Category: Middle East

More efforts needed for ending civil war in Yemen, says Germany

Berlin: Germany on Wednesday called on the international community for stepping up efforts to end the four-year-long civil war in…

Lowry fires 62 to grab three-shot lead in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi:Shane Lowry fired a course record-equalling 10-under-par 62 to grab a three-shot lead on the opening day of the…

Nigeria election hopeful vows reform of ‘mafia’ oil firm

Lagos:Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday branded the state-run oil company a "mafia organisation" and pledged to privatise it…

US tells Taliban it must talk to Afghan government

Kabul: The US envoy in Afghanistan said Wednesday that a peaceful end to the 17-year conflict requires the Taliban to…

Syria blast: US soldier, 7 civilians killed, ISIS claims responsibility

Damascus [Syria]: The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb blast that killed a US military personnel…

Taliban claims attack that killed 4 in Kabul

Kabul: The Taliban on Tuesday claimed the responsibility for a truck bomb attack in Kabul that left at least four…

Syria Kurds reject ‘security zone’ under Turkish control

Qamishli:Syria's Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a "security zone" under Turkish control along the Syrian side of…

Despite US warning, Iran launches satellite and fails later

Tehran: Iran on Tuesday launched a satellite that it says 'failed to reach orbit', despite the warning by the US…

My story will be a catalyst for change in Saudi Arabia: Rahaf Mohammad

Toronto: Risking her life, Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled the kingdom after she was physically and mentally abused by…

Germany to host international meet on Yemen’s peace efforts

Berlin: Germany is set to host an international conference on Wednesday in an effort to support United Nations' peace efforts…

Saudi urges ‘fair’ energy transition, defends oil

Abu Dhabi: Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a "fair" and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled…

7 militants killed during operations launched by Afghan and coalition forces

Kabul: Seven Taliban militants were killed in multiple operations launched by Afghan and coalition forces in three southern provinces of…

Emirati arrested for locking Indian football supporters in bird cage, calls it a ‘joke’

Abu Dhabi: A man was arrested here on Saturday after a video showing him locking Indian football supporters in a…

EU might lose important defense partner, says Iran’s former minister

Tehran: The European Union (EU) is risking the loss of an "important partner" in its fight against terrorism, stated Iranian…

Turkey to set up Syria ‘security zone’: Erdogan

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a "security zone" in northern Syria suggested…

UAE: Man arrested for stabbing wife to death

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Police officials have arrested a man for stabbing his wife to death over a heated…

Boko Haram attacks military base in Nigeria

Kano: Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, setting fire to shelters for those made homeless…

Iran satellite in US row fails to reach orbit: state media

Tehran: Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, state television…

Tensions high as Juventus target first title of 2019 in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah: Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus target their first title of 2019 in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday against a backdrop…

Qatar rejects normalising ties with ‘criminal’ Assad

Doha: Qatar's foreign minister ruled out on Monday the possibility of re-opening an embassy in Damascus, in line with some…