Middle East

At least five dead in suicide blast at Afghan wedding

Jalalabad: At least five people were killed and many more wounded Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a wedding ceremony…

Syria: 3 killed in shelling by militants

Latakia: At least three civilians were killed in an attack carried out by militants in the Syrian province of Latakia…

Any act of politicizing Hajj will not be acceptable: Saudi govt.

Jeddah: The Council of Ministers on Tuesday made it clear that any act of politicizing Hajj won’t be acceptable. The…

Khashoggi fallout: Saudi holidaymakers urged to shun Turkey

Riyadh:Diplomatic fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder appears to be slowing the flow of high-rolling Saudis to Turkey, as calls…

Two military training planes collide in Qatar

Doha: Two Qatari military training aircraft collided in mid-air, but the pilots managed to eject safely, the Qatari defence ministry…

UAE shielding reputation with drawdown from Yemen ‘quagmire’: experts

DUBAI: A surprise UAE troop drawdown in war-torn Yemen aims to restore the Gulf country's reputation, but may strain ties…

16 Palestinian children killed, over 1,200 minors injured by Israeli forces this year

Gaza City [Palestine]: Israeli troops have killed at least 16 Palestinian children and injured more than 1,200 others in Gaza…

Syria says ‘progress’ towards talks on post-war constitution

Damascus:Damascus on Wednesday for the first time announced "great progress" towards forming a body to agree on a post-war constitution,…

Hassa bint Salman, sister of MBS faces verdict over ‘beaten workman’

PARIS: The sister of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia faces a verdict Tuesday in a French trial over the…

Nicki Minaj cancels concert at Jeddah World Fest

WASHINGTON: Nicki Minaj has canceled her performance in Saudi Arabia, the US rapper said on Tuesday. Minaj's scheduled appearance in…

Help 50 Telangana workers stranded in Iraq to get back home : Victims’ families to KCR

Telangana: Around 50 men hailing from Mancherial district in Telangana stranded in Iraq after being cheated by agents. The families…

Turkey issues warrants for over 240 soldiers over alleged coup links

Ankara: Turkish police launched raids Tuesday seeking to arrest more than 240 military personnel suspected of ties to the group…

Budget extends tax on NRIs for receiving gifts from resident Indians

New Delhi: The expensive gift that you kept for your overseas cousin or friend may attract tax from this year…

In emotional tribute post, Sharjah Ruler shares photos of late son

NEW DELHI: Remembering his late son Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, his Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin…

Abdullah hopes Doha peace talks will lead to direct negotiations between govt, Taliban

Kabul: Afghanistan's Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Monday welcomed the intra-Afghan summit in Doha and hoped that it would…

Houthi attack on commercial ship in Red Sea foiled by Arab Coalition

Sana'a [Yemen]: The Arab Coalition has foiled a Houthi attack on a commercial ship in the Red Sea, as per…

Indian expat businessman gets Sharjah’s 1st golden card visa

Sharjah: Sharjah's first Golden Card visa was issued to an Indian expat businessman, as part of the permanent residency system…

Afghan rivals conclude talks on ‘roadmap for peace’

Doha:Dozens of influential Afghans concluded two days of talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, laying the foundations for…

Saudi-led coalition says Yemeni rebel boat attack foiled

Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it foiled a booby-trapped boat attack by Iran-aligned Huthi rebels on a…

19 killed in Nigeria multiple car crash

Abuja: Nineteen people were killed in a multi-car crash in a Nigerian village, police said on Monday. Seven people were…

UAE says reducing troops in war-torn Yemen

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates said on Monday it was reducing the number of troops in war-torn Yemen and moving…

Afghanistan: University professor held for links with ISIS

Kabul: Three suspects, including a lecturer from Kabul University, was arrested by Afghan forces on Sunday over charges of having…

Pak-based terrorists joining hands with Afghan outfits after Balakot strike

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Intelligence inputs have revealed that Pakistan-based terror outfits Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have joined hands with Afghan…

Al-Shabaab publicly executes 10 in Somalia

Mogadishu: At least 10 people were reportedly executed in public places over the past week by terrorists belonging to the…

5.7 magnitude earthquake felt in Iran

Ahvaz: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale shook western Iran on Monday, according to the US Geological Survey…

Taliban frees 40 Afghan security personnel

Kabul: Taliban militants have freed 40 security personnel from their custody in Jawzjan province, an army spokesman said on Monday.…

Repeat of a farce in the Middle East

History repeats itself first as a tragedy, then as a farce, argued Marx. This is what has been happening in…

US can attend new round of nuke negotiations: Iran

Tehran: A senior Iranian official announced on Sunday that the US can attend the new round of nuclear talks that…

Afghanistan: 8 killed in car bomb blast in Ghazni; Taliban claims responsibility

Kabul: At least eight people were killed and 50 others sustained injuries after a car laden with explosives detonated in…

Iran says oil tanker seized by UK was not bound for Syria

Tehran: Iran on Sunday said that the supertanker seized by Britain's Royal Marines earlier this week off Gibraltar was not…