Category: Middle East

Israeli drone maker facing charges over ‘Armenia bombing’

Jerusalem: Employees of an Israeli drone manufacturer are facing charges for reportedly demonstrating weaponry on Armenian soldiers at the request…

Suicide bomber kills 2 Iraq policemen: security official

Kirkuk: A suicide bomber has killed two Iraqi policemen near a former bastion of the Islamic State group, days after…

US accuses Moscow of ‘defending’ Syria’s Idlib offensive

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday accused his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov of "defending the assault" by…

Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island

Riyadh: A Saudi official hinted Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would…

Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal ‘good news’: EU

Vienna: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday that Tehran complies with all its nuclear related commitments is…

Egypt’s Sisi appoints raft of new governors in new shake-up

Cairo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday appointed a string of new governors to key regions, the latest shake-up…

Bahrain charges 13 with ‘terrorism’

Dubai: Bahrain's attorney general on Thursday said 13 people have been charged with terrorism offenses, over suspected ties to an…

Iran ‘cannot avoid’ expanded talks on nuclear issue: France

Vienna: Iran "cannot avoid" talks on thorny disagreements with world powers, France's foreign minister warned Thursday, as a report from…

Iraq PM sacks paramilitary chief

Baghdad: Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday announced the dismissal of the head of the powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary…

Israeli PM’s wife suspected of taking bribes

Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife is suspected of accepting bribes in a corruption case involving her husband…

Iran top diplomat in surprise Syria talks with Erdogan

Ankara: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday held previously unannounced talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish…

Yemen faces new surge in cholera cases: UN

United Nations: Yemen faces a possible third wave of a cholera epidemic, the UN warned Thursday, following a jump in…

Hamas expects cease-fire deal with Israel soon

Gaza: The Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar in the Gaza Strip said the prospect of an Egyptian-sponsored cease-fire agreement with Israel…

Saudi-led coalition rejects UN’s Yemen ‘war crimes’ report

Riyadh: A Saudi-led coalition battling in Yemen on Wednesday dismissed as inaccurate a report by UN investigators that highlighted possible…

8 killed in Nigeria attack

Abuja: Eight people were killed and three injured in an attack by suspected cattle raiders in Nigeria's Foron district, police…

7 militants killed, 5 injured in Afghan gun battle

Kabul: At least seven Taliban militants were killed and five injured in a clash with security forces in Afghanistan's Maiwand…

Will abandon the nuclear deal if required: Iran’s supremo

Tehran: Iran’s supremo Ayatullah Ali khamenei on Wednesday said that under the cicumstances and in the country’s national interest, his…

Saudi women entrepreneurs grow their ventures at US incubator

Washington: Reem Dad, a 22-year-old from Saudi Arabia, is developing a platform for pilgrims and tourists to experience a virtual…

US support to coalition in Yemen not unconditional: Mattis

Washington: US support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is not "unconditional," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, as…

20 militants killed in anti-terror raids in Egypt

Cairo: The Egyptian Army on Wednesday said that 20 militants have been killed over the past few days in anti-terror…