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  • Photo of Qatar wage protections flawed: Rights group

    Qatar wage protections flawed: Rights group

    Doha: Qatari efforts to ensure payment of worker salaries in the gas-rich emirate “falls short” of international standards, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Saturday. Most of the…

  • Photo of Saudi Arabia shivers in worst cold spell

    Saudi Arabia shivers in worst cold spell

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia is experiencing its coldest weather since 2016, meteorologists said Thursday, with overnight temperatures dropping below zero in the country’s north over the past two days. Temperature hits…

  • Photo of Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial

    Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial

    Istanbul: A Turkish court on Friday acquitted renowned novelist Asli Erdogan on charges of membership of an armed terror organisation, in a case which sparked international condemnation. The court in…

  • Photo of Iraqi women take to streets, defy Shia cleric

    Iraqi women take to streets, defy Shia cleric

    Baghdad: Thousands of Iraqi women took to the streets across the country, defying a call by the influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to separate men and women during protests. Many…

  • Photo of Turkey hits back at Russia over Idlib deal

    Turkey hits back at Russia over Idlib deal

    Ankara: Turkey’s vice-president on Saturday hit back at Russian accusations of failing to honour a 2018 deal by insisting it carried out its responsibilities in Syria’s Idlib. “Observation posts were…

  • Photo of Second Syrian chopper shot down amid tensions with Turkey

    Second Syrian chopper shot down amid tensions with Turkey

    Damascus: A Syrian Assad Regime helicopter was shot down over the last major rebel bastion in northwest Syria on Friday, the second such incident in a week of high tensions…

  • Photo of Dubai: 5G-enabled AI patrolling to secure Emirates

    Dubai: 5G-enabled AI patrolling to secure Emirates

    Dubai: We all know how tech-savvy Dubai is besides being an attractive tourist spot but little do we know about its Police patrolling. Well, this gulf nation is all set…

  • Photo of 11 civilians killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

    11 civilians killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

    Nangarhar: Eleven civilians were killed in a US airstrike in Surkhrod district of Afghanistan’s province of Nangarhar, local residents told Sputnik on Friday. Officials have not confirmed this information yet.…

  • Photo of Israeli attack on Damascus kills 7 fighters: War monitor

    Israeli attack on Damascus kills 7 fighters: War monitor

    Damascus: Israeli strikes on Damascus airport killed seven fighters, a war monitor said Friday, the latest in a string of attacks targeting Iran’s military presence in Syria. Syrian state media…

  • Photo of Campaigning for Iran parliamentary elections begins

    Campaigning for Iran parliamentary elections begins

    Tehran: Iran’s parliamentary election campaign officially started across the country on Thursday. According to Iran’s Guardians Council of Constitution, the main entity in charge of vetting candidates, more than seven…

  • Photo of Idlib displacement worst since start of Syria war: UN

    Idlib displacement worst since start of Syria war: UN

    Damascus: A wave of displacement that has seen around 700,000 people flee a regime offensive in Syria’s Idlib region is the biggest of the nine-year-old conflict, said the United Nations.…

  • Photo of Valentine’s Day: Saudi religious figure endorses celebrations

    Valentine’s Day: Saudi religious figure endorses celebrations

    Riyadh: Ahead of Valentine’s Day i.e., 14th February, a religious figure of Saudi Arabia endorsed the celebrations on the day. For the first time in the history of the country,…

  • Photo of Ghani’s frequent UAE trips attract speculation: Report

    Ghani’s frequent UAE trips attract speculation: Report

    Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) eight times, the maximum number of his trips to a foreign country, since assuming office in 2014, attracting…

  • Photo of Intra-Afghan talks team yet to be formed

    Intra-Afghan talks team yet to be formed

    Kabul: Amid reports that the US and the Taliban were closer to a potential peace agreement, the office of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has confirmed that the government in Kabul…

  • Photo of Syrian govt forces will be attacked ‘anywhere’, warns Erdogan

    Syrian govt forces will be attacked ‘anywhere’, warns Erdogan

    Ankara: Turkey will strike Syrian government forces “anywhere” if one more Turkish soldier is hurt and could use airpower if need be, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday while addressing…

  • Photo of Coronavirus threatens to hobble Gulf economies

    Coronavirus threatens to hobble Gulf economies

    DUBAI: The coronavirus crisis, which has already battered oil prices, threatens to further undercut Gulf economies battling a downturn and struggling to wean themselves from a decades-old energy addiction. The six Gulf states —…

  • Photo of Iranians mark 41st anniversary of Islamic Revolution

    Iranians mark 41st anniversary of Islamic Revolution

    Tehran: Hundreds of thousands of Iranians participated in nationwide rallies on Tuesday to mark the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. In different cities, people took to the streets, chanting…

  • Photo of We have plan B: Turkey warns Assad regime over Idlib deal

    We have plan B: Turkey warns Assad regime over Idlib deal

    Ankara: Turkey’s defense minister has warned that Turkey will change its plan of action in northwestern Syria over violation of the Idlib deal. What is Idlib deal? As part of a…

  • Photo of Indian tested positive for Coronavirus in UAE

    Indian tested positive for Coronavirus in UAE

    DUBAI: Authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have confirmed that an Indian expat has been tested positive for Novel Coronavirus on Monday. The UAE’S Ministry Of Health and Prevention said…

  • Photo of Dubai-based Indian accused of sexually abusing minor

    Dubai-based Indian accused of sexually abusing minor

    Dubai: A Dubai-based Indian salesman has been accused of sexually abusing a minor girl, when she was sent by her mother to buy bread, it was reported. The Dubai Court of…

  • Photo of 3 military personnel among 5 killed in Kabul blast

    3 military personnel among 5 killed in Kabul blast

    Kabul: Five people, including three military personnel, were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in a suicide attack in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said.…

  • Photo of Turkey doesn’t recognise Trump’s ‘Deal of Century’: Erdogan

    Turkey doesn’t recognise Trump’s ‘Deal of Century’: Erdogan

    Ankara: Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would never allow the peace in the region to be disrupted by the US’ so-called “Deal of Century” Mideast peace plan.…

  • Photo of Trump’s peace deal unacceptable & unjust: Mahathir Mohamad

    Trump’s peace deal unacceptable & unjust: Mahathir Mohamad

    Kuala Lumpur: Commenting upon the proposed peace deal between Israel and Palestine announced by US President Donald Trump, Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Saturday that is “utterly unacceptable”…

  • Photo of Saudi Arabia issued 12 Lakh visas

    Saudi Arabia issued 12 Lakh visas

    Govt. of Saudi Arabia is implementing the policy of providing jobs to Saudi naitonals in private sector. Ministry of labour and social welfare issued 12 lakh visas to foreingers during…

  • 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…

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