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 2018-06-25 05:47 

Al Arabiya

Libyan coastguard picks up 1,000 migrants in one day, recovers several bodies...

Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a...

 2018-06-25 05:03 

Al Arabiya

More than 120,000 women in Saudi Arabia have applied for driving licenses...

More than 120,000 women have applied for licenses and the demand is very high, Ministry of Interior spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said in...

 2018-06-25 04:31 

Al Arabiya

In election victory speech, Erdogan says Turkey will advance in Syria...

Turkey will continue to quot;liberate Syrian landsquot; so that refugees can return to Syria safely, President Tayyip Erdogan said in an election...

 2018-06-24 20:03 

Al Arabiya

VIDEO: First Saudi female Uber driver picks up customer in Riyadh...

A video sent to Al Arabiya English showed the first moment a female Saudi Uber driver picking up her male customer in the capital Riyadh. The male...

 2018-06-24 18:34 

Al Arabiya

Jordan says unable to host new wave of Syria refugees...

Jordan said Sunday it would be unable to host a new wave of Syrian refugees, as troops loyal to Damascus prepare an offensive for the war-torn...

 2018-06-24 18:24 

Al Arabiya

Imran Khan kicks off election campaign, pledges sweeping changes...

Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan on Sunday kicked off his election campaign by staging a major rally and promising sweeping changes...

 2018-06-24 17:51 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile fired over Riyadh...

Saudi air defenses said they have intercept a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias over Riyadh....

 2018-06-24 17:41 

Al Arabiya

Turkey's Erdogan at 55.08 pct with 70.5 pct of presidential votes counted...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had 55.08 percent of the vote with 70.5 percent of the votes counted in Turkeyrsquo;s presidential election on Sunday,...

 2018-06-24 16:52 

Al Arabiya

Judges limit Iraq vote recount in new twist...

Judges appointed by Iraqrsquo;s top court said Sunday they would limit a manual recount of votes in a May parliamentary poll to districts where...

 2018-06-24 16:00 

Al Arabiya

Houthis cut off main roads toward Hodeidah ports after heavy losses...

Houthi militias have continued their preparations for an urban war in Hodeidah in their bid to tighten their siege on the cityrsquo;s residents, and...

 2018-06-24 11:26 

Al Arabiya

WATCH: 'Now, my wife is driving me to work,' tweets proud Saudi husband...

After years of driving his wife to work, one Saudi man has proudly announced that it was the other way around on Sunday. The lifting of a decades-long...

 2018-06-24 10:59 

Al Arabiya

Britain's Prince William heads for historic Middle East tour...

Prince William flies to Jordan Sunday on a trip that will see him become the first member of Britains royal family to pay an official visit to both...

 2018-06-24 10:57 

Al Arabiya

Israel says fires Patriot at drone from Syria, misses, drone quits...

Israel launched a Patriot anti-aircraft missile at a drone that was spotted approaching from inside Syria on Sunday but missed the pilotless plane,...

 2018-06-24 10:33 

Al Arabiya

25 injured in building explosion in German city...

Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal,...

 2018-06-24 09:52 

Al Arabiya

Arab Coalition: Houthis block 2 ships carrying oil from entering Hodeidah port...

The Houthi militias are blocking two ships carrying oil products from entering the Hodeidah port, the Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate...

 2018-06-24 09:19 

Al Arabiya

WATCH: 'It's liberating!' Saudi women take first journeys behind the wheel...

Women across Saudi Arabia today woke up to a new country, one in which they could drive freely after the lifting of a decades-old ban on women driving...

 2018-06-24 09:13 

Al Arabiya

Saudi woman to drive F1 car ahead of French Grand Prix...

Aseel Al-Hamad will make another breakthrough for Saudi Arabian women on Sunday by driving a Formula One car ahead of the French Grand Prix....

 2018-06-24 08:47 

Al Arabiya

First Russia air strikes hit south Syria since 2017 truce...

Russia bombed rebel-held areas in south Syria late Saturday for the first time since it agreed on a ceasefire there nearly a year ago, a monitor said....

 2018-06-24 08:14 

Al Arabiya

Syrian rebels say US tells them it won't intervene in south Syria...

The United States has told Syrian rebel factions they should not expect military support to help them resist a Russian-backed government offensive to...

 2018-06-24 07:55 

Al Arabiya

Kushner says Mideast peace plan due soon 'with or without Abbas input'...

President Donald Trumprsquo;s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its...

 2018-06-24 06:30 

Al Arabiya

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan...

Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted...

 2018-06-24 06:30 

Al Arabiya

Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan...

Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted...

 2018-06-24 06:17 

Al Arabiya

WATCH: Bahraini, Saudi women filmed cross borders after driving ban lifted...

A group of Bahraini women could not hold their excitement at being the ldquo;firstrdquo; to drive into Saudi Arabia since the kingdom lifted its ban...

 2018-06-24 05:23 

Al Arabiya

Saudi woman takes son on first drive, says 'having a driver was never a luxury'...

A Saudi woman chose to take her son with her during the first journey she took as driver in the kingdom, as a nationwide ban on women driving ended on...

 2018-06-24 04:03 

Al Arabiya

IN PICTURES: Saudi police hand out roses to kingdom's first women drivers...

Pictures circulating on social media have shown Saudi traffic police handing out roses to female drivers as they sat behind the wheel for the first...

 2018-06-23 20:57 

Al Arabiya

#SaudiWomenDriving officially comes into effect across the kingdom...

