Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is set to zero in on unfulfilled 2020 US drone request during White House visit next month

An MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) flying over the Nevada Test and Training Range on 14 January 2020 (AFP/File photo)

By MEE staff


Deaths follow call for ‘de-escalation’ of conflict by UN Security Council to counter risk of ‘large-scale famine’

Deaths follow call for ‘de-escalation’ of conflict by UN Security Council to counter risk of ‘large-scale famine’

By MEE and agencies

Published date: 24 October 2021 15:49 UTC

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has said it killed more than 260 Houthi rebels around the city of Marib in the past…


State Department says it was not warned of the decision, and says ‘strong civil society’ important to governance

US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said “strong civil society” is important to “responsible and responsive governance” (AFP/File photo)

By MEE and agencies

Published date: 22 October 2021 20:56 UTC

The US State Department said on Friday that it would seek clarification from Israel after it declared six Palestinian civil…


The money will come from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, according to journalism studio Project Brazen

Kushner has a close relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (AFP)

By MEE staff

Published date: 22 October 2021 16:01 UTC

Jared Kushner, former White House adviser and son-in-law of former US President Donald Trump, is reportedly in talks to receive upwards of $2bn from Saudi Arabia for…


Many called out the concert over its double standards and lack of social distancing

The concert was widely criticised online by critics who cited the crackdown on human rights defenders (AFP/file photo)

By Nadda Osman

Published date: 21 October 2021 14:44 UTC

A rap concert that attracted crowds of hundreds of thousands of people in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh has sparked a backlash on…


Protesters call for the release of the Pakistani neurosurgeon serving 86 years in prison for the attempted murder of US officials

Protesters rally outside the Pakistani consulate in New York City, holding signs reading “Free Dr Aafia Siddiqui” (MEE/Sean Mathews)

By Umar A Farooq

Published date: 20 October 2021 22:12 UTC

Dozens of protesters stood outside Pakistan’s consulate in New York City on Wednesday, calling for the release of Aafia Siddiqui…


US has no basis to detain Asadullah Haroon Gul, who was cleared for transfer last week, in a first such ruling in a decade

US has no basis to detain Asadullah Haroon Gul, who was cleared for transfer last week, in a first such ruling in a decade

By MEE staff in Washington

Published date: 20 October 2021 21:06 UTC

A US federal court has ruled that a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay detention…


Human rights group says Musa al-Qarni suffered from severe head wounds after heavy beating

According to witnesses, al-Qarni was heavily beaten and tortured (Screengrab/social media)

By Nadda Osman

Published date: 19 October 2021 15:05 UTC

Musa al-Qarni, a Saudi dissident academic and cleric, died as a result of severe beatings and torture while in detention, a human rights group said on Tuesday.

The 66-year-old…


Hezbollah chief says group has 100,000 fighters and blames last week’s killing of seven people on the Lebanese Forces party

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah delivers a televised speech from an undisclosed location on 18 October 2021 (AFP)

By MEE and agencies

Published date: 18 October 2021 21:37 UTC

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday that the group has never been stronger, with 100,000 trained fighters, days after Lebanon witnessed its…


Amess was chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Qatar and visited the country shortly before his death

David Amess met Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during his trip to Doha before his death (Social media)

By MEE staff

Published date: 18 October 2021 08:56 UTC

UK police are investigating whether a member of parliament was murdered because of his links to Qatar, the Times reported…

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