Category: Middle East

US concerned about Iran’s expansion in Middle East: Pompeo

Jerusalem: The US is "deeply concerned" about Iran's efforts to expand its forces in the Middle East, US Secretary of…

3 Palestinians trying to ‘infiltrate’ shot dead: Israel

Jerusalem: The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on Sunday fatally shot three Palestinians as they broke through the border fence into…

Saudi king launches building of entertainment mega-park

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has launched construction of an "entertainment city" near Riyadh, part of a series of multi-billion…

Saudi Arabia: Indecent scenes of women wrestlers telecast on govt. TV, officials apologize

Jeddah: Saudi officials apologized on the issue of telecasting indecent scenes of women wrestlers on the government’s TV. It may…

Saudi Arabia executes 48 in 2018, half on drug charges

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people in the past four months, half on non-violent drug charges, Human Rights Watch…

Pompeo discusses Iran nuclear deal in Saudi

Riyadh: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a three-day Middle East tour, has discussed Iran nuclear deal…

9 policemen killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least nine Afghan policemen were killed and 10 others injured in a gunfight with the Taliban in Badakhshan…

Qatar to scrap controversial exit system for workers: Experts

Doha: Qatar could agree a deal within a fortnight to abolish its controversial exit visa system which requires workers to…

Israel to discuss ‘Iran’s aggression’ with Pompeo

Jerusalem: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he will discuss "Iran's aggression" with US State Secretary Mike…

Egypt’s Sisi vows to eradicate terror in Sinai

Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to accomplish the goals of the ongoing Sinai anti-terror operation as soon as…

Saudi coalition airstrike kills 38 Houthis

Dubai: At least 38 Houthi militants were killed when a coalition airstrike led by Saudi Arabia targeted the building of…

Saudi Arabia: Massive hailstorm, rainfall hit parts of the country

Riyadh: Massive hailstorm and rainfall hit part of Saudi Arabia. Normal life disrupted due to change in the weather condition.…

Saudi Arabia intercepts four ballistic missiles fired from Yemen

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted four ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni rebels, the Saudi-led coalition against the insurgents said,…

Three Palestinians killed in fresh Gaza-Israel border protests

Gaza City: Three Palestinians were shot dead Friday as thousands demonstrated along the border between Gaza and Israel for a…

Iraq voters fed up with ‘same old faces’

Baghdad: Only a decade after their country's first ever multi-party elections, disenchanted Iraqis say "the same old faces" with their…

Six killed in Afghan suicide attack

Kabul: At least six people were killed and 10 others injured on Saturday in a suicide attack next to a…

Israeli strike hits Gaza port: Palestinians

Gaza City: An Israeli air strike hit Gaza's main port Friday night, Palestinian officials said, damaging two boats but causing…

Gaza witnesses 5th week of protests

Gaza: Gaza city on Friday witnessed the fifth consecutive week of protests by Palestinians calling for their right to return…

Saudi Princess Noura: made to measure fashion ambassador

Riyadh: A young Saudi Arabian princess inspired by her time living in Tokyo is the new face of fashion in…

‘No decision’ yet on Iran deal: Mattis

Washington: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said no decision had been made on whether the United States is going…