Al Bawaba - News http://www.albawaba.com/news/%2A en Turkey latest to ban electronics on flights to US and UK http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-latest-ban-electronics-flight-us-and-uk-954370 <p><a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/istanbul-airport-enforces-electronics-ban-flights-us-britain-170325-99-805846" target="_blank">A ban on several electronic devices</a> on many flights to the United States took effect at Turkey's main international airport in&nbsp;Istanbul on Saturday, local broadcasters reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/turkey-latest-ban-electronics-flight-us-and-uk-954370" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Syria/airplane-beirut-2.png" alt="Tunisia&#039;s Foreign Ministry called in the British ambassador to express concerns about the ban, one of a number of governments saying the move was done without consultations. (File/Photo)" title="Tunisia&#039;s Foreign Ministry called in the British ambassador to express concerns about the ban, one of a number of governments saying the move was done without consultations. (File/Photo)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dpa.com" title="dpa German Press Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1570.png" title="dpa German Press Agency" border="0" /></a> © 2017 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-latest-ban-electronics-flight-us-and-uk-954370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Turkey UK United States Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000 954370 at http://www.albawaba.com Airstrikes in Idlib leave dozens dead http://www.albawaba.com/news/airstrikes-idlib-leave-dozens-dead-954364 <p><a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/25/dozens-killed-in-prison-airstrike-in-syrias-idlib" target="_blank">At least sixteen people</a> were killed overnight when airstrikes struck a prison in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria, according to reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday.<br /> </p><p class="p1">The monitoring group said that the dead included both prisoners and prison guards, adding that it had received information that a number of prisoners were shot dead while attempting to flee after airstrikes</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/airstrikes-idlib-leave-dozens-dead-954364" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Syria/000_MZ3ZD.jpg" alt="The monitoring group said that the dead included both prisoners and prison guards, adding that it had received information that a number of prisoners were shot dead while attempting to flee after airstrikes struck the prison.(AFP)" title="The monitoring group said that the dead included both prisoners and prison guards, adding that it had received information that a number of prisoners were shot dead while attempting to flee after airstrikes struck the prison.(AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/airstrikes-idlib-leave-dozens-dead-954364" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Syria Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 954364 at http://www.albawaba.com Turkey divided over issue of naturalization of Syrians http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-divided-over-issue-naturalization-syrians-954362 <p><a href="http://english.aawsat.com/saeed-abdelrazek/features/naturalization-syrian-refugees-divides-turkey" target="_blank">The possibility of naturalizing </a>Syrian <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/harsh-conditions-displaced-syrians-idlib-952398" target="_blank">refugees</a>, who have fled the war in their country to Turkey, has turned into a heated topic among Turkish parties with camps divided between those who support the measure and others that view it as a threat.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/turkey-divided-over-issue-naturalization-syrians-954362" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Turkey_2017/izmir-bombing-memorial.jpg" alt="Head of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli described Erdogan’s proposal on naturalizing refugees as “irresponsible” and a threat to “social peace.” (AFP)" title="Head of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli described Erdogan’s proposal on naturalizing refugees as “irresponsible” and a threat to “social peace.” (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aawsat.com/english" title="Asharq Alawsat - English" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/425.png" title="Asharq Alawsat - English" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Saudi Research and Publishing Co. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/turkey-divided-over-issue-naturalization-syrians-954362" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Syria Turkey Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000 954362 at http://www.albawaba.com Syrian opposition groups say they are committed to a political solution http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-opposition-groups-say-they-are-committed-political-solution-954330 <p class="selectionShareable"><a href="http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/syrian-opposition-committed-to-political-solution-/779217" target="_blank">The head of the Syrian opposition</a> delegation at peace talks in Geneva stressed their commitment to a "political solution" on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/syrian-opposition-groups-say-they-are-committed-political-solution-954330" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Syria_2017/aleppo-old-city-rubble.jpg" alt="&quot;We are here to remove terrorism from our country. However, in order to liberate the country from Daesh, we should first liberate it from the regime&#039;s state terrorism,&quot; Hariri told a news conference following his meeting with Mistura. (AFP)" title="&quot;We are here to remove terrorism from our country. However, in order to liberate the country from Daesh, we should first liberate it from the regime&#039;s state terrorism,&quot; Hariri told a news conference following his meeting with Mistura. