Category: Middle East

Turkey detains two French IS suspects wanted by Interpol: state media

Ankara: Turkish authorities detained 12 suspects over alleged links to the Islamic State group including two French women sought by…

Qatar Airways buys 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

Doha: Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it had acquired a five percent stake in China Southern Airlines, as it…

Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

BEIRUT: Almost eight years into Syria's devastating war, opponents of the regime are watching in dismay as President Bashar al-Assad's…

Yemen govt reports Hodeida rebel ‘attacks’ to UN

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Yemen's government and its two main allies have written to the UN Security Council accusing rebels…

Khashoggi murder: Netflix drops satire episode critical of Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON: Netflix confirmed Tuesday that it removed an episode of a satirical comedy show that criticises Saudi Arabia after officials…

UAE introduces new long term ‘visa policy’ – Here’re the details

Dubai: United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced new long-term 'visa policy'. This policy will benefit professionals from Medicine, Education and Technology.…

Mali: 37 civilians killed in attack

Mopti [Mali]: Around 37 civilians, including women and children, were killed in a gruesome attack in Koulogon village here. Unidentified…

Massive fire breaks out in Sharjah, triggers panic

Sharjah: A massive fire broke out in a furniture warehouse located in Sharjah. It triggered panic among the residents of…

Somalia orders top UN envoy to leave

Mogadishu: Somalia's government has ordered the UN top envoy to the troubled country to leave, accusing him of "deliberately interfering…

Emirates issues advisory to passengers departing from Dubai Airports

Dubai: Emirates issued an important advisory to all its customers who are departing from Dubai Airports. Emirates Airline on its…

Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

Jerusalem: Israel's centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he…

Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces, threaten city: official

Kabul:Taliban fighters killed more than 20 Afghan security forces in simultaneous raids on a provincial capital and district in northern…

Israel to open new Red Sea airport in January

Jerusalem:Israel plans to inaugurate a new international airport in the south of the country near the Red Sea later this…

Turkish TV airs CCTV footage showing men carrying slain Jamal Khashoggi’s body parts

Istanbul: A Turkish television station has broadcast CCTV footage showing men carrying cases and bags, which it claimed contained slain…

Bangladesh PM Hasina to form new cabinet before Jan 10

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Bangladesh Awami League, which clinched a landslide victory in general elections, will form its…

Yemen: UN demands immediate end to aid diversion by Houthis

Sana'a: The United Nations (UN) has called for an immediate end to the diversion of food relief in Yemen after…

Netanyahu says Israel is Arabs’ ‘ally’ against Iran

Rio de Janeiro: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Arab countries viewed Israel as an "indispensable ally" fighting Iran…

This little girl is the symbol of Yemen war

SANAA: Buthaina Mansur al-Rimi's life has changed drastically since last year orphaned in Sanaa, the little girl controversially ended up…

Yemen rebels slam UN body for ‘rotten’ food aid

SANAA: Yemen's Huthi rebels on Tuesday rejected UN accusations of selling aid meant for civilians, slamming the World Food Programme…

Burj Khalifa: Fireworks lit up the sky over world’s tallest building

Dubai: Fireworks lit up the sky over the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the delight of onlookers, while…