Category: Middle East

Guarantor countries to set up Joint Working group for Syria

With on-going clashes in Syria and no end to civil war in the region, Turkey, Russia and Iran have decided…

PLO mission: Palestine plans to fight US’ decision

Ramallah: Days after the Trump administration decided to shut the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) diplomatic office in Washington DC, Palestine…

Spain works to avoid row with Saudi Arabia over bomb deal

Madrid: After blocking the sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia, involved in the Yemen conflict, Spain now appears to…

Ally of Iran’s Ahmadinejad gets 6 years for protest

Tehran: A close ally of Iran's ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was handed more than six years in prison on Wednesday for…

Palestinians weigh pushback over US penalties

Ramallah: The Palestinian leadership is weighing retaliatory measures against US penalties, including halting security cooperation, a senior Palestinian official said…

Turkey says alarmed by US move to shut Palestinian mission

Ankara: Turkey expressed alarm Tuesday over the United States shuttering the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) mission in Washington, saying it…

Car bomb in Iraq kills 7

Baghdad: At least seven people were killed on Wednesday and 35 others wounded in a car bomb explosion near the…

Turkey arrests 4 terror suspects

Ankara: Turkish security forces have arrested four suspects, including a foreign national for their alleged links to the TKP/Kivilcim terror…

Turkey captures bombing suspect in Syrian regime heartland

Turkey: The Turkish secret service staged an operation deep in the heartland of the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad…

All Flights diverted after rocket attack at Tripoli airport

Just less than a week after UN brokered a truce between rival militias in Tripoli, residents in Libya witnessed rockets…

Turkey opposes Idlib offensive at UN

United Nations: Turkey's Permanent Representative to the UN Feridun Sinirlioglu has voiced opposition to the looming offensive on Idlib, Syria,…

US vows to respond ‘decisively’ to attacks in Iraq by Tehran allies

Washington: The White House on Tuesday warned it would hold Iran accountable for any violence attributed to Tehran-allied militias in…

Netanyahu hails US decision to close PLO office in Washington

Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday welcomed US President Donald Trump administration's decision to close the Palestinian…

UN Palestinian refugee agency appeals for funds

Cairo: The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees on Monday appealed for funds to tackle an unprecedented financial…

UN-backed government puts Tripoli on maximum security alert

Tripoli: Libya's United Nations-backed unity government has put its security services on maximum alert at sensitive sites in Tripoli after…

Palestinians file new complaint against Israel

Ramallah: Palestinians have raised a new submission against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary…

Libya: Over 100 dead in September shipwrecks

Tripoli [Libya]: More than 100 people, including 20 children died in early September when two rubber boats carrying scores of…

Saudi to sign space cooperation pact with Russia

Riyadh: Saudi Cabinet approved on Tuesday an agreement with the Russian government for cooperation in the field of exploring space…

India, Afghanistan, Iran hold 1st Dy FM level meeting

Kabul: India, Afghanistan and Iran on Tuesday held their first tripartite meeting at the Deputy Foreign Minister level during which…

Blasts near girls’ schools in Afghanistan kill teen

Kabul: A teenager was killed and four civilians were wounded in three separate explosions on Tuesday near two schools for…