Category: Middle East

Rafsanjani’s daughter urges Iran to separate religion, politics

Tehran:The daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Monday called for a separation of religion and politics in…

Iraq captures 186 Islamic State militants

Baghdad:Iraq has dismantled the biggest Islamic State (IS) cell in Iraq's western province of Anbar and captured 186 militants, who…

Saudi Crown Prince to visit Pakistan on Feb 16

Islamabad: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman will embark on a two-day visit to Islamabad on Saturday (February…

Man gets 7-year jail for killing Indian worker in Dubai

Dubai: A 37-year-old Pakistani citizen has been sentenced to seven years in prison, to would be followed by his deportation…

Pompeo says US ‘not covering up’ Khashoggi murder

Budapest: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday denied Washington was "covering up" the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal…

Four dead after military helicopter crashes in Istanbul

Ankara: Four soldiers were killed on Monday after a Turkish military helicopter crashed in a residential area of Istanbul, the…

Iran Foreign Minster on visit to Lebanon, offers full support to the new Government

Beirut: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Sunday said that his country is offering its full support for the…

Iran to increase uranium enrichment capacity

Tehran: Iran is ready to boost the capacity of its uranium enrichment, Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organisation…

World leaders discuss future of global economy at Dubai summit

Dubai: The World Government Summit in Dubai, attended by more than 4,000 delegates from 140 countries representing the business, cultural…

Afghan government offers offices to Taliban

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said that his government is ready to allow the Taliban to open an…

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Kabul:Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday as the United States leads a push…

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi named in case appointed as new UAE envoy

Riyadh: Turki Aldakhil a top aide who reportedly heard Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman threaten to use "a bullet"…

Is permitting NRI to carry more Gold to India beneficial for the country?

Dubai: At a conference hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) – Dubai, Vice Chairman of Dubai…

To help expatriates, Abu Dhabi added Hindi as third court language

ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) has added Hindi as the third official language to be spoken in…

Iran’s revolution: Political quake still shaking Middle East

Tehran: The victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran was an earthquake that upended the political order in the Middle…

UAE: Man rapes 25-year-old after inviting her to dinner

Dubai: In a shameful incident which took place in UAE, a man allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman. According to…

UAE: Tremors felt by residents of the country

Dubai: An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale struck Iran on Sunday afternoon. It was also felt by the…

Turkey calls on China to shut down Uighur “concentration camps”

Ankara: Turkey slammed China for its "systematic assimilation policy towards Uighur Turks," labelling it a "great embarrassment for humanity" while…

Louvre Abu Dhabi introduces Rembrandt, Vermeer

Abu Dhabi:The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to carry the famed name outside of France, announced Sunday it will…

Death toll rises to 21 in Istanbul building collapse

Istanbul: Twenty one people died after an eight-storeyed building collapsed in Istanbul, the Turkish Interior Ministry reported on Saturday (local…