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Middle East

ISIS chief Baghdadi urges Muslims to wage ‘jihad’ in purported new audio recording

It is the first purported recording of the ISIS leader to be released since September last year.

23 Aug 2018 10:03 AM

Suicide attack kills at least six tribal militiamen in northern Iraq

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Islamic State militants operate in the area.

22 Aug 2018 4:09 PM

US to act 'very strongly' if Syria uses chemical arms: Bolton

Bolton also said that the Trump administration was not seeking to oust Iran's leadership with its reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.

22 Aug 2018 3:12 PM

Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet to deter enemies, create ‘lasting peace’

'When I speak of our readiness to defend, it means we seek lasting peace. If we lack readiness, we welcome war,' President Rouhani said.

21 Aug 2018 5:24 PM

Uri Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

In 1950, Avnery founded an independent weekly magazine, Haolam Hazeh, which he edited for 40 years.

20 Aug 2018 4:56 PM

Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, no injuries

Ankara governor’s office said six shots were fired from a moving white car towards the embassy compound at 5:30 am (2:30 GMT).

20 Aug 2018 3:21 PM

Turkish forces to continue counter-terrorism ops in Iraq, Syria: President

Turkish troops, along with various Syrian opposition groups took part in several military ops, mostly against Kurdish militants in Syria.

19 Aug 2018 3:21 PM

Iran to unveil new fighter jet, develop missiles: Defence minister

Trump in May withdrew from 2015 accord between Iran and world powers that curbed Tehran’s nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief.

19 Aug 2018 1:17 PM

US supplied bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen, says report

Reportedly, the numbers on shrapnel, indicate that it was a laser-guided Mk 82 bomb manufactured by defence contractor Lockheed Martin.

18 Aug 2018 5:46 PM

New app to take care of travel plans, medical care of Hajj pilgrims

One of the five pillars of the world's fastest-growing religion, the hajj is expected to draw 2 mn people from around the globe this year.

17 Aug 2018 3:16 PM

Abu Dhabi based father-son duo travel to India, breaks world record

The two visited seven heritage sites, covering nearly 300 km, in exactly 11 hours, 33 minutes and 18 seconds.

16 Aug 2018 4:26 PM

Indian oil tanker suffers explosion off Oman, 3 crew missing

The company did not identify the nationalities of the missing.

15 Aug 2018 3:18 PM

Will get Samsung, boycott iPhone: Turkey prez in retaliation to US sanctions

Erdogan said Turkey was facing an 'economic attack' and a 'bigger, deeper operation' but showed no sign of making concessions to US.

14 Aug 2018 3:54 PM

Protests at funeral for Yemeni children killed in Saudi-US coalition strike

At least 29 children were among those killed in the air raid Thursday on a bus in a crowded market in Dahyan, Saada province.

14 Aug 2018 1:29 PM

Children among 39 civilians killed in Syria arms depot blast: monitor

'The explosion occurred in a weapons depot in a residential building in Sarmada,' said the head of the Britain-based monitor.

12 Aug 2018 7:26 PM

Attack on bus carrying children kills at least 20, wounds 35 in Yemen: Red Cross

The airstrike hit a bus that was ferrying civilians, including many school children.

09 Aug 2018 5:47 PM

Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech solutions to Haj calamities

The scheme for the post-oil era aims to draw six million Haj pilgrims annually.

06 Aug 2018 12:39 AM

Saudi king begins holiday in still unbuilt futuristic mega-city

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans for 26,500 sq km futuristic high-tech hub in 2017 as part of reforms to create jobs.

31 Jul 2018 8:48 AM

Iran's rial hits record-low of 100,000 to dollar amid imminent US sanctions

The rial has lost half its value against dollar in just four months, having broken through 50,000-mark for first time in March.

29 Jul 2018 8:00 PM

Death toll in IS suicide bombings, shootings in Syria rise to nearly 250

In Wednesday's attacks, worst bloodshed in Sweida since civil war began in 2011, more than half the people killed were civilians.

26 Jul 2018 1:41 PM