Category: Middle East

Migrants can only arrive by plane: Italy

Rome: Italy will only allow refugees and asylum seekers to enter Italy by plane, not on human trafficking boats, Italy's…

Yemen president backs UN peace talks but vows to ‘liberate’ key port

Aden: Yemen's president has backed UN-proposed talks to end fighting in his war-torn country but vowed to "liberate" the battleground…

Iraq recovers property worth millions after illegal sale

Baghdad: The Iraqi government said Wednesday it had retaken ownership of a piece of property in Baghdad worth millions of…

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Gaza City: A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the border area of the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday,…

Iran executes gold market ‘Sultan of Coins’ and accomplice

Tehran: Iran executed a trader dubbed the "Sultan of Coins" and his accomplice on Wednesday for exploiting a surge in…

Libya planning to extradite Manchester bomber’s brother: PM

London: Libya is planning to extradite the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi to Britain by the end of…

Saudi hosts new conference in shadow of critic’s murder

Riyadh: Cyborg artists, parkour pioneers and a British boxing star headlined a Saudi youth conference Wednesday hosted by the powerful…

Turkey calls for international probe into Khashoggi murder

Istanbul: Turkey on Wednesday called for an international investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate…

Qatar economy growing despite crisis: IMF

Doha: Qatar's economy is growing despite a bitter trade and diplomatic rift with neighbouring former allies, the IMF said Wednesday…

UAE supports ‘early convening’ of UN Yemen talks

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates, a leading member of a pro-government coalition fighting in Yemen, said Wednesday it supports a…

Abeer organizes ‘Diabetes Awareness Campaign’, free checkups across KSA

Abeer Medical Group, a leading health care provider in the Middle East, celebrates its first anniversary of Guinness World Record,…

65-year-old woman jumps off multi-storey building in Kolkata, dies

Kolkata: A 65-year-old woman died here after jumping off a multi-storey building with her daughter and granddaughter, police said on…

Hamas calls Israel minister’s resignation a ‘victory for Gaza’

GAZA CITY: Islamist movement Hamas called Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's resignation on Wednesday following a controversial ceasefire deal a…

Israel defence minister says resigning after Gaza ceasefire

JERUSALEM: Israel Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement…

4-year-old Indian boy returning from Umrah dies on flight

Abu Dhabi: A four-year-old Indian boy died on a flight due to epileptic seizures on his way back from Saudi…

Netanyahu defends Gaza ceasefire after Israeli criticism

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his decision to accept a ceasefire after the worst escalation with…

Gaza Strip violence: Palestinian groups conditionally agree to ceasefire

Gaza [Palestine]: Palestinian groups in violence-stricken Gaza Strip have agreed to a ceasefire mediated by Egypt with Israel on the…

US security chief Bolton vows to ‘squeeze’ Iran

Singapore: US National Security Advisor John Bolton vowed Tuesday to "squeeze" Iran "until the pips squeak", a week after a…

Dubai: Man lands in jail for making attempt to rape sister-in-law

Dubai: In yet another incident of crime against women, a 29-year-old Emirati landed in jail for making an attempt to…

Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Washington: President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped John Abizaid, a top US general from the Iraq war who has studied…