Category: Middle East

US blames Hamas for Gaza deaths as top officials join embassy party

Washington: The White House on Monday declined to criticize Israel's handling of deadly unrest on the Gaza border, instead putting…

Saudi Arabia slams Israeli fire in Gaza, silent on Jerusalem

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia condemned Israeli gunfire on Monday that killed at least 52 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others, without…

US has lost ‘mediator role’ in Middle East: Erdogan

London: The US has lost its role as mediator in the Middle East by moving its embassy in Israel to…

55 Palestinians killed as US opens embassy in Jerusalem

Jerusalem: At least 55 Palestinians were killed and 2,771 were injured on Monday as Israeli troops fired on demonstrators along…

Turkey protests US embassy in Jerusalem, recall ambassadors

Ankara: Hours after the United States embassy in Jerusalem was inaugurated in Israel's Jerusalem, Turkey on Tuesday recalled its ambassadors…

Iran urges Muslims to unite against US relocation of embassy in Israel

Tehran: Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday urged Muslims to unite against US relocation of embassy in Israel, the state TV…

Dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem

GAZA: Dozens of Palestinians in Gaza were shot dead by Israeli troops on Monday after bloody clashes erupted on the…

Trump is making history: Israel PM

Jerusalem: A day before the inauguration of United States' embassy in Jerusalem, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday expressed…

Israel to boost Gaza border, West Bank forces for US embassy move

Jerusalem: The Israeli army said it would almost double the number of troops surrounding the Gaza Strip and in the…

More than 31 killed in Libya tribal clashes this month

Tripoli: Fighting between rival tribes that has rocked a southern Libya town for weeks has killed more than 31 people…

Zawahiri calls for jihad on eve of US embassy move to Jerusalem

Washington: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Sunday said America's decision to shift its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem was evidence that…

Saudi troops arrive on Yemen’s Socotra after UAE tensions

Riyadh: Saudi troops have been deployed to the Yemeni island of Socotra following tensions over the United Arab Emirates' presence…

Iraq elections thrown open as outsiders appear strong

Baghdad: The race to become Iraq's next prime minister appeared wide open Monday as two outsider alliances looked to be…

Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car project

Jerusalem: Israel's government on Sunday gave the green light to a controversial cable car project planned to run between West…

Food corridor, skill mapping programme on cards: Indian Ambassador to UAE

Abu Dhabi: Indian Ambassador to UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said that they are working on skill mapping programme to map…

No one can assure stability of oil prices: UAE Energy Minister

Abu Dhabi: The Energy Minister for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Suhail Al Mazroui on Sunday said that nobody could…

Iran’s FM leaves for Beijing for talks on nuke deal

Tehran: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left for Beijing from Tehran on Sunday for talks on the 2015 nuclear…

Afghanistan-Pakistan to resolve transit, trade problems

Kabul: An agreement was signed between Afghan and Pakistani officials to resolve problems regarding transit and trade between the two…

Saudi-Indo engagement smoothened by SPO

SAUDI ARABIA has created a special office — Strategic Partnership Office (SPO), and this strategic partnership office is like a…

70 scholars from Pakistan, Afghanistan & Indonesia issue fatwa against extremism, suicide attacks

West Java: Seventy scholars from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia issued a fatwa on Friday during a conference in Indonesia against…