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  • Photo of Pompeo meets Sisi in Berlin over Libya’s settlement

    Pompeo meets Sisi in Berlin over Libya’s settlement

    Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in German capital Berlin over Libya’s settlement, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement. According to Egyptian…

  • Photo of Cable cars between Jabal al Nour & Jabal Thor proposed

    Cable cars between Jabal al Nour & Jabal Thor proposed

    Makkah: Professor of Islamic History and Civilization at Umm Al-Qura University, Director General of the Center for the History of Makkah Al-Mukarramah House, King Abdulaziz House, Dr. Fawaz Al-Dahas, stressed…

  • Photo of Jordan parliament demands ban on Israel gas imports

    Jordan parliament demands ban on Israel gas imports

    Amman: Jordan’s parliament Sunday voted in favour of a law to ban gas imports from Israel, weeks after the Jewish state began pumping it to the kingdom in a $10…

  • Photo of More than 100 killed in Yemen missile, drone attack

    More than 100 killed in Yemen missile, drone attack

    Dubai: More than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, officials said Sunday. Saturday’s strike follows months…

  • Photo of 70 soldiers killed in Yemen missile attack

    70 soldiers killed in Yemen missile attack

    Sanaa: At least 70 soldiers were killed in a ballistic missile attack in Yemen’s Marib province, a government source said on Sunday. Dozens of soldiers were still suffering critical injuries…

  • Photo of US imposes sanctions on Iran’s IRGC general

    US imposes sanctions on Iran’s IRGC general

    Washington D. C.: The US State Department on Saturday said that it had imposed sanctions on a brigadier general of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). The department said in…

  • Photo of Israel strikes Gaza after incendiary balloons launched: army

    Israel strikes Gaza after incendiary balloons launched: army

    Gaza City: Israeli forces struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip for a second consecutive day Thursday, the army said, saying it was in response to incendiary balloons launched from…

  • Photo of Erdogan slams Syria for not complying with ceasefire

    Erdogan slams Syria for not complying with ceasefire

    Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the Syrian regime for failing to comply with the ceasefire, which was brokered by Turkey and Russia. “It is a clear proof…

  • Photo of Saudi Arabia appoints princess as UNESCO representative

    Saudi Arabia appoints princess as UNESCO representative

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has named Princess Haifa Al-Mogrin as its representative to UNESCO, a rare female appointment to an international body, as the ultra-conservative country works to revamp its image. …

  • Photo of 3 Turkish military personnel killed in car explosion

    3 Turkish military personnel killed in car explosion

    Ankara: At least three Turkish military personnel were killed in a car bomb explosion in the area of Ankara’s military operation in northeastern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. “On…

  • Photo of US-Taliban discuss peace deal in new talks

    US-Taliban discuss peace deal in new talks

    Doha: The Taliban and the US have resumed their talks that are expected to continue for “several days” in the Qatari capital of Doha for finalizing an arrangement to sign…

  • Photo of Khamenei to lead Friday prayers for 1st time since 2012

    Khamenei to lead Friday prayers for 1st time since 2012

    Tehran: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will lead the Friday prayers here for the first time since 2012, which comes in the wake of widespread protests over the January…

  • Photo of Jihadists free five kidnapped aid workers in Nigeria

    Jihadists free five kidnapped aid workers in Nigeria

    Kano: Islamic State-aligned jihadists have released five local aid workers abducted last month in violence-wracked northeastern Nigeria, security sources and one of those freed said Thursday. The aid workers were…

  • Photo of US sanctions made Iran stronger, says Rouhani

    US sanctions made Iran stronger, says Rouhani

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Thursday that the US sanctions against Tehran have made the Islamic Republic even “stronger”. Despite “US plots and pressures”, it was the…

  • Photo of Iran’s Rouhani calls for ‘national unity’ after jet downing

    Iran’s Rouhani calls for ‘national unity’ after jet downing

    Tehran: President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for “national unity” and flagged the need for changes to the way Iran is run after the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner.…

