Category: Middle East

Israel launches operation to cut off Hezbollah infiltration tunnels

Jerusalem: The Israeli army said Tuesday it had detected Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and had launched an…

Swaraj arrives in Abu Dhabi to hold 12th Joint Commission Meeting

Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj arrived in Abu Dhabi late on Monday ahead of the 12th Joint…

Saudi crown prince visits Algiers without meeting president

Algiers: Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called off a meeting with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday because…

Nigerian President denies death, body double rumours

Abuja: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has denied rumours about his death and being replaced by a Sudanese impostor. "It's the…

Swaraj departs for UAE to hold 12th Joint Commission Meeting

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj departed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday to co-chair the 12th…

Nearly 30,000 Syrians return home from Jordan after border reopens

Amman: Around 28,000 Syrians have returned home from Jordan since the border between the two Arab countries was reopened in…

900-year-old gold coins found in Israel

Caesarea:Rare gold coins and a golden earring have been discovered in the ancient Mediterranean port of Caesarea in northern Israel…

Yemen hospital struggles with number of malnourished children

Khokha: Twenty Yemeni children huddle together outside Khokha hospital, hoping to be let into a clinic that serves as a…

Gaza court sentences 6 people to hang for ‘collaborating’ with Israel

Gaza City: A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced six people, including a woman, to death…

UN plane to evacuate injured Houthi rebels in Yemen

Sanaa: A United Nations jet will evacuate as many as 50 wounded Houthi rebels in Yemen following UN ambassador to…

UN employee captured in Yemen port city

Sanaa: The Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels have captured an employee of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human…

Egypt refuses to accuse police over Italian student’s murder

Cairo: Egypt refuses to accuse police officers suspected by Italy of involvement in the grisly murder of an Italian student…

Turkey inflation drops from 15-year high

Ankara: Inflation in Turkey dropped for the first time to nearly 22 percent last month after surging to a 15-year…

Iran to continue missile tests despite US sanctions

Tehran: Iran has vowed to continue to carry out missile tests despite sanctions imposed by the United States (US). Al…

Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in 2019

Doha: Qatar's Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi on Monday announced that Qatar will withdraw from the Organisation of the Petroleum…

Baloch govt allows Qatari prince to hunt houbara bustard

Quetta: Balochistan authorities have issued a special permit to a Qatari prince allowing him to hunt the internationally-protected houbara bustard…

Khashoggi called Crown Prince a ‘beast’, ‘pac-man’ prior to killing

London [UK]: Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi had labelled Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman a "beast" and a "pac-man"…

Iran becomes world missile power despite sanctions: Defence Minister

Tehran: Iran has become one of the world's missile powers despite the severe western sanctions on it over the past…

How have Yemen’s rebels survived the Saudi-led onslaught?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners predicted a quick victory when they launched a military intervention…

Yemen on brink of ‘major catastrophe’: UN aid chief

Aden: UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned Saturday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe", as the…