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  • Pompeo to push for end to Gulf dispute during Qatar visit

    DOHA: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Qatar on Sunday pushing for an end to a diplomatic rift between Washington’s Gulf allies on the latest leg of his Middle East…

  • Israeli military finds another cross-border tunnel

    Jerusalem: The Israeli military on Sunday said it has found another cross-border tunnel allegedly dug by the Hezbollah militant group. The tunnel, which is the “longest and most detailed yet”, reaches a…

  • In Saudi Arabia’s millennial weddings, small is the new beautiful

    Abawi put his foot down: no dowry, no gold, no post-wedding party. JEDDAH: It was a Saudi wedding like any other — clutching a decorative sword, the groom bobbed and swayed in…

  • All for peace with Pak but won’t tolerate violence: Rahul

    Dubai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asserted that he approves the idea of a peaceful relationship with Pakistan but will not tolerate violence carried out by the neighbouring country. Addressing a…

  • Five killed in militant attack on Afghan police station: officials

    Herat: Gunmen stormed a police station in western Afghanistan Saturday, killing at least five people and wounding two others, officials said, in the latest violence targeting the war-torn country’s beleaguered security forces.…

  • At least eight dead after tanker blast in Nigeria

    Warri: At least eight people were killed in Nigeria when a petrol tanker veered off the road, caught fire and exploded as people tried to recover fuel, the emergency services said on…

  • Israel fires missiles over Damascus: Syria

    Damascus: Syria on Friday claimed that Israel has filed multiple missiles towards Damascus which triggered Syrian air defences that shot down most of them. Al Arabiya quoted the Syrian state news agency…

  • Earthquake hits UAE

    UAE: A low-intensity earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale hit United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday at 12.51 p.m. No casualties or damage was reported. According to the report published in…

  • Justin Trudeau doppelganger found in Afghanistan!

    Kabul: An Afghan music show contestant has taken the internet by storm owing to his uncanny resemblance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Salam Maftoon, a contestant on “Afghan Star” Afghanistan’s most…

  • Palestinian woman killed by Israeli fire in border protests: Gaza ministry

    Gaza City: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian woman during protests along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said. Spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP the woman was…

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    Rahul begins UAE trip interacting with business leaders

    Dubai: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday began his two-day maiden visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a breakfast meeting with business leaders here. Gandhi, who reached here on Thursday…

  • Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has granted 2.664 million visas for pilgrims to perform Umrah this year, a 2.79 per cent up over the corresponding period last year, according to official statistics released on…

  • Iran says US hit by ‘hysteria’ since dropping nuclear deal

    Tehran: Iran on Friday said the United States is suffering from “hysteria” over its inability to find alternatives to the landmark nuclear deal it walked away from last year. Washington “pulled out…

  • Bahrain rejects UN call to release activist Rajab

    DUBAI: Bahrain on Friday rejected a UN call to release prominent activist Nabeel Rajab, saying he is serving a five-year sentence for “false” tweets “which do not fall within freedom of expression”.…

  • Iraq, Iran to boost cooperation in oil, energy sectors

    Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met with visiting Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh over further cooperation in the sectors of oil and energy. According to a statement by Iraqi…

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