Middle East

  • Photo of Iran fails to launch satellite into space

    Iran fails to launch satellite into space

    Tehran: Iran has failed to put an indigenous satellite Zafar into Earth’s orbit, state IRINN TV reported. Satellite fails to reach Earth’s orbit The homemade satellite carrier Simorgh could not reach…

  • Photo of Iran urges US forces to leave Iraq, Syria

    Iran urges US forces to leave Iraq, Syria

    Tehran: A top advisor to Iran’s supreme leader said the US forces should leave Iraq and Syria, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday. The era of US presence in Iraq…

  • Photo of Iran’s defence power no threat to any country: Khamenei

    Iran’s defence power no threat to any country: Khamenei

    Tehran: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday said Iran’s increasing defence power is not a threat to any other country, the media reported. The strengthening of Iran’s defence power…

  • Photo of 116 illegal immigrants deported from Libya to Niger

    116 illegal immigrants deported from Libya to Niger

    Tripoli: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that 116 illegal immigrants were voluntarily deported from Libya to Niger. A total of “116 Nigerien migrants arrived yesterday in Niamey by…

  • Photo of Kashmir issue: Saudi rejects Pak’s plea at OIC

    Kashmir issue: Saudi rejects Pak’s plea at OIC

    New Delhi: In yet another setback to Islamabad, Saudi Arabia has once again declined Pakistan’s request for an urgent meeting of the council of foreign ministers on Kashmir at the…

  • Photo of Saudi to punish residents who flout China travel ban

    Saudi to punish residents who flout China travel ban

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has banned all travel by its citizens or resident foreigners to virus-hit China and introduced penalities for any breach, state media announced Thursday. “Trips to China by citizens…

  • Photo of Afghans hold anti-Pak protest in Kabul, say leave Kashmir alone

    Afghans hold anti-Pak protest in Kabul, say leave Kashmir alone

    Kabul: Afghans on Wednesday protested outside the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul against Islamabad’s continued interference in Afghan affairs and also in Jammu and Kashmir. The protesters, carrying placards like ‘down…

  • Photo of 14 hurt as car rams onto pedestrians in Jerusalem

    14 hurt as car rams onto pedestrians in Jerusalem

    Jerusalem: At least 14 people were injured, including one in critical condition, on Thursday after a car rammed onto pedestrians in the Israeli city of Jerusalem, police said. The incident…

  • Photo of Qatar Airways bids to acquire RwandaAir stake

    Qatar Airways bids to acquire RwandaAir stake

    Doha: Qatar Airways is negotiating to acquire 49 percent of RwandaAir, the national carrier of the central African nation, to cater for growing demand in Africa, its chief said Wednesday.…

  • Photo of Plane skids off runway, breaks into three

    Plane skids off runway, breaks into three

    Istanbul: A plane carrying 177 people skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport and split into three after landing in rough weather on Wednesday. Officials said no-one had lost their lives in the…

  • Photo of Iraqi protesters face off against cleric’s followers

    Iraqi protesters face off against cleric’s followers

    Diwaniyah: Anti-government demonstrators faced off against followers of influential cleric Moqtada Sadr in protest squares across Iraq Tuesday, a day after one demonstrator was killed in a clash between the…

  • Photo of H5N8 Bird flu outbreak reported in Saudi Arabia

    H5N8 Bird flu outbreak reported in Saudi Arabia

    Riyadh — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu that has infected a poultry farm confirmed the Ministry of Environment, Water and…

  • Photo of Erdogan, Putin discuss Syrian forces’ attack in Idlib

    Erdogan, Putin discuss Syrian forces’ attack in Idlib

    Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the phone, a day after a Syrian attack on the Turkish soldiers in Idlib. On Tuesday,…

  • Photo of Saudi Arabia: Outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu virus reported

    Saudi Arabia: Outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu virus reported

    Riyadh: Outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus killed 22700 birds in Sudair, Central Riyadh. Dr. Abdullah Abal Khail, Spokesman of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture informed…

