Category: Middle East

Helmand peace team to protest outside embassies

Kabul: The Helmand peace team from Sunday onwards will commence a sit-in protest, outside embassies and diplomatic missions in Kabul.…

Iran hopes for EU solution to secure interest in n-deal

Tehran: An Iranian senior foreign ministry official has said the European countries will soon offer a package to protect Iran's…

PICS: Saudi women get behind the wheel as ban on female driving officially ends

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian women celebrated being able to drive for the first time in decades Sunday, as the kingdom overturned…

Saudi Arabia: At midnight, Riyadh erupts in cheers for a woman in a car

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Every few metres someone -- a newlywed couple, a group of young girls with balloons -- stops…

Saudi women all set to get behind the wheel

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia is all set to allow women take control of the steering wheel from Sunday, making it the…

Germany Chancellor Merkel pledges $100 million loan for Jordan

Berlin: Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany has announced a $100 million loan will be given to the Kingdom of Jordan…

Afghan-Taliban peace talks stalemate to end soon

Kabul: Afghanistan's Presidential Palace on Friday said that the peace talks stalemate between government and Taliban will end in the…

Libya, Italy discuss illegal immigration issues

Tripoli: Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has held a telephonic conversation with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the issue…

Netanyahu, US envoys discuss peace efforts in Middle East

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US envoys have discussed ways to advance diplomatic development in the Middle East…

Iraq: Vice Pres Allawi calls for strict action against forgers of Parliamentary election results

Baghdad: Stressing on Judiciary‚Äôs decision to recount the ballot papers, Iraqi VP Ayad Allawi on Friday called on the authorities…

UN’s top court to hear Iran row with US over frozen assets

The Hague: The UN's top court will in October hear a complex case brought by Iran against the United States…

Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

Mosul: During the Islamic State group's rule in Mosul, radio stations were banned and replaced with broadcasts of jihadist propaganda.…

Erdogan showcases new Istanbul airport ahead of elections

Istanbul: A plane carrying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday touched down at Istanbul's new airport, the first such landing…

Britain’s Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank

Jerusalem: Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain's royal family ever to pay an official visit…

Turkey gets first F-35 delivery from US

Washington: The United States delivered Thursday its first shipment of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey, despite tensions with the…

Italian Minister slams charity for rescuing migrants

Rome: Italy's hard-right, anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Savini on Thursday deplored attempts by German charity Lifeline to rescue 300-400 migrants…

Civilians flee combat zones around Yemen’s Hodeida

Mokha: Clashes between Yemeni government forces and Huthi rebels around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida eased Friday as…

Hundreds protest Turkish strikes in Iraqi Kurdistan

Qardiah: Hundreds of Iraqi Kurds marched Friday to protest Turkish strikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) after Turkey's President…

Women all set to get behind the wheels in Saudi Arabia

Washington: Women in Saudi Arabia are gearing up to legally drive for the first time starting Sunday. Haifa Jamalallail, president…

4 policemen killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: Four policemen were killed and 13 labourers were abducted after militants attacked a road construction site in Afghanistan's Kandahar…