Category: Middle East

Tehran gets third mayor in 18 months

TEHRAN: Tehran city council on Tuesday elected Pirouz Hanachi, a little-known technocrat, to the politically sensitive post of mayor that…

Gaza: impoverished Palestinian enclave facing new war

Gaza City: The Gaza Strip is a poverty-stricken Palestinian territory run by Islamist movement Hamas under crippling blockade by Israel,…

Khashoggi murder: Audio recordings hint Saudi Prince involvement

Washington (USA): After listening to the Khashoggi audio tapes, the American intelligence officials have found strong evidence that allegedly links…

Officials close to crown prince ‘wanted assassination of senior Iranians’

RIYADH: Top Saudi officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed assassinating senior Iranian officials, including notorious general Qassem…

Saudi intelligence shocked after listening to Khashoggi tape: Erdogan

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the content of an audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal…

Heavy Rain storm in Kuwait caused KD 100 million loss

Kuwait witnessed heavy rainfall in the past one week which led to heavy floods in the country and Tuesday’s rainstorm…

Will hold Khashoggi killers accountable: US

Washington D.C.: United States Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday…

Syria, Iran accuse US of hindering political solution to Syrian crisis

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a visiting Iranian official agreed on Monday that the US is placing snags in…

Israel: 300 rockets fired from Gaza Strip

Sderot [Israel]: The Israeli army reported that over 300 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Monday,…

Saudi, UAE energy giants team up for gas push

Abu Dhabi: The state energy giants of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Aramco and ADNOC, signed a cooperation…

Bahrain sentences four to death for killing policeman

Dubai: Bahrain's top criminal court on Monday sentenced four Shiite Muslims to death for a 2017 bombing that killed a…

Italy hosts Libya players in fresh bid to solve crisis

Palermo: Libya's key political players including strongman Khalifa Haftar met with global leaders in Italy on Monday in the latest…

Trump urges Saudi Arabia, OPEC not to cut oil production

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Saudi Arabia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) not…

Death toll from Jordan floods rises to 13 as girl’s body found

Amman: Jordanian rescuers on Monday found the body of a five-year-old girl killed in flash floods that have left a…

Iran sticking to nuclear deal conditions: IAEA

Vienna: Iran has been abiding by the terms of its nuclear deal with global powers, the latest report from the…

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket fire, Hamas TV destroyed

Gaza City: Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed three Palestinians and destroyed a Hamas TV building on Monday after a…

Oil prices advance as Saudi to cut output

London: Oil prices advanced Monday after crude kingpin Saudi Arabia unveiled plans to cut output in the face of global…

Two dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey: coastguard

Istanbul: Two migrants including a child died after their boat sank off Turkey's western coast on Monday, the Turkish coastguard…

Suicide blast near Hazara protests in Kabul kills 6

Kabul: At least six people were killed and 20 others were wounded in a suicide blast here on Monday near…

British FM in Saudi Arabia for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

RIYADH: British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt held talks Monday with Saudi King Salman, state media said, during a visit to…