Category: Middle East

Woman may face Saudi sex charge and jail for hugging pop star

Riyadh: A woman may face charges under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia after storming a stage to hug…

10 feared dead in suicide blast in Kabul

Kabul: At least 10 people have been killed and multiple wounded in an apparent suicide attack which took place in…

Sushma Swaraj meets Bahrain PM

Manama (Bahrain): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Prime Minister of Bahrain Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa…

Hamas holds meeting with Egyptian Intelligence officials

Mousa Abu Marzouq Senior Hamas leader said that a delegation from Gaza had held a 'comprehensive meeting' with Egypt’s intelligence…

7 killed as blasts strike Somali capital

Mogadishu: At least seven people were killed and several others injured on Saturday in two explosions near the presidential palace…

Saudi woman hugs male singer, arrested

Riyadh: A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after she ran on stage to hug a male singer during…

‘Bin Laden bodyguard’ held in Tunisia over terror probe

Tunis, Tunisia: A man who allegedly worked as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard has been detained in Tunisia as part of…

55 Hurt in train accident in Egypt

Cairo: At least 55 people were hurt on Friday in a train derailment in the province of Giza, the Egyptian…

Turkey to lift state of emergency next week

Ankara: Turkey will next week lift the state of emergency introduced after a failed 2016 coup and which granted President…

Iraq PM looks to calm Basra unrest as demos spread

Basra: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sought Friday to restore calm in the city of Basra after days of protests…

Jordan: Woman arrested for raising a gun on Judge

Amman: A woman in Jordan was arrested by Jordanian authorities after she reportedly raised a gun in the face of…

Over 137 Palestinians killed in Great Marches of Return on Gaza Border

Reporting the number of casualties on Great Marches of Return on Gaza Border that were killed by Israeli forces, a…

Saudi Arabia arrests prominent religious scholar

Riyadh: As part of an ongoing campaign to silence dissidents in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia has taken a prominent religious…

Muslim scholars plead for peace in Afghanistan

Jeddah: More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world meeting Wednesday in the Saudi holy city of Mecca issued…

Argentina ask Russia to arrest Iran official over 1994 bombing

Buenos Aires: Argentina has asked Russia to arrest former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati for extradition in connection with…

Turkey court hands life prison terms to dozens of suspects in coup trial

Istanbul: A Turkish court on Thursday handed life prison terms to dozens of suspects in a trial over the deadly…

Tornado fighter jet crashes in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: A Saudi Tornado fighter jet crashed in Assir region in Saudi Arabia because of a technical fault, officials said…

Afghanistan: 10 killed in flood caused by landslide

Kabul: At least 10 people were killed after a landslide broke the banks of a natural dam causing it to…

Iran assures India on flexibility in oil supply

New Delhi: Iran on Wednesday assured India that it will keep giving flexibility to it in oil supply while adding…