In September 2017, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a historic decision allowing women to drive starting from June 2018, and a month later the authorities announced that the main stadiums in major cities would be refurbished in order to receive families in 2018.
Ankara explains their move by the "inaccurate information" received from the US State Department.
Tunisia has seen days of protests against hikes in value-added tax and social security contributions introduced earlier this month.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US claims that the US troops are in Syria to fight terrorists seem unconvincing and US attempts to justify the use of military measures in Syria are unacceptable, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
A former adviser to neoconservative darling Donald Rumsfeld is slated to become one of the highest ranking policy officials for Middle Eastern affairs in US President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a new report.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration is expected to announce new sanctions against Iran soon, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said during a White House briefing on Thursday.
At least 100 migrants drowned as a result of a recent boat crash off the coast of Libya, on Wednesday. The Libyan Coast Guard came to rescue three ships carrying up to 300 people, but by the time rescuers arrived, one of the boats had already sunk. Sputnik Arabic spoke to Libyan journalist Muhammad al Salak about this issue.
It’s been three days since Russia prevented a terrorist attack on its bases in Syria, with terrorists, as unexpected as it may seem, using sophisticated drones to strike the facilities.
Sputnik Turkey met with representatives of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) amid reports of the US continuing its buildup of military and political presence in the areas controlled by the PYD in Syria.
The video’s authenticity has not been verified yet, however, the footage appears to show the head of Saleh’s forces, speaking to a crowd of men, expressing his condolences over the “martyred leader,” presumably referring to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
DUBAI (Sputnik) - An investigation conducted by Qatar has revealed the involvement of two countries in a cyberattack on the Qatar News Agency which led to the diplomatic crisis in the region, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani said Thursday.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli Civil Administration approved the construction of 1,122 new housing units in the West Bank settlements and outposts, while putting additional 651 units out to tender, Israeli advocacy group Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) reported on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has an important role in the restoration of Iraq and Russian companies could help with the investment process on the Iraqi market, Iraqi government spokesman Saad Hadithi told Sputnik.
Houthis control a key harbor of an important trade shipping route, connecting the Middle East countries and Europe. The port is used as an essential entry point for food and aid deliveries to Yemen.
The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that drones used to attack the country's military bases in Syria, have been launched from one position.
The Syrian government counts on Russia’s help in reviving the heavily damaged tourist infrastructure in Aleppo, the country’s Minister of Tourism Bishr Yaziji said in an interview with Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to hold a personal meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Bild newspaper reported, citing Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The White House has issued a statement in which it condemned arrests during recent protests in Iran, promising to hold Tehran accountable for the "crackdown".
Turkey has finished building a wall along more than half of its 144 km border with Iran. The partition, meant to prevent illegal immigration, smuggling and militant infiltration, will be completed next spring, according to Turkish housing developer TOKI.
Arrow-3 exoatmospheric anti-ballistic missile testing was delayed for the second time in as many months, the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a Wednesday announcement.
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