Category: Middle East

Israel raids office of Palestinian Jerusalem governor

Ramallah: Israeli forces raided the offices of the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem on Sunday, authorities said, after reports of an…

Trump has ‘disgraced’ US prestige: Iran’s Khamenei

Tehran: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that President Donald Trump has "disgraced" US prestige and would be…

Erdogan warns ‘sea bandits’ over Cyprus energy exploration

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday warned foreign oil companies over energy exploration off Cyprus, describing those who…

US forces patrol Syria’s northeast close to Turkish border

Al-Darbasiyah: US forces on Sunday patrolled an area in northeastern Syria bordering Turkey after renewed tensions between Ankara and Syrian…

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,…

Saudi billionaire prince Al-Waleed’s brother freed from detention

Riyadh: Saudi authorities have released the brother of billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal after nearly a year in detention, family…

Qatar spy case: Bahrain opposition chief gets life in jail

Dubai: Bahrain sentenced the head of the country's Shiite opposition movement to life in prison Sunday for spying for rival…

Saudi Arabia frees Prince after months in detention

Riyadh: A Saudi prince arrested for criticising a crackdown on corruption is reported to have been freed from detention, authorities…

Afghanistan: Utah mayor killed in ‘insider’ attack

Kabul: The mayor of Utah, Brent Taylor, was killed on Saturday in Kabul in what the United States-backed coalition called…

151 migrants detained in Turkey

Ankara: As many as 151 migrants were held in different parts of Turkey on Saturday, security sources said. In Izmir…

Egypt: 19 terrorists linked to Coptic Christian attack killed

Cairo: Egypt's Interior Ministry on Sunday confirmed that as many as 19 terrorists, linked to the recent attack on a…

Iranian experts downplay effects of US sanctions

Tehran: Experts have observed that contrary to the goals which the US expects to achieve by renewing its sanctions against…

7 killed in Egypt bus ambush, IS claims responsibility

Cairo: At least seven people were killed and 16 others wounded after gunmen attacked a bus carrying a group of…

Khashoggi crisis may tip Middle East power balance towards Turkey

Istanbul: The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could alter the power dynamic in the Middle East by strengthening Turkey's influence…

IS kills 3 Iraq village chiefs in a week: officials

Kirkuk: Jihadists have killed three village chiefs in less than a week in Iraq's restive north, local officials said Saturday,…

Huge hail storm in Madina Munawara

Heavy ice rain poured over Madina Munawara for several hours on Friday, the poor drainage systems in most neighborhoods could…

Yemeni child whose frail body touched millions globally dies

SANAA: Amal Hussain, a 7-year-old girl whose frail body touched millions globally to the famine and ongoing conflict waged by…

Fiancee urges Trump to back probe into Khashoggi murder

Washington: The fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi called Friday for President Donald Trump to back Turkey's efforts to…

Palestinians slam ‘provocative’ Brazil embassy move to Jerusalem

Ramallah: A senior Palestinian official on Friday condemned Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro's announcement that he would move his country's…

Quietest Israel-Gaza border protests in months amid truce talks

Gaza City: The Israel-Gaza border saw the quietest weekly protests in months Friday, amid reports of a truce agreement between…