Category: Middle East

5 dead as Nigeria chopper crashes during Boko Haram attack

Abuja:Five members of the Nigerian air force were killed when a helicopter crashed as Boko Haram militants ambushed a military…

Syria rebel-jihadist clashes kill dozens: monitor

Beirut:Clashes between jihadists and rebels raged Thursday inside Syria's last major opposition bastion for a third day, a monitor said,…

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist…

Emirates once again issues advisory to passengers departing from Dubai Airports

Dubai: Emirates once again issued an important advisory to all its customers who are departing from Dubai Airports. Emirates Airline…

3 convicted in Afghanistan for BBC journalist’s murder

Kabul: A court here has convicted three men for the murder of a BBC journalist who was shot dead in…

8 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

Pul-e-Khumri (Afghanistan): At least eight Afghan police personnel were killed and two others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a security…

IS suicide bombings kill three soldiers in Libya

Tripoli: Three Libyan soldiers were killed and a fourth soldier was injured in two suicide bombings carried out by the…

Niger army kills at least 280 Boko Haram militants: ministry

Niamey: Niger's army killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants near the southeast border with Nigeria in days of land…

Turkey detains two French IS suspects wanted by Interpol: state media

Ankara: Turkish authorities detained 12 suspects over alleged links to the Islamic State group including two French women sought by…

Qatar Airways buys 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

Doha: Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it had acquired a five percent stake in China Southern Airlines, as it…

Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

BEIRUT: Almost eight years into Syria's devastating war, opponents of the regime are watching in dismay as President Bashar al-Assad's…

Yemen govt reports Hodeida rebel ‘attacks’ to UN

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Yemen's government and its two main allies have written to the UN Security Council accusing rebels…

Khashoggi murder: Netflix drops satire episode critical of Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON: Netflix confirmed Tuesday that it removed an episode of a satirical comedy show that criticises Saudi Arabia after officials…

UAE introduces new long term ‘visa policy’ – Here’re the details

Dubai: United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced new long-term 'visa policy'. This policy will benefit professionals from Medicine, Education and Technology.…

Mali: 37 civilians killed in attack

Mopti [Mali]: Around 37 civilians, including women and children, were killed in a gruesome attack in Koulogon village here. Unidentified…

Massive fire breaks out in Sharjah, triggers panic

Sharjah: A massive fire broke out in a furniture warehouse located in Sharjah. It triggered panic among the residents of…

Somalia orders top UN envoy to leave

Mogadishu: Somalia's government has ordered the UN top envoy to the troubled country to leave, accusing him of "deliberately interfering…

Emirates issues advisory to passengers departing from Dubai Airports

Dubai: Emirates issued an important advisory to all its customers who are departing from Dubai Airports. Emirates Airline on its…

Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

Jerusalem: Israel's centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he…

Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces, threaten city: official

Kabul:Taliban fighters killed more than 20 Afghan security forces in simultaneous raids on a provincial capital and district in northern…