  • Photo of 35 injured in Lebanon protests

    35 injured in Lebanon protests

    Beirut: At least 35 people were injured in clashes between protesters and the army in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Secretary General of Lebanese Red Cross Georges Kettaneh said on…

  • Photo of UAE: Mercury drops below freezing point in Ras Al Khaimah

    UAE: Mercury drops below freezing point in Ras Al Khaimah

    Ras Al Khaimah: Temperature at the UAE’s highest peak, Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah dipped below freezing point. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), on Wednesday morning,…

  • Photo of ‘Very dangerous’, says Javad Zarif on Iran-US situation

    ‘Very dangerous’, says Javad Zarif on Iran-US situation

    New Delhi: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Wednesday said that the current situation between Iran and the United States is “very dangerous”. “Very dangerous”, said Zarif when asked by…

  • Photo of Iran arrests person who filmed plane downing video

    Iran arrests person who filmed plane downing video

    Tehran: Iran said it has arrested the person who filmed the footage showing a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by a missile. It is believed the person being detained will…

  • Photo of UAE to start first nuclear reactor in months: officials

    UAE to start first nuclear reactor in months: officials

    Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates’ first nuclear power plant will start operating within a “few months” after repeated delays to meet safety and regulatory conditions, two energy officials said…

  • Photo of 11 migrants killed after boat capsizes in Turkey, 8 rescued

    11 migrants killed after boat capsizes in Turkey, 8 rescued

    Izmir: At least 11 migrants died and eight others were rescued after a boat capsized near Turkey’s western coast, a Turkish Coast Guard source said on Saturday (local time). The…

  • Photo of Rouhani signs law blacklisting Pentagon, subsidiaries

    Rouhani signs law blacklisting Pentagon, subsidiaries

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday signed an amended law that expands Tehrans designation of American terrorist organizations to include the Pentagon and all its subsidiaries. Iran’s Parliament passed…

  • Photo of Indonesia, UAE sign $23 bn investment deals: officials

    Indonesia, UAE sign $23 bn investment deals: officials

    JAKARTA: The figure includes nearly a dozen deals signed after a meeting between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi over the weekend,…

  • Photo of Pakistani driver turns savior for Indian girl in Dubai

    Pakistani driver turns savior for Indian girl in Dubai

    Dubai: A Pakistani taxi driver in Dubai turned a saviour for an Indian girl by returning her lost wallet that had her UK student visa just three days before she…

  • Photo of 2 Iraqi journalists shot dead while covering anti-govt protests

    2 Iraqi journalists shot dead while covering anti-govt protests

    Baghdad: An Iraqi journalist and his cameraman were shot dead by unknown gunmen last week while covering anti-government demonstrations in Iraq’s southern city of Basra, officials said. On Saturday, the…

  • Photo of Israel launches civil aviation cybersecurity plan

    Israel launches civil aviation cybersecurity plan

    Jerusalem: The Israeli government has approved a civil aviation cybersecurity programme, in a bid to advance the country’s capabilities in this field. As part of the plan, a national steering…

  • Photo of Rockets hit Iraq base hosting US troops

    Rockets hit Iraq base hosting US troops

    Samarra: A volley of rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where US forces have been based, wounding four local troops, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Eight…

  • Photo of Dignitaries in Oman to pay respects after sultan’s death

    Dignitaries in Oman to pay respects after sultan’s death

    MUSCAT: Britain’s Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined regional leaders in Oman on Sunday to offer their condolences to the royal family after the death of long-reigning Sultan…

  • Photo of Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim in Iran amid regional crisis

    Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim in Iran amid regional crisis

    TEHRAN: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrived in Tehran Sunday, Iranian media reported, amid soaring tensions following the US killing of an Iranian commander and retaliatory strikes. Qatar…

  • Photo of Kuwait: Islamic preacher dies while giving sermon on Prophet

    Kuwait: Islamic preacher dies while giving sermon on Prophet

    KUWAIT CITY: An Islamic preacher Hajj Mahmoud Abdel-Baqi (Abu Khattab) in Kuwait died during a religious sermon. A video clip of Abu Khattab documenting the moment of his death has…

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