Middle East

Sharjah Ruler discloses his ‘daily prayer’, video goes viral after thunder marks end of his speech

Sharjah: Sharjah Ruler and Supreme Council Member, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi disclosed his daily prayer.…

Iran insists Moscow ties ‘strong’, shrugs off Israel-Russia coordination

Tehran: Iran's foreign ministry insisted Monday that Tehran's ties with Moscow are "strong" and shrugged off reported Israeli-Russian coordination on…

Qatar says arms purchases ‘none of Saudi’s business’

Doha: Qatar on Monday told rival Saudi Arabia not to meddle in its potential arms purchases from Russia, as the…

Fireballs and black smoke billow from final IS holdout in Syria

Baghuz: The rattle of guns, bomb blasts and black smoke -- a deluge of fire is being unleashed on the…

Turkish inflation falls to lowest level since August

Ankara:Turkish inflation has dropped below 20 percent for the first time since August last year, reaching 19.67 percent in February,…

Car ramming wounds 2 Israelis, Palestinian attackers killed: police

Ramallah: Israeli forces on Monday shot and killed two young Palestinians who carried out a car-ramming attack in the occupied…

Egyptian photojournalist freed after over 5 years in prison

Cairo: An award-winning Egyptian photojournalist was freed on Monday after serving more than five years in prison on charges of…

Khashoggi’s body possibly burned in oven at Saudi consulate general’s residence

Ankara: US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body was possibly burned in an oven at Saudi consulate general’s residence, reported Al…

Syria: 22 security personnel killed in encounter with Al-Qaeda linked group

Idlib [Syria]: At least 22 security personnel were killed following an encounter with a Syrian jihadist group linked to Al-Qaeda…

12 dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan’s Khandhar province

Khandhar: At least 12 people were killed and 18 others suffered injuries after heavy rainfalls and flash floods hit parts…

Iran slams Pak for harbouring terrorists after suicide attack on IRGC personnel

Tehran: Iran has slammed Pakistan for harbouring terrorists and terror outfits after Jaish ul-Adl, a Pakistan-based terrorist group, claimed responsibility…

Nigeria court says extradition of Cameroon separatists ‘illegal’

Lagos: A Nigerian court has condemned as "illegal and unconstitutional" the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied…

Saudi Arabia to put detained women activists on trial

Riyadh: Saudi women activists detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on campaigners will be put on trial, state media…

Rival Israel rallies after Netanyahu indictment decision

Tel Aviv: Opponents and supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to the streets Saturday evening after the country's…

UK’s Hunt holds Saudi talks on Yemen conflict, rights

Riyadh:British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he held talks Saturday with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh that focused on human…

Israel hits Hamas sites after balloons with ‘explosive device’

Gaza City:Israeli aircraft have struck two Hamas observation points in the Gaza Strip, a security source said Sunday, after the…

Five children killed in attack in Yemen’s Hodeida: UN

Dubai: Five Yemeni children were killed in an attack on their home in flashpoint Hodeida province, the UN and medics…

Iran warns US allies of ‘humiliated citizens’ uprising

Tehran: US allies in the Middle East risk an uprising by their "humiliated citizens" if they continue to rely on…

At least 20 killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan: UN

Afghanistan | flood Kandahar, Afghanistan | AFP | Saturday 3/2/2019 - 23:00 UTC+5 | 260 words At least 20 people…

Rouhani’s visit to Iraq will be ‘turning point’: Iraq deputy FM

Baghdad: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's maiden visit to Iraq will be a "turning point" in the bilateral relations the two…

Somalia vows crackdown after siege that killed 20

Mogadishu:At least 20 people died in an attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which saw Al-Shabaab insurgents battling security forces…

US, Taliban to resume talks

Kabul: The talks between the United States and Taliban representatives will resume on Saturday after the two-day break. According to…

Saudi Arabia to put detained women activists on trial

RIYADH: Saudi women activists detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on campaigners will be put on trial, state media…

Saudi Arabia stripped Hamza bin Laden of his citizenship

NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia announced on Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, one of the sons…

At least 23 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attack on US-Afghan base

Kandahar:At least 23 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a joint US-Afghan base in southwestern Afghanistan,…

Saudi Arabia takes important decision after US offers $1 million reward to find Osama bin Laden’s son

Riyadh: Hamza Bin Laden, seen as a rising successor to his father al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has been stripped…

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince calls Modi, Imran Khan; stresses dialogue

New Delhi: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani…

Sushma Swaraj reaches Abu Dhabi to address OIC conclave

Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday reached Abu Dhabi to attend a conclave of the Organisation of…

Israel attorney general announces intention to indict Netanyahu

Jerusalem:Israel's attorney general announced Thursday he intended to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach…

Decision on Netanyahu indictments imminent: reports

Jerusalem: Israel's attorney general is expected to announce later Thursday a decision on whether he intends to indict Prime Minister…