Afghanistan News 14m

Iran Says US Coalition-Building Efforts Doomed to Failure

The secretary of Irans Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says the US efforts to build coalitions against Tehran are doomed, as most governments in the region oppose anti-Iran plots and many of them are working to strengthen bonds of friendship with Tehran. Speaking to Tasnim News Agency in a»»»

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Arab News 3h

INTERVIEW: Karim Sabbagh, DarkMatter CEO - why digital security threats are key issue for governments and businesses

LONDON: Cybersecurity looks like becoming the big theme of this year, and maybe for many years to come. In a survey in January by the World Economic Forum, the threat of cyberattack was mentioned as one of the most serious global threats by business leaders; in the Middle East it was an especially »»»

Ya Libnan 4h

Lebanese demand civil marriage on home soil

Dozens of protesters rallied in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Saturday, calling on the government to recognise civil marriages carried out on home soil. The demonstrators gathered in front of Lebanon’s interior ministry, days after recently-appointed Interior Minister Raya al-Hasan said she is wil»»»

Arab News 4h

Call for Kashmir shutdown on Sunday in protest against crackdown on activists

NEW DELHI: Separatist leaders in Kashmir have called for a shutdown on Sunday in protest against the “illegal detention” and “arbitrary arrest” of some of their colleagues and the deployment of an additional 12,000 troops in Kashmir valley. In a strongly worded statement on Saturday the Joint Resis»»»

Arab News 4h

3 ministers may break with British PM over Brexit

LONDON: Three senior British Cabinet ministers suggested on Saturday they may break with Prime Minister Theresa May and back amendments to delay Brexit unless a deal is agreed to in the next week. Their comments represent a serious Cabinet split ahead of a key week in Parliament and are seen as a w»»»

Arab News 5h

Syrian Democratic Forces to save more civilians from last Daesh pocket

OMA OIL FIELD, Syria: US-backed fighters said on Saturday they are keeping a corridor open to rescue remaining civilians from Daesh’s last speck of territory in Syria, as the UN appealed for urgent assistance. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have evacuated nearly 5,000 men, women and»»»

Arab News 5h

Lebanese demand civil marriage on home soil

BEIRUT: Dozens of protesters rallied in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Saturday, calling on the government to recognise civil marriages carried out on home soil. The demonstrators gathered in front of Lebanon's interior ministry, days after recently-appointed Interior Minister Raya al-Hasan said sh»»»

Ekathimerini 5h

Greens overcome Khimki, as Reds lose at Efes, George Georgakopoulos | Kathimerini

Panathinaikos scored an absolutely necessary home win over Khimki on Friday, after Olympiakos suffered its fourth consecutive loss in the Euroleague on Thursday, this time at Anadolu Efes. An amazing first half sufficed for Panathinaikos to beat Khimki 94-85 in Athens and record its 10th win in 23 »»»

Khaleej Times 5h

Major crackdown on Kashmir separatists

About 10,000 paramilitaries started arriving in Kashmir on Saturday, a day after India ordered the reinforcements. Indian authorities detained over 200 separatists in raids across Kashmir and sent thousands of reinforcements to the troubled territory on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi step»»»

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Al Ahram 6h

Police: Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu

A police officer in Somalia says Islamic extremist gunmen shot dead a prominent lawmaker in the north of the capital, Mogadishu, late Saturday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Osman Elmi Boqore, the country's oldest legislator estimated to be over 80, was shot dead by gunmen who pulled up near his car a»»»

Al Ahram 7h

'Decisive' Messi downs Sevilla with 50th career hat-trick

Lionel Messi scored his 50th career hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-2 win at Sevilla on Saturday after the champions had twice fallen behind, giving the Catalans a 10-point lead at the top of La Liga. Sevilla, who have only won once in the league in 2019, took the lead midway through the first h»»»

Al Ahram 7h

Nigeria: 16 killed in election violence

Sixteen people were killed on Saturday in electoral violence across Nigeria during presidential and parliamentary elections, a network of civil society organisations said. The Situation Room umbrella group of pro-democracy groups, which is monitoring the vote, said on Twitter that "16 deaths have b»»»

