Category: Middle East

Iran entitled to benefit from 2015 nuclear deal: Hassan Rouhani

Tehran: Iran is entitled to gain benefits from the 2015 nuclear deal and no one can roll back the positive…

Turkey-backed rebels in new Syria operation: Erdogan

Istanbul, Turkey: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday announced pro-Ankara Syrian rebels were launching a new military operation in…

Russian airstrikes destroy ISIS command post, kill 80 terrorists in Syria

Damascus [Syria]: The Russian defence ministry has confirmed that the country's air force targeted an ISIS command position in Mayadin…

UAE lauds Saudi King Salman’s visit to Russia

Dubai: Anwar Gargash, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi, called on Friday via…

US drone strike kills Al-Qaeda ‘commander’ in Yemen

Aden, Yemen: A US drone killed a "commander" of Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen in a strike on the central province…

Saudi police cracks down on IS-linked group, kills two

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi police raided hideouts of a "terror" cell linked to the Islamic State group, killing two people…

Saudi King Salman’s golden escalator halts as he arrives in Russia

MOSCOW: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s golden escalator suffers a technical malfunction when he arrived in Moscow for a historic…

Rohingya refugees must not be forced home to atrocities: Amnesty International

Dhaka: The international community must help ensure that no Rohingya refugee is forced back to Myanmar as long as they…

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announces liberation of al-Hawija from IS

Paris: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday announced the liberation of the northern town of al-Hawija from the Islamic…

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Putin eye energy, arms deals on landmark Russia visit

Moscow: On a landmark visit to Russia, Saudi Arabia's King Salman and President Vladimir Putin were set on Thursday to…

Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah leaves Gaza after reconciliation visit

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories): Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah left the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a four-day visit aimed…

U.S. airstrikes kill 11 ISIS-K terrorists in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan]: At least 11 terrorists belonging to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group's offshoot, ISIS Khorasan have…

Saudi men react to women driving, say “can’t force us to allow sisters, wives to drive”

Riyadh: With many carrots and some sticks, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia seeks to tackle entrenched male attitudes towards women drivers before…

Amid shared fears, Erdogan, Rouhani unite against Kurdish independence

Tehran, Iran: Reacting on the Kurdish referendum, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey Turkish President said that more decisive action…

Oman revises minimum salary requirement for expats to bring families

Muscat: Government of Oman made an amendment in the minimum salary requirement for an expatriate to bring their families. According…

Saudi King begins Russia visit to discuss ties with President Vladimir Putin

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday began an official visit to Russia to discuss ties with…

Erdogan in Iran for key meetings

Tehran: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the Iranian capital on Wednesday for key talks with senior Iranian officials.…

Palestine cabinet pledges to end split with Hamas

Gaza [Palestine]: Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has pledged to end a decade-long split between the Islamist Hamas…

Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani dies

Baghdad [Iraq]: Jalal Talabani,the Kurdish leader and the first president of Iraq under its postwar Constitution, has passed away in…

Suicide bombings kill 17 in Syrian capital

Damascus [Syria]: At least 17 people were killed after two suicide bombers attacked a police station in Syrian capital Damascus…