Category: Middle East

Afghan intelligence detains 26 IS members

Kabul: Afghanistan's intelligence agency on Tuesday announced the arrest of 26 alleged members of the Islamic State terror group who…

Bomb attacks in Iraq kill 6 policemen

Baghdad: At least six police officers were killed on Tuesday and eight were wounded in two bomb attacks in Iraq's…

Saudi Arabia invests $1bn in Tesla competitor Lucid

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced it has signed off on a $1 billion investment in US carmaker Lucid Motors…

Erdogan says luxury jumbo is ‘gift’ from Qatar emir

Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the emir of Qatar gave a luxury jumbo jet as a "gift" to Turkey,…

‘No solution near’ to solve Qatar crisis: UAE

Dubai: About 18 months after the Arab quartet severed ties with Qatar, "there is still no solution to the spat…

Iran urges Europe to save nuclear deal after US exit

Vienna/Tehran: Iran's nuclear chief on Monday called on European countries to take concrete steps to save the 2015 nuclear agreement…

Saudi Arabia allows Umrah performers to visit all cities

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that foreign Umrah performers can visit any city in the country with their 30-day…

Over 100 killed in Nigeria floods

Abuja: Over 100 people have died and thousands have been displaced in floods in Nigeria, authorities said. The National Emergency…

Afghanistan bans imports of 4 types of Iranian products

Tehran: Afghanistan Customs Department has banned the imports of four types of Iranian products, Eghtesadonline reported on Sunday. The banned…

15 policemen killed in Afghan clashes

Kabul: Fifteen policemen have been killed in fierce clashes in two Afghan provinces, the authorities said on Monday. In one…

Turkish president to visit Russia today

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to pay a one-day visit to Russia's Sochi city on Monday and…

Twitter has closed legitimate accounts but let anti-government :Iran

Micro-blogging website Twitter reportedly shutdown various accounts of Iranians, while allowed anti-government account backed by the United States said Foreign…

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Sunday intercepted a missile fired from Yemen toward the border city of Jazan, Saudi Press Agency…

UN seeks to open air bridge to aid Yemeni cancer patients: WHO

Sanaa: The United Nations is working to open a humanitarian air bridge to take Yemeni cancer patients for treatment at…

Oil market held ‘hostage’ by Saudi Arabia, Russia: Iran

Tehran: Saudi Arabia and Russia have held "hostage" the oil market as US President Donald Trump seeks to impose new…

Palestinian teen dies from wounds in Gaza unrest: ministry

Gaza City: A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along…

Syrians in government areas vote in first local polls since 2011

Damascus: Syrians in government-controlled areas cast their ballots on Sunday in the first local elections there since 2011, when the…

Spain PM defends sending weapons to Saudis after U-turn

Madrid: Spain's prime minister on Sunday defended his government's controversial decision to go ahead with the delivery of 400 laser-guided…

Israel launches missile attack on Damascus airport

Jerusalem: The Syrian state media has said that Israeli missiles targetted the Damascus International Airport on Saturday, with the Syrian…

Oil market held ‘hostage’ by Saudi Arabia, Russia: Iran

Tehran: Saudi Arabia and Russia have held "hostage" the oil market as US President Donald Trump seeks to impose new…