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Saudi Arabia Yemen Houthis in Direct Peace Talks

16 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

Saudi Arabia is intensifying informal talks with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on a ceasefire in Yemen, sources familiar with the discussions said. Ariana News Agency-  The talks were launched in Jordan in late September, three of the sources said, with Riyadh taking sole responsibility for military efforts by the Arab alliance fighting in Yemen after […]

Prolonged Patience: Elections in Afghanistan

16 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The results are still being debated and turnout was low. But Afghanistan’s democracy remains the lone source of hope for the country. Ariana News Agency-  On September 28, 2019, presidential elections took place in Afghanistan for the fourth time since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001. Nearly two months later, the results of the […]

Israel Kills Top Palestinian Islamic Jihad Militant in Gaza

13 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

An Israeli air strike has killed a senior commander of the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Ariana News Agency-  Baha Abu al-Ata died along with his wife when a missile hit their home, the group said. Four of their children and a neighbour were reportedly injured. Israel’s prime minister said Abu al-Ata was […]

EU Countries to Revoke European ISIS Members’ Citizenship

12 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

EU countries refuse to allow the ISIS members with EU nationalities back home and prefer transferring them to Iraq to put them on trial.   Ariana News Agency- The Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria has caused concerns over the freedom of Jihadists prisoned by Syrian and Iraqi Kurds. Marine Le Pen the […]

UN: More than one in three in Haiti Need Urgent Food Aid

09 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

More than a third of Haitians are facing “severe food insecurity”, sparked by price hikes, dwindling agricultural production and widespread social unrest, the UN’s World Food Programme warned Friday. Ariana News Agency-  A study conducted last month showed that out of Haiti’s 11 million inhabitants, nearly 3.7 million are in a situation of “severe food […]

Human Rights Group Slams Saudi Arabia for Crackdown on Dissent

09 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms obscure his harsh repression of opponents, Human Rights Watch says. Ariana News Agency-  Legitimate reforms benefiting women mask a broader crackdown on freedom and dissent in Saudi Arabia, the international monitor Human Rights Watch said Monday. Reforms such as allowing women to drive or to appear in public performances […]

UN Sees U.S.-China Trade War Hurting Both Nations’ Economies

09 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The UN just weighed in on who’s winning the trade war between the U.S. and China. Neither one. Ariana News Agency-  “The U.S. tariffs on China are economically hurting both countries,” according to the report, which tries to measure the extent to which higher import taxes are causing a decline in trade between the world’s […]

Abdullah to Boycott Recount Process in Afghanistan Election

09 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

Abdullah Abdullah dismissed recount of part of presidential election, saying it would not take part in the process. Ariana News Agency-  The Independent Election Commission has decided to begin recounting votes from 8,255 polling stations. Abdullah’s team in a statement protested the move saying duplicate votes and those cast outside voting time had not been […]

Flag on the Face

03 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

  Ariana News Agency-  A protester gets her face painted with the colours of the Iraqi flag during anti-government protests in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Hadi Mizban/AP

Guy Fawkes

03 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

  Ariana News Agency-  University students wearing Guy Fawkes masks in support of anti-government protests pose for a graduation photo at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Halloween

03 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

  Ariana News Agency-  Melania Trump reacts to a young trick-or-treater dressed as a skeleton at the White House, Washington, US. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Saudi Arabia ‘Sport Washing’ Country’s ‘Dire Human Rights Record’ With First-ever Women’s Match

03 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been accused of helping Saudi Arabia “sportswash” its “dire human rights record” by promoting what it says is the first-ever women’s match on Saudi Arabian soil on Thursday. Ariana News Agency-  WWE announced Wednesday it will host a wrestling match between Natalya and Lacey Evans, two of its female wrestlers, […]

HRW: CIA-backed Afghan Troops Guilty of ‘War Crimes’

03 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

With aid and training from the CIA, Afghan paramilitary forces have carried out a spree of war crimes and other “grave” abuses against civilians – including torture and executions – an investigation by Human Rights Watch found. Ariana News Agency-    In its report, New York City-based Human Rights Watch said Afghan strike forces, with […]

Pompeo Seeks Faster Progress with N.Korea after Rockets

03 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that negotiations with North Korea were going too slowly after Pyongyang fired two more short-range projectiles. Ariana News Agency-  Pompeo downplayed Thursday’s launches themselves, saying they were consistent with previous moves, but called for more effort in nuclear negotiations. “The progress has been far too slow,” Pompeo […]

U.S. Troop Withdrawal Creates Opening for Revitalized Syrian Regime

03 Nov 2019 Ariana News Agency Ariana News Agency

The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw most U.S. troops from northeastern Syria reordered the security landscape in the country, opening the door for Mr. Assad to reclaim areas he hasn’t held in years. Ariana News Agency-  The Syrian leader will still face numerous challenges. The U.S. is keeping some troops behind to guard oil fields, […]