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/400.png" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Andolu Ajansi </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/syrian-opposition-groups-say-they-are-committed-political-solution-954330" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Syria Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000 954330 at http://www.albawaba.com Yemen on the brink of famine, says UN http://www.albawaba.com/news/yemen-brink-famine-says-un-954328 <p><a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/24/third-of-yemen-provinces-on-brink-of-famine-un%E2%80%8B" target="_blank">A third of&nbsp;Yemen's 22 provinces </a>are on the brink of famine, the UN said on Friday, warning that 60 percent of the war-ravaged country's population was going hungry.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/least-20-houthi-rebels-killed-attack-near-saudi-border-yemeni-army-952336" target="_blank">Yemen</a>, long one of the&nbsp;world's poorest nations, has seen its food security deteriorate dramatically since its civil war escalated two</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/yemen-brink-famine-says-un-954328" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/yemen/000_MS4VB.jpg" alt="UN humanitarian chief Stephen O&#039;Brien earlier this month described the situation in Yemen as &quot;the largest humanitarian crisis in the world&quot;. (AFP) " title="UN humanitarian chief Stephen O&#039;Brien earlier this month described the situation in Yemen as &quot;the largest humanitarian crisis in the world&quot;. (AFP) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/yemen-brink-famine-says-un-954328" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Yemen Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 954328 at http://www.albawaba.com Lebanon moves forward on banning child marriage http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-moves-forward-banning-child-marriage-954184 <p>A draft law to <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2017/Mar-24/398928-draft-marriage-age-law-headed-for-parliament.ashx#.WNS7OU9cHms.twitter" target="_blank">establish the legal age of marriage </a>in Lebanon at 18 will be presented to Cabinet next week, following a workshop on the prevention of child marriage held Thursday at Parliament. The announcement that MP Elie Keyrouz will present the draft law aiming to end child marriage was made at a workshop on the issue organized by the United Nations Development Program.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/lebanon-moves-forward-banning-child-marriage-954184" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Lebanon_2017/Syrian-refugee-girls.jpg" alt="Girls at the refugees camp of Nahr al-Bared in Lebanon on May 30, 2011. Many young girls in Lebonon are being forced into marriage in their early teens. (AFP) " title="Girls at the refugees camp of Nahr al-Bared in Lebanon on May 30, 2011. Many young girls in Lebonon are being forced into marriage in their early teens. (AFP) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2017, The Daily Star. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/lebanon-moves-forward-banning-child-marriage-954184" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Lebanon Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0000 954184 at http://www.albawaba.com Former President Hosni Mubarak leaves Cairo military hospital http://www.albawaba.com/news/former-president-hosni-mubarak-leaves-cairo-military-hospital-954178 <p><a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/24/ousted-former-egyptian-president-mubarak-freed-from-detention-lawyer" target="_blank">Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak</a> left a Cairo&nbsp;military hospitalon Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/former-president-hosni-mubarak-leaves-cairo-military-hospital-954178" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Egypt_2017/Hosni-Mubarak.jpg" alt="Hosni Mubarak 2016. (AFP)" title="Hosni Mubarak 2016. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/former-president-hosni-mubarak-leaves-cairo-military-hospital-954178" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Egypt Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000 954178 at http://www.albawaba.com 400,000 civilians under siege-like conditions in west Mosul http://www.albawaba.com/news/400000-civilians-under-siege-conditions-west-mosul-954160 <p>About 600,000 people remain in the areas of <a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/24/400-000-civilians-trapped-in-west-mosul-says-un" target="_blank">west Mosul held by Daesh</a>&nbsp;the "Islamic State" group, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the UN said Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/400000-civilians-under-siege-conditions-west-mosul-954160" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Iraq_2017/West-Mosul.jpg" alt="In war-torn west Mosul, seized this week by Iraqi forces, hundreds of residents finally received food aid. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)" title="In war-torn west Mosul, seized this week by Iraqi forces, hundreds of residents finally received food aid. