Category: Middle East

Turkish military shoot, wound 3 Iraqi civilians who attacked military base

Erbil [Iraq]: Three Iraqi civilians were shot and wounded by Turkish troops after scores of protesters stormed a Turkish military…

Qatar confirms will no longer pay Hamas salaries

Gaza: Qatar said Saturday it will no longer fund salaries of Hamas employees in Gaza but will still give aid…

Saudi Arabia: More than 2.5 million arrested

Jeddah: Since November 2017, Saudi Arabia arrested 2.5 million persons for residency, labour and other violations. According to the report…

Qatar distributes funds for Gaza’s poor

Gaza: Thousands of impoverished Gazans received $100 payments from Qatar on Saturday, AFP journalists said, after the Gulf emirate brought…

Turkey allows cooperation over border security zone with Syria

Ankara: Turkey is capable enough to build a 32 kilometer long security zone near its southern border with Syria to…

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in West Bank clashes: PA

Ramallah: A Palestinian was killed Saturday in clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry…

Turkey renews flights to Iraqi Kurd city after 16-month ban

Iraq: Flights between Turkey and the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah resumed Saturday, according to aviation authorities, after a 16-month…

Merzieh Hashemi says her arrest was a warning from US

Tehran: Prominent American-born anchorwoman for Iran's state television Merzieh Hashemi said that the US government jailed her because of her…

Two Palestinians fatally shot by Israeli troops in Gaza

GAZA: Israeli troops on Friday fatally shot a Palestinian and wounded another as they threw stones at Israeli motorists in…

UN rights expert leads probe into Khashoggi’s killing

Geneva: A team of UN experts is set to carry out an investigation into the killing of a prominent Saudi…

Emirates: Here’s how to choose your entertainment before stepping on plane

Dubai: Emirates Airline added yet another feature to its App. This new feature allows passengers to choose their entertainment even…

Qatar to disburse Gaza aid in ‘coordination with UN’

Gaza: Qatar said Friday it will adopt a new formula for aid to Gaza after the Palestinian enclave's rulers Hamas…

Turkey court orders release of hunger striking Kurdish MP

Turkey: A hunger striking pro-Kurdish lawmaker was released under supervision from prison by a Turkish court and sent home on…

Iraq parliament approves 2019 budget, one of largest ever

Baghdad: Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday approved the government's 2019 budget, which at $111.8 billion is one of the largest ever…

US frees reverted Muslim Journalist Marzieh Hashemi without charge

Tehran: The reverted Muslim journalist Marzieh Hashemi who was working for Iran's English-language television station Press TV has been released…

Turkey allows cooperation over border security zone with Syria

Ankara: Turkey is capable enough to build a 32 kilometer long security zone near its southern border with Syria to…

Oman: More than 1000 expats arrested

Muscat: The Ministry of Manpower and the Royal Oman Police (ROP) released data on the number of expats arrested in…

Qatari aid to Gaza expected in coming days: source

Gaza: Qatari aid money is expected to be delivered to the Gaza Strip in the coming days after Israel blocked…

Iraq parliament approves 2019 budget, one of largest ever

Baghdad:Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday approved the government's 2019 budget, which at $111.8 billion is one of the oil-rich country's largest…

Israel charges Jewish teen over Palestinian’s killing

Jerusalem:Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged a Jewish 16-year-old with manslaughter after he allegedly threw a stone at a car in…