Middle East

Afghanistan: Prison riot kills 4 inmates, 33 injured including police

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Four inmates lost their lives while 33 others, including 20 police officers, were injured after riots broke out…

Iran does not seek talks with US: Khamenei

Tehran: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out any talks with the US government over the disputed issues,…

16 terrorists killed by Afghan forces

Farah: At least 16 Taliban terrorists were killed in an operation carried out by Afghan forces in Farah province on…

Israeli anti-occupation NGO under fire for Eurovision billboard

Tel Aviv:An Israeli anti-occupation NGO came under fire Monday for using this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv to…

No major step has been taken on the peace process so far: Afghan Chief Executive

Kabul: Afghan government on Monday expressed dismay over Taliban's refusal to call for a ceasefire during the Muslim holy month…

Iranian Foreign Minister on two-day visit to India

New Delhi: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to arrive here on Monday night for a two-day official…

At least three dead as blasts rock eastern Afghan city

Jalalabad:At least three people were killed and another 20 wounded in a series of blasts in the eastern Afghan city…

Saudi says 2 oil tankers sabotaged near UAE

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers came under attack off the coast of the…

Saudi says 2 oil tankers sabotaged near UAE

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers came under attack off the coast of the…

Iran may attack Israel: Israeli minister

Jerusalem: Warning possible direct or proxy Iranian attacks on Israel if the stand-off between Tehran and US escalate, an Israeli…

UN: Houthi withdrawal “in accordance with established plans”

Sanaa [Yemen]: The United Nations (UN) on Sunday said that first full day of the Houthi withdrawal from three ports…

UAE reports rare ‘acts of sabotage’ against 4 boats off its coast

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates said Sunday four merchant vessels had been targeted by "acts of sabotage" in Gulf waters…

8 ‘terrorists’ killed in Saudi operation

Riyadh: Eight members of a "terrorist" cell have been killed in a security operation in Saudi Arabia's Qatif region, the…

Netanyahu says needs more time to form new Israel government

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would ask President Reuven Rivlin for more time to form a…

Erdogan refuses to budge over re-run of Istanbul vote

Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Saturday that he would not bow to international criticism over a controversial decision to…

Yemen government blasts rebel ‘deception’ over port pullout

Dubai: Yemen's government on Sunday accused rebels of a "policy of deception" after they announced a pullout from a string…

Several explosions hit UAE port of Fujairah

Abu Dhabi: Several powerful explosions on Sunday hit the port of Fujairah in UAE following a huge fire that engulfed…

Rouhani slams ‘unprecedented’ US pressure on Iran

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the "unprecedented" US pressure on Tehran and urged unity among the country's political…

Israel reopens Gaza crossings on Sunday

Tel Aviv: Israel on Saturday reopened its main border crossings with the Gaza Strip as part of a ceasefire agreement.…

Over 700 irregular migrants held in Turkey

Edirine [Turkey]: Turkish authorities on Saturday detained at least 757 irregular migrants across the country, security sources said. In northwestern…

3 Palestinian fishermen held off Gaza Strip coast

Gaza Strip [Palestine]:Three Palestinian fishermen were detained by Israeli naval forces off the coast of Gaza Strip on Saturday, a…

NATO air strike kills 10 militants in Afghanistan

Kabul: A NATO-led coalition forces' pilot-less aircraft struck a Taliban hideout in Afghanistan and killed 10 militants, police said on…

Katra Katra Neki: Heartwarming advertisement will bring tears to your eyes

Dubai: A heartwarming advertisement which highlighted the tradition of giving during Ramadan went viral. It was launched by Tata Motors.…

Yemen’s Houthis to withdraw from 3 key ports: UN

Sanaa [Yemen]: In a move that could pave the way for negotiations to move forward to end Yemen's four-year-old civil…

Indian embassy issues important alert for expats in UAE

Dubai: The Indian Embassy has advised the expatriates in the UAE to report any delays in non-payment of salaries directly…

My earnings reflected in tax returns, Why is ED ‘lying’?

New Delhi: Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Friday dismissed allegations that he was indulging in money laundering and asked why…

Emirates serves dates to Indians flying to Dubai during Ramadan

DUBAI: Gulf airline Emirates on Tuesday said it will serve one million dates at 'iftar' and 'suhoor' on board and…

Ramadan in Oman: Here’re the offenses which can land you in jail

Muscat: Residents of Oman and visitors who are planning to visit the country must be aware of the fact that…

Qatar urges Saudi to remove hajj obstacles to its citizens

Doha: Qatar has urged Saudi Arabia to remove "obstacles and restrictions" for its residents wishing to perform the hajj pilgrimage,…

US won’t dare take action against Iran: top IRGC commander

Tehran [Iran]: Dismissing the probability of negotiations, a senior official of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Friday said…