Libya Observer 7h

Human Rights Watch calls for allowing trapped civilians to leave Libya's Derna

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Friday for the immediate allowance of aid and medical workers into Derna to help the trapped civilians in the Old City neighborhood, calling on the forces under Khalifa Haftar's command to allow the civilians to leave the city as they have been trapped there withi»»»

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Al Ahram 7h

UPDATED: Messi hits half century of hat-tricks to down Sevilla

Lionel Messi scored his 50th career hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-2 win at Sevilla on Saturday after the champions had twice fallen behind, giving the Catalans a 10-point lead at the top of La Liga. Sevilla, who have only won once in the league in 2019, took the lead midway through the first h»»»

An-Nahar TV 8h

Explosions, delays mark Nigeria’s presidential election

DAURA, Nigeria: Gunfire and explosions opened Nigeria’s delayed election on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa’s most populous nation. The vote, widely seen as too close to call, also was marred by hours-long delays at polling stations across the vast West African »»»

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France24 8h

As US withdraws troops from Syria, France and UK remain in the back seat

Although they have strongly criticised President Donald Trump’s military plan, neither France nor the UK have committed to replacing the departing American soldiers. ADVERTISING Read more The US president's announcement on December 18 that the US would withdraw its 2,000 troops from Syria provoked »»»

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Al Ahram 8h

Bayern Munich edge past Hertha to join Dortmund at top

Champions Bayern Munich needed a second-half goal from defender Javi Martinez to edge past visitors Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday and join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga. Some seven points behind Dortmund only a few weeks ago, the Bavarians have now won 10 of their last 11 l»»»

The National 8h

Khan is discovering the transition from sport to office is tougher than it seems

Khan is discovering the transition from sport to office is tougher than it seems A tension sits at the heart of the former cricketer’s government – between building a modern welfare state and fixing Pakistan’s ailing, debt-ridden economy Charlie Mitchell Feb 23, 2019 February 23, 2019 SHARE faceboo»»»

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Gulf News 9h

Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran

Islamabad: In order to de-escalate tensions with its neighbour in the west, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration plans to fence 950km of the border linking Pakistan’s Balochistan province with Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province. Iran has been outraged by attacks emanating from Pakistan’s »»»

Saudi Gazette 9h

Charity explains procedures to protect abandoned children

Saudi Gazette reportJEDDAH – Al-Wedad Charity Foundation, which takes care of orphans and children with unknown parents, is following several procedures to look after abandoned children, like the infant who has recently been dropped off near a mosque in Jeddah by an unidentified woman, Al-Madina ne»»»

Saudi Gazette 9h

Livestock traders in Makkah fear losses as market moves location

By Abdullah Al-AbdaliOkaz/Saudi GazetteMAKKAH – Livestock traders in the Kaakiyah market in Makkah have identified four obstacles that prevent them from moving to the new market located at Kilo 10, which has recently been constructed by the local municipality.According to the traders, the new marke»»»

Gulf News 9h

Quraishi: India whipping up hatred, violence against Kashmiris

Islamabad: Pakistan’s foreign minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmoud Quraishi said the human rights situation in Indian-administered Kashmir in particular, and in India as a whole, was deteriorating in the aftermath of the Pulwama incident. “As if the use of pellet guns against Kashmiri protesters, the out»»»

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Gulf News 9h

Nigeria: 16 killed in election violence

Lagos: Sixteen people were killed on Saturday in electoral violence across Nigeria during presidential and parliamentary elections, a network of civil society organisations said. The Situation Room umbrella group of pro-democracy groups, which is monitoring the vote, said on Twitter that "16 deaths»»»

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Gulf News 10h

Threat to hijack Air India plane; security at Indian airports tightened

Mumbai: Security in and around India's busiest airport - the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) - as well others around the country has been tightened following a threat to hijack an Air India aircraft, official sources said here on Saturday. The threat came in a telephone ca»»»

