Int'l News Last Week
  • »Survey: 54% of Syrian Refugees Aged 18-24 May Not Return to Live in Syria

    Wed 9 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A complementary survey, conducted by the Voice of Young Syrian Refugees group, part of the 2017 Arab Youth Opinion survey, indicates than more than half of the Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon between 18 and 24 years...
  • »Qatar Launches New Visa-Free Policy for 80 Nationalities

    Wed 9 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS —AlGhad—Qatari officials announced today, Wednesday, the launch of a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism.
    "The visa exemption scheme will make Qatar the most open country in the...
  • »Occupation to Revoke Arab-Israeli Attacker's Citizenship, Rights Group Protest

    Tue 8 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Human rights groups have criticised a decision by an Israeli court to remove the citizenship of an Israeli Arab who allegedly attacked people with a car and a knife.
    It is thought to be the first time a judge has implemented a 2008...
  • »Iraq Shia Militia 'Lose Dozens in Attack'

    Tue 8 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITAL — Dozens of Shia militiamen have been killed in an attack in Iraq close to the border with Syria, reports say.
    There are conflicting accounts as to what happened. The group said US aircrafts were to blame, though the US-led coalition...
  • »Israeli Forces Arrest 17 Palestinians in West Bank

    Tue 8 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation troops early Tuesday arrested 17 Palestinians in various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian source.
    The Palestinian Prisoner's Society said in a statement that Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of...
  • »Occupation Bulldozers Demolish Commercial Structures in East Jerusalem

    Tue 8 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation bulldozers early Tuesday destroyed a number of Palestinian commercial structures and a stable in Beit Hanina neighbourhood in the outskirts of occupied Jerusalem, according to a Palestinian source.
    The Popular...
  • »North Korea Vows to Retaliate Against US over Sanctions

    Mon 7 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — North Korea has vowed to retaliate and make "the US pay a price" for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme.
    The sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the UN on Saturday, were a "violent violation...
  • »Israel to Close Al Jazeera Offices, Take Network Off-Air

    Sun 6 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    Israel wants to close broadcaster Al Jazeera's local offices and revoke its journalists' press credentials, the communications minister has said.
    Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported "terrorism", and said both its Arabic and...
  • »Some 271 Daesh Fighters Return to France – Minister

    Sun 6 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Some 271 Daesh fighters returned from war zones in Iraq and Syria to France and all of them are subject to investigation by public prosecutors, the country's Interior Minister, Gerard Collomb, said.
    In an interview with...
  • »Occupation Forces Arrest 16 Palestinians in West Bank

    Sun 6 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation troops early Sunday arrested 16 Palestinians in various West Bank cities, according to a Palestinian source.
    The Palestinian Prisoner's Club said in a statement that Israeli soldiers stormed the cities of Hebron,...
  • »Syria: 2,000 ISIS Fighters Still in Raqqa, Says US Envoy

    Sat 5 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    Some 2,000 ISIS militants remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa amid an offensive to recapture the group's stronghold, a senior US official says.
    Brett McGurk, special envoy for the coalition against ISISISIS, says US-backed forces have seized about...
  • »Palestinian Injured in Clashes with Occupation Forces, 11 Arrested in West Bank

    Sat 5 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Number of the Palestinian youths suffered suffocations due to inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli forces during clashes that broke out early Saturday in Ya'bad town near the West Bank city of Jenin, according to the Palestinian...
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