Category: Middle East

Saudi controversies under Prince Mohammed

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has been engulfed by several controversies since Mohammed bin Salman was named crown prince and heir to…

Israel to remove UN Palestinian agency from Jerusalem

Jerusalem: The UN agency for Palestinian refugees on Friday expressed concern after Jerusalem's Israeli mayor said he would remove it…

French Space Agency to have representative office in UAE

Abu Dhabi: While announcing the setting up of French space agency, CNES' representative office in Abu Dhabi, Jean-Yves Le Gall,…

Israel PM, Russia President to meet over Syria

Jerusalem: The Israeli Prime Minister on Sunday announced he had agreed to meet Russia's President in a bid to reduce…

Saudi Arabia denies journalist killed at consulate in Turkey

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday denied reports that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing earlier this week, was killed…

Turkey’s Erdogan says awaiting probe results over missing Saudi journalist

Turkey: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he was awaiting the results of an investigation into the disappearance…

Afghanistan: 57 insurgents killed in 24 hours

Kabul: At least 57 armed insurgents have been killed by Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the past 24 hours…

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Sayed Abad district

Kabul: The Taliban launched a major attack in Sayed Abad district of central Wardak province in Afghanistan late on Saturday.…

President Kovind reaches Tajikistan

Dushanbe [Tajikistan]: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday reached Tajikistan on a three-day visit to the Central Asian nation. President…

Turkish police believe journalist killed in Saudi consulate: source

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have concluded that prominent Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi mission in…

Oil giant Aramco IPO by 2021: Saudi crown prince to Bloomberg

Riyadh: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that oil giant Aramco's initial public offering will go ahead by early…

Shattering stereotypes: Lubna Olayan first Saudi woman to chair bank in Saudi Arabia

Manama: Shattering stereotypes, Lubna Sulaiman Olayan made history by becoming the first Saudi woman to chair a bank in the…

Turkey opens probe into missing Saudi journalist: state media

Turkey: Turkey has opened a probe into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who has not been seen since he…

2 killed in Kabul bomb attacks

Kabul: At least two Afghan security personnel were killed in two bomb explosions in Kabul on Saturday, the police said.…

7 die in Iran floods

Tehran: Heavy rains in the northern and northwestern parts of Iran over the past two days claimed at least seven…

Taliban, ISIS clash in Afghanistan

Kabul: One child was killed while another was reported to be injured on Friday during a clash between Taliban and…

UAE hopes to attract 20,000 volunteers for Special Olympics Games

Abu Dhabi: As Abu Dhabi gets ready to welcome more than 7,000 athletes to compete in 24 sports at the…

Saudi Arabia threatens to block key UN climate report: Sources

INCHEON: Oil giant Saudi Arabia is seeking to block adoption of a key UN climate change report unless a passage…

Kuwait to take action against social media users for offending Saudi Arabia

Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has recently said that it is going to prosecute a group of Twitter users for using…

Afghanistan: Drone strikes kill 4 Taliban commanders

Farah: As many as four Taliban commanders have been killed in drone strikes conducted by foreign forces in various parts…