Category: Middle East

Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles launched by Houthi rebels

Riyadh: Yemen's Houthi rebels on Tuesday said that they had launched four ballistic missiles towards…

UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a…

Israeli strikes target Iranian positions in Syria: monitor

Beirut: Israeli missile strikes targeted Iranian military positions in the Syrian provinces of Hama and…

Amid ‘bloodbath’ fears, US warns Assad against using chemical weapons

Geneva: With the United Nations warning of a potential "bloodbath" in Syria's Idlib province, the…

Spain cancels sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia

Madrid: Spain said Tuesday it has cancelled a 2015 deal to sell 400 laser-guided bombs…

Afghanistan: 21 Taliban militants killed in clash

Kabul: At least 21 Taliban militants were killed in a clash with Afghan security forces…

Qatar agrees abolition of exit visa system

Doha: Qatar has approved legislation to scrap controversial exit visas which require all foreign workers…

Saudi Arabia seeks ‘death penalty’ for prominent cleric: Reports

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty against prominent cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awda…

Afghan Taliban announce death of Haqqani network founder, one-time CIA asset

Kabul: Jalaluddin Haqqani, a one-time CIA asset who went on to found a brutal militant…

Pak, Afghan foreign ministers discuss closure of Pak Consulate

Kabul: Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Afghan counterpart, Salahuddin Rabbani had a…

Afghanistan: 10 ISIS-K terrorists killed in Kunar province

Kunar: At least ten terrorists affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan…

Gen. Miller reaffirms support to Afghanistan forces

Kabul: General Scott Miller, the newly appointed Commander of the NATO-led armed forces coalition in…

Haqqani network founder dead

Washington: The founder of the Haqqani network, Jalaluddin Haqqani, is dead, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid…

Libya in chaos since overthrow of Kadhafi

Tripoli: Libya, which has seen more than a week of deadly clashes between rival militias…

Negotiations with Palestinians are pointless: Israeli minister

Jerusalem: Israel's defence minister said Monday that negotiations with Palestinians on the situation in both…

Iran currency hits all-time low against dollar

Tehran: The Iranian rial hit another all-time low against the US dollar on Monday in…

Putin, Erdogan, Rohani to hold Syria talks Friday: Kremlin

Moscow: The Kremlin on Monday said the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey would on…

Palestinians in Lebanon fear aid cuts will slash school access

Beirut: It's back to school for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, but funding cuts to the…

Palestinian knife attacker shot dead by Israeli troops in West Bank: army

Hebron: A Palestinian wielding a knife approached an Israeli military checkpoint in the occupied West…

Saudi Arabia dismisses rumours about imposing fees on expat remittance

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Monday dismissed reports saying it plans to impose fees on expatriate…