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Blue Tick Saudi Twitter Account Makes Veiled Terror Threat Against Canada

A verified, or “blue tick” Twitter account originating from Saudi Arabia has deleted a tweet in which the user behind the account posted a picture appearing to show an airliner about to crash into Toronto’s CN Tower as tensions between Canada and the kingdom escalate.

Iraqi forces and members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) advance next to a wall bearing the Islamic State (IS) group flag as they enter the city of al-Qaim, in Iraq's western Anbar province near the Syrian border as they fight against remnant pockets of Islamic State group jihadists …

Islamic State Targets Infrastructure in Post-Kurdish Northern Iraq

The Islamic State has begun exacerbating concerns about the availability of electricity in Iraq by targeting power plants and other key infrastructure for destruction. Baghdad announced on Sunday that unspecified “terrorist groups,” which observing media identify as the Islamic State, blew up a power plant in Kirkuk.

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, 28, faces 20 years in prison after Saudi Arabian authorities revealed on Wednesday that she allegedly confessed to conspiring with the kingdom’s “enemies.”

Saudi Feminist Faces 20 Years in Prison

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, 28, faces 20 years in prison after Saudi Arabian authorities revealed on Wednesday that she allegedly confessed to conspiring with the kingdom’s “enemies.”

A file picture shows China's President Xi Jinping giving a speech in Beijing on July 10, 2018

Xi Jinping Heads to Middle East to Sell One Belt, One Road

China’s communist leader Xi Jinping begins a whirlwind tour of Africa and the Middle East Thursday, hoping to expand the nation’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project throughout the continent and solidify trade deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and …

Saudi Arabia Executes Seven People in One Day

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates, who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported.

Muslim pilgrims perform the final walk (Tawaf al-Wadaa) around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. The annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage to Mecca wound up without the feared mass outbreak of swine flu, Saudi authorities said, reporting a total of …

Ayatollah Reignites Campaign to Seize Mecca Ahead of Hajj

Ahead of this year’s annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took the opportunity to once again blast Saudi Arabia over what is known as the “Mina Stampede,” which left nearly 800 Muslims dead in 2015.

RAMON AIR FORCE BASE, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 19: Israel's first F-16i jet fighter, called in Hebrew Sufa (Storm), taxis after landing February 19, 2004 at the Ramon Air Force Base in Israel's Negev desert. The air force took delivery of the first two of 102 of the long-range advanced American-made …

Israel Ranked World’s 8th Most Powerful Country

An international survey has ranked Israel as the eighth most powerful nation in the world for the second consecutive year, narrowly ahead of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

A displaced Yemeni family sit in a classroom of a school in the city of Hodeidah after being evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid battles between government forces and Houthi fighters

U.N.: Over 18 Million to Die of Starvation in Yemen in 2018

The United Nations warned this week that an estimated 18.4 million are expected to perish of war-driven starvation in Yemen by the end of the year, a development that will exacerbate what some say is the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

Supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. The killing of Yemen's ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the country's Shiite rebels on Monday, as their alliance crumbled, has thrown the nearly three-year civil war into unpredictable new chaos. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

UAE Puts Yemen Peace Deal on Table with Houthis

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen since 2015, revealed Tuesday that the Sunni alliance is working with the United Nations on a deal to end the war that would make peace contingent upon the Shiite rebels withdrawal from the strategically important port city of Hodeidah.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks on a three-day European tour in Germany on Monday with strategic differences on Iran set to dominate as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after US withdrawal

Netanyahu to Push for Railway Linking Israel to Saudi Arabia

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz will “immediately launch” a trade route initiative called “Tracks for Regional Peace” that will see the establishment of a railway network linking Israel to Saudi Arabia.