Category: Middle East

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia, Germany, France

Istanbul: Top political leaders from Turkey, France, Russia and Germany are set to meet here later this month in a…

What Jamal Khashoggi wrote in his last column before disappearance?

Washington: The last column written by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, before he disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi…

Hamas pledges Gaza rocket fire probe as calm returns

Gaza City: Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas on Thursday pledged to launch an investigation into rocket fire at Israel the previous…

Rights groups urge Turkey to request UN probe of Khashoggi case

United Nations: Four prominent human rights and press freedom groups on Thursday urged Turkey to request a United Nations investigation…

UN seeks immediate action to avoid another war in Gaza

United Nations: The United Nations envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, has demanded that Palestine and Israel take immediate…

Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead, warns of ‘severe’ response

Washington: President Donald Trump said Thursday he now believes journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of "very severe" consequences should…

UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libyan capital to Niger

Geneva, Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Amid a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, the United Nations refugee agency successfully evacuated 135 migrants…

Saudi Arabia transfers $100mn to US amid crisis over Khashoggi

Washington: Saudi Arabia transferred $100 million to the US on the day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh…

Security guard of “Masjid-e-Nabavi” receives huge applause after this photo goes viral

Hyderabad: The eye of the CCTV camera captured the beautiful scene of a security guard on duty who moved by…

Iran beat Bolivia 2-1 in football friendly

Tehran: The Iranian national football team beat Bolivia 2-1 in a friendly match at the Azadi Stadium here. The warm-up…

Khashoggi’s disappearance: Pressure mounted on Saudi Arabia

Washington/Riyadh: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on King Salman on Tuesday and discussed the disappearance of Saudi writer…

Evidence of Khashoggi’s death found at consulate: Turkish official

ISTANBUL: “Certain evidence” of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has been found by police searching the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a high-level…

Saudi Arabia: key player in the Middle East

Dubai: Saudi Arabia, which wields broad influence in the Middle East and is the regional rival of Iran, is the…

Saudi-led coalition announces removal of 2,020 landmines in Yemen

Riyadh: Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen on Tuesday announced the removal of more than 2,020 landmines from…

Iran women attend international football match

Tehran: Some 100 Iranian women were allowed to watch their country take on Bolivia in a friendly football match at…

Palestinians win UN backing to lead developing country bloc

United Nations: The Palestinians won backing Tuesday to lead the biggest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations, raising…

G7 calls for ‘transparent’ probe in Khashoggi case

Ottawa: Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven called Tuesday for a "transparent" probe into the disappearance of a Saudi…

Israeli defence chief calls for ‘serious blow’ to Hamas

Jerusalem: Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday said that his country should deliver a "serious blow" to Gaza Strip's…

At least 11 Iran troops seized on Pakistan border

Tehran: At least 11 Iranian security personnel, including Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, were abducted on the southeastern border with Pakistan…

Saudi crown prince denies knowledge of missing journalist: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had denied any knowledge of…