Middle East

Saudi, UAE offer $200 mn in Ramadan aid to Yemen

Riyadh:Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which lead a military coalition against the Huthi rebels in Yemen, offered Monday $200 million…

Libya clashes death toll rises to 32: UN-backed government

Tripoli:At least 32 people have been killed and around 50 wounded in fighting with strongman Khalifa Haftar's troops near Tripoli,…

Musk in talks with Netanyahu for tunnels in Israel

Jerusalem: Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla and Neuralink, is in negotiations with Israels government to build tunnels in…

British woman faces Dubai jail over ‘horse’ insult

Abu Dhabi: A UK woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai for calling her former husband's new wife…

Prince Abdul Aziz Alfaisal to be nominated as President of the ISSF

Jeddah: The General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation will be holding its extraordinary meeting in Jeddah on Monday…

Jalalabad: IED blast kills 2, 5 injured

Kabul: Two people were killed and five others sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Jalalabad city…

UAE: Heavy rainfall hits various cities, NCM issues advisory

Dubai: UAE witnessed light to heavy rainfall. It hit various cities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Normal life got…

Afghanistan to hold peace talks with Taliban in Qatar

Kabul [Afghanistan]: In a landmark decision, Afghanistan on Sunday (local time) announced that it will send an official delegation to…

Erdogan’s party to demand total recount of Istanbul ballots

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party said Sunday it was demanding a recount of all ballots cast in Istanbul,…

Toll increases to 70 in Iran floods, authorities call for evacuation in Southern province

Tehran: Seventy people so far have lost their lives in the massive flooding that destroyed infrastructures and displaced of thousands…

UN envoy with new plan to salvage Yemen peace deal

Sanaa:The UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Sunday for crisis talks with Shia Houthi rebel…

Three killed in Nigeria suicide bomb attack

Kano, Nigeria:Three people died and more than 30 injured in a twin suicide blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of…

Indian arrested in Kuwait with cannabis from Iraq

Kuwait City: Kuwait authorities have arrested an Indian trucker while trying to enter the country with 3 kg of cannabis…

Elections over, Turkey’s Erdogan eyes economic reforms

Istanbul:Soon after his ruling party faced defeat in Ankara and Istanbul in last Sunday's election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…

Two dead as gunmen attack Egypt police vehicle

Cairo:Gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in a Cairo suburb at dawn Sunday, killing a police officer and the…

Turkey slams Netanyahu’s ‘irresponsible’ remarks on settlements

Istanbul:Turkey on Sunday condemned what it called Benjamin Netanyahu's "irresponsible" remarks after the Israeli leader said he planned to annex…

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops

Tehran: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible",…

Netanyahu won’t move ‘even one’ settler for US peace plan

Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he has told US President Donald Trump that Israel would not remove "even one…

Explosion rattles Iran, kills 3

Tehran [Iran]: An explosion took place at a shipbuilding plant which is located 37 kilometres west of the port of…

Iran orders new evacuations amid fresh flood fears

Tehran: Iranian authorities ordered the evacuation of six cities along the Karkheh river in southwestern Khuzestan province on Saturday after…