Tuesday 31 May 2016
 
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Saudi intercepts ballistic missile from Yemen

Saudi Arabia has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from Yemen and a Saudi-led military coalition said in a statement it may be forced to reconsider a truce that has been place since April. Saudi state news agency SPA quoted the statement as saying that the missi

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Bahrain backs Haj stance

Bahrain has rejected any attempt to politicise the Haj season, backing the right of Saudi Arabia to take all necessary measures to ensure pilgrims’ security and safety, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Dr Rabeeulla honoured for community service

Prominent Gulf-based businessman and chairman of Shifa al Jazeera Medical Group Dr K T Rabeeullah has received the prestigious “Pravasi Ratna Award” instituted by Manchester-based Anand TV for his outstanding contributions to community welfare and humanitarian initiatives. &n

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New PM named to oversee Jordan elections

Jordan's King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani Mulqi as prime minister after dissolving parliament on Sunday, charging him with overseeing elections before the end of the year, a senior political source said. The monarch accepted the resignation of premier Abdullah

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Makkah hotel hit by blaze, no injuries

A 20-storey hotel in Saudi city of Makkah was hit by fire on Friday morning, forcing immediate evacuation of the visitors. There were no reports of any injuries. Blaze engulfed the 7th floor of the building located at Shuhada neighbourhood and gutted the structure’s facade,

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Lebanese Hezbollah ministers to be hit by US law

Ministers and members of parliament belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah could be sanctioned under a new US law targeting the group's finances, a US Treasury official said on Friday. The US Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act (HIFPA) passed in December threatens

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Islamic State ‘has Euro 2016 in its sights’

Islamic State militants have the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in their sights though there is no concrete evidence at the moment of an attack being planned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said. The comments from Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany's

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IS advances near Turkish border, civilians trapped

Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said. The hardline group has been fighting against rebels in the a

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Egyptian cabinet approves $2.5bn grant from Saudi Arabia

Egypt's government approved on Thursday a $2.5 billion grant from Saudi Arabia, the cabinet said in a statement. "The cabinet approved a grant agreement between the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia in which Saudi Arabia will provide Egypt a sum of $2.5 billion to su

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Cineco opens new $16m cineplex in Qatar

Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco) announced the opening of a new QR60 million ($16.4 million) Cineplex at the Gulf Mall in Gharafa, Qatar, yesterday (May 26). The new Cineplex is approximately 5,645-sq-m and holds a total number of 2,318 seats across 13 screens. Encompassing the la

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