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Yemeni passenger ship with 64 passengers on board sinks

The fate of the passengers and cause of the accident is unclear. Yemen's government has requested rescue help from the Saudi-led coalition. A passenger ship carrying more than 60 people sank in the Indian Ocean off Yemen's Socotra Island, the war ravaged country's fisheries minister...

Three US troops killed in shooting at Jordan airbase

Three US service members came under fire at gate of al-Jafr airbase. One Jordanian officer was also wounded. Three US troops were killed in a shooting attack outside a Jordanian training facility on Friday, a US official said, following earlier reports that one or two...

Sumiya Faruq wants to create the Islamic YouTube

As a child, Sumiya Faruq would love listening to her father’s bedtime stories, most of which were of incidents from the Prophet’s (PBUH) life. Sumiya’s parents would encourage her to question and dig deeper into the stories, and as she grew older, the youngster studied...

Egypt condemns deadly attacks in Pakistan, Kenya, Somalia

CAIRO, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Egypt condemned with "strongest terms" the recent deadly terrorist attacks on a police academy in Pakistan, a hotel in Kenya and African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Somalia, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry strongly condemned the attack...

Qatar: Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani passes away

Qatar to observe three days of mourning after the former emir, who ruled for more than 20 years, passes away at 84. Former Qatari Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani passed away on Sunday aged 84, the Emiri Diwan announced. He ruled Qatar from 1972...

Islamic State attacks Kirkuk as Iraqi forces push on Mosul (Photos)

By Maher Chmaytelli and Michael Georgy | BAGHDAD Islamic State launched a major counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists' last major stronghold in...

Exclusive: Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen’s Houthis via Oman – officials

By Yara Bayoumy and Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace...

Yemen conflict: The United Nations announces 72-hour ceasefire

Envoy confirms getting assurances of commitment from all parties to truce, which will go into effect on Wednesday night. The UN has announced that a 72-hour ceasefire in Yemen will go into effect on Wednesday night. In a statement on Monday, the office of the UN's...

Syrian rebels seize ‘doomsday’ village where Islamic State promised final battle

By Angus McDowall and Tom Perry | BEIRUT Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from Islamic State on Sunday, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West. Its defeat at Dabiq,...

EXCLUSIVE BBC INTERVIEW :Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  born 15 July 1949), is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Emir of Dubai. Since his accession in 2006, after his brother Sheikh Maktoum died, he has undertaken major reforms in the...