  • Photo of Natural gas field discovered between Abu Dhabi and Dubai

    Natural gas field discovered between Abu Dhabi and Dubai

    Abu Dhabi: A natural gas field containing 80 trillion standard cubic feet of gas has been discovered between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, claimed the United Arab Emirates on Monday. Authorities…

  • Photo of UAE: Man dies hours after wife’s death

    UAE: Man dies hours after wife’s death

    Ras Al Khaimah: A man died hours after the death of his wife. The couple was the resident of the Wadi Ghalilah area, Ras Al Khaimah. The man, aged 107…

  • Photo of Erdogan says won’t allow Syria to gain ground in Idlib

    Erdogan says won’t allow Syria to gain ground in Idlib

    Istanbul: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will not allow Syrian forces to gain ground in the last opposition stronghold of Idlib, in comments published Tuesday, a day after eight…

  • Photo of Taliban slam US for stalling in talks

    Taliban slam US for stalling in talks

    Kabul: The Taliban lashed out at Washington on social media Tuesday, accusing the US of holding up negotiations over a potential withdrawal deal that would see the Americans end their…

  • Photo of Burj Khalifa lights red in solidarity with China

    Burj Khalifa lights red in solidarity with China

    Dubai: Burj Khalifa the iconic structure of United Arab Emirates (UAE) was lit up red on Sunday evening in solidarity with China and its people over the coronavirus outbreak. Burj…

  • Photo of OIC rejects Trump’s Middle East plan

    OIC rejects Trump’s Middle East plan

    Makkah: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has rejected US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan. The 57-member body held a meeting on Monday on the request by the…

  • Photo of Saudi bars Iran from attending OIC meeting on Trump peace plan

    Saudi bars Iran from attending OIC meeting on Trump peace plan

    Tehran: Saudi Arabia barred Iran from attending a meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) where US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian settlement will be discussed. In…

  • Photo of Iran vows to continue nuclear program despite US pressures

    Iran vows to continue nuclear program despite US pressures

    Tehran: The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that Iran will advance its nuclear program with greater determination despite US pressures, according to Tehran Times daily.…

  • Photo of Turkish military convoy enters Syria: Report

    Turkish military convoy enters Syria: Report

    Ankara: Months after its military offensive in Syria which was criticised by the international community, a large Turkish military convoy entered Syrian territory, reported Al Arabiya. The outlet citing a…

  • Photo of Journalists wounded while covering Syrian Army operations

    Journalists wounded while covering Syrian Army operations

    Cairo: Several journalists were wounded during the Syrian government’s military operation against the Jabhat al-Nusra group in the al-Qarasi region in the vicinity of Aleppo. Syria’s government and Russian forces…

  • Photo of Iranians must have ‘right to choose’ at polls: Rouhani

    Iranians must have ‘right to choose’ at polls: Rouhani

    Tehran: Iranians must have the “right to choose” between different political movements, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, as controversy grows over the disqualification of thousands of candidates in upcoming polls.…

  • Photo of UAE confirms 5th coronavirus case

    UAE confirms 5th coronavirus case

    Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed its fifth case of the novel coronavirus in a man from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.…

  • Photo of Iraq gets new PM as protests enter 5th month

    Iraq gets new PM as protests enter 5th month

    Baghdad: Iraqi President Barham Saleh named Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi as the new Prime Minister with the task of addressing the massive popular dissatisfaction behind the four months of anti-government protests…

  • Photo of Erdogan threatens ‘military force’ against Syria

    Erdogan threatens ‘military force’ against Syria

    Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit out Friday at the Damascus regime’s “cruelty”, warning Turkey was prepared to use “military force” again in Syria. “We will not allow the regime’s…

  • Photo of Will cut ties with Israel, US over peace deal: Palestinian prez

    Will cut ties with Israel, US over peace deal: Palestinian prez

    Cairo: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said here on Saturday that his authority informed the Israeli and U.S. sides that it will “cut all relations” with them over the recently released US…

  • Photo of 2 Indian sailors dead in tanker blast off UAE coast

    2 Indian sailors dead in tanker blast off UAE coast

    Dubai: Two Indian sailors were killed and several others were reported missing after a Panamanian-flagged tanker caught fire off the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) coast, the government here announced. The…

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