Category: Middle East

US to send representative to Moscow meeting on Afghanistan

Kabul: The United States Embassy in Moscow will send a representative to a meeting in the city on Afghanistan, State…

Syria army frees Druze hostages from IS: state media

Damascus: The last 19 Druze women and children abducted by the Islamic State group in July from the southern Syrian…

Two Iraq ministers risk sack over Saddam-era posts: officials

Baghdad: Two ministers approved by Iraq's parliament may lose their jobs before the rest of cabinet is agreed, officials said…

Secret statue in Tel Aviv depicts controversial Israeli minister

Tel Aviv: A statue of controversial Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev was erected secretly in Tel Aviv Thursday in an…

Libya conference in early 2019 could pave way to elections: UN

United Nations: A national conference will be held in Libya in the first weeks of 2019 to push for elections…

Iraq gets US sanctions break to keep the lights on

Baghdad: Iraq has won an exemption allowing it to buy Iranian electricity despite US sanctions, as the country plagued by…

Israel police say evidence to charge Netanyahu lawyer in bribery probe

Jerusalem: Israeli police said Thursday there was evidence to charge a lawyer for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery in…

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza City: A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire during clashes along the border of the Gaza Strip on Thursday,…

Yemen’s President appoints new Defence Minister

Aden: Yemen's internationally-backed President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Thursday appointed a new Defence Minister to lead the country's armed forces.…

Three dead in first car bomb in Mosul since IS ouster: officials

Mosul: A car bomb killed three people in Iraq's Mosul on Thursday, medical and security officials said, the first such…

Israel police say evidence to charge Netanyahu lawyer in bribery probe

J√©rusalem: Israeli police said Thursday there was evidence to charge a lawyer for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery in…

2 Israelis injured in West Bank shooting attack

Jerusalem: Two Israelis suffered mild injuries in a Palestinian shooting attack on a bus near a settlement in West Bank…

16 Talibans killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: Afghan forces killed 16 Taliban militants and injured 19 others while evicting them from several villages in Dand-e-Ghori area…

Rights body fears execution of 12 Saudi Shiites ‘imminent’

Dubai: Amnesty International said on Wednesday it feared 12 minority Shiites in Saudi Arabia faced "imminent" execution after their cases…

Gaza fisherman killed at sea by Egyptian fire: union

Gaza City: A Palestinian fisherman was killed at sea by Egyptian fire near the Gaza border on Wednesday, the fishermen's…

US warns to stay away from Iranian shipping

Washington: The United States on Wednesday warned all ports and insurance companies to steer clear of Iranian ships, which it…

Yemen rebel chief vows to ‘never surrender’

Sanaa: Yemen's rebel chief vowed Wednesday never to surrender to Saudi-backed pro-government forces, but appeared to acknowledge his forces had…

Jamal Khashoggi case: New details surface

Tehran: New details on Journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder case surfaced. As per the Turkish security source, CIA Director, Gina Haspel…

Qatar announces aid for Gaza amid Israel truce talks

Gaza City: Qatar has announced it will provide temporary support to 50,000 impoverished Gaza families as mediators attempt to broker…

US will regret sanctions: Iranian Foreign Minister

Tehran: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that United States President Donald Trump's administration will "regret" the newly-imposed sanctions…