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1 hour 22 minute

Lebanese MP: Sweida hostages were freed by Russia

BEIRUT: Lebanese MP and member of the Democratic Gathering party Wael Abou Faour told Arab News that “the liberation of the women abducted by Daesh on Nov. 8 was accomplished by Russian special forces. They were responsible for the monitoring, reconnaissance, timing and execution of the operation. The Syrian army was not the one to do so as the regime had claimed. However, some Syrian elements that directly follow the Russian leadership took part in the operation.” “What happened was a military liberation operation. No deal was made with the Syrian regime or the abductors,” he added.Faour had accompanied the...
1 hour 24 minute

Israeli strikes kill three Palestinians in Gaza after rocket fire

GAZA: Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed three Palestinians and destroyed a Hamas TV building on Monday after a barrage of rocket fire from the enclave, as renewed violence threatened to derail efforts to end months of unrest.The flare-up came after a deadly Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday that left Hamas vowing revenge.Israel's military said it had so far struck more than 70 militant sites in response to over 300 rockets fired from the Hamas-run territory Monday afternoon into the evening.Missile defences had intercepted dozens of the rockets from Gaza and most others fell in...
1 hour 54 minute

Energy shocks ‘biggest risk for Middle East business’

DUBAI: Potential energy price shocks are the biggest worry facing business leaders in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a report on global risk by the World Economic Forum (WEF).The prospect of sharp volatility in energy prices — the main government revenue stream in most of the countries of the Arabian Gulf — is a bigger concern than unemployment or terrorist attacks in the region, the WEF survey found.The only other part of the world were the energy price was the main concern was in Eurasia, which includes resource-rich Russia, and parts of central Asia.In the three biggest...

2 hour 19 minute

Saudi Arabian U-19 success shows youth can flourish on home soil

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s recent success in winning the AFC U-19 Championship and Turki Al-Ammar in being named the tournament’s “most valuable player” is proof that young players do not always have to leave the country to develop, according to the former CEO of Al-Shabab.Al-Ammar shone as a creative force during the tournament as the Young Falcons won all six of their matches, defeating a number of the continent’s top teams along the way. The attacking midfielder more than held his own against the best that Asia can offer and is now regarded as one of the continent’s hottest young prospects.In...
2 hour 20 minute

Kurdish women pedal, dunk, spike as Iraq’s top athletes

IRBIL, Iraq: When Iraq’s female cycling team snatched bronze and silver medals at a landmark pan-Arab race, it was thanks to athletes from the autonomous Kurdish region.The country’s toughest female competitors, its best-equipped facilities and most experienced coaches are not in the capital Baghdad, but in the Kurdish-majority northern region.And the three medals won by the Iraqi female cyclists in September at the tournament in Algeria were seen as proof of this sporting prowess in a region that has governed itself since 1991.The team earned a bronze in the relay race, where three of its four cyclists were Kurdish, and...
2 hour 21 minute

Max Verstappen threatened to ‘punch’ Esteban Ocon after Brazil Grand Prix crash

SAO PAULO: Max Verstappen was accused of trying to punch French rival Esteban Ocon after a controversial clash at Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix which was won by five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.Red Bull star Verstappen was seen on TV pushing Force India’s Ocon three times and accused of threatening to hit him, after the pair had collided on track.The collision cost Verstappen the race and he had to settle for second place.The livid Dutchman, 21, had earlier said he did not see the Frenchman in the paddock after the race, but made no effort to avoid him in the drivers’...

2 hour 50 minute

Amnesty International strips Myanmar’s Suu Kyi of ‘conscience’ award

YANGON: Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority.Once hailed as a champion in the fight for democracy, Suu Kyi has been stripped of a series of international honors over a Rohingya exodus that began in August 2017.More than 700,000 members of the mostly stateless group fled across Myanmar’s western border into Bangladesh after the Myanmar military launched a crackdown in response to Rohingya insurgent attacks on the security forces.UN-mandated investigators have accused...
2 hour 51 minute

Far-right parents who named son after Hitler jailed in Britain

LONDON: A couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler were convicted in Britain on Monday for being members of banned far-right group National Action.Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were convicted along with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of being members of the organization, after they shared messages praising Hitler as well as images of them dressed as members of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and giving Nazi salutes.Three others had already pleaded guilty to membership of National Action, which was banned by the government after members of the group praised the murder of lawmaker Jo Cox by...
2 hour 52 minute

Pakistan frees 2 Taliban members as US envoy visits region  

ISLAMABAD: Taliban officials say Pakistan has released Abdul Samad Sani, a U.S.-designated terrorist who served as the Afghan Central Bank governor during the militants' rule, along with a lower-ranking commander named Salahuddin. The Taliban members, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media, say the two were released Monday. The release could be linked to U.S. efforts to revive Afghan peace talks. It came as U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad launched a second tour of the region, with stops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates as well as Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political...

2 hour 52 minute

Spider-Man creator and Marvel’s comic book genius Stan Lee dies at 95

LOS ANGELES: Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee.As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while...
4 hour 2 minute

Bomb in Turkish-controlled Syrian town kills 1, wounds 24

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s state-run news agency says a car-bomb explosion in a Turkish-controlled town in northern Syria has killed one person and wounded 24.The Anadolu Agency says the explosion occurred Monday in front of a school in the town of Jarablus. Five of the wounded were in serious condition and were evacuated to Turkey for treatment.No one immediately claimed the attack.The town is part of a swath of territory in northern Syria that has been under Turkish control since 2016, when Syrian rebels backed by Turkey drove out Daesh militants. GAZA: Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed three Palestinians on...
4 hour 2 minute

The Six: Common scents you can find across the Middle East

DUBAI:These Middle Eastern perfume brands are changing the face of the fragrance industry in the region.KayaliHuda and Mona Kattan, the Iraqi-American moguls behind cosmetics brand Huda Beauty, are launching their first-ever fragrance collection on Nov. 16. Called Kayali, the collection features four scents — Elixir, Vanilla, Musk and Citrus. AnfasAnfas was launched by Emirati perfumer Asim Al-Qassim, who trained under master perfumer Rosendo Mateu in Spain. View this post on Instagram That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong. #anfas #perfume...