Police shooting of black man sparks US protests

Reuters - Protesters blocked a highway and clashed with police in Charlotte, North Carolina, early on Wednesday morning after officers fatally shot a black man they said had a gun when they approached him in...

US charges suspect with NY, NJ terror attacks

AFP - The United States on Tuesday charged an Afghan-born American restaurant worker, who was critically wounded in a police shootout, with detonating and planting bombs in New York and New Jersey. US prosecutors said Ahmad...

Kingdom condemns deadly raid on Kashmir army base

AFP - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned the militant attack on an army base in Uri, northern state of Kashmir, killing and wounding tens of people, said an official at the Ministry...

Thais search for missing as 18 die after boat carrying Muslim pilgrims capsizes

AFP - Divers pulled at least two bodies from the bowels of a submerged river boat Monday after the overcrowded vessel carrying Muslim pilgrims sank on Thailand’s Chao Phraya river, leaving 18 people dead. The accident...

Jubeir: Iran’s record is one of death and destruction

Saudi Gazette - Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir has responded to his Iranian counterpart saying that Tehran “cannot whitewash its record on terror.” In an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal on...

Ban lauds Saudi role in fighting terrorism

Agencies - Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, arrived here early Monday to attend the 71st annual session of the UN General Assembly. The 71st session features a rich agenda, including...

KSA seeks UN sanctions on Iran for arming Houthis

AP - Saudi Arabia accused Iran of supplying weapons to Shiite rebels in Yemen and urged the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Tehran for violating an arms embargo. Saudi Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said in...

The Washington Post thumbs down to 9/11 Bill

Arab News - A leading American newspaper has expressed regret over the recent passage in the US Congress of the so-called Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). “A basic precept of international law is...

‘Unrepentant’ Trump finally admits Obama is American

AFP - After years of fueling conspiracy theories, Republican White House nominee Donald Trump admitted on Friday that President Barack Obama is an American as he tried to neutralize damaging charges of racism. But he also...

Death toll in Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 36

AP - A Pakistani official says the death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque has risen to 36 after several of those wounded in the attack died in hospitals. Pashin Gul, the head...

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