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Middle East

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

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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

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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

Japan's ambassador Fumio Iwai: Iraq's loving social media celeb departs

Iwai has been in post in Baghdad for less than 3 yrs, but his fan base reaches far beyond heavily fortified walls of diplomatic Green Zone.

19 Jul 2018 7:33 PM

Emirati prince flees to Qatar, publicly criticizes UAE rulers: Report

Sheikh Rashid accused Emirati rulers of blackmail and money laundering but did not offer evidence to back up his claims.

16 Jul 2018 3:52 PM

Air strike in eastern Syria kills at least 28 people: reports

US-led coalition carried out the air strike near the town of Albu Kamal east of the Euphrates River.

13 Jul 2018 3:22 PM

Indian family 'living like prisoners' in UAE offered jobs, help

Officials of India's Consulate in Dubai approached the family in Sharjah and offered them aid in 'documentation as requested by the family'.

10 Jul 2018 12:34 PM

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24 killed, 318 injured after train derails in Turkey

Deputy PM Recep Akdag said that heavy rain had caused the ground under the rails to collapse, causing the crash.

09 Jul 2018 1:25 PM

Turkey fires more that 18,500 state employees in new decree

Turkish media dubbed decree as the 'last' with officials indicating state of emergency could end as early as Monday.

08 Jul 2018 2:25 PM

UN calls for 'all parties' to find political solution for Yemen

The UN also repeated a call for the key port of Hodeida to remain open.

06 Jul 2018 8:50 AM

Intense airstrikes hit Syria's Daraa after failed talks on rebel surrenders

Some rebel groups have agreed to negotiated surrenders but on Wednesday evening the remainder walked out of talks with a Russian delegation.

05 Jul 2018 3:33 PM

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son killed in Syria

The group's statement showed an image of a young boy carrying an assault rifle and gave no further details.

05 Jul 2018 8:51 AM

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