Asharq Al-Awsat

Syrian 'White Helmets' Evacuated to Jordan in Hundreds

Jordan said on Sunday 800 people including members of Syria's "White Helmets" civil defence group had been evacuated from southwest Syria. A …

Middle East

Mounir al-Sharqi Showcases Houthi Brutality with his Burned Body

Surviving an acid-burned body, scalded scalp, countless torture scars and plied fingernails, Mounir al-Sharqi’s heart keeps a faint, but resilient …

Middle East

20 Yemenis Killed in Militias' Landmines, Fires

Twenty Yemeni civilians were killed by Houthi landmines and a severe striking in Hodeida, Al Bayda' and Dhale.<p>The majority of battlefronts south …

Middle East

Deteriorating Living Conditions Prompt Libyan Demands for New Government

The wave of resignations from the Government of National Accord (GNA) and accusations that it has failed in managing Libya’s affairs have prompted …

Middle East

Trump Says His Electoral Campaign was Likely Illegally Spied upon

US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday his suspicions that his 2016 presidential election campaign was likely spied upon. “Looking more & more …

Donald Trump

Legalizing Cannabis in Lebanon Raises Hopes of General Amnesty

Speaker Nabih Berri’s proposal to legalize cannabis in Lebanon has raised hopes in the country that thousands of the plant’s wanted cultivators could …

Cannabis

Russian-backed Turkish Plan to Prevent Regime's Intervention in Idlib

Turkey announced that the border with Syria will be a “security zone” for 15 days.

Middle East

Boeing Announces $100 Billion in Orders and Commitments at Farnborough Airshow

Boeing announced at the Farnborough International Airshow a total of $98.4 billion in orders and commitments for commercial airplanes at list prices …

Middle East

Houthis in Yemen Use Humanitarian Aid to Lure Refugees to Join their Ranks

The Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen recently launched intense efforts among refugees in an attempt to recruit them, informed Yemeni sources in …

Middle East

Trump Says Ex-lawyer's Phone-taping is 'Perhaps Illegal'

President Donald Trump said Saturday that it was "perhaps illegal" that his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, tapped a private phone …

Donald Trump

Egypt’s Interior Ministry Vows to Deter Terrorists

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi honored the children of martyr army and police forces, who were killed on duty while defending Egypt against …

Middle East

Abadi Cuts Isolated Figure in Whirlwind of Iraq Protests

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is cutting an isolated figure in the whirlwind of popular protests that have swept southern and central Iraq.<p>Barring a …

Middle East

Lebanon Struggles with Power Cuts, Survives on Floating Power Plants

Lebanon has for decades struggled with daily power cuts, AP reported. Last week, Lebanon received its third floating power station — the 235-megawatt …

Middle East

Hamas Considers Kushner, Greenblatt and Friedman Israeli Spokesmen

Three senior US officials have slammed “Hamas” and held it fully responsible for the misery of the Palestinian people, especially in the Gaza Strip, …

Israel

Russia Imposes Implementation of ‘Separation Agreement’ in Golan

Details of an agreement reached between Damascus and opposition factions in the countryside of Quneitra revealed that the Russian police and regime …

Middle East

Marwan Hamadeh to Asharq Al-Awsat: Lebanese Running Out of Patience with Bassil

Caretaker Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh told Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday that head of the Free Patriotic Movement Jebran Bassil is mainly …

Middle East

Washington: Iran Paid $16 Billion to Destabilize the Region

Washington has estimated the amount of money Iran has spent on the regime of Bashar al-Assad and its militias in the Arab world at about $16 billion. …

Middle East

Lebanon’s PM-Designate: Consensus is the Only Solution

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has reiterated that the new government will be formed soon, stressing the importance of respecting consensus …

Middle East

NASA to Fly Probe Into Sun's Scorching Atmosphere

NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat while zooming through the solar …

Space

Macron to Fire Bodyguard who Beat Protester

The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently …

Middle East

Former South Korean President Given 8 More Years in Jail

Disgraced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to eight more years in prison on Friday after a court found her guilty on charges …

South Korea

Griffiths in Washington to Promote Yemeni Settlement Plan

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths is in Washington seeking solutions and international support for his mission to end the Yemeni crisis and …

Middle East

Yemeni FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: We are Still Awaiting Lebanon’s Response to our Complaint

Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani revealed that the legitimate government was still awaiting Lebanon’s response to its complaint over …

Middle East

Moussa to Asharq Al-Awsat: We Need a Cabinet Capable of Salvaging Lebanon

MP Michel Moussa, a member of Speaker Nabih Berri’s parliamentary bloc, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday that the delay in Lebanon’s government …

Middle East

Hasbani: Sustainable Development Helps Ease Conflicts in the Region

Lebanon’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Ghassan Hasbani called for the dissemination of Saudi Vision 2030 to the rest of the Arab …

Middle East

Iranian Border Guard Killed in Clashes with Baloch Gunmen

A member of the Iranian the border guard was killed Thursday during clashes with Baloch gunmen in the southeast region that borders Pakistan. A …

Middle East

Putin’s Envoy in Tehran to Implement ‘Helsinki’ Decisions

Russia's special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev is expected in Tehran on Thursday to brief officials on the results of a summit …

Middle East

Egypt Proposes Unity Government in Palestine to Pave Way for Elections

The new Egyptian ideas for a reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas are based on the recent reconciliation agreement, Palestinian sources …

Middle East

Juba Confirms Consent to Some Points in Governance File

Vice President of South Sudan Dr. James Wani Igga said his government had agreed on some points in the peace talks, adding that it has been working …

Middle East

Man Sets Record for Slicing Most Watermelons in Half on His Stomach

A man who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone set a new record Tuesday for slicing the most watermelons in half on his stomach in 60 …

Middle East