Category: Middle East

Saudi Arabia dismisses rumours about imposing fees on expat remittance

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Monday dismissed reports saying it plans to impose fees on expatriate remittance, Saudi Press Agency reported.…

Turkey imposes new rules on transiting Turkish straits

Istanbul: Turkey has imposed new rules for vessels transiting through the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul and the Dardanelles Strait in…

11 killed in Nigeria attack

Abuja: Eleven persons were killed and 12 others injured in an attack in Nigeria's Jos city, police said on Monday.…

Several Taliban fighters surrender under amnesty scheme

Kabul: Several Taliban fighters on Monday laid down their weapons and joined the peace process in Afghanistan's Jalalabad. The move…

Daesh a threat to UK: UK Defence Secy

Kabul: The United Kingdom Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, who is on a three-day visit to Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif on Monday,…

6 militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least six militants were killed and four others injured in a clash in Khakriz district of Afghanistan's southern…

Death toll reaches 7 in Somalia blast

Mogadishu:The death toll in the suicide car bomb blast in Somalia's Mogadishu reached seven on Sunday, police said. The attack,…

Iran criticizes Europe’s ‘inaction’ over nuke deal

Tehran: Lack of efforts by Europe to save the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal will have "serious consequences," Kamal Kharrazi, chief…

Afghanistan: 2 IED explosions rock Kandahar City

Kandahar: At least seven police officials were wounded in two Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts in Afghanistan's Kandahar city on…

Trump aid cuts embolden Israel but hurt peace prospects: analysts

Ramallah: US President Donald Trump's swingeing cuts to aid for Palestinians will advance Israel's interests but risk compromising a US-led…

Netanyahu meets US envoy over Syria, Iran

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with a US envoy for Syria for talks on the war-ravaged…

US team asked Abbas about Jordan-Palestinian confederation: NGO

Jerusalem: US officials working on a Middle East peace plan have asked Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas about forming a confederation…

Turkey calls US ‘wild wolves’, vows to abandon dollar in trade

Bishkek: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed Ankara would pursue non-dollar transactions in trade with Russia and other…

Iran parliament drops plan to impeach education minister

Tehran: Iran's parliament called off a planned vote to impeach the education minister on Sunday, Iranian media reported, offering some…

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile

Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen confirmed on Sunday the interception of a ballistic missile fired…

Baghdad ‘astonished’ by report of Iran moving missiles to Iraq

Baghdad: Iraq's Foreign Ministry on Sunday said it was "astonished" by a report that Iran had moved ballistic missiles to…

Netanyahu lauds US funding halt to UN Palestinian agency

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday lauded the US decision to halt funding for the UN agency for…

Hundreds escape prison near Libya’s Tripoli: police

Tripoli: Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan…

UK welcomes Saudi-led coalition probe into Yemen strike

London: Britain on Sunday welcomed results of an investigation by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen into an air strike…

Iraq’s Sadr rejects returning to square one in forming government

Baghdad: Iraq's Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday confirmed that his Sairoon Coalition will not return to square one. On…