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/400000-civilians-under-siege-conditions-west-mosul-954160" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Iraq Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000 954160 at http://www.albawaba.com Clashes erupt in West Bank after Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli forces http://www.albawaba.com/news/clashes-erupt-west-bank-after-palestinian-teenager-shot-dead-israeli-forces-954154 <p><a href="https://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=776090" target="_blank">Clashes erupted late Thursday</a> night between locals of al-Jalazun refugee camp and Israeli forces who were deployed at the entrance of the illegal Israeli Beit El settlement in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, shortly after Israeli forces&nbsp;shot and killed one Palestinian teenager, and critically injured three others&nbsp;in the same area.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/clashes-erupt-west-bank-after-palestinian-teenager-shot-dead-israeli-forces-954154" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/West_Bank/Clashes-West-Bank.jpg" alt="An Israeli soldier fires tear gas towards Palestinian protesters during clashes in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on March 22, 2017. (AFP)" title="An Israeli soldier fires tear gas towards Palestinian protesters during clashes in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on March 22, 2017. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.net/eng/" title="Ma'an News Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1505.png" title="Ma'an News Agency" border="0" /></a> All Rights Reserved © Ma'an News Agency 2005 - 2017 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/clashes-erupt-west-bank-after-palestinian-teenager-shot-dead-israeli-forces-954154" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 954154 at http://www.albawaba.com Three sentenced to death over bombings in Bahrain http://www.albawaba.com/news/three-sentenced-death-over-bombings-bahrain-954142 <p><a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/23/bahrain-sentences-three-to-death-for-police-bombings" target="_blank">Three people were sentenced to death</a> by Bahraini courts on Thursday, over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the state-run news agency reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/three-sentenced-death-over-bombings-bahrain-954142" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/BAHRAIN_2017/Bahrain-police.jpg" alt="A Bahraini boy is arrested during clashes with riot police in the village of Daih, west of Manama on 19 June, 2014. (AFP)" title="A Bahraini boy is arrested during clashes with riot police in the village of Daih, west of Manama on 19 June, 2014. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/three-sentenced-death-over-bombings-bahrain-954142" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Bahrain Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000 954142 at http://www.albawaba.com Egypt agrees to train Lebanese army: 'It is time for Lebanon to decide its destiny on its own' http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-agrees-train-lebanese-army-it-time-lebanon-decide-its-destiny-954136 <p>In an interview with state-run news agency MENA, <a href="http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/sisi-ready-train-lebanese-army-hariri-0" target="_blank">Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri</a> said that he called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take part in training the Lebanese army; a request to which Sisi responded favorably during their meeting at the presidential palace on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/egypt-agrees-train-lebanese-army-it-time-lebanon-decide-its-destiny-954136" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Lebanon_2017/hariri-sisi-afp.jpg" alt="Meeting of former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri (L) with Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (R) in Cairo. (AFP)" title="Meeting of former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri (L) with Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (R) in Cairo. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.egyptindependent.com" title="Egypt Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1386.png" title="Egypt Independent" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Egypt Independent. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/egypt-agrees-train-lebanese-army-it-time-lebanon-decide-its-destiny-954136" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Egypt Lebanon Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 954136 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli settlements: 2016 marks 'second highest construction starts in past 15 years' http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-settlements-2016-marks-second-highest-construction-starts-past-15-years-954066 <p><a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/23/israeli-settlement-activity-increased-by-40-percent-in-2016" target="_blank">Israeli construction of illegal settlement homes</a> in the occupied West Bank rose by 40 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, official figures showed Wednesday.</p> <p>Ground was broken on 2,630 housing units last year compared with 1,884 in 2015, figures from Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics showed.</p> <p>Anti-settlement NGO Peace Now called it "the second highest number of construction starts in the past 15 years".</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israeli-settlements-2016-marks-second-highest-construction-starts-past-15-years-954066" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Israel_2017/settlementsAFP.jpg" alt="Declared illegal by the UN, Israeli settlements have massively expanded in recent years. (AFP)" title="Declared illegal by the UN, Israeli settlements have massively expanded in recent years. