Category: Middle East

Kuwait warns Gulf crisis risks national security

Kuwait City (Kuwait): Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has warned that the Gulf crisis jeopardise national security.…

Russia casts veto preventing UN probe into Syria chemical attacks

New York [USA]: Russia on Tuesday cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council, preventing the renewal of the…

Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman pledges to return Saudi Arabia to ‘moderate Islam’

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged a "moderate, open" Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, breaking with ultra-conservative…

23 killed as Taliban, IS fight in Afghan province

Kabul: At least 23 terrorists from Taliban and Islamic State (IS) group have been killed as infighting between the rival…

Afghan forces kill three ISIS terrorists in Nangarhar province

Kabul: At least three militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed after…

Egypt arrests 12 suspected militants southwest of Cairo

Cairo: Egypt's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 12 suspected militants in a province southwest of the capital Cairo, a…

US has made ‘specific requests’ to Pakistan to act against terrorist groups: Tillerson

Kabul: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Islamabad on Tuesday, a day after stating that the US has…

Israel bans binary options sales after fraud allegations

Jerusalem: Israel's parliament has passed a law banning the sale of binary options after the controversial industry faced widespread complaints…

Fierce clashes with IS near Mosul’: paramilitary unit

Baghdad:Jihadists from the Islamic State group and fighters from Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary coalition were locked in fierce clashes near…

UAE pledges $7mn for Rohingya minority

Geneva: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged $7 million to support efforts aimed at easing the suffering of the…

Arab League calls for Israel boycott as peaceful resistance

Cairo: The Arab League (AL) called on Arab States on Monday to reactivate boycott of Israel, describing it as a…

Iraq PM challenges Tillerson on Iran remarks

Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met top US diplomat Rex Tillerson in Baghdad, challenging the secretary of state over…

Afghanistan bans entry of Pak trucks as trade agreement expires

Kabul: Afghanistan has banned Pakistani trucks from entering its territory as their trade agreement has expired. The Transport Ministry on…

U.S. apologises for denying entry to Indonesian military chief

Ankara: The United States embassy in Jakarta on Monday apologised to the Indonesian Government after its military chief General Gatot…

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pays unannounced visit to Kabul, meets Ghani

Kabul: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a brief, unannounced visit to Kabul on Monday, and reaffirmed the US'…

Saudi Arabia not ready for dialogue with Qatar to end diplomatic crisis: Tillerson

Doha: The US secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Saudi Arabia is not ready to talk to Doha to…

D-8 Summit: Tayyip Erdogan advises member countries to trade in national currencies

Istanbul: Turkey President, Tayyip Erdogan advised member countries of D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation to use national currency in trade.…

Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign

Sulaimaniyah (Iraq): Iraqi Kurdistan's main opposition party has called for the autonomous region's president to resign after Baghdad seized swathes…

US threats over n-deal has no impact on oil market: Iran

Tehran: Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that global oil markets have remained unfazed by the recent remarks of…

UAE launches programme for early detection of diabetes

Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)has launched an early detection programme for diabetes…