Category: Middle East

‘Her service will never be forgotten’: First female White Helmets rescuer killed in Syria

IDLIB: The White Helmets rescue force suffered its first woman fatality on Saturday, after air strikes hit a rebel-held town…

Iran recovers black boxes of crashed Turkish plane

Tehran: Iranian authorities on Monday located the two black boxes from a Turkish private jet that crashed with no survivors…

Saudi mothers can now retain custody of children

Riyadh:In a breakthrough ruling for women in Saudi Arabia, the country has allowed divorced mothers to retain the custody of…

Afghanistan: Taliban takes control of a district in Farah

Kabul: A group of Taliban militants attacked Anar Dara province situated in Afghanistan on the intervening night of Sunday and…

Afghan CEO blasts Taliban for not responding to peace offer

Kabul: Afghanistan's Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Monday expressed his disappointment over Taliban militant group not responding to Kabul…

Bride-to-be on bachelorette trip among 11 dead in Iran plane crash

TEHRAN: The daughter of a business tycoon and bride-to-be Mina Basaran, along with her seven friends, were onboard the Turkish…

‘Hey, NATO, Where Are You?’: Erdogan slams alliance for lack of support in Syria

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday angrily lashed out at NATO, accusing the Western military alliance of failing…

Egypt detains 4 soccer fans over riot charges

Cairo: The Egyptian prosecution ordered on Sunday a 15-day detention of four soccer fans charged with inciting riots during a…

Palestinians slam US over conference on Gaza crisis

Gaza: Palestinians on Sunday slammed the White House announcement to host a donor conference over the humanitarian crisis in the…

FSA captures military base used by terrorists in Syria

Afrin: The Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday captured a military base used by the terrorists belonging to People's Protection…

Netanyahu warns of nuclear arms race in Mideast

Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East if…

Turkish plane crashes in Iran

Tehran: A Turkish jet with 11 people on board crashed in the suburban area of Iran's western city of Shehr-e…

Turkish President Erdogan slams NATO for failing to back Syria campaign

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday angrily lashed out at NATO, accusing the Western military alliance of failing…

Saudi king orders setting up of anti-corruption units

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Sunday ordered the creation of specialised anti-corruption units in the public…

Syrian government denies possession of chemical weapons

Damascus: Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad on Saturday denied his government's possession of chemical weapons or chlorine gas. The…

Iran offers $3 bn credit line for Iraq’s rebuilding

Tehran: Iran is ready to allocate a credit line of $3 billion for Iraq's post-war reconstruction, media reports said on…

Qatar complains to UN over air, sea territorial violations

Doha: Qatar has filed a complaint with the UN Security Council over the violations of the country's air and sea…

Libya :237 illegal immigrants saved from drowning

Tripoli: As many as 237 illegal immigrants sailing towards Libya were saved from drowning by the Naval forces affiliated with…

Syria army cuts off main rebel town in Ghouta as death toll tops 1,000

Douma: Syrian regime forces on Saturday cut off the largest town in Eastern Ghouta from the rest of the rebel-held…

16 insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: 16 insurgent were killed in two separate army operations carried out in Afghanistan on Saturday. 10 insurgents were killed…