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-settlements-2016-marks-second-highest-construction-starts-past-15-years-954066" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Palestinian Arena Israel Palestine Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0000 954066 at http://www.albawaba.com US, UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia more than 10 times amount of humanitarian aid sent to Yemen http://www.albawaba.com/news/us-uk-arms-sales-saudi-arabia-more-10-times-amount-humanitarian-aid-sent-yemen-954054 <p>Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for <a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/23/amnesty-condemns-us-uk-over-yemen-arms" target="_blank">transferring arms to Saudi Arabia</a> to use in its war in Yemen.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/us-uk-arms-sales-saudi-arabia-more-10-times-amount-humanitarian-aid-sent-yemen-954054" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/yemen/Yemen.jpg" alt="Deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen. (AFP)" title="Deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/us-uk-arms-sales-saudi-arabia-more-10-times-amount-humanitarian-aid-sent-yemen-954054" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News UK United States Yemen Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000 954054 at http://www.albawaba.com Explosion kills over 100 civilians in Mosul http://www.albawaba.com/news/explosion-kills-over-100-civilians-mosul-954016 <p>More than <a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/100-civilians-killed-mosul-blast-170323-99-782370" target="_blank">100 civilians were killed</a> in a powerful&nbsp;explosion in a residential area of Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, an army officer and an activist said.</p> <p>Brigadier Mohammed al-Jabouri, a commander in the military&nbsp;<a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraqi-forces-meet-fierce-resistance-daesh-western-mosul-953256" target="_blank">campaign to retake Mosul</a> from Daesh "the Islamic State" extremist group, said on Thursday that 108 bodies have been retrieved.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/explosion-kills-over-100-civilians-mosul-954016" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Iraq_2017/Mosul-March-2017-a.jpg" alt="A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq&#039;s second largest city from Daesh &quot;Islamic State&quot; on March 16, 2017. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)" title="A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq&#039;s second largest city from Daesh &quot;Islamic State&quot; on March 16, 2017. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dpa.com" title="dpa German Press Agency" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1570.png" title="dpa German Press Agency" border="0" /></a> © 2017 dpa GmbH </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/explosion-kills-over-100-civilians-mosul-954016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Iraq Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000 954016 at http://www.albawaba.com Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria meets with regime and opposition delegations http://www.albawaba.com/news/deputy-un-special-envoy-syria-meets-regime-and-opposition-delegations-954008 <p class="selectionShareable"><a href="http://aa.com.tr/en/europe/geneva-set-for-further-syria-talks/778141" target="_blank">Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria</a> Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy met on Thursday separately with regime and opposition delegations ahead of the formal start of a fifth round of <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/low-expectations-syrian-peace-talks-kick-geneva-941984" target="_blank">peace talks in Geneva</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/deputy-un-special-envoy-syria-meets-regime-and-opposition-delegations-954008" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Syria_2017/Opposition-Syria.jpg" alt="Syrian opposition forces near Raqqa, 2017. (AFP/ Delil Souleiman) " title="Syrian opposition forces near Raqqa, 2017. (AFP/ Delil Souleiman) " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aa.com.tr/" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/400.png" title="Anadolu Agency (AA)" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Andolu Ajansi </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/deputy-un-special-envoy-syria-meets-regime-and-opposition-delegations-954008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Conflict in Syria Syria Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0000 954008 at http://www.albawaba.com Disabled people and women face abuse and torture in protective custody in Jordan http://www.albawaba.com/news/disabled-people-and-women-face-abuse-and-torture-protective-custody-jordan-953976 <p dir="ltr">Disabled people and women in&nbsp;protective custody in Jordan are being abused, mistreated and even tortured, a new EU-backed study has found.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/society/2017/3/23/jordan-accused-of-mistreating-disabled-people-vulnerable-women" target="_blank">People with disabilities and women</a> who had escaped violence were being unnecessarily detained in "shocking" conditions - often leading to "discrimination, torture and ill-treatment", the report's authors found.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/disabled-people-and-women-face-abuse-and-torture-protective-custody-jordan-953976" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Palestine_2107/Palestinianwomen.15Jan2015.AFP_-1.jpg" alt="Palestinian women, 2015. (AFP)" title="Palestinian women, 2015. