Category: Middle East

Interim govt not in Afghanistan’s interests: Abdullah Abdullah

Kabul: Afghanistan's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has ruled out prospects of a caretaker government in Afghanistan, underlining that…

Drone attack hits loyalist base in Yemen: army, rebels

Dubai: A rebel drone attack on a Yemen's largest air base killed several loyalist soldiers on Thursday, a pro-government source…

By necessity or design, Iraqi women launch Mosul firms

Mosul: Under the thumb of jihadist rule they were deemed minors -- unable to do anything without permission from a…

Iran ‘ready to engage with neighbours for regional peace’

New Delhi: Iran is ready to engage with all neighbours in the interests of sovereignty, integrity, peace and stability of…

Saudi Arabia vows to slash oil exports after price slide

Riyadh: OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it would slash its oil exports by 800,000 barrels per day in January…

Khamenei vows ‘unprecedented defeat’ for US sanctions

Tehran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged his countrymen on Wednesday to withstand the US sanctions against the Islamic…

UAE launches global call to action on sustainability

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on Wednesday launched the #WeAreCommitted campaign, calling on the global community to pledge…

Emirates announces budget fares: Here’s the list

Dubai: Emirates announced budget fares for the passengers traveling from Dubai to the Middle East, Asia & the Pacific, Africa,…

Iran will never forget India’s support: Foreign Minister

NEW DELHI: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday said that Tehran will never forget the way India supported…

Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran

Jerusalem: An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country's arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that…

Pompeo meets Iraq officials on unannounced Baghdad visit

Baghdad: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Iraqi officials, including the speaker, on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on…

Thousands of black crickets swarm Makkah’s grand mosque

MAKKAH: In an unusual and never-before-seen phenomenon, thousands of black crickets invades the sacred mosque of Makkah and a major…

US plea to protect Syrian-Kurd militias unacceptable: Turkey

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday strongly rejected Washington's calls for his country to protect US-backed Kurdish militias…

Israel says arrests Palestinian suspect in deadly shootings

Israel:Israeli forces arrested overnight a Palestinian accused of shooting dead two soldiers in the occupied West Bank last month and…

Egypt border closed to Gazans leaving amid Palestinian feuding

Gaza City: The Egyptian border crossing was closed for Palestinians seeking to leave Gaza on Tuesday, a border official said,…

Nigeria’s Buhari accepts setbacks in Boko Haram fight

Lagos: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged setbacks in the fight against Boko Haram as the jihadists launched fresh attacks…

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old town about to be engulfed

Turkey: From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river…

US troop withdrawal should be done with ‘right partners’, warns Erdogan

Ankara: President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday warned that US' decision to pull out troops from Syria should…

IS counterattack in east Syria leaves 32 dead: monitor

Beirut: Die-hard jihadists defending their last bastions in eastern Syria used the cover of bad weather to launch a vain…

Glimpse of never-before-seen wedding of a Dubai princess

DUBAI: A Dubai Sheikha has shared some never-before-seen (by the public) clips footage of her romantic wedding across social networking…