Category: Middle East

Iran parliament drops plan to impeach education minister

Tehran: Iran's parliament called off a planned vote to impeach the education minister on Sunday, Iranian media reported, offering some…

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile

Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen confirmed on Sunday the interception of a ballistic missile fired…

Baghdad ‘astonished’ by report of Iran moving missiles to Iraq

Baghdad: Iraq's Foreign Ministry on Sunday said it was "astonished" by a report that Iran had moved ballistic missiles to…

Netanyahu lauds US funding halt to UN Palestinian agency

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday lauded the US decision to halt funding for the UN agency for…

Hundreds escape prison near Libya’s Tripoli: police

Tripoli: Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan…

UK welcomes Saudi-led coalition probe into Yemen strike

London: Britain on Sunday welcomed results of an investigation by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen into an air strike…

Iraq’s Sadr rejects returning to square one in forming government

Baghdad: Iraq's Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday confirmed that his Sairoon Coalition will not return to square one. On…

3 killed, 14 injured in Somalia blast

Mogadishu: Three soldiers were killed and 14 persons injured after a suicide bomber attacked a government office here on Sunday,…

Syria denies Israel’s involvement in explosions at airbase

Damascus: The Syrian Army on Sunday said that the explosions at munitions dump in Mezzeh air base earlier in the…

Helicopter crashes near Afghan army base

Kabul: A helicopter crashed on Sunday near an Afghan army base in Balkh province, a military spokesman said. "The incident…

Saudi-led coalition admits wrongdoing in Saada attack

Riyadh: Saudi-led coalition involved in a Yemen war Saturday admitted the wrongdoing in an airstrike that targeted Yemeni city Saada,…

4 al-Qaeda operatives killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least four al-Qaeda operatives were killed in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province as an unmanned plane targeted the extremist…

Syria rebels blow up bridges to hamper expected Idlib assault

Beirut: Rebels from Syria's Idlib have blown up two key bridges in a bid to hamper an expected government assault…

Turkey blacklists jihadist group as Idlib operation looms

Istanbul: Turkey on Friday officially designated the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group as a "terrorist" organisation, ahead of an…

Pakistan says it stands with Iran during hard times

Islamabad: Assuring Pakistan’s support for Iran's stance regarding its nuclear deal with major world powers, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood…

Security forces kill IS leader in central Iraq

Baghdad: Iraqi security forces on Saturday killed a prominent local Islamic State (IS) leader in Iraq's central province of Salahudin,…

After taking to steering wheel, women in Saudi Arabia set to fly planes

Riyadh: Of late women in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh were seen behind the wheels, ‘steering their way’ as the country officially…

Iran rejects French call for wider talks

Tehran: Iran rejected France's call for talks on issues beyond the nuclear dossier on Friday, saying it was impossible so…

Palestinian envoy warns US aid cuts threaten peace prospects

Washington: Palestinian ambassador to Washington Hossam Zomlot warned Washington on Friday against canceling all US aid to the United Nations…

Israeli drone maker facing charges over ‘Armenia bombing’

Jerusalem: Employees of an Israeli drone manufacturer are facing charges for reportedly demonstrating weaponry on Armenian soldiers at the request…