Category: Middle East

Austria says won’t host Iran sanctions-busting payments system

Vienna: Austria has rejected hosting a special payment system designed to help EU countries trade with Iran despite US sanctions,…

Saudi ‘kill team’s’ luggage contained syringes, scissors: report

Istanbul: Luggage carried by a 15-member Saudi team dispatched to Istanbul included scissors, defibrillators and syringes that may have been…

Saudi king to resume domestic tour amid Khashoggi fallout

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman will resume an unprecedented domestic tour next week, the royal court said Tuesday, as the kingdom…

Four kidnapped priests rescued in Nigeria: police

Warri: Four Roman Catholic priests who were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria last week have been rescued, police said…

Iran to host major international Islamic conference

Tehran: Iran will host a major Islamic conference to be attended by representatives from more than 80 countries later in…

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Sousa (Syria): In an attempt to drive out the Islamic State (ISIS) militants from its last remaining strongholds, the Syrian…

Tehran gets third mayor in 18 months

TEHRAN: Tehran city council on Tuesday elected Pirouz Hanachi, a little-known technocrat, to the politically sensitive post of mayor that…

Gaza: impoverished Palestinian enclave facing new war

Gaza City: The Gaza Strip is a poverty-stricken Palestinian territory run by Islamist movement Hamas under crippling blockade by Israel,…

Khashoggi murder: Audio recordings hint Saudi Prince involvement

Washington (USA): After listening to the Khashoggi audio tapes, the American intelligence officials have found strong evidence that allegedly links…

Officials close to crown prince ‘wanted assassination of senior Iranians’

RIYADH: Top Saudi officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed assassinating senior Iranian officials, including notorious general Qassem…

Saudi intelligence shocked after listening to Khashoggi tape: Erdogan

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the content of an audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal…

Heavy Rain storm in Kuwait caused KD 100 million loss

Kuwait witnessed heavy rainfall in the past one week which led to heavy floods in the country and Tuesday’s rainstorm…

Will hold Khashoggi killers accountable: US

Washington D.C.: United States Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday…

Syria, Iran accuse US of hindering political solution to Syrian crisis

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a visiting Iranian official agreed on Monday that the US is placing snags in…

Israel: 300 rockets fired from Gaza Strip

Sderot [Israel]: The Israeli army reported that over 300 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Monday,…

Saudi, UAE energy giants team up for gas push

Abu Dhabi: The state energy giants of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Aramco and ADNOC, signed a cooperation…

Bahrain sentences four to death for killing policeman

Dubai: Bahrain's top criminal court on Monday sentenced four Shiite Muslims to death for a 2017 bombing that killed a…

Italy hosts Libya players in fresh bid to solve crisis

Palermo: Libya's key political players including strongman Khalifa Haftar met with global leaders in Italy on Monday in the latest…

Trump urges Saudi Arabia, OPEC not to cut oil production

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Saudi Arabia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) not…

Death toll from Jordan floods rises to 13 as girl’s body found

Amman: Jordanian rescuers on Monday found the body of a five-year-old girl killed in flash floods that have left a…