Category: Middle East

US sanctions against Iran takes effect, 8 countries get waivers

Moscow: The US government will fully reinstate energy and banking sanctions against Tehran on Monday, however, eight countries will receive…

Iran to continue selling oil despite US sanctions: President Rouhani

Moscow: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran would continue selling oil despite the introduction of the sanctions…

Shocker: This Islamic nation wants to ban ‘Niqaab’ for woman

Now ‘Niqaab’ or full-face veils for the Muslim women will be banned in public places as the new bill proposes…

25 ISIS terrorists killed in US airstrikes in Iraq

Kirkuk [Iraq]: As many as 25 terrorists from the Islamic State (ISIS) group were killed in US-led airstrikes in northern…

Saudi allows Islamic scholar under detention to meet his wife

The Saudi Authorities have allowed famous Islamic scholar Sheikh Safar Al- Hawali currently under detention, to meet his wife for…

Khashoggi’s sons ask for his body

Washington: The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi issued an emotional appeal for the return of their father's body, in…

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…