Category: Middle East

Khashoggi’s disappearance suggests Saudi following Chinese pattern against voices of dissent

The missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi believed to be killed on orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aka…

Skirmish between Afghan, Pakistan armed forces along Durand Line

Kandahar Province [Afghanistan]: The laying down of barbed wires along Durand Line by Pakistan border guards led to a skirmish…

Israel’s illegal occupation led to sanitation issues: Water Minister Ghunaim

Swachh Bharat mission initiated by PM Modi has become an unlikely platform for Palestine to verbally attack Israel for its…

18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks on military checkpoints

Kabul: At least 18 Afghan army soldiers were killed and 10 others kidnapped in attacks carried out by the Taliban…

Saudi Arabian King calls Turkish President over journalist’s disappearance

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the disappearance of…

5 members of Royal family missing in Saudi Arabia: Royal prince

Riyadh: According to a prince belonging to Saudi Royal family, 5 members of the Royal family who raised voice against…

US diplomat heads to Iraq for talks with newly elected leaders

Washington: US State Department number two John Sullivan departs Sunday for Iraq to meet with the country's new leaders, the…

Saudi dissident believes Riyadh tapped calls with Khashoggi

Montreal: A Saudi dissident in Quebec believes the kingdom hacked his phone and listened to calls he had with Jamal…

Saudi stocks dive 7.0 percent, wiping out 2018 gains

Riyadh: Saudi stocks dived 7.0 percent in early trading on Sunday as the oil-rich kingdom comes under increasing international pressure…

US seeks to topple Islamic regime in Iran: Rouhani

Tehran: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the current U.S. administration seeks a "regime change" in Iran, Press TV…

US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani

Tehran: Iran's president boasted Sunday that the United States has lost against the Islamic republic's "righteousness and wisdom" by walking…

Erdogan, Saudi king discuss case of missing journalist: Turkish presidency

Ankara: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi King Salman on Sunday discussed the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

Netanyahu warns Hamas after increased riots at Gaza border

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas on Sunday that if it continues the violent attacks against Israel, "it…

15 dead in Turkey accident

Istanbul: At least 15 people were killed on Sunday when a truck carrying illegal immigrants overturned in western Turkey, state-run…

Saudi Arabia to hit back if US imposes sanctions

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia threatened on Sunday to hit back if the US were to impose sanctions on Riyadh in the…

Qatar concerned over disappearance of Saudi journalist

Doha: The Qatar Press Centre (QPC) expressed deep concern over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after entering the…

Israeli PM threatens Hamas with severe punishment

Jerusalem: The Prime Minister of Israel on Sunday threatened the Gaza Strip's Hamas government with severe punishment if it does…

All Israeli airlines to stop flying from 2019: media

Jerusalem: Israel's leading airline El Al warns that all Israeli airlines will stop flying from January 1, 2019 because of…

14 dead in Somalia double suicide blasts

Mogadishu: Powerful double suicide explosions rocked southwestern Somalia on Saturday, killing 14 people and injuring 20 others. Two unidentified men…

Afghan district police chief killed in Taliban attack

Qalat (Afghanistan): At least eight Afghan police personnel, including a district police chief, were killed in clashes in the southern…