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    UN Palestinian schools to open on time despite US freeze

    UN Palestinian schools to open on time despite US freeze


    The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said all 711 schools it runs for 526,000 pupils in the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria would open for the coming school...

    The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said all 711 schools it runs for 526,000 pupils in the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria would open for the coming school year.
    Saudi forces arrest armed 'extremist' after gunfight: ministry

    Saudi forces arrest armed 'extremist' after gunfight: ministry


    The man had embraced the Islamic State group's "ideology" and was found to be in possession of a machine gun, a pistol and multiple rounds of ammunition, the ministry said in a...

    The man had embraced the Islamic State group's "ideology" and was found to be in possession of a machine gun, a pistol and multiple rounds of ammunition, the ministry said in a statement.
    India-Israel missile defence system to be procured by Israeli Navy

    India-Israel missile defence system to be procured by Israeli Navy


    The missile system has been jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India's DRDO, Israel's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and some other Indian defence...

    The missile system has been jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India's DRDO, Israel's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Elta Systems, Rafael and some other Indian defence companies.
    Saudi Arabia puts money on technology as it prepares for life after oil

    Saudi Arabia puts money on technology as it prepares for life after oil


    Saudi Arabia has accumulated a stake in electric carmaker Tesla for about $2 billion through its Public Investment Fund and aims to be part of any investor pool that emerges to take the company private. That’s on top of a $3.5 billion investment in...

    Saudi Arabia has accumulated a stake in electric carmaker Tesla for about $2 billion through its Public Investment Fund and aims to be part of any investor pool that emerges to take the company private. That’s on top of a $3.5 billion investment in ride-sharing company Uber, a $45 billion commitment to SoftBank Group’s $100 billion technology fund and a planned investment of about $1 billion in Virgin Group’s space companies.
    Israeli minister confirms Benjamin Netanyahu met Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Gaza

    Israeli minister confirms Benjamin Netanyahu met Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Gaza


    Egypt and the United Nations have been trying to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules Gaza, following a spike in cross-border violence in the past few months. The two leaders discussed the easing of an...

    Egypt and the United Nations have been trying to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules Gaza, following a spike in cross-border violence in the past few months. The two leaders discussed the easing of an Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, rehabilitation of its infrastructure and terms for a ceasefire, the Channel Ten report said.

    Iran unveils next generation missile: Media


    The new missile's range was not given, but previous versions had a range of around 200 to 300 kilometres, according to the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. US officials told Fox News last week that a "Fateh-110 missile" was...

    The new missile's range was not given, but previous versions had a range of around 200 to 300 kilometres, according to the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. US officials told Fox News last week that a "Fateh-110 missile" was test-fired by Iran during naval exercises in the Strait of Hormoz last week.
    Brotherhood chief handed life term in Egypt retrial

    Brotherhood chief handed life term in Egypt retrial


    The Muslim Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation in Egypt in December 2013, after the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July of that year in the wake of mass protests against his rule. An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced to...

    The Muslim Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organisation in Egypt in December 2013, after the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July of that year in the wake of mass protests against his rule. An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced to life in prison the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie.
    Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot

    Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot


    ​​An AFP correspondent at the site in Sarmada in Idlib province near the Turkish border said the explosion of unknown origin caused two buildings to collapse. Rescue workers used bulldozers to remove the rubble and extract trapped people from the...

    ​​An AFP correspondent at the site in Sarmada in Idlib province near the Turkish border said the explosion of unknown origin caused two buildings to collapse. Rescue workers used bulldozers to remove the rubble and extract trapped people from the flattened buildings, the correspondent said.
    Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi to visit Iran, Turkey as US sanctions bite

    Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi to visit Iran, Turkey as US sanctions bite


    ​​Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi "will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to discuss economic affairs with the two countries," an official said on condition of anonymity. Abadi on Tuesday said Iraq would reluctantly comply with sanctions...

    ​​Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi "will head to Turkey on Tuesday and Iran on Wednesday to discuss economic affairs with the two countries," an official said on condition of anonymity. Abadi on Tuesday said Iraq would reluctantly comply with sanctions against Tehran which took effect the same day.
    Dalai Lama concerned over sectarian clashes in Middle East

    Dalai Lama concerned over sectarian clashes in Middle East


    Referring to countries like Afghanistan, Syria and other Islamic nations, the Dalai Lama said, "They all follow the same god Allah, same Quran, every day (offer) five time prayers. Yet they are killing each other. It's unthinkable,...

    Referring to countries like Afghanistan, Syria and other Islamic nations, the Dalai Lama said, "They all follow the same god Allah, same Quran, every day (offer) five time prayers. Yet they are killing each other. It's unthinkable, really".
    Turkey lira crashes as Trump piles on pressure

    Turkey lira crashes as Trump piles on pressure


    Compounding the lira's agony, President Donald Trump said he had doubled steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey, noting that relations between the NATO allies were "not very good". The lira's plunge is one of the most serious economic crises that Erdogan...

    Compounding the lira's agony, President Donald Trump said he had doubled steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey, noting that relations between the NATO allies were "not very good". The lira's plunge is one of the most serious economic crises that Erdogan has faced since coming to power in 2003.
    Palestinian medic killed by Israeli fire on Gaza border: health ministry

    Palestinian medic killed by Israeli fire on Gaza border: health ministry


    The death of Abdullah al-Qatati along the border in southern Gaza came amid heightened tensions, a day after a deadly flare-up between the Israeli army the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas. Thursday had seen extensive Israeli air strikes on Gaza in...

    The death of Abdullah al-Qatati along the border in southern Gaza came amid heightened tensions, a day after a deadly flare-up between the Israeli army the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas. Thursday had seen extensive Israeli air strikes on Gaza in retaliation for the launching of more than 180 rockets and mortar rounds by Hamas and its allies on Wednesday night.
    Combative Saudi Arabia foreign policy stirs international ire

    Combative Saudi Arabia foreign policy stirs international ire


    Saudi Arabia has sought to tame critics with an aggressive foreign policy, but a deadly air raid in Yemen following an acrimonious spat with Canada will only amplify international pressure on the kingdom, analysts...

    Saudi Arabia has sought to tame critics with an aggressive foreign policy, but a deadly air raid in Yemen following an acrimonious spat with Canada will only amplify international pressure on the kingdom, analysts say.