Category: Middle East

Hamas security break up Gaza protests: witnesses

Gaza City: Hamas security broke up protests in the Gaza Strip Thursday, eyewitnesses said, cracking down on a rare public…

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad airways posts losses for third year

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways posted a loss in 2018 for the third year running, it said Thursday, blaming…

Yemen rebels hold mass funeral for victims of strikes

Sanaa: Yemeni rebels held a mass funeral Thursday for civilians killed in strikes in a northern region caught in a…

Arab and Jewish election hopefuls swap insults at Israeli court

Jerusalem: Candidates from an extreme-right Jewish party and an Arab alliance screamed abuse at each other Thursday outside an Israeli…

Turkish court jails eight for 2016 suicide bombing on wedding

Ankara: A Turkish court on Thursday jailed eight people for multiple life sentences for ties to a 2016 Islamic State-linked…

Israel says uncovers Hezbollah unit led by notorious commander

Jerusalem: Israel's army said Wednesday it has uncovered a unit created by Hezbollah across the ceasefire line in the Syrian…

Bahrain opposition figure sentenced for insulting Sudan’s Bashir

Dubai:Bahrain on Wednesday sentenced a liberal opposition figure to six months in jail for tweeting criticsm of Sudan's president who…

Israel is the nation of Jewish people alone, not of all its citizens: Netanyahu

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is "the national state, not of all its citizens, but only…

22 including women & children killed in Yemen strikes

United Nations: 22 people including women and children have been killed in strikes in Yemen during a 48-hour period early…

Iran: Nasrin Sotoudeh gets 38 years prison term and 148 lashes

Tehran: Charged with several national security-related offences, Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian human rights lawyer, has been sentenced to 38 years…

Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh to face additional 10 years in jail

Tehran: Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to an extra 10 years in jail on top of…

Israel shuts Jerusalem holy site after unrest

Jerusalem: Unrest at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site led Israeli police to shut off access to it on Tuesday…

Iran seeks Iraq’s aid on sanctions

Baghdad: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seeking to boost economic links with Iraq on his first official visit to the…

Israel’s Netanyahu to face indictment hearing after polls

Jerusalem: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will face a hearing after polls to defend himself against corruption allegations which have…

Children among 22 killed in Yemen strikes over 48 hours: UN

Sanaa:Twelve children and 10 women have been killed by strikes in Yemen's northern province of Hajjah in the past 48…

PM Modi, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi talk over phone, commit to comprehensive strategic partnership

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan…

Bizarre: Flight forced to return as Woman passenger forgets newborn in waiting hall

Riyadh: Regular Traveler's hardly forgotten their bags or luggage at an airport but it’s equally shocking and surprising to know…

Indian labourers in Middle East face displacement

Kochi: Indian labourers especially Malayalis face displacement in the gulf thanks to the weakened economy of the Middle East and…

Gaza hosts first international student via exchange programme

Gaza:An Italian man has become the first student in the world to get an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in the Gaza…

Rouhani on first official visit to Iraq

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday left for his first official visit to Iraq with the aim of bolstering…