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CEO of Qatar’s BeIn TV channel under probe for alleged corruption

The boss of Qatari television channel BeIn, Yousef Al-Obaidly, and ex-athletics chief Lamine Diack, have been under investigation since March over alleged corruption in the bidding process for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, sources told AFP on Tuesday. Investigating magistrates are considering charging Al-Obaidly with active corruption, while Diack will act as a… Continua a leggere

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UN calls on Qatar to reform its workers rights policy and ban capital punishment

United Nations member states have called upon Qatar to reform its domestic workers’ rights policy and ban capital punishment. Qatar is one of the 14 states currently undergoing a Human Rights Council assessment, a UN-led process known as Universal Periodic Review (UPR) involving all 193 member states. Concerns around Qatar’s suitability to host the tournament… Continua a leggere

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Yemen: Iran-backed Houthi militias hit a civilian site in Saudi Arabia with a bomb-laden drone No casualties reported. Moreover, two missiles directed toward Mecca and Jeddah were shot down

Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia’s southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said on Tuesday. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target… Continua a leggere

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Libya, the UN special envoy Salame fears “a long and bloody war” Why does he not ask Turkey and Qatar to stop sending weapons to the militias backing Al Sarraj's government in Tripoli in violation of the embargo?

The UN envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the battle for Tripoli was “just the start of a long and bloody war” and called for immediate steps to cut off arms flows fueling the fighting. Addressing the Security Council, Ghassan Salame said many countries were supplying weapons to the UN-recognized government in Tripoli and forces… Continua a leggere

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Zaki Hassan, a new autopsy will be carried out in Cairo to ascertain the real causes of the death of the Palestinian in a prison of Istanbul The body handed over by the Turkish authorities had signs of brutal torture

The Egypt Public Prosecution Office has decided to perform another autopsy on the body of Zaki Mubarak, the Palestinian man who was arrested in Turkey on spying charges and died in mysterious circumstances, with Ankara alleging his suicide and his family accusing Turkey of killing him. Egypt’s attorney general Nabil Sadeq has decided to investigate… Continua a leggere

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Libya: 44 MPs ask the legitimate Parliament based in Tobruk to officially withdraw from the UN-backed Skhirat agreement that gave birth to the Al Sarraj government in Tripoli

44 members of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk rejected in a statement on Sunday the UN Political Agreement signed in Morocco’s Skhirat resort in December 2015. The members added in the statement that all the political entities created by the Political Agreement are illegitimate. “We call on the HoR to officially announce… Continua a leggere

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Turkey: Erdogan orders the arrest of 249 foreign ministry personnel over Gulen links

Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 249 foreign ministry personnel over suspected links to the network of a US-based cleric accused of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, broadcaster NTV said on Monday. Authorities have carried out regular operations against the alleged followers of Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since… Continua a leggere

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Saudi Arabia: Air defense forces shot down two Houthi ballistic missiles heading for Mecca

The Arab Coalition has confirmed that the Royal Saudi Air Defense had intercepted aerial targets early Monday morning over the cities of Jeddah and Taif. According to eyewitnesses, the two Houthi ballistic missiles were intercepted over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah. The forces “monitored air targets flying over restricted areas… Continua a leggere

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Lebanon: Security forces opened water cannons on Lebanese anti-austerity protesters in the country’s capital

Security forces opened water cannons on Lebanese anti-austerity protesters in the country’s capital on Monday, as the government continued to hold marathon meetings to discuss severe budget cuts. Lebanon faces a looming fiscal crisis as the economy struggles with soaring debt, rising unemployment and slow growth. The government’s tightened budget and key reforms aim to… Continua a leggere

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Trump denies any contact with Tehran and warns the Ayatollah: “If Iran wants the war it will take place”

President Donald Trump on Monday said Washington has not approached Iran for talks as Britain warned Tehran not to underestimate the resolve of the United States, warning that if American interests were attacked then the administration of Donald Trump would retaliate. Trump said Iran would be making a very big mistake if they did anything… Continua a leggere

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Libya: Turkey keeps violating the UN embargo and supplies weapons to Tripoli’s extremist militias backing Al Sarraj’s government The militias provided evidence by posting images and videos on Facebook

A coalition of forces allied with Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), some of which face UN sanctions, received a shipment of Turkish armored vehicles and arms on Saturday. The shipment arrived amid the GNA’s efforts to stop the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Khalifa Haftar, from advancing toward the capital, Tripoli. Pictures… Continua a leggere

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An Arab Countries Summit will convene in Mecca to discuss Iran’s military escalation in the Gulf

Saudi King Salman has called for Gulf and Arab summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss recent attacks in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The attack on ships in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates and the terrorist-backed Iran-backed Houthi militias’ attack on two… Continua a leggere

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