Middle East

UAE Foreign Minister on 3-day India visit from July 7

New Delhi: Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will begin a three-day official…

Ahead of Doha peace talks, 2 killed in Ghazni mosque blast

Kabul: At least two people were killed and 20 others sustained injuries in an explosion inside a mosque in the…

Erdogan sacks Turkey central bank governor amid rate tensions

Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sacked the governor of Turkey's central bank and replaced him with his deputy, a…

Telangana woman tortured, harassed in Dubai traced

Hyderabad: A maid suffering harassment at the hands of her employers in Dubai had pleaded to be rescued from the…

UAE to give free SIM cards to all tourists

Abu Dhabi: Tourists arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will receive free mobile phone SIM cards with free data,…

Almost 1,000 dead in battle for Tripoli: UN

Tripoli: A total of 53 migrants were killed and 130 injured in an air raid on the Tajoura shelter east…

Turkey appeals court acquits journalist Mehmet Altan

Ankara:Turkey's top appeals court on Friday ordered the acquittal of journalist Mehmet Altan over links to the group blamed for…

Iranian official threatens to seize British oil tanker

Tehran: A senior Iranian official said on Friday that Tehran should seize a British oil vessel in case London refuses…

Saudi Arabia intercepts new Yemen rebel drones: coalition

Riyadh: Yemeni rebel drones targeting a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia were intercepted on Thursday, a Riyadh-led military coalition…

Forbes unveils list of top 100 Indian leaders in Middle East

Dubai: Yusuffali MA, the Chairman of Lulu Group tops the list of top 100 successful Indian business leaders in the…

5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Hindu Kush in Afghanistan

Kabul: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan on Thursday. The earthquake…

First Indian Haj flight lands in Madinah, Ambassador Sayeed, CG Sheikh receive them

Madinah: The first Indian charter flight of Haj-2019 carrying 419 pilgrims arrived at Madinah Airport from Delhi at 0340 hrs…

Now do shopping at Dubai Duty Free in Indian rupee

Dubai: In a relief for thousands of passengers, Dubai Duty Free has begun accepting the Indian currency for financial transactions.…

Iran: Another tragedy in the making

Tehran: History repeats itself first as a tragedy, then as a farce, argued Marx quoting fellow German philosopher Hegel. This…

40 killed as air strike targets migrant centre in Libya

Tripoli: At least 40 migrants were killed and more than 80 injured after an air strike hit a migrant centre…

Sole surviving son of UAE ruler found dead in UK

DUBAI: Shaikh Khalid Bin Sultan, son of ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has died on Monday in…

Dubai Duty Free stores begin accepting Indian currency – Here’re the details

Dubai: Good news for the one who wants to pay money in Indian currency at Dubai Duty Free stores. According…

Saudi cities face growing threat of Yemen rebel drones

RIYADH: Yemen's Iran-aligned Huthi rebels have stepped up drone and missile attacks on Saudi cities, highlighting what analysts call the…

Turkey’s First Lady attracts criticism after spotted wearing USD 50K handbag

Ankara [Turkey]: Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan recently attracted criticism after she was spotted wearing a handbag that priced USD…

Telangana youth lands in jail for marrying kafeel’s daughter: Here’re updates on the case

Hyderabad: A 30-year-old youth, Azeemuddin who is the native of Nirmal District of Telangana State landed in jail for marrying…

US will ‘never allow’ Iran to develop nuclear weapons: White House

Washington: The Donald Trump administration has announced that it will continue with its campaign of "maximum pressure" against Iran and…

Iraq, Saudi Arabia discuss oil prices

Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held a phone call over…

Nine wounded in Yemen rebel attack on Saudi airport: coalition

RIYADH: A Yemeni rebel attack on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia wounded nine civilians Tuesday, a Riyadh-led coalition…

Erdogan says ‘out of question’ to support US Palestinian plan

Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was "out of the question" for Turkey to support the US economic plan…

Tel Aviv airport on high alert as plane makes emergency landing

Tel Aviv [Israel]: Authorities at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport declared an emergency level 3 situation as a Boeing 737 with…

34 killed in Kabul blast, Taliban claim responsibility

Kabul: At least 34 people were killed and 68 injured after a powerful blast claimed by the Taliban rocked the…

Explosion near US embassy in Kabul

Kabul [Afghanistan]: An explosion was reported near the US Embassy sending smoke billowing over the capital city of Afghanistan on…

Iran announces visa waiver for Chinese tourists

Tehran: Iran will no longer require Chinese visitors to obtain visas, state media reported Sunday, as the sanctions-hit country attempts…

Indian Consulate in Dubai offer help to 300 unpaid workers

Dubai: Consulate General of India in Dubai has stepped in to resolve the issue of over 300 expat workers of…

24 pro-government militiamen killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least 24 pro-government militiamen were killed by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Baghlan province on Saturday, officials said. "Taliban…