Category: Middle East

With “As-Salamu Alaikum”, Pope Francis hailed Muslim ruled UAE

VATICAN CITY: As Pope Francis visit to UAE begins on Sunday February 3, he has extended his warm greetings to…

‘Rapid US troops withdrawal would increase bloodshed’, says Afghan Envoy

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy Umer Daudzai has said that the rapid withdrawal of US troops from the…

Iran in ‘successful test’ of new cruise missile on revolution anniversary

Tehran: Iran announced the "successful test" of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometres on Saturday,…

Talks hosted by Russis will not help in peace process, says Afghanistan

Kabul: Afghanistan has said that peace talks being hosted by Russia next week will not help the peace process and…

Kuwaiti bride seeks separation minutes after marriage; here’s why

Kuwait City: A Kuwaiti couple got divorced just minutes after getting married. The incident occurred earlier this week but came…

Erdogan congratulates Qatar on Asian Cup victory: source

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday congratulated Qatar which defeated Japan in the final of the Asian Cup,…

Emirates passenger disappointed with the airline’s service, shares experience

Dubai: Emirates Airline which is famous for its services faces criticism. A passenger wrote a letter to the airline complaining…

One dead in attack in restive southeast Iran: state media

Tehran:A member of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards was killed and five wounded in an armed attack in the restive southeast…

Riyadh drops death penalty for woman activist: rights groups

Dubai: Saudi Arabia is no longer seeking the death penalty against woman activist Israa al-Ghomgham, who has been in jail…

Saudi, allies meet in Jordan to coordinate policy

Jordan: Top diplomats from Saudi Arabia and its allies wrapped up two days of talks in Jordan's Dead Sea resort…

Turkey charges US consulate employee with espionage

Ankara: A Turkish court on Friday accepted an indictment charging a local employee of the US consulate in Istanbul with…

Indictment of Israel PM in ‘public interest’, AG Mandelblit

Tel Aviv [Israel]: In a decision that may have a far-reaching impact on the future of Israeli politics, Israel's Attorney…

Israel seeks to beat election cyber bots

Bnei Brak, Israel: Amy Spiro is one of many Israeli journalists who recently received a direct message on her Twitter…

Turkey cracks down on online gaming, seeks nearly 400 arrests

Istanbul: Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants against nearly 400 people across the country for their alleged involvement in illegal…

Nigeria’s Soyinka rejects presidential frontrunners

Lagos, Nigeria: Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has urged Nigerians to reject President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger in this…

Rouhani admits Iran facing toughest economic crisis

Tehran: Blaming the United States for the crisis, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admitted that Iran is facing its toughest economic…

Key dates since Iran’s 40-year-old Islamic revolution

TEHRAN: Here are key events that have marked Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution that overthrew the monarchy. - Islamic…

Key dates since Iran’s 40-year-old Islamic revolution

Tehran: Here are key events that have marked Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution that overthrew the monarchy. - Islamic…

Afghan women fear cost of peace will be their freedom

Kabul: It is naive to think the Taliban have changed their stance on women's rights, says Kabul restaurateur Laila Haidari,…

Top UAE bank profits rise over high investment income

Abu Dhabi:The First Abu Dhabi Bank, the UAE's top lender, on Thursday reported a 3.9-percent rise in net profits for…