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 2020-02-17 21:45 

Al Arabiya

UN envoy condemns use rifles loaded with birdshot against Iraqi protesters...

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and...

 2020-02-17 19:21 

Al Arabiya

India bars entry to British MP Debbie Abrahams for criticizing Kashmir policy...

A British lawmaker, who chairs an all-party group on Kashmir, has been denied entry to India after she criticized the governmentrsquo;s decision to...

 2020-02-17 17:38 

Al Arabiya

Blanket measures may not help against novel coronavirus outbreak: WHO...

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned against ldquo;blanket measuresrdquo; over the novel coronavirus outbreak, pointing out the...

 2020-02-17 17:31 

Al Arabiya

Tunisia's Saied says he will call for early elections if new govt not approved...

Tunisian President Kais Saied said he would dissolve parliament and call for early elections if the proposed new government fails to win confidence in...

 2020-02-17 17:21 

Al Arabiya

Sudan information minister says trial in The Hague one option for Omar al-Bashir...

Sudan could send former leader Omar al-Bashir and other suspects to The Hague for trial before the International Criminal Court, but any decision...

 2020-02-17 16:59 

Al Arabiya

UN: Northwest Syria crisis reaches horrifying new level, 900,000 displaced...

A Russian-backed regime offensive in northwest Syria has displaced 900,000 people since the start of December, and babies are dying of cold because...

 2020-02-17 16:44 

Al Arabiya

Syria's al-Assad says gains against opposition not yet the end of conflict...

Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Monday his forcesrsquo; rapid recent gains in their Russian-backed military offensive presaged the eventual...

 2020-02-17 16:29 

Al Arabiya

Ex-British PM Theresa May advises women in politics: 'Be yourself'...

ldquo;Be yourselfrdquo; is the advice former British prime minister Theresa May gave to the Global Womenrsquo;s Forum in Dubai on Monday,...

 2020-02-17 14:40 

Al Arabiya

Syria will reopen Aleppo airport to civilian flights...

The airport in Syriarsquo;s northern hub of Aleppo is to reopen to civilian flights this week for the first time since the war forced its closure in...

 2020-02-17 14:23 

Al Arabiya

EU agrees new mission to enforce Libya arms embargo...

EU foreign ministers said Monday they have agreed to launch a new mission in the Mediterranean to enforce a UN arms embargo on Libya that is currently...

 2020-02-17 13:43 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Amb. to US: Relations strong regardless of president's political party...

The bilateral relationships between Washington and Riyadh are ldquo;institutional and well-establishedrdquo; and are not affected by the succession...

 2020-02-17 13:34 

Al Arabiya

Less than 1 in 4 people in Tehran plans to vote in Iran's elections: Poll...

Over 75 percent of Tehranrsquo;s population will not vote in the parliamentary elections scheduled for later this week, according to a poll conducted...

 2020-02-17 13:18 

Al Arabiya

Imprisoned Iranian women call for boycott of upcoming elections in Iran...

Iranian female political prisoners have called on their compatriots to boycott the parliamentary elections scheduled for later this week, saying that...

 2020-02-17 12:46 

Al Arabiya

Sudan peace talks extended three weeks after missing deal deadline...

The Sudanese government and a coalition of rebel groups on Monday extended peace talks for another three weeks after missing a deadline for a final...

 2020-02-17 12:42 

Al Arabiya

Danish troops will return to Al-Assad air base hit by Iran in Iraq: Minister...

Denmark will send its military personnel back to the Iraqi al-Assad base on March 1, after last month temporarily moving some of them to Kuwait due to...

 2020-02-17 12:14 

Al Arabiya

EU struggles to keep arms embargo on Libya as Austria opposes patrols...

EU plans to resume maritime patrols in the Mediterranean faced more delays on Monday as foreign ministers struggled to convince Austria to lift its...

 2020-02-17 11:54 

Al Arabiya

Syrian forces take full control of Aleppo, air strikes under way...

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Alepporsquo;s northwestern countryside and it would press on with its...

 2020-02-17 11:47 

Al Arabiya

India to execute four guilty of 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case on March 3: Source...

Four men found guilty of gang raping a woman in India in a 2012 case which captured the nation will be executed on March 3, according to a local...

 2020-02-17 11:30 

Al Arabiya

Syrian army finds mass grave near Damascus: State media...

The Syrian army has discovered a mass grave containing around 70 bodies in a former rebel bastion near Damascus, the state news agency reported Monday...

 2020-02-17 10:55 

Al Arabiya

Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: PM Imran Khan...

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Monday that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports...

 2020-02-17 10:36 

Al Arabiya

Lebanese President Aoun meets with Iran Parliament Speaker Larijani...

Lebanese President Michel Aoun is meeting with the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, who heads a delegation that includes a number of...

 2020-02-17 10:30 

Al Arabiya

Iran speaker Larijani: Iranian businessmen will reconstruct Syria...

Iranian businessmen are willing to be involved in reconstructing Syria, said Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, speaking alongside his Syrian...

 2020-02-17 10:24 

Al Arabiya

Americans evacuated from coronavirus cruise ship in Japan arrive in Texas...

The second of two flights carrying Americans from the cruise ship quarantined in Japan during the coronavirus crisis landed in Texas.nbsp;...

 2020-02-17 10:08 

Al Arabiya

Twenty-four killed in Burkina Faso church attack: Governor...

Gunmen have killed 24 people and wounded 18 in an assault on a village church in northern Burkina Faso, the regional governor said Monday, with a...

 2020-02-17 09:08 

Al Arabiya

New confirmed coronavirus cases on Japan cruise ship bring total to 454: Reports...

An additional 99 people on a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama have been confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, Japanese media...

