• Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Rouhani oversaw smuggling of over $30 bln to Iraqi Kurdistan, says Iranian MP

    President Hassan Rouhani ordered the transfer of more than $30 billion through “smuggling gangs” to Iraqi Kurdistan in 2017, an Iranian lawmaker claimed on Tuesday. Last Update: Thursday, 04 June 2020 KSA 23:34 - GMT 20:34

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    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: UAE announces opening of airports for limited flights, including transit

    UAE announced on Wednesday that airports around the country would be allowed to operate limited flights which would include only transit, repatriation of expats or return of residents or citizens. Last Update: Wednesday, 03 June 2020 KSA 21:57 - GMT 18:57

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    Egypt Independent

    Egypt court upholds sentencing for 4 killers of teen slain while defending girl from harassment

    Egypt’s Shibin al-Kom Juvenile Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld an October 2019 ruling convicting three young men in the murder of their 17-year-old neighbor Mahmoud al-Banna and sentencing them to the maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Another defendant in the case who helped the main suspect flee the scene of the crime received five years in prison. All of the defendants are 18 years old.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Boris Johnson offers 3 mln Hong Kong residents UK citizenship if China passes new law

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will give as many as three million Hong Kong residents the chance to seek refuge and a new life in the UK if China presses ahead with plans to impose a new security law on the former British colony. Last Update: Wednesday, 03 June 2020 KSA 18:04 - GMT 15:04

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Qatar assured Gaddafi Al Jazeera will not stop negative Saudi coverage: Audio leaks

    A new leaked audio recording has reportedly captured Qatar’s former Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani telling former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi that Qatari-owned Al Jazeera would not stop negative coverage of Saudi Arabia. US President George W. Bush dances with a sword with Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz (R), the brother of the Saudi king and Governor of Riyadh AFP Al Jazeera’s coverage Last Update: Wednesday, 03 June 2020 KSA 15:03 - GMT 12:03

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Joe Biden's Muslim state of exception

    The Muslim American community should take Biden's promises with a pinch of salt and scrutinise his political record on issues that have disproportionately negative effects on its members. One of these issues is the "state of exception," ie, when a state exercises its sovereign powers under an emergency situation to implement policies (ostensibly for the public good) that it otherwise would not under normal circumstances.

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    Netherlands reopens with strict social distancing rules

    Crowds have been out across the Netherlands as bars, restaurants, museums and theatres were allowed to reopen. The number of new infections has dropped steadily in recent weeks there, but businesses have been told to enforce strict social distancing rules. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Amsterdam.