Category: Middle East

New protests hit southern Iraq, a month into unrest

Basra: Protesters flooded the streets of southern Iraq again on Sunday, nearly a month into…

UAE backs UN talks between warring Yemen sides: minister

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates, the main partner in a Saudi-led military coalition intervening…

7 injured as suicide car bomb rocks Afghanistan

Kabul: Seven persons sustained injuries as a suicide car bomb went off near a military…

Kabul: 3 NATO soldiers killed in suicide bombing

Kabul: Three members of Resolute Support service were killed in a suicide bombing during Parwan…

Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to Hajj emergencies

JEDDAH: Fuelled by caffeine, pizza and adrenaline, sleep-deprived programmers in a marathon Saudi contest this…

Iran plans to open interests office in Saudi Arabia

Tehran: Iran plans to open an interests office in Saudi Arabia to undertake diplomatic affairs,…

Saudi Arabia resumes oil exports through key waterway

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia said Saturday that it was resuming oil shipments through the…

35 killed in Afghan Shia mosque attack

Gardez (Afghanistan) At least 35 people were killed and more than 70 others wounded after…

Two Palestinians killed, by Israeli, several wounded in border protests

GAZA: Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians during Friday protests at the Gaza-Israel border, the…

Hamas leaders to meet in Gaza

Gaza City: The leadership of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas is to convene late Friday for…

Iran’s FM says no plan to meet Pompeo in Singapore

Tehran: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that he has no plan…

100 boats sent, Iran readying military exercise in Persian Gulf

Washington: Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) is expected to soon begin a major naval exercise…

Kuwait – Hyderabad flight catches fire at Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Some 145 air passengers coming from Kuwait had a miraculous escape after the Kuwait-Hyderabad…

Iran conducts naval exercise in Gulf: US official

Washington: Iran launched a naval exercise in the Gulf on Thursday, just days before the…

Turkey lira slumps to record lows over US sanctions

Ankara: The Turkish lira on Wednesday slumped to record lows of 5.0 against the dollar…

Golan Heights: Iran-backed forces withdraw heavy weapons

Golan Heights: Ultimately, Iran-backed forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons from Golan Heights. They moved…

Women defiant as Danish ban on full-face veil takes effect in Denmark

Stockholm: Denmark’s controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force…

Netanyahu warns Iran of blocking key Red Sea passage

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned Iran of blocking the Bab el-Mandeb…

Indian among three killed in Kabul

Kabul: An Indian national and two others were killed here on Thursday after they were…

Iran to conduct ‘swarm’ drills in the Persian Gulf soon

Tehran: Iran is slated to conduct maritime drills involving as many as 100 gunships in…