Category: Middle East

Netanyahu warns Hamas after Gaza unrest

Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas Sunday that Israel would not hesitate to launch a "large-scale operation" in Gaza,…

Iran demands Pakistan acts ‘decisively against terrorists’

Tehran: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has demanded Pakistan act "decisively against anti-Iranian terrorists" in a phone call with the country's…

Turkey’s Erdogan stands by Russia missile deal

Ankara: Turkey's deal to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems had "nothing to do" with the security of the US,…

Israel hits Gaza in response to ‘projectile’: army

Gaza City: Israeli forces said Saturday they had launched several strikes against Hamas sites in Gaza in response to a…

Two killed in car bomb attack in Iraq’s Mosul

Mosul, Iraq:Two people were killed in a car bomb outside a restaurant in Iraq's Mosul late Friday, security forces said,…

Istanbul police fire tear gas at banned women’s day rally

Istanbul: Istanbul police fired tear gas Friday at thousands of women who took to the city's central avenue on International…

Nigeria’s Buhari looks to consolidate at state polls

Lagos:Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday for the second time in a fortnight for governorship and state assembly elections,…

Mortar attack on major political gathering in Kabul kills three

Kabul: A mortar attack on a large ceremony attended by Afghanistan's chief executive and other leading government figures in Kabul…

Palestinians defy Israeli closure plan to pray at Al-Aqsa site

Jerusalem: Palestinians prayed at a building in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday, defying Israeli efforts to bar access to that…

Under threat of indictment, Netanyahu enters campaign’s final weeks

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads into the crucial final weeks of his re-election campaign for April 9 polls…

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza City: A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire during renewed clashes along the Gaza border, the enclave's health…

Qatar raises $12 bn in bond sale despite political crisis

Doha: Qatar has sold bonds worth $12 billion (nine billion euros), the finance ministry said Thursday, attracting strong demand despite…

Saudi Crown Prince is a ‘full gangster’, says US Senator Marco Rubio

WASHINGTON: US Senator Marco Rubio has accused Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of going “full gangster” and urged…

Blasts near venue of major political gathering in Kabul

Kabul: A major political gathering in Kabul came under an attack on Thursday, with explosions being heard at the venue.…

Saudi Foreign Minister to arrive in Pak today

Islamabad: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir is expected to arrive in Pakistan on a day-long official visit on Thursday.…

UAE offers condolences as Saudi royal passes away

Condolences have been pouring in after the demise of Saudi Royal Princess Juhayer bint Saud bin Abdulaziz was reported today.…

Yemen, Saudis, UAE accuse Huthis of breaking pullback deal

United Nations: Yemen's government and its Saudi and Emirati backers are accusing Huthi rebels of refusing to abide by a…

Iraq children tortured, unfairly tried for alleged IS ties: HRW

Baghdad:Iraqi authorities are prosecuting children suspected of ties to the Islamic State group in a "deeply flawed" process, using flimsy…

Iran, France to swap ambassadors after strained ties

Tehran:Iran and France are set to exchange ambassadors, officials said on Wednesday, after months of tensions including over an alleged…

Israel carries out fresh Hamas strikes over incendiary balloons

Gaza City: Israeli jets struck a Hamas military target in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for balloon-borne explosive devices late…