Category: Middle East

Turkey’s main opposition to reveal Erdogan poll challenger Friday

ISTANBUL: Turkey's main opposition party will later this week announce its candidate to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in June…

Saudi Arabia screens first public cinema

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has opened the second four-screen multiplex just two weeks after the first public cinema screening in Saudi…

Iran minister says ‘impossible’ to block information by banning apps

Tehran: Iran's telecoms minister said Tuesday it was "impossible to block citizen's access to information", a day after the conservative-dominated…

Israel clears police of guilt in shooting death of Arab man

Jerusalem: Israeli investigators have cleared officers who shot dead an Israeli Arab in disputed circumstances last year of any criminal…

Injuries done by a tongue have no cure: Maulana Tariq Jameel

No cure better than a sweet word and no injury done by a sharp tongue can be healed. Abu Hurairah…

20 killed in Nigeria blast: Reports

Abuja: At least 20 people have been killed in a blast that took place in the north-east Nigerian town of…

Saudi confirms 2016 Jeddah Suicide attacker was Indian not Pakistani

Mumbai: Saudi Arabian authorities have confirmed the suicide bomber who blew himself outside US consulate in Jeddah two years back…

Pompeo condemns ‘barbaric’ Kabul twin suicide blasts

Kabul: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday condemned the "barbaric and senseless" suicide attacks in Afghanistan's Kabul,…

Abbas says children should be kept away from Gaza border clashes

Ramallah: President Mahmud Abbas called on Monday for Palestinians to keep their children from protests along the border between Israel…

Egypt voices support for peace efforts in South Sudan

Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said his country supports efforts to achieve peace in South Sudan for enhanced security…

Netanyahu’s allegations on n-deal aim to influence Trump: Iran

Tehran: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegations against Iran is aimed to…

Israel’s open-fire rules on Gaza border challenged in court

Jerusalem: Israeli and Palestinian rights groups went to Israel's Supreme Court on Monday in a bid to stop the army's…

Saudi Aramco appoints first woman to board of directors

Riyadh: Saudi national oil giant Aramco said Sunday that five new members had been appointed to its board of directors,…

2 Arab Israelis in Saudi trial for alleged plot to attack Hajj

Riyadh: Two Arab Israelis went on trial in Saudi Arabia on Monday for allegedly plotting an attack during the Muslim…

Divided Kurds face losses in Iraq’s election

Arbil: As if the loss of oil-rich territory last year wasn't painful enough, Iraq's divided Kurds are bracing for a…

As deadline looms, Trump slams ‘horrible’ Iran deal

Washington: US President Donald Trump once more attacked the Iran nuclear deal as "horrible" Monday, as he faces a May…

Iran nuclear deal based on lies, have evidence: Netanyahu

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed that the Iran nuclear deal is based on lies and that Iranian…

Khamenei accuses US of provoking regional conflicts

Tehran: The US is provoking Saudi Arabia and several other regional countries against Tehran, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei…

Saudi starts trial of 2 Israelis spying for Mossad

Riyadh: A Saudi court has started a trial of two Israelis of Arab roots spying for the Israeli intelligence agency…

Afghan Federation of Journalists, media issue joint statement condemning suicide blasts

Kabul: The Afghan Federation of Journalists and Afghan's other media outlets have issued a joint statement on Monday condemning the…