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US-backed Syrian forces ‘surround’ ISIL in Raqqa

US-backed Syrian forces ‘surround’ ISIL in Raqqa

US-backed fighters have seized the last road into Raqqa, and now say they have completely encircled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) de facto capital in northern…

Doha’s grocery rejects

Doha’s grocery rejects

by Jenna Belhumeur : Shortly after Saudi Arabia shut Qatar’s only land border earlier this month due to a diplomatic spat between Gulf countries, residents in the Qatari capital flooded supermarkets in search of…

Man tried to ram car into people outside French mosque

Man tried to ram car into people outside French mosque

A man has been arrested after he tried to drive a car into a crowd in front of a mosque in the Paris suburb of Creteil, police said. The 4×4…

Qatar to sue Gulf countries over blockade damages

Qatar to sue Gulf countries over blockade damages

Qatar’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says it will employ a Swiss law firm to seek compensation for those affected by a decision of Gulf countries to cut ties with…

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ chemical attack plan

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ chemical attack plan

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing a chemical-weapons attack that would result in the “mass murder” of civilians, the White House has said while warning Syria’s government that it…

Pakistan tanker blast killed Scores in ‘huge fireball’

Pakistan tanker blast killed Scores in ‘huge fireball’

At least 153 people have been burnt alive and dozens of others injured after a fuel tanker overturned and exploded outside the eastern city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province.…

Sunday declared first day of Eid

Sunday declared first day of Eid

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr 1438. Eid al-Fitr, which means “festival of breaking the…

Pakistan market blasts kill dozens of Eid shoppers

Pakistan market blasts kill dozens of Eid shoppers

At least 34 people have been killed and more than 70 wounded when twin explosions ripped through a crowded market in northwest Pakistan, according to officials. The bomb attacks, minutes…

Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that the “liberation” of the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL – also known as ISIS) will…

Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has pledged allegiance to his successor Mohammed bin Salman, the son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz. A royal decree on Wednesday removed Crown Prince Mohammed…

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