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Iraqi forces have entered the al Jazeera neighborhood in southeast Tal Afar on Tuesday, according to video footage released by Hashd al-Shaabi, claiming clashes are fierce and progress is ongoing. On the other hand, counter-terrorism units have entered the south-western Kifah district, the Iraqi military added. Meanwhile in Erbil, security forces reportedly shut down a […]

Tragic accident in Egypt as two passenger trains have collided in the north of the country this weekend, killing at least 41 people and injuring more than 120 others. A number of carriage were derailed by the accident in the coastal city of Alexa   ndria.Reports said one of the trains had been brought to a halt […]

Looks like Gulf countries and Israel have something in common. Israel is seeking to close Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera’s offices in the country and revoke its journalists’ media credentials, a similar ban by several Sunni Arab states such as Saudi Arabia. The Israeli Communications Minister alleged that the channel supported terrorism, and said both its […]

Unless you’re Rihanna, skirts are still a no-no in the Kingdom. Authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating a young woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public. The woman, a model called “Khulood”, shared the clip of her walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir. The footage sparked a […]

Well turns out crime doesn’t pay. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims that he received an apartment as a bribe in a corruption […]

US President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday. It is expected he will attempt to strike a collaborative tone in attempts to bolster support for the US fight against Islamic State (IS) militants. On Saturday, the US signed trade […]


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