Category: Middle East

Iran arrests 67 in corruption crackdown approved by Khamenei

Tehran: Iran's judiciary said Sunday that 67 people have been arrested in recent weeks as part of a corruption crackdown…

Erdogan says lira crash ‘political plot’ against Turkey

Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said the crash of the Turkish lira, sparked by a bitter dispute with…

Iraq PM cancels visit to sanctions-hit Iran

Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has cancelled a visit to Iran, his press office said Sunday, as the premier…

Israel demands ‘complete cease-fire’ in Gaza: Netanyahu

Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will continue to fight Hamas in Gaza before a…

Taliban commander killed in Afghan drone strike

Kabul: A key Taliban commander was killed on Sunday in a drone strike that targeted a militant hideout in Afghanistan's…

50 militants surrender in Afghanistan

Kabul: Fifty militants, including a Taliban key commander, surrendered to Afghan authorities in Badghis province on Sunday, a police spokesman…

Iran denies plans to talk with US during UNGA meet

Tehran: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Tehran has no plan to talk with the US…

18 killed in Syria arms depot blast

Damascus: At least 18 people were killed on Sunday when an explosion rocked the rebel-held town of Sarmada in northern…

Afghanistan: Over 100 dead in Taliban attacks in Ghazni

Ghazni [Afghanistan]: More than 100 people were killed and 133 injured as hundreds of Taliban militants launched an attack in…

Pilgrim climbs door of Kabah

Makkah Mukarramah: Lakhs of pilgrims from around the globe have reached Makkah Mukarramah to perform the Holy pilgrimage. Amidst a…

UAE to observe International Youth Day

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will on Sunday observe "International Youth Day", highlighting the great importance attached to…

Iran TV accused of muting anti-regime stadium chants

Tehran: Iranians reported Saturday that the state broadcaster had muted stadium noise during the previous evening's football match in Tehran,…

Hajj 2018: Mass of white at the holy site

JEDDAH: Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrim from across the globe have already arrived in the sacred city of Makkah…

Saudi foreign policies under critics

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has sought to tame critics with an aggressive foreign policy, but a deadly air raid in Yemen…

Turkey lira crashes as Trump piles on pressure

Istanbul: The embattled Turkish lira tumbled over 16 percent to new record lows against the dollar on Friday as strains…

Palestinian medic killed by Israeli fire on Gaza border

Gaza City: A Palestinian medic was killed by Israeli fire during clashes and protests along the Gaza border on Friday,…

Turkey says Trump tariff move will harm ties, vows retaliation

Ankara: Turkey on Friday warned a move announced by US President Donald Trump to double steel and aluminium tariffs on…

UN calls for ‘credible’ investigation of Yemen bus attack

United Nations: The UN Security Council called Friday for a credible and transparent investigation into the death of at least…

Afghanistan: Taliban launches attack on Ghazni

Kabul: The Taliban launched a major attack on Afghanistan's Ghazni city on Friday. In a statement, the terrorist group said…

This is how Yemen punishes 3 killer pedophiles

SANAA: Disturbing pictures and videos of three men from Yemen's Sana’a hanging from a crane have flooded the social media…