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Middle East

Uber driver accused of murder says raped UK woman for ‘wearing short skirt’

Hawchieh had untowardly images and videos of ‘taking part in a sex act with a fish,’ on his Facebook profile.

28 Dec 2017 4:07 PM

Tax-free promiseland disappearing: UAE, Saudi to impose VAT from 2018

Along with higher education in UAE, VAT will apply to food, clothes, electronics, gasoline, phone, water, electricity bills, hotel bookings.

27 Dec 2017 3:23 PM

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 25, including children

The attack, which wounded at least 30 others, is part of an air campaign against Iran-backed rebels, known as Houthis.

27 Dec 2017 10:03 AM

Return of Israeli-Arab hostilities can only flare up regressive passions

The fledgling peace process in the region could implode with the furies over the expected outrage from such a move in the Arab world.

27 Dec 2017 1:12 AM

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be tour guide to Christian pilgrims

A Christmas Eve video showed Benjamin Netanyahu against the backdrop of East Jerusalem which has Jewish, Christian and Muslim shrines.

25 Dec 2017 2:46 PM

Christmas lights dimmed by tensions in Bethlehem after Trump’s Jerusalem move

‘Dozens of groups have pulled out of planned visits to Bethlehem after being scared off by the announcement and subsequent violence.

24 Dec 2017 2:04 PM

UN ‘house of lies,’ says Netanyahu before Jerusalem vote

Netanyahu, in his speech, thanked Trump and Haley for ‘their brave and uncompromising stance.’

21 Dec 2017 8:28 PM

US air strikes in Yemen kills Al-Qaeda propaganda chief

Strikes came as Washington revealed that US forces have carried out more than 120 air strikes against jihadists in Yemen.

21 Dec 2017 8:03 PM

Reporter claims Netanyahu called to apologise for mimicry during speech

Netanyahu mimicked veteran journalist Moshe Nussbaum of Channel 2 News.

21 Dec 2017 2:41 PM

US strongly condemns attempted ballistic missile attack over Riyadh

Houthi rebels seized the Yemeni capital Sana’a from the globally-recognised government in 2014.

20 Dec 2017 1:27 PM

British woman working with UK embassy murdered in Lebanon

‘Our first impression is that it's not politically motivated,’ says the official, who is involved in the investigation.

18 Dec 2017 4:37 PM

Discount for N Koreans at Gaza eatery for Kim Jong Jerusalem support

Kim responded by calling Trump a ‘dotard’ and slamming his decision as a ‘reckless, wicked act.’

18 Dec 2017 10:43 AM

Israel's main airport suspends flights over strike against pharmaceutical giant

Air traffic at Ben Gurion airport came to a halt at 0600 GMT after Jewish state's powerful Histadrut trade union called for the strike.

17 Dec 2017 5:03 PM

Saudi women allowed to drive trucks, ride motorcycles from June

Women involved in road accidents or commit traffic violations will be dealt with at special centres that will be run by women.

16 Dec 2017 8:04 PM

Cannot keep Paletanian soldiers’ bodies: Israel Supreme Court

Current legislation does not allow refusal to return the bodies, the court said, following a motion filed by families of nine Palestinians.

15 Dec 2017 3:00 PM

ISIS threatens US of attacks over ‘your dog’ Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Washington triggered widespread anger and protests across the Arab world with its decision on Jerusalem.

14 Dec 2017 6:15 PM

‘No peace or stability’ unless Jerusalem recognised as capital: Palestinian Prez

‘Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state,’ Mahmud Abbas said.

13 Dec 2017 4:20 PM

Saudi Arabia lifts cinema ban after 35 years

Saudi Arabia is expected to have more than 300 cinemas — with over 2,000 screens — all across the kingdom by 2030, the ministry said.

12 Dec 2017 1:05 AM

World leaders congratulate Iraq following declaration of victory over IS

‘Daesh no longer hold significant territory in Iraq or Syria,’ says Theresa May.

11 Dec 2017 6:01 PM

Jerusalem row: Palestinians 'walking away' from peace, says US

The comments come after the Palestinian Authority said that its president Mahmud Abbas would refuse to meet Pence.

11 Dec 2017 12:50 PM