Middle East

Only Afghan govt can negotiate with Taliban: Ghani

Kabul: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that only the Afghan government has the authority to negotiate with the Taliban…

Seven Punjabi youth, stranded in Iraq, return to India

Chandigarh: Seven Punjabi youth, who were stranded in Iraq for eight months after cheated by travel agents, returned to India with…

Houthi rebels launch drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport

Sanaa [Yemen]: Yemen's Houthi rebels on Sunday night launched a fresh drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport. The attack…

Amrullah Saleh survives major attack on his residence in Kabul

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Former National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief and Vice-Presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh survived a major attack on his…

Israel, US successfully test Arrow-3 missile defence system

Jerusalem: Israel and the US successfully conducted tests of the advanced anti-ballistic missile system "Arrow-3," the Israeli Defence Ministry said…

Only Afghan govt can negotiate with Taliban: Ghani

Kabul: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that only the Afghan government has the authority to negotiate with the…

Direct talks between Afghan govt, Taliban in 2 weeks

Kabul: The highly-anticipated peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban will begin within the next two weeks in…

14 killed in Syria regime airstrikes

Idlib [Syria]: As many as 14 people were killed and 30 others suffered injuries after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime…

Suicide bombing kills 4 personnel, injures 20 in Ghazni

Ghazni [Afghanistan]: At least four Afghan personnel were killed while 20 people were injured after a suicide bomber detonated his…

Lack of accountability emboldened Israel to oppress Palestinians

Kuwait: Kuwait’s envoy to the UN Mansour Al-Otaibi said on Thursday that lack of accountability is encouraging Israel to disrespect…

Air strikes kill civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor

Beirut: Air strikes by the regime and its Russian ally killed 12 civilians including three children in northwest Syria Thursday,…

More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast: IOM

Tripoli: More than 100 migrants were missing after their boat sank off the coast of Libya in what might be…

Riyadh, allies say thwart new Yemen rebel drone attack

RIYADH: Saudi air defences intercepted a Yemeni rebel drone targeting a southwestern city on Thursday, a Riyadh-led military coalition said,…

Trump vetoes Congress’ efforts to block Saudi arms sales

Washington: US President Donald Trump has vetoed congressional resolutions seeking to block the White House from selling weapons to Saudi…

5 killed, 10 injured as blasts rock Kabul

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Five people were killed and 10 others were injured in three coordinated blasts that hit Kabul on Thursday.…

Turkey unimpressed by US buffer zone ideas in Syria

Istanbul: Turkey said Wednesday that it was not satisfied with the buffer zone solutions offered by the United States in…

Iran says US Mideast peace plan ‘doomed to failure’

Tehran: A senior advisor to Iran's supreme leader said on Tuesday that the US Middle East peace plan for the…

Police fire bullets to break up Shiite protest in Nigeria

Abuja: Nigerian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition into the air on Tuesday to disperse Shiite Muslim protesters…

Iran does not seek war in Strait of Hormuz: Rouhani

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said that Tehran was the guardian of security in the Strait of Hormuz and…

Five wounded as Syria rocket hits Turkey border town

Ankara:Rocket fire from Syria injured five people in a Turkish border town, the Turkish defence ministry said on Tuesday. One…

UAE not leaving war-torn Yemen despite drawdown: minister

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates, part of a Saudi-led military coalition, is not leaving war-torn Yemen despite an ongoing drawdown…

Iran says to meet nuclear deal parties on Sunday

Tehran: Iran said it will attend a meeting in Vienna on Sunday of diplomats from countries still party to the…

Iran says CIA spy ring busted; Trump calls it false claim

Tehran:Iran on Monday said that it has detained 17 people and sentenced some of them to death after dismantling a…

Huge blast, gunfire heard in Somalia’s Mogadishu

Mogadishu: A huge blast, followed by heavy gunfire, was heard in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu on Monday morning, as…

Kuwait raises concern amid escalating tension in Gulf

Kuwait City :: Kuwait on Sunday expressed concern over rising tension in the Gulf region after Iran seized a UK…

Escalation of tensions in the Gulf

Tehran: A crucial region for the global oil trade, the Gulf has been the theatre of escalating tensions since the…

7 IS militants killed in anti-IS operations in Iraq

Baghdad: A total of seven Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in a security operation and airstrikes by…

Iran says its tanker held in Saudi Arabia released

Tehran: An Iranian tanker held in Saudi Arabia since being forced to seek repairs at Jeddah port has been released…

Twitter blocks accounts of Iranian news agencies

Tehran: Twitter has blocked accounts of some major Iran news agencies over alleged harassment of people who follow the Baha'i…

Iran ignores calls to free British-flagged tanker

London: Iran ignored mounting European appeals on Saturday to release a British-flagged tanker as London denounced a "dangerous move" and…