Category: Middle East

Palestinian prisoner ends hunger strike after sentencing: wife

Ramallah: A Palestinian prisoner ended his hunger strike Monday after an Israeli military court sentenced him to a year in…

Five dead in IS attack in central Libya

Tripoli: At least five people were killed Monday and 10 others kidnapped in an attack by Islamic State group jihadists…

Palestinians accuse Israel of excessive force over deadly border strike

Deir el-Balah: Palestinians on Monday accused Israel of excessive force after an air strike on the Gaza border killed three…

Saudi offers Yemen fuel aid as economy sags

Aden: A Saudi oil tanker carrying the first batch of petroleum products worth $60 million arrived at Yemen's Aden port…

Turkey pressures Saudi on Khashoggi body as prosecutor visits

Istanbul: Turkey on Monday called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the "whole truth" about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, as…

Erdogan opens new Istanbul Airport, planned to be world’s largest

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday opened Istanbul's new international airport, which his government says will eventually become…

Khashoggi body not found yet: Turkish Foreign Minister

Istanbul: The body of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed after entering his country's consulate here has not…

Kabul attack on election workers kills 1

Kabul: At least one policeman was killed and six other people, including four workers of the Independent Election Commission, were…

India, Qatar set up joint commission

Doha [Qatar]: India and Qatar on Monday signed a joint declaration to establish an inter-ministerial high-level joint committee to regularly…

Egypt court lists 164 Islamists as leading ‘terrorists’

Cairo: An Egyptian court listed 164 Islamists as leaders of terrorist entities, including leading members of Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya (Islamic Group)…

Iran says US unable to stop its oil exports

Tehran: Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri has said that Iran is prepared to frustrate the US November 4 sanctions…

Iran backlash after top cleric meets reformists

Tehran: A hardline member of Iran's powerful Guardian Council was facing a backlash on Sunday after criticising one of the…

In first, Israeli anthem plays in Abu Dhabi after judo gold

Jerusalem: Israel's national anthem was played at a judo tournament in Abu Dhabi on Sunday after one of its athletes…

Saudis vow ‘complete’ probe of Khashoggi murder: Mattis

Prague: Saudi Arabia has promised a "full" investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis…

Iraqi PM calls for tighter security measures on border with Syria

Baghdad: Newly sworn-in Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday advocated the need for advanced and tighter security measures along…

Qatar easing of foreign worker exit system comes into force

Doha, Qatar: Long-awaited reform of Qatar's controversial exit visa system, which requires foreign workers to obtain their bosses' permission to…

Saudi Arabia Lauds U.S. Ties, Says Kingdom to Prosecute Khashoggi Killers

MANAMA (Reuters, AFP) - Riyadh on Saturday (Oct 27) dismissed Ankara‚Äôs calls to extradite 18 Saudis wanted for the murder…

Iran offers oil to private sector to counter US sanctions

Tehran: Iran will offer crude oil to the private sector for export ahead of the US sanctions on its energy…

Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Khashoggi killers

Manama, Bahrain: Riyadh dismissed Ankara's calls to extradite 18 Saudis being held over the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi, as…

Iran denies holding talks with US

Tehran: The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday denied that its diplomats are holding talks with the US on the existing…