Middle East

Clashes break out in Tripoli, UN Secretary-General leaves Libya with ‘heavy heart’

Tripoli: Clashes broke out here on Friday between forces aligned to Eastern Libyan army commander Khalifa Hafter and the UN-backed…

Erdogan accuses US, Europe of ‘meddling’ after Turkey vote

Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused the US and Europe of "meddling" in Turkey's affairs after statements from…

Erdogan says Russia missile deal to go ahead after US suspension

Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday vowed to go ahead with a deal to purchase Russian missiles despite Washington's…

Yemen schoolchildren killed by unexploded ordnance: UN

DUBAI: Two children were killed and eight critically wounded when an unexploded bomb went off at a school in the…

US citizens among seven held in Saudi crackdown: activists

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has arrested at least seven writers and bloggers, including two US citizens, in an apparent crackdown on…

General Assembly of Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation to hold meeting to elect new chairman

Riyadh: The General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation will hold their unscheduled meeting next Monday in Jeddah to…

Turkey warns US not to meddle in elections

Ankara:Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has warned the US not to interfere in the country's local elections held…

Iran accuses US of restricting humanitarian aid from reaching flood-affected areas

Tehran: Iran on Wednesday accused the United States of restricting the flow of humanitarian aid provided by other countries from…

Luck: Indian expat wins whopping $2.7 million in draw

Dubai: Winning lotteries or being the lucky draw needs luck and this Indian expat in UAE has won a whopping…

Taliban kill about 10 Afghan security forces: official

Kabul: Taliban fighters have killed about 10 security forces in ongoing clashes in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, an official…

Libya strongman Haftar orders ‘advance’ on Tripoli

Tripoli: Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops Thursday to "advance" on Tripoli, seat of the internationally-recognised unity government, after…

UAE honors PM Modi with top civil honor

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates on Thursday bestowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Zayed Medal in appreciation for…

Saudi Arabia’s 1st nuclear reactor nearly finished

Washington: Saudi Arabia has nearly completed its first nuclear reactor, new satellite images have showed, but it has yet to…

Palestinian attempts West Bank stabbing, shot dead by Israeli: officials

Nablus:A Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday before being shot dead, Israeli and…

“I want to see Islamic teachings in this country grow stronger”: Brunei sultan

Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei's sultan called for "stronger" Islamic teachings in the country on Wednesday as tough new sharia laws,…

Saudi Arabia gives ‘blood money and homes to Khashoggi’s children

Washington: The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received multimillion-dollar in real estate and are being paid tens…

Saudi says 5 wounded as Yemen rebel drones intercepted

Riyadh:Saudi air defences intercepted two drones launched by Huthi rebels from neighbouring Yemen but debris wounded five civilians, including a…

Millions of pilgrims travel to Shiite shrine in Iraqi capital

Baghdad: Several million Muslims have travelled to the shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim in Baghdad in recent days to commemorate…

Iran braces as floods set to spread to oil-rich region

Tehran:Iranian emergency services were bracing for widespread flooding on Tuesday with mass evacuations planned as extensive rainfalls in regions neighbouring…

Hamas leader says rocket that hit Israeli house fired in error

Gaza City:Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said Tuesday the rocket from Gaza that hit a house in Israel last week launched…