Middle East


Exodus from last Daesh enclave overwhelms Syria force

Author:  Sun, 2019-02-24 21:48 OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria: US-backed Syrian forces warned on Sunday they were struggling to cope with an outpouring of foreigners from Daesh’s imploding reign, urging governments to take responsibility for their citizens. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic … read more

Egypt denounces UN over executions criticism

Sun, 2019-02-24 21:23 CAIRO:  Egypt’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for criticizing trials that led to the execution of nine people last week. Nine men were executed on Wednesday over … read more

Gaza protesters call on Palestinian leader to quit

Author:  AFP ID:  1551032229046909500 Sun, 2019-02-24 15:21 GAZA CITY: Thousands of protesters in the Gaza Strip Sunday called on Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to resign after attempts to pressure his rival Hamas with financial cuts in the impoverished enclave. “Leave!” … read more