Category: Middle East

Pakistan rolls out red carpet welcome for UAE crown prince

ISLAMABAD: The red carpet was rolled out for Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in Islamabad Sunday,…

In historic first, Malaysia’s king Sultan Muhammad V abdicates

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's king has abdicated, royal officials said Sunday, ending weeks of speculation about his future after he took…

Hamas arrests 5 over Palestinian government media raid

GAZA CITY: Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip arrested five men Saturday over a raid at the Palestinian Authority's media…

Erdogan hopes Imran Khan will be as successful in politics as he was in cricket

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan struggled for a long time to bring…

Iran approves anti-money laundering bill

Tehran: An Iranian arbitration body gave its approval on Saturday to an anti-money laundering bill seen as crucial to maintaining…

No olive branches: Export ban dimming Libya’s ‘green gold’

Stretching as far as the eye can see, groves of gnarled olive trees in northwest Libya have proudly withstood the…

Iran to deploy warships to Atlantic: media

Tehran: Iran is to deploy its newest warship to the Atlantic Ocean on a five-month mission -- the navy's longest…

US says Saudis still lack credible account of Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's investigation and handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi still lacks full credibility and accountability, a…

Pak PM calls for friendly ties with India, says Kashmir basic problem

Ankara [Turkey]: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has pitched for friendly relations with India while opining that the "basic problem"…

Khashoggi case: Death sentences sought for 5 accused

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

Taliban blames US, Afghan forces for most civilian casualties in 2018

Kabul:The Taliban blamed US and Afghan forces for almost 90 percent of civilian casualties in 2018, in a report released…

UAE participates in World Braille Day

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates took part in the World Braille Day designated by the UN on Friday to…

Netanyahu, Putin in first Syria call since US pullout announced

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the…

Khashoggi’s murder: Saudi Arabia holds initial hearing

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia held the initial hearing in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case, wherein the public prosecutor sought the death…

Afghanistan: Slain Sikh leader’s son leading in prelim poll results

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Narender Singh Khalsa, the son of slain Sikh leader Avtar Singh, has secured a seat in the Lower…

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…