Middle East

Amid mounting tension, Israel seals off Al-Aqsa compound

Amid mounting tension, Israel seals off Al-Aqsa compound

Israeli police on Sunday sealed the gates of occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound amid calls by Jewish extremist groups to storm the holy site. “Israeli police have stepped up security in the area, deploying hundreds of troops and setting up roadblocks at the mosque’s entrances,” mosque director Omar al-Qiswani told Anadolu Agency. “Only women […]

First woman to oversee 60,000 employees in Saudi Aramco

First woman to oversee 60,000 employees in Saudi Aramco

Saudi Gazette report   SAUDI state-run oil giant Aramco earlier this week appointed Huda Al-Ghosn as its executive director of employee relations and training, making her the first women to fill this position in the company’s history. The company said that Al-Ghosn will be responsible for all programs entailing workforce planning, recruiting, training and development […]

Jewish man goes on stabbing spree at Jerusalem gay parade

Jewish man goes on stabbing spree at Jerusalem gay parade

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man has lunged into a group of revelers leading Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade and stabbed six of them as they marched in the city, Israeli police and witnesses said. The alleged attacker, Yishai Schlissel, had recently been released from prison after serving a term for stabbing several people at a gay […]

KSA raps barbaric killing of toddler

KSA raps barbaric killing of toddler

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has denounced the horrendous terror attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of Duma in Palestine that killed a toddler. Reports said that Israeli settlers threw a Molotov cocktail into a West Bank home, killing the 18-month-old boy Ali Saad Dawabsheh. His four-year-old brother and parents, who were wounded in […]

Ali Dawabsheh was killed too soon

Ali Dawabsheh was killed too soon

Rania Zabaneh He could have been a doctor, an accountant or a teacher. He might have grown to hate school and love poetry, or maybe he was to follow his father’s footsteps and work in construction. But we’ll never know, because little Ali was killed too soon. Shortly after Friday midnight, a firebomb was thrown […]

26m visited Grand Mosque in Ramadan

26m visited Grand Mosque in Ramadan

JEDDAH: More than 26 million Umrah pilgrims and worshippers visited the Grand Mosque during the month of Ramadan and in the first few days after Eid Al-Fitr, thanks to a smooth transport arrangement under the guidance of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. Hisham Al-Faleh, adviser to the Makkah governor and general supervisor of the urban […]

‘This is not Islam’: Refugees describe life under ISIL in Raqqa, Syria

‘This is not Islam’: Refugees describe life under ISIL in Raqqa, Syria

by Lauren Williams GAZIANTEP, Turkey — In the Syrian capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s self-declared caliphate, Raqqa, the group’s extreme interpretation of Sharia law is enforced through extraordinary punishments, including death. The list of potential violations is long and reminders of the consequences of crossing the groups are on constant […]

Slain toddler’s parents, brother fighting for lives

Slain toddler’s parents, brother fighting for lives

Jalazon refugee camp: The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as demonstrators held a second day of protests over the arson attack. The firebombing of the family’s home in the occupied West Bank that killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha sparked an […]

Palestinian official: Israel closes gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian official: Israel closes gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police on Friday closed the gates of occupied East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound following the brutal killing of a Palestinian baby in a village near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, a Palestinian official said. “Israeli police stepped up security measures around the flashpoint mosque, deploying hundreds of troops in surrounding areas […]