quds this year. The tensions has risen across the occupied territories in the wake of near-daily Israeli military operations.

Saudi Arabia releases Iranian Haj pilgrim

The foreign ministers of Iraq and Oman have announced the release of the only remaining Iranian Haj pilgrim from Saudi Arabia. Tehran has repeatedly called for the immediate release of the citizen detained by Riyadh during the Hajj pilgrimage.

Israel army OKs assassination drones in West Bank

The Israeli army chief has given the green light for the use of armed drones to carry out assassination operations against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

US confirms death of American in Iran attacks on Iraq

The United States has confirmed that an American citizen was killed in Iran's missile and drone attacks on the Kurdish region of Iraq.

7-year-old Palestinian dies of heart failure following Israeli forces attack

A 7-year-old Palestinian boy died of heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, his father confirmed.

Four Palestinians killed in Israeli raid on West Bank refugee camp

Four Palestinians have been killed and dozens of others injured after Israeli troops carried out a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

Mohammed bin Salman named PM of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been named the kingdom’s prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle ordered by King Salman, according to a royal decree published by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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