Saudis intercept Yemen rebel missile targeting royal palace

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels said it intercepted a missile fired over southern Riyadh on Tuesday while the Yemeni rebels said they targeted the royal palace in the kingdom’s capital. The announcement by the coalition was carried by the Saudi state TV as residents of the kingdom posted videos on social media showing… Read More »

170 OGDCL employees found guilty of submitting forged documents, PAC told

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told on Tuesday that 170 employees of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) had been found guilty of submitting fake or forged documents during scrutiny, DawnNews reported. Audit officials, during a briefing on the audit report of the petroleum ministry, told the committee that out of the total… Read More »

UN slams ‘shocking’ killing of disabled Palestinian protester

The UN’s human rights chief said on Tuesday he was “truly shocked” by the Israeli army’s killing of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian protester in Gaza, and demanded an “independent and impartial investigation”. Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, a 29-year-old who lost both his legs in an Israeli attack a decade ago, was among five Palestinians killed on Friday… Read More »

World Leaders Congratulate Iraq on Defeating IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — World leaders congratulated Iraq Sunday following the prime minister’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. Saudi Arabia says the achievement is a big victory against terrorism in the region and the United Kingdom applauded Iraq’s security forces “for their courage and sacrifice.” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in… Read More »