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Yemen army advances despite Saudi-led assault

(News Desk) – Yemen’s army has made significant gains across the country’s west coast, despite an unrelenting Saudi Arabian-led assault. On Thursday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network published a video showing the soldiers’ staging counterattacks against the positions of Saudi-led militants. It reported that the army had managed to retake several ...

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Saudi still detaining dozens from ‘corruption’ purge

(News Desk) – Saudi Arabia is keeping dozens of people, including one prince, who were arrested in a so-called anti-corruption purge last November, The Wall Street Journal reports. The prince was named as Turki bin Abdullah, son of late King Abdullah and a former governor of Riyadh, the paper reported ...

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Israel to try official accused of spying for Iran

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Former Israeli minister Gonen Segev, who is accused of spying for Iran, is slated to stand trial in Jerusalem al-Quds on Thursday. Segev, arrested last month, has been charged by Israel’s security apparatus Shin Bet with “aiding the enemy during a time of war, spying and ...

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Turkey: Decree grants president more power

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Turkey has issued a decree, giving more power to the president as the country moves towards adopting a full-fledged presidential system. The Official Gazette announced the decree on Wednesday. The decree closes down the prime minister’s office and changes “references to the prime minister and cabinet ...

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Gaza teen dies of wounds from clashes with Israeli troops

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A Palestinian teenager has succumbed to wounds he received during clashes with Israeli troops in the besieged Gaza Strip, says the Palestinian Health Ministry. “Mahmud al-Gharabli, 16, died after being injured in the head east of Gaza City on May 14,” said ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra ...

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Airstrikes kill 11 PKK terrorists in SE Turkey, northern Iraq

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Turkish military aircraft have killed nearly a dozen members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group when they separately carried out a string of airstrikes against terrorist hideouts in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region as well as southeastern Turkey. The Turkish General Staff, in a ...

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NIGC CEO: IGAT-6 gas pipeline fully operational

(News Desk) – Iran fully launched the sixth nationwide gas trunkline (IGAT-6) which will expand the country’s gas exports capacity to Iraq, said the managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC). Hamidreza Araqi noted that a major section of the project was completed in the year to March 2018, ...

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