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Al Manar 10h

Boko Haram Targets Nigeria Troops in Dawn Raid on Polling Day

One soldier was killed and 20 others wounded Saturday in a Boko Haram rocket attack in the north east, just hours before voting began in Nigeria’s presidential election, security sources said. A civilian militia source in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, told AFP “at least 13” blasts were heard t»»»

Gulf News 10h

Pakistan denies reports it has control of ‘JeM HQ’

Islamabad: Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday dismissed reports — emanating from Indian media — that the Pakistan government had taken administrative control of the headquarters of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group as “fabricated”. Chaudhry said the facility was a madr»»»

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Gulf News 10h

A call every 5 seconds dogs Indian PM Modi’s critic

New Delhi: Indian lawyer Prashant Bhushan’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing for the past five days. The well-known critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been getting abusive calls and messages after he tweeted about the government’s handling of last week’s attack in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian »»»

Gulf News 10h

Trump warns India, Pakistan facing ‘very dangerous situation’

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that there is a “very dangerous situation” prevailing between India and Pakistan, following the Jammu and Kashmir Kashmir suicide bombing that killed 49 CRPF troopers, and indicated that Washington was trying to defuse the heightening tensions between »»»

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Gulf News 11h

Thousands protest Bouteflika’s re-election bid

Police in capital Algiers use tear gas to disperse crowds Algiers: Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika’s plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital. The 81-year-old Bouteflika, in»»»

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Gulf News 11h

Probe into death of Emirati girl, 6, in Kalba

Sharjah: Kalba Public Prosecution is investigating the death of a six-year-old Emirati girl after a refrigerator is said to have fallen on her in her house in Kalba on Friday afternoon. A Sharjah Police officer said that the police received a call from Kalba hospital on Friday afternoon saying he t»»»

Gulf News 12h

Catholic church is seeing the light

The highest echelons of the Roman Catholic clergy gathered in the Vatican City at the end of the week to try and deal with what they have described as the “systematic failures” that enabled widespread sexual abuse to take root, leading to a pandemic scandal that has embraced the church. It is a sca»»»

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Gulf News 12h

Venezuela set for aid showdown as Guaido claims military help

CZCUTA, Colombia: Venezuela braced for a showdown between the military and regime opponents at the Colombian border on Saturday, when self-declared acting president Juan Guaido has vowed humanitarian aid would enter his country despite a blockade. Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro has vowed not to al»»»

Al Manar 12h

Shamkhani: Iran to Keep Working with Syria against ‘Israel’

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said Iran is in Syria at the request of the Damascus government and will keep working with the Arab country in countering the Zionist regime of ‘Israel’. In an interview with Tasnim, Ali Shamkhani explicated Iran’s plans to help the Syrian gover»»»

Al Awsat 12h

Fishermen Killed in Suspected ISIS Attack in Iraq

Five fishermen have been killed in an attack by ISIS terrorist group on a camp site near the Therthar lake, 100 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, according to an Iraq security official. Naim Kaoud, head of the Anbar province security council, says the militants attacked the fishermen's site in the e»»»

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News 12h

OSCE representative Desir condemns ruling against journalist in Azerbaijan

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, today expressed serious concern over the sentence handed down to the editor of the Bastainfo.com online platform, Mustafa Hajibeyli, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Yesterday, the Baku Court on Grave Crimes imposed a five-and-a-half-year condition»»»

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Al Ahram 13h

Iraq: 5 fishermen killed in suspected Islamic State group attack

An Iraqi security official says five fishermen have been killed in an attack by Islamic State group militants on a camp site near the Therthar lake, 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest of Baghdad. Naim Kaoud, head of the Anbar province security council, says the militants attacked the fishermen's s»»»

Al Manar 13h

One Dead, Two Injured in Nepal Bomb Blast

A man died and two were injured in a bomb attack outside a telecom company office in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepali police said Saturday. The explosion occurred on Friday outside the office of private telecom company Ncell in Lalitpur district. Nepal has enjoyed a relatively peaceful environment sinc»»»

