Middle east

Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudis show attack evidence

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he has ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran in the latest move of the United States to pressure Tehran, which US officials say likely carried out a crippling weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities, allegations Iran denies. Trump gave no explanation in a brief tweet announcing the order,…

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Except Allah helps Uyghur Muslims

  A group of 22 nations signed a letter addressed to the president of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calling on China to end its massive detention program in Xinjiang The signatories expressed concern about “credible reports of arbitrary detention” in Xinjiang…

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Saudi Arabia seizes more than $100bn in settlements

Those arrested as part of the ‘anti-corruption purge’ were held collectively in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carton hotel [Reuters] Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said that the kingdom has seized more than $100bn in anti-corruption settlements. The amount – SAR400bn ($106.7bn) – represented various types of assets, including real estate, commercial entities, cash and more,…

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Jordan allows one-off aid drop to Rukban border camp

The makeshift Rukban camp is home to at least 55,000 refugees [File: AP] Authorities in Jordan have allowed a one-off delivery of UN humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of displaced persons from Syria along the two countries’ border, according to Jordanian state media. The remote Rukban refugee camp, which is home to at…

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Israel bans entry for 20 groups over BDS support

Israel bans entry for 20 groups over BDS support A BDS supporter demonstrates in the South African city of Cape Town [Getty Images] Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Israel has published a list of 20 international groups whose members will be barred from entering the country due to their support…

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US exploiting Iran protest to sink nuclear deal : Russia

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused the US of using Iran’s protests for its own agenda [Mary Altaffer/APThe United States is exploiting the protests in Iran in order to derail the landmark nuclear deal with the Middle East country, Russia’s ambassador to the UN alleged. The comments late on Friday came after the…

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Happy New Year? By Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman

When we refuse to partake in pagan festivals, we get labelled, called names and they see us as repugnant. I think that these festivals would one day become a thing of the past if people begin to reason for themselves not acting like programmed robots.   What crime have I…

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Just Saying By Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman

AlhamduliLlah!!! Earlier, I promised to write on, “Jerusalam, we are brothers”. It is not unfortunate that I will not write on this topic as I intended to, for the sake of controversy and another reason I will state at the end of this article. Meanwhile, I will make a summary…

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