Tag Archives: Middle East

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Texas church shooting good samaritan hailed as hero says “I did what I thought was the right thing”

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 05, 2017) (NBC) – A good samaritan who was one of a pair of men that tracked down the alleged gunman who killed at least 26 worshippers and wounded 20 others with an assault rifle after storming a church in rural Texas on Sunday (November 5), said he was just doing what he thought was right.
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05Nov/17

Saudis back corruption probe arrests

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabian citizens reacted positively to the reports of 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers being detained by authorities on Saturday (November 4) Continue reading

04Oct/15

Dubai announces multi-million dollar fund to help world’s poor

The ruler of Dubai unveils a multi-million dollar initiative to help fund development and humanitarian projects around the world, with a particular focus on the Middle East.
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01Oct/15

Immigrants appeal to Hungarians’ hearts via their stomachs

Ten Budapest restaurants showcase migrants’ national dishes in a bid to encourage tolerance.

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26Mar/15

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies have launched air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters who have tightened their grip on the southern city of Aden where the country’s president had taken refuge.
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08Mar/15

Nigerians react to Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State

Residents in Nigeria’s capital Abuja react to an audio clip released by Boko Haram pledging allegiance to Islamic State

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