Category: Middle East

Iraq new parliament to meet, paving way for government

Baghdad: Iraq's parliament will meet next week for its first session since May elections to choose a speaker and begin…

Afghanistan: ‘Foreign’ fighter jets carry out airstrikes

Kabul: Fighter jets, either from Russia or Tajikistan, carried out airstrikes in Darqad district of Takhar province in north-eastern Afghanistan.…

Saudi-led coalition accuses UN of bias in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen on Monday accused the United Nations of "biased" reports on air strikes that…

UNHCR launches education campaign for Syrian children

Dubai: The UN Refugee Agency has launched a digital education campaign to secure support for millions of displaced Syrian children,…

Iran urges UN court to halt ‘economic strangulation’ by US

The Hague: Iran on Monday demanded the UN's top court suspend US nuclear-linked sanctions against Tehran, accusing Washington of plotting…

Israel reopens people crossing with Gaza Strip

Jerusalem: Israel reopened its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip on Monday, a week after shutting it over…

Iran’s parliament impeaches Economy Minister

Tehran: Iran's parliament on Sunday voted to impeach the Minister of Economy and Finance for failing to manage the country's…

Palestinians see aid cut as latest US move to ‘liquidate’ their cause

Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump's cut of more than $200 million in aid for Gaza and the West Bank is…

UK-Iranian woman returns to Tehran jail after plea rejected

London: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman who has been held in Tehran for more than two years on sedition charges,…

Iran to open lawsuit against US sanctions at ICJ

The Hague: Iran will argue Monday against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States, as a bitter legal battle between…

Netanyahu warns Jews still under threat

Vilnius: Israel's prime minister said on Sunday that Jews were still at risk even decades after the Holocaust as he…

Israel to reopen Erez border crossing with Gaza: minister

Jerusalem: Israel will reopen the Erez border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Monday, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, a…

Iran’s parliament impeaches Economy Minister

Tehran: Iran's parliament on Sunday voted to impeach the Minister of Economy and Finance for failing to manage the country's…

UAE lauds Saudi Arabia for ‘successful’ Haj season

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday congratulated Saudi Arabia on the successful completion of this year's Haj season…

Iran defence minister in Damascus, says will help rebuild Syria

Damascus: Iran's top defence official met Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and its defence minister on Sunday in Damascus, hailing their…

Pilot killed in Iran F-5 fighter jet crash

Tehran: An Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashed in southern Iran on Sunday killing its pilot, state media reported. The jet,…

Erdogan urges Turks to fight ‘economic war’ by US

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for joint efforts to "combat attacks on Turkey's economy" amid its persistent…

10 IS militants killed in Iraq

Baghdad: At least 10 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in an operation against an IS hideout near Mosul,…

2 killed in 5.9-magnitude Iran quake

Tehran: At least two people were killed and 100 others injured when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Iran's Kermanshah province on…

Afghan National Security Adviser resigns

Kabul: Afghan National Security Adviser Mohamad Anif Atmar resigned on Saturday due to "serious differences over policies and approaches at…