Gulf News 13h

One dead, two injured in Nepal bomb blast

Kathmandu: A man died and two were injured in a bomb attack outside a telecom company office in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepali police said Saturday. The explosion occurred on Friday outside the office of private telecom company Ncell in Lalitpur district. Nepal has enjoyed a relatively peaceful envir»»»

Arab News 13h

Yellow vest protesters try to keep up momentum on week 15

PARIS: French yellow vest protest organizers are trying to tamp down violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks as they launch a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at the Arc de Triomphe monument for a march through well-off neighborhoods to protes»»»

Arab News 13h

More than 100 separatists detained in Kashmir raids in pre-election crackdown

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: More than 100 separatists in Kashmir were detained in overnight raids, police officials said on Saturday, as part of a crackdown on groups that might cause trouble ahead of nationwide elections set to be held by May. The move comes days after a suicide car bombing killed at leas»»»

The National 13h

Nigerian presidential rivals cast ballots in delayed election as blast hits northeast

Nigerian presidential rivals cast ballots in delayed election as blast hits northeast Many worried that the week delay would lead to a lower turnout Feb 23, 2019 February 23, 2019 SHARE facebook shares SHARE Millions of Nigerians, including celebrities and politicians, headed to the polls on Saturd»»»

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El-Balad 13h

Egyptian newspapers headlines

Al-ahram Presidents، PMs of 24 EU states to attend EU-LAS summit in Sharm El-Shiekh: EU ambassadorConsultations to review Egypt NGO law seriously consideredDaughter of slain prosecutor denies claiming men executed for father's murder were innocentThe daughter of Egypt's late chief prosecutor Hisham»»»

France24 13h

‘No to Bouteflika,’ chant Algerians protesting his bid for fifth term

Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital. ADVERTISING Read more The 81-year-old Bouteflika, in office since 1999, will contest the April 18 »»»

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Al Awsat 14h

Child Killed, Dozens Wounded in Clashes with Israeli Troops in Gaza, West Bank

Israeli gunfire killed a Palestinian teenager during a protest along the Gaza-Israel border fence, Palestinian sources said Friday. The Health Ministry said 15-year-old Youssef al-Dayya died at a hospital shortly after he was hit with a gunshot in the chest. Thirty people were wounded by gunfire or»»»

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France24 14h

‘No to Bouteflika,’ chant Algerians protesting his bid for fifth term

Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital. ADVERTISING Read more The 81-year-old Bouteflika, in office since 1999, will contest the April 18 »»»

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MIA - Makedonska Informativna Agencija 14h

Skopje jail’s Kotevski to resign after delivering report Monday

Skopje prison's warden Gjoko Kotevski is resigning following Thursday’s jail attacks on former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski. – Skopje prison’s warden Gjoko Kotevski is resigning following Thursday’s jail attacks on former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski. Kotevski said»»»

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Qatar Tribune 14h

Fashion designers, actors celebrate 100 years of Khadi

IANS | New Delhi Fashion designers such as Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Rina Dhaka along with Bollywood actors Arjun Rampal and Aditi Rao Hydari celebrated the centennial of Khadi and presented the fabric as a style statement on the runway here on Thursday. Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO) alo»»»

Khaleej Times 14h

Pakistani police arrest 2 men trying to blow up gas line

They confessed to successfully conducting similar sabotage attempts. Pakistani counterterrorism police say they have arrested two insurgents attempting to blow up the main gas pipeline in the central city of Bahawalpur. Police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar said Saturday the two men, who were not ide»»»

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Khaleej Times 14h

India, Pakistan facing 'very dangerous situation': Trump

The February 14 attack in Pulwama that killed 50 was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed. US President Donald Trump has said that there is a "very dangerous situation" between India and Pakistan following the Jammu and Kashmir suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers and indicated that Washington was t»»»

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