Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 | Last Update : 12:26 AM IST

Middle East

'Full blame' on Israel, says Russia as Syria accidentally downs its jet

The incident, which happened late Monday, was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies.

18 Sep 2018 3:37 PM

In a first, Riyadh-based airline to recruit Saudi women as co-pilots, attendants

Nearly 1,000 Saudi women have applied for the positions indicating the Islamic kingdom's relaxation on gender restrictions.

14 Sep 2018 11:37 AM

Saudi Arabia arrests man for posting ‘offensive breakfast video’ with woman

The footage, which sparked outrage on social media in the ultra-conservative kingdom, showed the pair sharing a meal at a desk.

11 Sep 2018 11:55 AM

Norway’s bid for Mideast peace fades 25 years on

Omari, who served as an adviser to Palestinian negotiators in later talks, has no illusions about the current state of the peace process.

11 Sep 2018 1:13 AM

Egypt sentences 75 to death over clashes, journalist gets 5 years

In a statement, Amnesty condemned Saturday's death sentences and heavy prison terms after what it called a 'disgraceful mass trial'.

09 Sep 2018 2:19 PM

10 passengers taken ill on Dubai-New York flight, being treated, says Emirates

On arrival at JFK, the passengers were immediately checked by local health authorities and medical support was given.

05 Sep 2018 8:59 PM

Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence

Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that 'disrupts public order' with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday.

05 Sep 2018 10:59 AM

Qatar lifts exit visa system; workers can now leave without permits

Doha is keen to show it is tackling allegations of worker exploitation as it prepares to host the 2022 soccer World Cup.

05 Sep 2018 8:20 AM

Philippines’ Prez apologises for cursing Obama, calls Trump ‘good friend’

Duterte said his nation’s relationship with US has since improved under Trump, who he described as 'good friend' who 'speaks my language'.

03 Sep 2018 1:27 PM

After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

At least 12 leading human rights activists, including eight women, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia since May, according to Amnesty International.

29 Aug 2018 12:09 AM