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November 9, 2017

The design of the building is the work of by France’s Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel (AFP)
19:00 GMT
The Louvre Abu Dhabi saw its official opening on Wednesday, drawing French President Emmanuel Macron to the Middle East on his first official visit.
Analysts predict that costs could rise under Donald Trump
15:27 GMT
The United States has spent more than $4 trillion in foreign conflicts since 2001, the year the U.S. invaded Afghanistan after 9-11.
A building in Dubai burns, AFP/File
14:54 GMT
The UAE is generating a lot of hype about its tech sector while the state continues to systemically deny workers and inhabitants rights
Bullet holes shown in an ISIS logo, AFP/File
14:21 GMT
Oversimplifying ISIS by calling it an apocalyptic death cult hides where its real dangers
Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Thursday issued a royal decree appointing 28 new Shura Council members, including -- for the first time in the country’s history -- four women.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT
President Michel Aoun is likely to launch an initiative “demanding the help of foreign states” to “end the ambiguity” surrounding the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his “will for free movement".
A Saudi-led bombing campaign has left thousands dead in Yemen (AFP)
12:15 GMT
A number of Western governments are claiming to respect human rights but at the same time selling arms to oppressive regimes.
Police won't either confirm or deny the report (Shutterstock/File)
11:50 GMT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be questioned on Thursday for the fifth time over his involvement in police cases 1000 and 2000.
The poster was published by ISIS-linked Wafa' Media Foundation
10:09 GMT
The poster shows the Eiffel Tower merged with a rifle, and urges supporters to carry out lone-wolf attacks on the West.
"Iran expands and threatens and strikes via surrogates and refuses to admit responsibility,” said a former U.S. ambassador (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT
Iran is prolonging the war in Yemen in pursuit of regional domination and is undermining U.N. efforts to negotiate an end to the conflict, the White House said on Wednesday.
Women in Egypt protest for women's rights (AFP)
08:30 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi responded on Tuesday to a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll that named the Egyptian capital Cairo as the most dangerous megacity for women.
The blockade is preventing humanitarian aid from reaching civilians in Yemen (AFP/File)
07:56 GMT
Yemen could face “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims,” if the Saudi Arabia-led coalition does not lift a blockade on the war-torn country, a senior U.N. aid official said Wednesday.
The HALO Trust is currently training women in clearance operations in the south of Syria (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
In former ISIS-controlled territories, civilians have reported that the doorways to their homes, their beds, their shoes and even their children’s toys have been rigged with explosive devices.

November 8, 2017

Recently, Saudi Arabia sealed off Yemen’s air, sea, and land borders (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT
Britain’s export of bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia has increased by nearly 500 percent since the start of the Yemen war, says a U.K.-based organization working to end the international arms trade.
The Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan (Shutterstock/File)
20:00 GMT
Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp is planning to go green with the inauguration of a 12.9 megawatts solar plant next Monday, aimed at bringing affordable and sustainable energy to around 80,000 Syrian refugees and the host community.
A video showing the inside of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Saudi Arabia, where former government ministers, prominent businessmen and members of the royal family are being held as part of a wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign, has emerged. (YouTube)
15:28 GMT
A video showing the inside of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Saudi Arabia, where former government ministers, prominent businessmen and members of the royal family are being held as part of a wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign, has emerged.
Excesses were also discovered in contracts with companies (Shutterstock/File)
14:54 GMT
Cases of corruption and administrative and financial irregularities are slowly emerging in the investigations conducted against around 50 high-profile people detained in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of graft.
"If you think that Iran is not your friend and that the United States and the Zionist regime [Israel] are, you are making a strategic and analytical error" (AFP/FIle)
14:43 GMT
Iran has warned Saudi Arabia they face the might of the Islamic republic if they continue to make war threats.
They argue the new face-covering law takes direct aim at Muslims who wear a niqab or burqa (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT
A Canadian Muslim group and a civil liberties association on Tuesday filed a challenge to a law in Quebec province that forbids face-covering by those who wish to access or provide public services.
Hadi has been in Riyadh since he fled Yemen after Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including Sanaa, in 2014 (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT
The Yemeni Presidency on Wednesday denied reports that President Abd Rabbou Mansour Hadi has been placed under house arrest in Saudi capital Riyadh.
Prince Abdul Aziz is "alive and well" (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT
A Saudi prince who was thought to have been killed in a gunfight while resisting arrest as part of the kingdom's anti-corruption purge is 'alive and well,' according to the government.
Half of the new troops will come from the United States (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT
NATO plans to send an additional 3,000 troops to Afghanistan to bolster the Afghan army in its fight against the Taliban, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.
"No one in ISIS-controlled areas can express their opinion or object to a decision that ISIS takes" (AFP)
06:00 GMT
When ISIS ordered the forced conscription of all men of fighting age in Deir Ezzor, Ali knew he had no other choice but to enlist a smuggler and escape the eastern province.

November 7, 2017

"No police officer will get his/her higher rank without passing this human rights curriculum" (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Government Coordinator for Human Rights Basel Tarawneh on Monday said his office is adopting new tools to ensure the integration of human rights concepts among the police force.
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani condemned the shooting, noting the attackers couldn't harm freedom of speech (AFP)
13:37 GMT
ISIS has claimed the attack on the Shamshad TV station in Afghanistan's capital that left three dead and at least 20 wounded on Tuesday.
Sisi came to power in a presidential election held in 2014 (AFP/File)
13:21 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has said he would not seek a third term as president in elections slated for 2022, according to an interview conducted this week with U.S. television network CNBC.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Monarch King Salman (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump has appeared to welcome Saudi monarch King Salman's recent decision to arrest dozens of princes, government officials and business leaders in the kingdom.
Aden is the temporary seat of the Yemeni government (AFP)
11:42 GMT
The death toll from this weekend’s suicide bombing in Yemen’s southern city of Aden rose to 46, according to Yemeni authorities.
Policemen gather outside the building where the attack occurred (AFP)
09:54 GMT
Gunmen attacked a private TV station in the heart of Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least one worker, officials and witnesses said.
Hariri stunned the Lebanese with his resignation on Saturday (AFP/File)
09:42 GMT
Prime Minister Saad Hariri has traveled to Abu Dhabi from Riyadh, three days after announcing his shock resignation, to hold talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Future TV said on Tuesday.
The Lebanese must choose either peace or inclusion under Hezbollah, Al Sabhan said (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT
Riyadh will never accept to see Lebanon involved in a war on Saudi Arabia, the Saudi State Minister for Arabian Gulf Affairs has said.
A state of emergency was imposed on a number of Sudanese states that have witnessed battles against the insurgency in the country (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT
Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir on Monday announced a state of emergency in the central state of Gezira, 100 kilometers from the capital Khartoum.
Police have not officially determined a motive, but Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told NBC News that Kelley’s former in-laws worshipped at the church (AFP)
07:46 GMT
The U.S. Air Force said Monday it had failed to report Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley's criminal history to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which would have prevented him from buying a gun.
“Nasrallah said something important in his speech: ‘Thursday.’ This could signal that Hariri told President [Michel] Aoun he might return" (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri ushers in a new political era in Lebanon that could prove turbulent and rocky, but the security situation in the country is unlikely to be threatened any time soon, analysts said Sunday.