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SME national plan to be completed by year-end

RIYADH: The Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monshaat) will finalize its national plan for SMEs by the end of the year, said Ghassan …

Socioeconomics

Six arrested after Morocco bus sex attack

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Could Muqtada al-Sadr be the best hope for Iraq and the region?

Muqtada al-Sadr has long been something of an enigma. Over the past several weeks, the firebrand Shiite cleric, who heads Iraq’s most powerful …

Iraq

Thousands of Arabs excluded from elections in Syria’s Kurdish-majority north

<i>Residents of Syria’s Kurdish-majority northern territories will go to the polls in September for the first-ever local elections of their year-old</i> …

Syria

U.S. Military Official: Combat to Continue in Afghanistan Until Taliban Surrenders

U.S. soldiers patrol near the site of a U.S. bombing during an operation against Islamic State militants in the Achin district of Afghanistan's …

Despite expected US troop hike, no end in sight to Afghan war

WASHINGTON - While President Donald Trump's expected decision to beef up U.S. forces in Afghanistan could help reverse Taliban gains and bring more …

Afghanistan

'Grave concern' in Israel in light of US positions on Syria

There is "grave concern" in Israel after a delegation of high ranking Israeli defense officials sent to Washington was not able to secure a …

Middle East

US official praises Israel’s treatment of Syrian refugees

US Deputy Assistant Secretary Secretary of State Michael Ratney said Monday he was “astounded” by Israel’s humanitarian treatment of Syrians wounded …

Israel

With selfie sticks, excitement and apprehension, Gazan children visit Jerusalem for the first time

JERUSALEM — It was a journey of just 50 miles, but for the nearly 100 children who visited Jerusalem on Sunday, it seemed like they had traveled to a distant world.<p>For the vast majority, it was their first trip outside of Gaza, the largely blockaded enclave they call home. Selfie sticks abounded as …

Israel

Civilians in northern Syria report systematic attacks by SDF

Civilians living in northern Syria report they are at risk from both air and ground attacks by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). They say the group …

Syria

Israel issues administrative detention orders for 84 Palestinians

Since the beginning of August Israeli authorities have issued 84 administrative detention orders against Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails …

Middle East

Al Ma'mal is The Workshop: The Palestinian Art Revival in Jerusalem's Old City

From the New Gate to Jaffa Gate, the 16th century Ottoman-era fortress walls of the Old City of Jerusalem gleam with the pearly exaltation of …

The Arts

Grand mufti: Doha blocking pilgrim flights ‘wrong and dangerous’

RIYADH: Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh strongly criticized Doha for its handling of air transport for Qatari pilgrims to perform …

Middle East

Trump may increase troops in Afghanistan.

United States

Iraqi forces close in on Daesh-held Tal Afar

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Syria: Government Likely Culprit in Chemical Attack

(New York) – Available evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government forces were responsible for chemical weapons attacks on two Damascus suburbs …

Syria

Q&A: Sherwan Zrar, Kurdistan voting commission spokesperson

Beyond the political debates swirling around the KRG independence referendum is a fundamental logistical question: are the resources in place to hold …

Kurdistan

IS militants set oil wells on fire to hinder Iraqi jets reach targets in Tal Afar

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants set oil wells on fire to hinder military jets reach targets, according to the pro-government …

Islamic State (ISIS)

What Went Wrong

The American-led invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is proving to be a failure. Against the advice of experienced diplomats, aid workers, …

Over 1,400 Islamic State militants in Tal Afar: Military

Islamic State militants.Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) More than 1400 Islamic State militants with Arab and foreign nationalities are in Tal Afar town, …

Iraq

Lebanese Army winds down Daesh offensive

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army’s assault on Daesh militants near Ras Baalbek on the Syrian border began to wind down on Monday after most of the territory …

Syria

The Islamic State’s Shock-and-Bore Terrorism

The "caliphate" has figured out how to make committing acts of terror easy. It's also made them boring.<p>“It was the advent of the second plane, …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Watch: IDF soldiers capture terrorist who fired at army post

Loading....<p><b>Tags:</b>Beit El, Shooting Attack<p>Related Stories<p>Gunmen attack café in Burkina Faso<br>• Special forces capture shooting terror cell near Beit …

Israel

Turkey, Singapore aim for $2 bln trade volume by 2018

Turkey and Singapore want to reach $2 billion in trade volume by the end of 2018, said Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci on Aug. 21.

Turkey

CHP leader ‘fabricating issues’ to keep himself on agenda: President Erdoğan

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is “fabricating issues” in order to keep himself on Turkey’s news agenda, …

Turkey

Most Turkish families worried about security when their children go to school - LOCAL

LOCAL >Most Turkish families worried about security when their children go to school<p>ISTANBUL<p>Some 64 percent of parents in Turkey are worried about …

Education

All soldiers should obey assignments: Erdoğan - POLITICS

POLITICS >All soldiers should obey assignments: Erdoğan<p>ISTANBUL<p>Speaking after the controversial demotion of a top Turkish general who played a key …

Turkey

Raed Salah's remand extended

Prosecutors to charge radical Islamist cleric for incitement after he expressed support for terrorist murder of Druze police.

Israel

Head of Turkey"s top exam body resigns - LOCAL

LOCAL >Head of Turkey’s top exam body resigns<p>ANKARA<p>Ömer Demir, the head of the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), announced his …

Turkey

Report: Barcelona driver arrested

Younes Abouyaaquoub, the suspected driver of the van which rammed into a crowd of pedestrians in an Islamist terrorist attack in Barcelona last …

Terrorism