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  • Drone attack hits loyalist base in Yemen: army, rebels

    Dubai: A rebel drone attack on a Yemen’s largest air base killed several loyalist soldiers on Thursday, a pro-government source and rebels said. The Shiite Huthi rebels said they carried out the…

  • By necessity or design, Iraqi women launch Mosul firms

    Mosul: Under the thumb of jihadist rule they were deemed minors — unable to do anything without permission from a father or husband — but today women are establishing businesses in Iraq’s…

  • Iran ‘ready to engage with neighbours for regional peace’

    New Delhi: Iran is ready to engage with all neighbours in the interests of sovereignty, integrity, peace and stability of the region, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Wednesday. “Let us…

  • Saudi Arabia vows to slash oil exports after price slide

    Riyadh: OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it would slash its oil exports by 800,000 barrels per day in January and promised further cuts as producers move to shore up tumbling prices.…

  • Khamenei vows ‘unprecedented defeat’ for US sanctions

    Tehran: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged his countrymen on Wednesday to withstand the US sanctions against the Islamic republic. “Through the exercise of prudence, the Iranian nation and the officials…

  • UAE launches global call to action on sustainability

    Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on Wednesday launched the #WeAreCommitted campaign, calling on the global community to pledge their support to sustainability. The ADSW will launch this week and is…

  • Emirates announces budget fares: Here’s the list

    Dubai: Emirates announced budget fares for the passengers traveling from Dubai to the Middle East, Asia & the Pacific, Africa, Europe and America. As per the report published in Emirates’ media center,…

  • Iran will never forget India’s support: Foreign Minister

    NEW DELHI: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday said that Tehran will never forget the way India supported his country during difficult times. “India was on our side through the…

  • Israel ex-minister to get 11 years for spying for Iran

    Jerusalem: An Israeli ex-minister charged with spying for the country’s arch-foe Iran has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors that will see him serve 11 years in prison, the justice ministry said…

  • Pompeo meets Iraq officials on unannounced Baghdad visit

    Baghdad: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Iraqi officials, including the speaker, on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Wednesday, the parliament’s spokesman said. Pompeo’s talks, on the second leg of…

  • Thousands of black crickets swarm Makkah’s grand mosque

    MAKKAH: In an unusual and never-before-seen phenomenon, thousands of black crickets invades the sacred mosque of Makkah and a major parts of the city leaving residents perplexed. “On Saturday night I was…

  • US plea to protect Syrian-Kurd militias unacceptable: Turkey

    Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday strongly rejected Washington’s calls for his country to protect US-backed Kurdish militias in Syria and said statements made by US National Security Adviser John…

  • Israel says arrests Palestinian suspect in deadly shootings

    Israel:Israeli forces arrested overnight a Palestinian accused of shooting dead two soldiers in the occupied West Bank last month and involvement in another attack that caused a baby’s death, authorities said Tuesday.…

  • Egypt border closed to Gazans leaving amid Palestinian feuding

    Gaza City: The Egyptian border crossing was closed for Palestinians seeking to leave Gaza on Tuesday, a border official said, as infighting between Palestinian factions increases. Gazans seeking to return from Egypt…

  • Nigeria’s Buhari accepts setbacks in Boko Haram fight

    Lagos: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged setbacks in the fight against Boko Haram as the jihadists launched fresh attacks in the restive northeast. The 76-year-old head of state was elected in…

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