Category: Middle East

Hamas denies Mubarak claim it sent militants to Egypt in 2011

Gaza City: Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas on Saturday denied an allegation by Egypt's deposed president Hosni Mubarak that it infiltrated…

Iranian military advisers all leave Iraq: Envoy

Tehran: Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said all Iranian military advisers have left Iraq after the defeat of the…

Syria’s regime on path to come in from the cold

Beirut: Almost eight years into Syria's civil war, President Bashar al-Assad seems closer than ever to securing a comeback at…

6 killed in Afghan landmine blast

Maimana (Afghanistan): Four women and two children have been killed in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan's Faryab province, authorities said…

Afghanistan: 15 Taliban fighters killed

Herat Province [Afghanistan]: As many as 15 Taliban fighters were killed in Afghan forces operations here, stated local officials on…

Yemen’s Houthi rebels begin to withdraw from Hodeida

Sana'a: Yemeni Houthi rebels began to pull out their forces from the strategic port city of Al Hodeida under the…

Love in the air: Passenger proposes to Emirates cabin crew member, video goes viral

Dubai: A passenger proposed to an Emirates cabin crew member on Dubai flight. Passengers and other crew members also helped…

Turkey probes prominent TV anchor: report

Istanbul: A Turkish prosecutor on Friday launched an investigation into a prominent TV news presenter less than two weeks after…

‘We’re not in crisis’: New Saudi foreign minister takes the reins

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's new foreign minister struck a note of defiance Friday in the face of international outrage over critic…

2 Vietnamese tourists killed in Giza blast

Cairo: A roadside explosion here on Friday claimed lives of two Vietnamese tourists and injured a dozen other tourists, the…

Victory for pro-Palestinian activists, setback for Israel: HSBC disinvests from Israeli arms firm

Israel: Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) disinvested from an Israeli arms firm, Elbit Systems. This decision was taken after…

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Gaza City: A Palestinian man was killed Friday by Israeli fire during protests and clashes near the border between the…

Bahrain confirms ongoing work of its embassy in Syria

Manama: Bahrain announced on Friday that work at its embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus will continue in the Arab…

Syrian Army ‘takes control’ of key city

Damascus: The Syrian Army entered the key city of Manbij on Friday for the first time in six years and…

Israel vows to block Palestinian bid to become full UN member

United States: Israel has vowed to work with the United States to block a bid by the Palestinians for full…

Saudi ‘not in crisis’ over Khashoggi affair: New FM

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's new foreign minister voiced defiance Friday in the face of international outrage over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder,…

King Salman orders government reshuffle after Khashoggi fallout

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a sweeping government reshuffle Thursday, replacing key security and political figures including the foreign…

UAE reopens Damascus embassy after seven years

Damascus: The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian…

Former Israel military chief launches party ahead of polls

Jerusalem: Israeli former military chief of staff Benny Gantz on Thursday launched a political party ahead of snap April elections,…

Saudi king demotes incumbent foreign minister over Khashoggi’s murder

Riyadh: Facing massive international pressure over the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday…