Category: Middle East

King Salman tours Saudi as Khashoggi crisis rages abroad

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman embarked on an unprecedented domestic tour on Tuesday, an official said, as the country grapples with…

Ghani inaugurates China-Afghanistan air corridor

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday inaugurated the China-Afghanistan air corridor to boost trade relations between the two neighbouring…

Ghani inaugurates China-Afghanistan air corridor

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday inaugurated the China-Afghanistan air corridor to boost trade relations between the two neighbouring…

Ending relief from nuclear deal, US sanctions Iran kick back in

The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect on Monday, but eight major importers of Iranian oil are…

Turkey detains 24 IS-linked suspects

Ankara:Turkish police have detained 24 suspects as part of an investigation into the Islamic State (IS) international financial activity. Citing…

Iran will ‘proudly bypass’ US sanctions: Rouhani

Tehran: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic "will proudly bypass sanctions" by the United States that took effect…

Iran accuses Israel of failed cyber attack

Tehran: Iran accused Israel on Monday of launching a failed cyber attack against its communications systems. "A regime whose record…

Iran condemns Bahrain dissident life sentence

Tehran: Iran has condemned Bahrain over the jailing for life of a Shiite opposition leader, accusing Manama of wanting to…

Netanyahu calls start of new Iran sanctions a ‘historic day’

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called the start of new US sanctions against his country's main enemy…

Iran urges UN to hold US to account over sanctions

United Nations: Iran on Monday urged the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for reimposing sanctions on Tehran,…

Palestinian envoy hopeful of Bolsonaro embassy U-turn

Brasília: The Palestinian envoy to Brazil said Monday he hoped president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's pledge to relocate Brasilia's embassy in Israel…

UAE amps up oil and gas output as Iran sanctions hit

Dubai: UAE oil company ADNOC has announced the discovery of new oil and gas resources, with an eye on full…

Saudi Arabia to build first nuclear research reactor

Riyadh: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday laid the foundation stone for the kingdom's first nuclear research reactor,…

Qatar denies meddling in Bahraini affairs over spy case

Doha: Qatar denied Monday accusations it interfered in Bahrain's internal affairs after a Manama court sentenced the head of the…

Saudi sent ‘cover-up team’ to erase Khashoggi murder evidence

Istanbul [Turkey]: An 11-member 'cover-up team' was deployed by Saudi Arabia in order to wipe the evidence related to the…

Passenger traffic on rise at Dubai World Central

Dubai [UAE): Dubai World Central (DWC) passenger traffic surged 26.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2018. DWC welcomed…

Israeli air force launches large-scale exercises

Jerusalem: The Israeli Air Force on Sunday began two large-scale exercises, a military spokesperson said in a statement. The drills,…

US sanctions against Iran takes effect, 8 countries get waivers

Moscow: The US government will fully reinstate energy and banking sanctions against Tehran on Monday, however, eight countries will receive…

Iran to continue selling oil despite US sanctions: President Rouhani

Moscow: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran would continue selling oil despite the introduction of the sanctions…

Shocker: This Islamic nation wants to ban ‘Niqaab’ for woman

Now ‘Niqaab’ or full-face veils for the Muslim women will be banned in public places as the new bill proposes…