 2020-02-17 08:59 

Al Arabiya

China may postpone annual congress meeting due to coronavirus outbreak...

China says it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, because of the virus outbreak. The standing...

 2020-02-17 08:52 

Al Arabiya

French soldier dies while on duty in Burkina Faso...

A French soldier has died while on operations in Burkina Faso, the French Armed Forces Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The ministry said the...

 2020-02-17 08:19 

Al Arabiya

Flight carrying Americans from Japan coronavirus cruise ship lands in California...

One of two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at a California air force base early Monday. A plane carrying American...

 2020-02-17 07:57 

Al Arabiya

Fourteen test positive among us plane evacuees from japan virus ship: State Dept...

Fourteen people who had tested positive for the new coronavirus were among the more than 300 US citizens and family members evacuated by plane from a...

 2020-02-17 06:29 

Al Arabiya

Japan cancels Emperor Naruhito's public birthday celebrations amid virus fears...

Japan said Monday it would cancel a public gathering to celebrate the birthday of new Emperor Naruhito, as fears grow over the spread of the new...

 2020-02-17 06:14 

Al Arabiya

Syrian refugees in Lebanon struggle under hostile government, brutal weather...

After the Lebanese government forced Syrian refugees to demolish houses they had built and replace them with tents, the winter storm that blew through...

 2020-02-17 06:11 

Al Arabiya

Toxic gas leak kills five, sickens dozens in Karachi port city...

A toxic gas leak killed five people and sickened dozens of others in a coastal residential area in Pakistanrsquo;s port city of Karachi, police said...

 2020-02-17 05:31 

Al Arabiya

Australia will evacuate citizens from cruise ship quarantined due to coronavirus...

Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of...

 2020-02-17 04:49 

Al Arabiya

New coronavirus case confirmed in Thailand brings total to 35: Health official...

Thailand records one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 35 since January, a senior health official said on Monday. The...

 2020-02-17 00:26 

Al Arabiya

Trump demands Russia stop supporting Syria regime's 'atrocities'...

President Donald Trump has called for Russia to end its support for the Syrian regimersquo;s ldquo;atrocitiesrdquo; as he expressed US concern over...

 2020-02-17 00:21 

Al Arabiya

Death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumps past 1,700...

The death toll from Chinarsquo;s new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 1,700 on Monday after 100 more people died in hard-hit Hubei province, the...

 2020-02-16 20:16 

Al Arabiya

UN's Guterres says governments must deliver 'transformational change' on climate...

Governments must deliver decisive actions and ldquo;transformational changerdquo; to combat global warming, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

 2020-02-16 18:51 

Al Arabiya

Griffiths announces Yemen agreement on first phase of prisoner swap deal...

Both sides of the conflict in Yemen agreed on a detailed plan to complete the first phase of a large-scale exchange of prisoners, the UN Special Envoy...

 2020-02-16 18:36 

Al Arabiya

40 Americans on Diamond Princess cruise ship infected with coronavirus: Official...

A senior US health official said Sunday that more than 40 Americans on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have been infected with the deadly...

 2020-02-16 18:22 

Al Arabiya

Syrian President al-Assad vows to defeat opposition, as forces gain new ground...

Syriarsquo;s President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday his government was determined to win back all Syrian territories, as state media reported...

 2020-02-16 18:20 

Al Arabiya

Syria says Russian-backed regime army captures most of opposition-held Aleppo...

Syrian state media said on Sunday government forces had seized most of opposition-held Aleppo province in another major gain by a Russian-backed...

 2020-02-16 17:48 

Al Arabiya

Hezbollah's Nasrallah calls for boycott of US products as 'part of the battle'...

Hezbollahrsquo;s Hassan Nasrallah has called for Lebanese citizens to boycott US goods and products as ldquo;part of the battlerdquo; against...

 2020-02-16 17:14 

Al Arabiya

Car bomb explodes in Syria, near Turkish border...

A car bomb exploded on Sunday in the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the Turkish border, causing several casualties, witnesses said on Sunday. The...

 2020-02-16 17:11 

Al Arabiya

Kuwait appoints finance, electricity and water ministers in cabinet reshuffle...

Kuwait has appointed Barrak Ali al-Shitan as finance minister and Mohamed Hagi Boushahri as minister of electricity and water in a limited government...

 2020-02-16 16:14 

Al Arabiya

UAE reports new coronavirus case in Chinese man, says condition stable...

A new case of the coronavirus was diagnosed in a Chinese man in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, state news agency WAM reported citing the...

 2020-02-16 15:16 

Al Arabiya

Ivanka Trump lauds Saudi Arabia, UAE on women's rights reforms...

Ivanka Trump lauded close US allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, for embarking on ldquo;significant reformsrdquo; to advance...

 2020-02-16 14:35 

Al Arabiya

Iraqis rally to support protest leader for prime minister...

Hundreds of Iraqis rallied Sunday to support a protest leader they want as prime minister instead of current premier-designate Mohammad Allawi, who...

 2020-02-16 14:08 

Al Arabiya

Ongoing Libya conflict 'deeply troubling': UN official...

The situation in war-torn Libya is ldquo;deeply troubling,rdquo; a United Nations representative said Sunday, warning that a fragile truce was...

 2020-02-16 13:54 

Al Arabiya

Quarantined Saudi students to be released after negative coronavirus tests...

The ten Saudi students evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China on February 2, are not infected and will be released from a...

 2020-02-16 13:48 

Al Arabiya

Turkey FM tells Russia that attacks in Syria's Idlib must stop immediately...

Turkeyrsquo;s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday that he told his Russian counterpart at a meeting the previous day that attacks in...

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