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Brookings Doha Center researcher Adel Abdel Ghafar said the sanctions on Qatar following the rift have brought many negative impacts on the country's economy.
August 11, 2017 - 15:44 GMT
Qatar's recent move to grant visa-free entry for nationals of 80 countries is aimed at decreasing the impact of its diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia and other regional nations, said a researcher on Thursday.
Afghan security forces gather at the site of a Taliban attack in Kandahar. (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 13:48 GMT
The Afghan defense ministry said Wednesday that at least 26 soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a blistering Taliban attack on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar.
Member of a military unit linked to Khalifa Haftar (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 11:15 GMT
Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, Human Rights Watch said this week, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 10:42 GMT
The United States announced that it is providing more than $140 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Lebanon to address the urgent needs of refugees from Syria and those of Lebanese host communities.
Ismail Haniyeh (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 10:11 GMT
The Court of Justice of the European Union on Wednesday decided to keep Hamas on the EU blacklist of terrorist organizations.
A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Palestinian movement Hamas (AFP)
July 26, 2017 - 08:41 GMT
The European Court of Justice is due to decide on Wednesday whether to keep Hamas listed as a terrorist organization.
A general view of the Arab League Summit. (AFP)
July 23, 2017 - 16:39 GMT
The Arab League has called an emergency meeting of the Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday to discuss Israeli violations against Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP)
July 23, 2017 - 13:43 GMT
Turkey’s president said Sunday that friends should not deceive each other, referring to recent remarks by a US general over the terrorist PKK/PYD “rebranding” itself as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
A Member of Iraqi forces close to Mosul. (AFP)
July 23, 2017 - 12:38 GMT
Interpol blacklisted ISIS-linked 173 terrorists that are believed to have received training to carry out attacks in Europe, in retaliation for the group’s suffered defeats in its Middle East strongholds.
(Egypt Independent)
July 23, 2017 - 09:08 GMT
A huge military base was opened in Egypt on Saturday, amid continued financial pressures for the country as Cairo cuts government spending in other areas.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani (AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 18:06 GMT
President Masoud Barzani, the leader of Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan, has called a parliamentary and presidential election for November.
A Hezbollah militant looks through his binoculars in Umm Khorj in the Lebanese eastern mountain range close to the Syrian border. (Sam Skaine/AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 13:05 GMT
Hezbollah have launched a major offensive against Syrian rebels on both sides of the Lebanon border, in an operation that aims at giving pro-Assad's regime forces full control of the frontier region.
Hezbollah militant near Israel border. (AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 09:35 GMT
US lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to strengthen sanctions against the Hezbollah extremist group.
Taliban soldiers in Russian-made tanks fire on the forces of former Afghan defense minister. (AFP)
July 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Multiple casualties are feared as the Taliban militants used armored vehicles to storm the security ring and surrounding check posts in restive Helmand province Thursday morning.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Germany's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the Turkish ambassador over the detention of a German and several other human rights activists pending trial for allegedly aiding an armed terrorist group
Shiite militiamen in Iraq have been accused of carrying out war crimes by Amnesty International (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:20 GMT
Top U.S. general in Iraq Stephen Townsend has a tip for Baghdad. “If we're to keep ISIS [Daesh] 2.0 from emerging, the Iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different," he told the BBC.