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  • Emirates once again issues advisory to passengers departing from Dubai Airports

    Dubai: Emirates once again issued an important advisory to all its customers who are departing from Dubai Airports. Emirates Airline on its Twitter handle wrote, “Due to the high number of passengers…

  • 3 convicted in Afghanistan for BBC journalist’s murder

    Kabul: A court here has convicted three men for the murder of a BBC journalist who was shot dead in Afghanistan’s Khost province in April last year, officials said on Thursday. One…

  • 8 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

    Pul-e-Khumri (Afghanistan): At least eight Afghan police personnel were killed and two others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint in the country’s Baghlan province overnight, officials said on Thursday. “The…

  • IS suicide bombings kill three soldiers in Libya

    Tripoli: Three Libyan soldiers were killed and a fourth soldier was injured in two suicide bombings carried out by the Islamic State jihadist group in southern Libya, a spokesman for the United…

  • Niger army kills at least 280 Boko Haram militants: ministry

    Niamey: Niger’s army killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants near the southeast border with Nigeria in days of land and air raids, the defence ministry said Wednesday. More than 200 jihadists…

  • Turkey detains two French IS suspects wanted by Interpol: state media

    Ankara: Turkish authorities detained 12 suspects over alleged links to the Islamic State group including two French women sought by Interpol, state media reported on Wednesday. The suspects, including French, Syrian and…

  • Qatar Airways buys 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

    Doha: Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it had acquired a five percent stake in China Southern Airlines, as it seeks to establish itself in the Asian aviation market. The state-owned airline…

  • Syria opposition outraged as regime cements comeback

    BEIRUT: Almost eight years into Syria’s devastating war, opponents of the regime are watching in dismay as President Bashar al-Assad‘s government looks set to secure its comeback at home and abroad. Holed…

  • Yemen govt reports Hodeida rebel ‘attacks’ to UN

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates Yemen’s government and its two main allies have written to the UN Security Council accusing rebels of failing to comply with a hard-won ceasefire agreement in the vital…

  • Khashoggi murder: Netflix drops satire episode critical of Saudi crown prince

    WASHINGTON: Netflix confirmed Tuesday that it removed an episode of a satirical comedy show that criticises Saudi Arabia after officials in the kingdom reportedly complained. The move raises new questions about the…

  • UAE introduces new long term ‘visa policy’ – Here’re the details

    Dubai: United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced new long-term ‘visa policy’. This policy will benefit professionals from Medicine, Education and Technology. According to the report published in Khaleej Times, Dr. Ahmed bin Hazeem,…

  • Mali: 37 civilians killed in attack

    Mopti [Mali]: Around 37 civilians, including women and children, were killed in a gruesome attack in Koulogon village here. Unidentified assailants, who were dressed as traditional Dozo hunters, opened fire on the…

  • Massive fire breaks out in Sharjah, triggers panic

    Sharjah: A massive fire broke out in a furniture warehouse located in Sharjah. It triggered panic among the residents of the city due to massive flames. According to the report published in…

  • Somalia orders top UN envoy to leave

    Mogadishu: Somalia’s government has ordered the UN top envoy to the troubled country to leave, accusing him of “deliberately interfering with the country’s sovereignty.” The order comes days after the official, Nicholas…

  • Emirates issues advisory to passengers departing from Dubai Airports

    Dubai: Emirates issued an important advisory to all its customers who are departing from Dubai Airports. Emirates Airline on its Twitter handle wrote, “Due to high passenger numbers travelling tomorrow, 2 January,…

  • Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

    Jerusalem: Israel’s centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he would no longer partner with veteran politician Tzipi Livni as she sat…

  • Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces, threaten city: official

    Kabul:Taliban fighters killed more than 20 Afghan security forces in simultaneous raids on a provincial capital and district in northern Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday, as the city braced for further violence.…

  • Israel to open new Red Sea airport in January

    Jerusalem:Israel plans to inaugurate a new international airport in the south of the country near the Red Sea later this month, the transport minister announced Tuesday. The Ramon airport will begin with…

  • Turkish TV airs CCTV footage showing men carrying slain Jamal Khashoggi’s body parts

    Istanbul: A Turkish television station has broadcast CCTV footage showing men carrying cases and bags, which it claimed contained slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body parts. The images shown on A-Haber television…

  • Bangladesh PM Hasina to form new cabinet before Jan 10

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Bangladesh Awami League, which clinched a landslide victory in general elections, will form its new cabinet before January 10, party General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on…

  • Yemen: UN demands immediate end to aid diversion by Houthis

    Sana’a: The United Nations (UN) has called for an immediate end to the diversion of food relief in Yemen after uncovering evidence of the practice in the capital, Sana’a, and other parts…

  • Netanyahu says Israel is Arabs’ ‘ally’ against Iran

    Rio de Janeiro: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Arab countries viewed Israel as an “indispensable ally” fighting Iran and the Islamic State group. That evaluation, he told Brazil’s Globo TV…

  • This little girl is the symbol of Yemen war

    SANAA: Buthaina Mansur al-Rimi’s life has changed drastically since last year orphaned in Sanaa, the little girl controversially ended up in Saudi Arabia for medical care and has just returned to Yemen’s…

  • Yemen rebels slam UN body for ‘rotten’ food aid

    SANAA: Yemen’s Huthi rebels on Tuesday rejected UN accusations of selling aid meant for civilians, slamming the World Food Programme (WFP) for sending “rotten food” to the war-torn country. The WFP, which…

  • Burj Khalifa

    Burj Khalifa: Fireworks lit up the sky over world’s tallest building

    Dubai: Fireworks lit up the sky over the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the delight of onlookers, while nearby Ras al-Khaima sought to enter the Guinness Book of Records with…

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