Middle East

Saudi Arabia calls allegation against MBS in UN’s Khashoggi report as baseless

Riyadh: A Saudi Arabian Minister has slammed a UN special rapporteur's report claiming that there was credible evidence that Crown…

Indian man tortures, starves mother to death in Dubai

Dubai: Indian man and his wife have been charged in a court here with physically assaulting the man's mother, causing…

US Army recovers finger prints from Japanese oil tanker attacked in Oman

Dubai [UAE]: The US Navy on Wednesday said it has collected biometric information including fingerprints from the body of one…

Khashoggi’s killers will pay the price, says Erdogan

Istanbul: Shortly upon the release of a UN report regarding Jamal Khashoggi's killing, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday…

UAE makes big announcement; employees can work for more than one employer

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) made a big change in labour regulations. Now, employees can work for more than…

Saudi-led coalition intercepts new Yemeni rebel drone

Riyadh: A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted a Huthi rebel drone targeting the kingdom, a spokesman said Wednesday, calling…

Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert

Geneva: There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable…

The least Iran could do was partially withdraw from 2015 nuke deal: Rouhani on US sanctions

Tehran [Iran]: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that Tehran's partial withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action…

Iraq: Rocket hits site housing several global oil companies in Basra, 2 injured

Basra: In the latest attack on oil infrastructure in the Middle East, a rocket struck at the site housing headquarters…

Saudi de-fangs religious police but plans to enforce ‘decency’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public decency" law…

Netanyahu says Israelis to attend Bahrain conference

Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israelis will take part in a conference in Bahrain next week…

Egypt’s former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

Cairo: Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, as the UN backed calls for an independent investigation…

Saudi Arabia urges world powers to secure waterways after twin attacks

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's cabinet urged world powers Tuesday for firm measures to secure shipping lanes across the region, state media…

World leaders condole Morsi’s death; Erdogan called him a “martyr”

Cairo: Condolences poured in from across the world after the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on Monday. Morsi…

Saudi Arabia shuts down nightclub, probe underway

RIYADH: The local authorities on Sunday closed down the country's first ever nightclub located in the coastal city of Jeddah…

32 Filipino crew of targeted tankers in Gulf of Oman ‘safe’

Dubai:The 32 Filipino crew members of the two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on June 13…

Beirut: Syrian refugee girls forced to marry to avoid “sexual harassments”

Beirut: Refugee girls who have taken shelter in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut are reportedly facing sexual harassments. According to…

Amid ongoing tensions with Iran, US to deploy 1,000 additional troops to Middle East

Washington: The US government will deploy about 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid the ongoing tensions with Iran,…

Iran slams Saudi Arabia over tanker attack allegations

Tehran: Iran hit back at Saudi Arabia on Monday over allegations Tehran was involved in tanker attacks in Gulf of…

6-year-old Indian boy laid to rest in Dubai

Dubai: Mohamed Farhan Faisal, 6, who died after being left behind alone in a bus for several hours in Dubai…

Israel names Golan Heights establishment after Trump

Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the establishment of 'Ramat Trump', a new Golan Heights community named…

Twelve dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkey: coastguard

Ankara: Twelve people died after a boat carrying migrants sank off southwestern Turkey on Monday, the coastguard said. Thirty-one migrants…

30 killed in triple suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

Kano Nigeria: Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in…

Iran to surpass uranium enrichment limits in days: Official

Tehran: Iran's atomic energy agency said on Monday that the country will breach on June 27 the limit on its…

‘US waging war against Palestinians’

Ramallah: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtaye has accused the US administration of waging a financial and political war against the…

Indian expat drowns in Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

Dubai: An Indian expat drowned at the Jumeirah Beach in Dubai during an outing with his family, the media reported…

US waging war against Palestinians: Palestinian PM Mohammad Ishtaye

Ramallah: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtaye has accused the US administration of waging a financial and political war against the…

Saudi Arabia wants no war, firm against threat: Crown Prince

Riyadh: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud said on Sunday that his country wants no war in the…

Israeli PM’s wife convicted of misusing state funds, fined around USD 2,800

Tel Aviv: Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on Sunday convicted of misusing state funds…

7th round of US-Taliban peace talks next week in Doha

Kabul:The seventh round of peace talks between US negotiators and Taliban members will take place next week in Doha, sources…