Tanker attacked by Iranian craft collided with Iran oil platform in March

Reuters - A Singapore-flagged oil products tanker fired at by Iranian craft on Thursday had previously collided with an Iranian oil drilling platform in March and efforts have since been made to resolve the...

Nice becomes latest French city to ban burkini outfit

Agencies - Nice has become the latest French seaside resort to ban the burkini, the body-concealing Islamic swimsuit that has sparked heated debate in secular France, city officials said late Friday. Using language similar to bans...

Obama to seek new authority for force against ISIS

Reuters - President Barack Obama will ask Congress for new authority to use force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) next week, congressional aides said on Thursday. A House Democratic aide said lawmakers...

Turmoil in Syria, Yemen, Iraq shaking foundations of Middle East, warns UN chief

Arab News - UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on the international community, especially Israel and the Palestinians, to translate into action the commitment to a two-state solution to solve one of the oldest conflicts of...

Daesh leader killed in Anbar

Agencies - The Pentagon says a top Daesh leader in Iraq’s Anbar province has been killed by a coalition airstrike. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says Abu Wahib and three others were killed when their vehicle...

Aden airport reopens as Yemen crisis eases

Reuters - Authorities in southern Yemen reopened Aden’s air and sea ports on Thursday, officials said, after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi accepted some demands from the dominant Houthi group in a move expected to ease...

Crown Prince leaves France after successful visit

SPA - Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, left here Friday evening following a successful official visit to France, where he was accorded a warm welcome. During the official visit, Crown...

U.N. chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram

AFP - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday welcomed an African Union proposal to set up a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants. "I welcome the decision of the...

Britain told U.N. monitors of active Iran nuclear procurement

Reuters -Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters. The existence of...

Israel frees Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan

AFP - Israel overnight released a Palestinian prisoner who staged a 56-day hunger strike while being detained for a year without charge, a spokeswoman said Sunday. “Khader Adnan, who was in administrative detention, has been released,”...

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