Category: Middle East

Afghanistan, India, Iran, China back creating terrorist database

Tehran: Afghanistan, India, Iran and China have supported creating a joint terrorist groups database with Russia, Russian Security Council spokesman…

Saudi denies any links to Iran parade attack: state media

Riyadh: Riyadh rejected accusations by Tehran that Saudi Arabia was behind last week's deadly attack on a military parade in…

Nearly 170 charged with forming ‘Bahrain Hezbollah’

Dubai: Bahrain's attorney general charged nearly 170 people on Tuesday with forming a Shiite "terrorist organisation" named for Lebanon's famed…

Israel to keep fighting Iran in Syria, coordinating with Russia: Netanyahu

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to continue combatting Iranian "entrenchment" in Syria and coordinating with Russia after…

German court says Kuwait Airways can bar Israeli passengers

Frankfurt am Main: A German appeals court on Tuesday ruled that it could not prevent Kuwait Airways from banning Israeli…

Erdogan’s shadow looms over Turkey bid for Euro 2024

Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in…

Iran says ‘jihadist separatists’ behind attack as probe points to IS

Tehran: Iran on Tuesday identified the perpetrators of a deadly attack on a military parade as "jihadist separatists", announcing a…

Saudi Arabia launches online tourist visa for sports, musical events

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced it will issue special visas allowing foreign tourists to attend its sporting or musical…

Rouhani blasts US-led sanctions as ‘economic terrorism’

United Nations: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday blasted the US-led sanctions against his country as "economic terrorism". "World security…

Saudi-led coalition vows to target suspicious ships in Red Sea

Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen vowed on Monday to continue to target suspicious ships threatening…

Saudi Arabian King to officially open high speed train line

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will officially inaugurate a high-speed rail line connecting the holy cities…

Indian man charged in Dubai for groping woman

Dubai: A Dubai court has charged an Indian man with groping a woman while she was walking late at night.…

UAE-funded hospital opens in Yemen

Abu Dhabi: A hospital funded by the United Arab Emirates has opened in the Red Sea coast of Yemen. The…

Gaza staff at UN agency for Palestinians strike over job cuts

Gaza City: Staff at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike in the Gaza Strip on Monday…

500,000 children face ‘immediate danger’ in Libya capital: UN

Tripoli: Half a million children are in "immediate danger" in Libya's capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children's…

Egypt court confirms 20 death sentences over police killings

Cairo: An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 Islamists convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest…

Iran mourns dead from attack ‘funded by’ Saudi, UAE

Ahvaz: Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers…

Saudi says door open to future oil output hike

Algiers: meeting between oil producing countries on Sunday decided not to alter supply to the global market, after calls by…

Fight against extremism will continue: Saudi Crown Prince

Riyadh: “No one will be allowed to attack the sovereignty of the kingdom or tamper with its security”, said Saudi…

US wants destabilization in Iran: Rouhani

Tehran: Iran president Hassan Rouhani said the US wishes to create insecurity in Iran. He said the US wants destabilization…