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Yemens Southern Separatists Attack Military Academy In Aden

ADEN – Southern separatists opened fire on a military academy graduation ceremony in Yemen’s port city of Aden on Saturday, killing a cadet and wounding at...

Iran Says Its Economy Not At Dead End From Us Sanctions

LONDON – Iran said on Saturday it would resist the pressures of U.S. sanctions by relying on its natural and human resources, as Washington pushes allies to cut...

Muslim Pilgrims Flock To Mecca Ahead Of Haj

MECCA, Saudi Arabia – Hisham Mostafa briefly forgot the war in Syria and his financial worries as he looked upon Islam’s holiest sites for the first time,...

Iran Says Its Economy Not In Dead-end From Us Sanctions

LONDON – Iran’s vice president said on Saturday the Islamic Republic would resist pressures from U.S. sanctions by relying on its oil and other natural...

Qatar Accuses Saudis Of Barring Haj Pilgrims Riyadh Says Untrue

RIYADH – Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping...

Us Raises 300 Million From Allies For Syria Stabilization

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Friday it had secured $300 million from coalition partners to help stabilize parts of Syria retaken from Islamic State,...

Us Redirects Syria Funds Emphasizes It Is Not Withdrawing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and emphasized that the move did not signal a...

Higher Living Costs Fees Force Many Egyptians To Drop Haj Plans

CAIRO – Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says...

Us Says Redirects Syria Funds As Allies Pony Up 300 Million

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and had raised $300 million from coalition...

Britains Aramco Listing Category Attracts Interest From A Single Firm

LONDON – Britain’s markets watchdog has so far been contacted by only one company interested in taking advantage of a rule it introduced to attract...