Category: Middle East

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…

Israel attacks Syrian army post in Quneitra

Damascus: The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday night carried out air strikes in Syria's Quneitra region near the border,…

NATO approves training mission in Iraq, new command structure

Brussels: Despite disagreements between the US and its allies regarding defence spending, NATO leaders approved here on Wednesday new initiatives…

Israel demolishes Palestinian school in West Bank

Jerusalem: Scuffles broke out between Palestinians and Israeli troops in the southern West Bank on Wednesday during the demolition of…

More than 800 child soldiers recruited in Yemen: UN

Dubai: More than 800 children as young as 11 years of age were recruited to Yemen's devastating conflict in 2017…

Erdogan names army chief top general in military shake-up

Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday promoted Turkey's army commander to overall armed forces chief in a radical military shake-up…

Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday issued a sweeping royal pardon for its soldiers deployed in Yemen, lifting any "military and…

Turkey detains televangelist on fraud charges

Ankara: Turkish police on Wednesday detained on fraud charges a televangelist notorious for propagating conservative views while surrounded by scantily-clad…

IS releases picture of Baghdadi’s slain son brandishing rifle

Kabul: The Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan and Pakistan released a picture of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's son Hudhayfah…

Iran warns India – ‘Will end special privileges’

New Delhi: Disappointed at India for not making promised investments in Iran’s Chabahar port, Iran on Tuesday warned India of…

Woman who committed suicide in Saudi Arabia laid to rest

Saudi Arabia: A woman belonging to Santosh Nagar area of Old City, Hyderabad who had committed suicide in Saudi Arabia…