Category: Middle East

Saudi eyes international intervention in Yemen: analysts

Dubai: Saudi Arabia's halt to oil shipments through a strategic waterway after Yemeni rebel attacks could provoke an international intervention…

New wave of protests sweeps Iraqi cities

Baghdad: Thousands of people took to the streets of Baghdad and cities across southern Iraq on Friday in the latest…

Israeli police reopen Al-Aqsa mosque after clashes

Jerusalem: Israeli police closed the gates to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for several hours Friday after clashes erupted with Palestinian…

Israel to build new settler homes after deadly knife attack

Kobar: Israel is to build hundreds of new homes in a settlement in the occupied West Bank where a Palestinian…

Turkish parliament approves new anti-terror law

Ankara: Turkish parliament has ratified a new anti-terrorism law proposed by the ruling party, six days after the two-year-long state…

Palestinian shot dead in West Bank City

Ramallah: A young Palestinian man has been shot dead after he stabbed three Israelis citynear their settlement, south of this…

Iran versus US battle to hit UN’s top court in August

The Hague: The UN's top court said Thursday it will hold hearings next month in a bitter battle between Iran…

UN envoy returns to Yemen’s Sanaa for fresh talks

Sanaa: The UN's Yemen envoy returned to the capital Sanaa on Wednesday for fresh talks with rebels, as the government…

Iraqi Airways suspends pilots who fought in-flight over food

Baghdad: Iraqi Airways has suspended two of its pilots for getting into a fight -- over a food tray --…

Hamas vows revenge after Israeli raid kills 3 militants

Gaza City: The military wing of Gaza's rulers Hamas on Thursday vowed revenge after Israeli strikes killed three militants in…

Israeli cartoonist fired after drawing Netanyahu as pig

Jerusalem: An Israeli news publisher said Thursday it had fired a cartoonist who depicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as one…

Dubai police recover stolen $20 million diamond

Dubai: Dubai police said Thursday they have recovered a rare blue diamond worth $20 million stolen by a security guard…

Turkey rejected US call to abide by anti-Iran sanctions

Ankara: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has described Washington’s sanctions against Iran as inappropriate, saying Ankara has told US officials…

UN envoy seeks to kick-start Syria constitutional committee

United Nations: The UN peace envoy for Syria hopes to get a new constitutional committee up and running by late…

Three killed as Israel strikes Gaza in fresh flare-up

Gaza City: Three Palestinians were killed in Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the enclave's health ministry announced,…

Israel says conducted air raid in Syria after rocket fire

Jerusalem: Israeli aircraft carried out a raid in Syria Wednesday after two rockets were fired from across the border into…

Saudis halt oil shipments through waterway after Yemen rebel attack

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has temporarily halted all oil shipments through a key waterway after Yemen's Iran-aligned Huthi rebels attacked two…

Iran vows not to talk with US under threats

Tehran: Iranian Foreign Ministry has said the US government should forget talks with Iran under sanction threats. "Iran will never…

US: Mideast states not doing enough for Palestinians

United Nations: US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday criticized Middle Eastern countries for not doing enough…

Turkey approves new ‘anti-terror’ law to replace emergency

Ankara: The Turkish parliament on Wednesday approved a new "anti-terror" law that strengthens the authorities' powers in detaining suspects and…