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  • Abu Dhabi Crown Prince calls Modi, Imran Khan; stresses dialogue

    New Delhi: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, stressing the importance of dialogue and communication in resolving…

  • Sushma Swaraj reaches Abu Dhabi to address OIC conclave

    Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday reached Abu Dhabi to attend a conclave of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as a Guest of Honour. “Recognising India’s engagement with…

  • Israel attorney general announces intention to indict Netanyahu

    Jerusalem:Israel’s attorney general announced Thursday he intended to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a decision just weeks ahead of April elections. Attorney…

  • Decision on Netanyahu indictments imminent: reports

    Jerusalem: Israel’s attorney general is expected to announce later Thursday a decision on whether he intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, Israeli media reported. The reports come with…

  • Israel strikes Gaza after ‘explosive balloon’ damages house

    Jerusalem: Israeli aircraft targeted several militant sites in Gaza after an “explosive balloon” launched from the Palestinian enclave damaged a house in the Jewish state, the army said Thursday. “An explosive balloon…

  • Erdogan meets with Kushner to discuss Mideast peace

    Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met with US President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner during the American official’s regional tour to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Erdogan regards…

  • 20 killed in Cairo railway station fire

    Cairo: At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 injured when a fire erupted inside the main railway station in Egypt’s capital Cairo on Wednesday. The blaze broke out after…

  • High-speed train link to France will happen, says Italian Deputy PM

    Rome: Construction of a controversial high-speed train tunnel linking Italy and France will go ahead once the 8.6 billion euro project has been “re-examined and fixed”, Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini has…

  • WFP regains access to vital wheat stocks in Yemen

    Sanaa: The United Nations World Food Programme said that it has managed to regain access to a key grains facility at Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah for the first time in six…

  • Israel arrests former Palestinian militant for ‘terror’

    Jerusalem: Israeli security forces arrested a prominent former Palestinian militant and a lawyer on Wednesday in a West Bank raid over “terror” allegations, officials said. “Zakaria Zubeidi and Tareq Barghout were arrested…

  • Young Erdogan aims to emulate famous namesake in Turkey vote

    Golcuk: Recep Tayyip’s father had big ambitions for his son. Already bearing the family name Erdogan, his father called him Recep Tayyip after Turkey’s president hoping his son would emulate his idol’s…

  • Saudi defiant on oil cuts after Trump tells OPEC to ‘relax’

    RIYADH: The Saudi energy minister said Wednesday he is leaning towards extending oil production cuts in the second half of 2019, despite US President Donald Trump‘s demand to keep prices down. OPEC…

  • Bashar al-Assad makes his first trip to Iran since start of Syrian conflict

    Tehran: During his first visit to the Islamic Republic since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani. This was…

  • Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election

    Abuja: Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria’s president, after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures, leading to claims of rigging and collusion. With ballots counted in all…

  • Iran president rejects FM Zarif’s resignation

    Tehran:Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s resignation on Wednesday, the government’s official website said. “I believe your resignation is against the country’s interests and do not approve it,”…

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