Category: Middle East

Detained Saudi activists face torture, sexual harassment: campaigners

DUBAI: Saudi activists, including women, detained in a government crackdown this year have faced sexual harassment and torture during interrogation,…

Haunting image of Yemen war: Starvation leaves Ghazi Saleh too weak to cry

Taez: Skin and bones, 10-year-old Ghazi Saleh lies on a hospital bed in Yemen's government-held third city Taez barely breathing.…

Up to 85,000 children ‘dead of starvation or disease in Yemen’

DUBAI: As many as 85,000 infants under the age of five may have died from starvation or disease since 2015…

Iranian FM mocks Trump statement on Saudi prince

Tehran: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has issued a mocking response to President Donald Trump's announcement that he would…

Trump backs Saudi Crown Prince over Khashoggi’s murder

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the CIA had not reached a "definitive" conclusion about who ordered…

Suicide bomber kills 55 in Kabul

Kabul: At least 55 people were killed and 80 others wounded on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up…

3.7 mn Afghan children have no access to school: UNICEF

Kabul: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) office in Afghanistan said on Monday that about 3.7 million Afghan children have no…

Taliban reaches no pact on deadline with US for Afghan peace

Kabul:Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Majahid said that the armed group has reached no agreement with the US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad…

Saudi, UAE announce $500 mn in aid to war-torn Yemen

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which lead a military coalition against the Huthi rebels in Yemen, announced Tuesday $500…

Trump dilemma: Preserve Saudi alliance or declare prince a murderer

Washington:┬áThe Saudi assassination of a US-based journalist has put President Donald Trump in an intractable bind. Does he preserve a…

Israeli fire wounds AP cameraman, 24 Palestinians: ministry

Beit Lahia: Israeli fire wounded a cameraman for the Associated Press news agency and 24 other Palestinians during protests Monday…

US hits Libyan militia leader with sanctions

Washington: Libyan militia leader Salah Badi was placed on the US sanctions blacklist Monday, days after the United Nations Security…

Inmates go on hunger strike at Syria prison

Beirut: Dozens of inmates in a prison in central Syria have begun a hunger strike to protest against a raft…

Cuba eyes EU’s planned Iran sanctions-busting system

Brussels: Cuba hopes a special payment system the EU is creating to get round US sanctions on Iran will help…

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman stood by the crown prince and heaped praise on the judiciary Monday, in his first public…

Yemen peace push gathers pace ahead of UN envoy’s visit

Sanaa: Efforts to end Yemen's devastating war picked up pace Monday as the government and rebels edged closer to peace…

Opium cultivation in Afghanistan falls for first time in 3 years

Kabul: Opium cultivation in Afghanistan fell 29 per cent in 2018 down to 6,400 tonnes, following a bumper crop the…

Saudi King Salman praises judiciary amid Khashoggi fallout

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman heaped praise on the kingdom's judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi's…

Nigeria’s Buhari starts presidential election campaign

Abuja: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday put the fight against corruption at the heart of his bid for another…

Clashes between pro-Turkish rebels kill 25 in Syria’s Afrin

Beirut: Clashes on Sunday between Turkish-backed rebel factions vying for influence in the northern Syrian town of Afrin left 25…