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/disabled-people-and-women-face-abuse-and-torture-protective-custody-jordan-953976" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Regional News Jordan Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000 953976 at http://www.albawaba.com Daesh claims responsibility for London parliament attack http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-claims-responsibility-london-parliament-attack-953974 <p>The Islamic State group (Daesh) has <a href="https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/23/islamic-state-group-claims-westminster-attack" target="_blank">claimed responsibility</a> for Wednesday's deadly attack outside the UK parliament, in which <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/london-police-seven-suspects-arrested-after-westminster-attack-953804" target="_blank">three people were killed </a>and the assailant was shot dead in central London.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/daesh-claims-responsibility-london-parliament-attack-953974" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Armed_police_officer_London_AFP_Daniel_Leal-Olivas.jpg" alt="An armed policeman guards the Houses of Parliament in London. (AFP)" title="An armed policeman guards the Houses of Parliament in London. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english" title="The New Arab" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/2687.png" title="The New Arab" border="0" /></a> Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-claims-responsibility-london-parliament-attack-953974" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines War on Terror UK Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:01:20 +0000 953974 at http://www.albawaba.com Israel denies permission for annual Nakba march http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-denies-permission-annual-nakba-march-953938 <p>Police have reportedly refused to grant a <a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/police-deny-permit-for-annual-nakba-march-over-security-concerns/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter" target="_blank">permit for the upcoming “March of Return,”</a> one of the annual events held by Arab Israelis to mark the Nakba — the “catastrophe” of the creation of the Jewish state.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israel-denies-permission-annual-nakba-march-953938" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Palestine_2107/Nakba-day.jpg" alt="Palestinian children hold cutouts symbolizing the keys to houses left by Palestinians in 1948 as they take part in a rally on the eve of the 67th anniversary of the &quot;Nakba Day&quot; on May 14, 2015 in the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP)" title="Palestinian children hold cutouts symbolizing the keys to houses left by Palestinians in 1948 as they take part in a rally on the eve of the 67th anniversary of the &quot;Nakba Day&quot; on May 14, 2015 in the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com" title="The Times of Israel" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/1673.png" title="The Times of Israel" border="0" /></a> © 2017 The Times of Israel. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-denies-permission-annual-nakba-march-953938" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000 953938 at http://www.albawaba.com BDS movement accuses Israel of plot to "silence" founder http://www.albawaba.com/news/bds-movement-accuses-israel-plot-silence-founder-953950 <p dir="ltr">The pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement <a href="https://bdsmovement.net/news/bnc-statement-israels-ongoing-campaign-silence-omar-barghouti-repress-bds-movement" target="_self">yesterday accused</a> Israel of a plot to “silence” one of its founders, Omar Barghouti.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/bds-movement-accuses-israel-plot-silence-founder-953950" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Omar-Barghouti-AFP-File.jpg" alt="Omar Barghouti. (AFP)" title="Omar Barghouti. (AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2017 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/bds-movement-accuses-israel-plot-silence-founder-953950" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Main Headlines Israel Palestine Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:05:01 +0000 953950 at http://www.albawaba.com Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-Daesh operation in Sinai http://www.albawaba.com/news/ten-egyptian-soldiers-killed-anti-daesh-operation-sinai-953894 <p><a href="http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/03/23/515345/Egypt-terror-Sinai" target="_blank">Ten Egyptian security forces</a> have been killed during an anti-terror operation in central Sinai after their vehicles were targeted by bombs.</p> <p>A military spokesman said in a statement Thursday that security forces killed 15 people and arrested seven others in the course of the <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/mine-explosion-sinai-kills-2-injuring-further-15-945544" target="_blank">operation on a militant base</a> in the peninsula.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/ten-egyptian-soldiers-killed-anti-daesh-operation-sinai-953894" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Egypt_Sinai_Police_Soliders_AFP.jpg" alt="Egyptian forces have been battling an armed insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula since 2014. (AFP/File)" title="Egyptian forces have been battling an armed insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula since 2014. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://logo.albawaba.com/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2017 Press TV. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/ten-egyptian-soldiers-killed-anti-daesh-operation-sinai-953894" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NEWS Lebanon and Syria Palestinian Arena Egypt Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 953894 at http://www.albawaba.com