Saudi women were officially able to drive at the stroke of midnight on June 24 as a royal decree granting them the right to driversrsquo; licenses...

 2018-06-23 19:55 

Al Arabiya

VOX POPS: Saudi women speak on how driving will help in their daily lives...

Dammam ndash; Several Saudi women told Al Arabiya English that the decree to grant women driving licenses will help in their daily lives in multiple...

 2018-06-23 18:57 

Al Arabiya

Pakistani Taliban appoints new leader after deadly drone strike...

The Pakistani Taliban announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief...

 2018-06-23 18:00 

Al Arabiya

An A-Z guide on how Saudi women can obtain their driver's license...

Riyadh - Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with the lifting of a decades-old ban on female drivers. The decision will be enforced on...

 2018-06-23 17:37 

Al Arabiya

VIDEO: 'Trust in God and Drive' campaign prepare Saudi women drivers...

Riyadh - Hours separate Saudi women from the historic day when they will officially be able to drive their own cars. In the lead up to June 24,...

 2018-06-23 17:21 

Al Arabiya

Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons...

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an...

 2018-06-23 15:27 

Al Arabiya

VIDEO: Saudi women in drivers' seats not only in cars, but motorcycles as well...

A scene that no one could have imagined several months ago could have even expected to happen: Saudi women training to ride motorcycles in...

 2018-06-23 14:37 

Al Arabiya

King Salman Center rehabilitates 80 Yemeni former child-soldiers...

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in the Yemeni city of Marib, east of Sanarsquo;a has launched its fifth and sixth phases of the...

 2018-06-23 14:17 

Al Arabiya

Blast rocks Zimbabwe president's rally, injuries reported...

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally on Saturday, his spokesman said, adding that he had been...

 2018-06-23 14:02 

Al Arabiya

Iranian General nicknamed 'TOW missiles trainer' killed in Syria...

Iranian media have reported on Saturday the killing of Brigadier General Shahrokh Dayeepour, one of the Iranian field commanders in Syrian Aleppo....

 2018-06-23 13:28 

Al Arabiya

Iraq conducts air strike in Syria, killing top ISIS miltants...

Iraq has conducted an air strike on three houses in the Syrian town of Hajin where ISIS leaders were meeting, killing 45 members of the militant group...

 2018-06-23 13:16 

Al Arabiya

UN's Yemen envoy to present a peace plan to EU on Monday...

The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to present to EU foreign ministers next Monday a report on Yemen at a meeting...

 2018-06-23 12:21 

Al Arabiya

Over 400 migrants saved off the coast of Spain...

A total of 418 migrants were rescued in three operations off the coast of Spain on Saturday, the national rescue service said. In the largest of these...

 2018-06-23 12:03 

Al Arabiya

Iran accuses rights lawyer Nasrin Sotouded of state security offences...

Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh faces prosecution on state security charges following her arrest in the capital last week,...

 2018-06-23 09:57 

Al Arabiya

WATCH: Saudi woman talks empowerment as she takes the driver's seat...

A few hours remain until women will finally able to legally drive in Saudi Arabia. The decision will be enforced on June 24, which will be marked as a...

 2018-06-23 09:42 

Al Arabiya

WATCH: Child recruited by Houthis tells his story...

The 13-year-old Yemeni boy Riad is a former-child soldier recruited by the Houthi militias in Yemen and was forced to fight and undergo military...

 2018-06-23 09:07 

Al Arabiya

Iran Revolutionary Guards: Our frontlines are in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon...

Iranian officials occasionally boast about their meddling in the affairs of neighboring countries, but the most recent example of this was seen when...

 2018-06-23 07:49 

Al Arabiya

Explosion as Ethiopia's new, reformist prime minister speaks...

An explosion disrupted a huge rally for Ethiopias new, reformist prime minister on Saturday shortly after he spoke and was waving to the crowd that...

 2018-06-23 06:57 

Al Arabiya

Final countdown as women in Saudi Arabia to officially get in driver's seat...

Saudi women will officially be in the driverrsquo;s seat tomorrow, June 24, when the kingdom lifts its decades-old driving ban. Traffic departments...

 2018-06-23 05:12 

Al Arabiya

Mo Salah awarded Chechnya citizenship after meeting with Kadyrov...

Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov granted honorary citizenship on Friday to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egyptrsquo;s World...

 2018-06-23 04:47 

Al Arabiya

UN chief says upsurge in Syria violence poses 'risks to regional security'...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate end to a military escalation in southwest Syria and a return to ceasefire...

 2018-06-23 04:20 

Al Arabiya

In boost to US-North Korea ties, Pentagon suspends more South Korea exercises...

The US and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange program training exercises, to support diplomatic negotiations with North...

 2018-06-22 21:42 

Al Arabiya

Saud Qahtani exposes Qatari bid to 'interject politics into sports'...

Saud al-Qahtani, the General Supervisor of the Center for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court, sat down before three reputed global...

 2018-06-22 20:54 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Ministry strongly refutes accusations made by UEFA regarding Beoutq...

Saudi Arabiarsquo;s Ministry of Information has strongly refuted the irresponsible accusations made in an EU press release by the European Football...

 2018-06-22 18:59 

Al Arabiya

Family brutally killed in Cairo, while father was watching Egypt-Russia game...

New details are emerging regarding the massacre which happened in Egypt on June 19 during the World Cup football match between Egypt and Russia, when...

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