Kuwait court sentences couple to death for Filipina maid's murder

Kuwait court sentences couple to death for Filipina maid's murder

Residents of Joanna Demafelis’ hometown await the arrival of her body. The 29-year-old Filipina maid was killed and found inside a freezer in Kuwait (Reuters) A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife to death after they were convicted in absentia of killing a Filipina maid in a case that triggered […]

Netanyahu rejects Russian proposal for summit with Abbas

Netanyahu rejects Russian proposal for summit with Abbas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a Russian proposal to hold a political summit with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Quds Press reported on Friday. Russia has suggested that the summit be held in Moscow or anywhere else agreed by the two parties. According to reports coming out of the Russian capital, when the […]

Egypt's King Farouk Patek 1944 watch sets Middle East auction record

Egypt's King Farouk Patek 1944 watch sets Middle East auction record

INTERNATIONAL – A Patek Philippe watch made for King Farouk of Egypt in 1944 sold to an unidentified buyer for $912,500 at Christie’s in Dubai last Friday, a record sum for a timepiece auctioned in the Middle East. The 18-carat gold Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 was estimated to be worth as much as $800,000 by […]

Sisi wins Egypt presidential election by landslide, says state media

Sisi wins Egypt presidential election by landslide, says state media

Incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is reelected according to a state-owned newspaper (Reuters) President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, Egyptian state media reported on Thursday citing preliminary results. Some 23 million of the 60 million registered voters turned out during the three days of polling […]

UN Security Council condemns Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

UN Security Council condemns Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

Photo distributed by Houthi media unit shows launch of ballistic missile on 25 March (Reuters) The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned a barrage of missile attacks against Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi group and expressed grave concern at reports of violations of a UN arms embargo on Houthi leaders. Saudi forces said they […]

ANALYSIS: Turkey reconciles with Erbil to maximise military gains

ANALYSIS: Turkey reconciles with Erbil to maximise military gains

Iraqi and Turkish soldiers at the Habur border gate between Turkey and Iraq in October (Reuters) ISTANBUL, Turkey – The Turkish government has taken the first steps towards ending its economic isolation of the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, hoping that in response a grateful Erbil will help drive out PKK fighters from the […]

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Leaves Middle East for Pacific

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Leaves Middle East for Pacific

Sailors control aircraft on deck inside of carrier air traffic control center aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). (U.S. Navy photo) After more than four months operating in the Middle East, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 have left U.S. 5th Fleet and entered the U.S. 7th Fleet […]

Oil prices rise on Middle East tension, global market recovery

Oil prices rise on Middle East tension, global market recovery

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday, pushed up by concerns that tensions in the Middle East could lead to supply disruptions. FILE PHOTO: A gas station attendant pumps fuel into a customer’s car at a gas station in Shanghai, China November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Hopes that behind-the-scenes talks between the United […]

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