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Middle East

Saudi woman’s car set on fire after driving ban lifted

Salma al-Sherif told local media that her car had been deliberately set alight this week by men 'opposed to women drivers'.

04 Jul 2018 8:48 PM

UAE to tow icebergs from Antarctica to its coasts for drinking water

Company is developing technology to reduce project costs, ensure zero ice melting during transport, facilitate water-transfer processes.

02 Jul 2018 2:22 PM

Iraq executes 13 death row ISIS terrorists to avenge civilian killings

Around 20,000 were arrested in a three-year battle by Iraqi forces to drive out IS, which had seized western and northern Iraq in 2014.

29 Jun 2018 9:12 PM

100 migrants may have drowned near Tripoli: Libyan coastguard

Migrants from Libya try to cross to Europe by sea in flimsy inflatable boats provided by smugglers that often get punctured or break down.

29 Jun 2018 5:31 PM

Iraq executes 12 ISIS terrorists on death row in retaliation to killings

Executions on Thursday came shortly after Abadi ordered 'immediate' implementation of death sentences of hundreds of convicted terrorists.

29 Jun 2018 3:20 PM

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22 killed in air strikes on southern Syria: monitor

'At least 35 Russian air strikes hit the town of Al-Mseifra,' Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

28 Jun 2018 4:19 PM

Saudi woman reporter leaves country after being probed for 'indecent clothes'

Clip sparked torrent of criticism from arch-conservatives on social media, with Arabic hashtag 'naked woman driving in Riyadh'.

28 Jun 2018 12:35 PM

2 Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport: Syrian state media

Head of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman said that Israeli missiles hit arms depots for Hezbollah near airport.

26 Jun 2018 4:32 PM

Erdogan declared winner in Turkey presidential elections

Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections.

25 Jun 2018 11:48 AM

Saudi women begin driving from today as ban ends

The announcement lifting the ban was first made in September of 2017.

24 Jun 2018 11:35 AM

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud: Justice ministry

She, aide falsely declared there were no cooks at prime minister's official residence, ordered from outside caterers at public expense.

21 Jun 2018 6:16 PM

Air strike on east Syria kills nearly 40 pro-regime fighters

Syrian state media reported the attack overnight accusing the US-led coalition but the Pentagon denied responsibility.

18 Jun 2018 4:04 PM

Ceasefire agreement with Taliban marks Eid celebrations in Afghanistan

This is the first time the Taliban had declared a nationwide ceasefire in the nearly 17-year conflict.

15 Jun 2018 4:44 PM

Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

For both women, biking is not just an adrenalin-fuelled passion, but also a form of empowerment.

13 Jun 2018 1:20 AM

Indian-origin head chef of UAE restaurant under fire for ‘anti-Islam’ remarks

The anti-Islam tweet created a furore on social media, with twitterati calling for firing the chef.

12 Jun 2018 6:42 PM

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38 killed by air strikes on village in Syria's Idlib: Human rights monitor

The death toll is expected to increase as some of the 50 injured in strikes were in critical condition.

08 Jun 2018 9:05 PM

Saudi Arabia criminalises sexual harassment

The new law would introduce prison term of up to five years, maximum penalty of 300,000 riyals (USD 80,000).

30 May 2018 7:05 PM

US-led air strike hits key military positions in east Syria: State media

A military source of forces allied to Syria's govt said the strikes had targeted two regime military positions near a frontline with IS.

24 May 2018 1:30 PM

Even as it resumes uranium production, Iran prefers pre-nuke deal era

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said that it will 'crush' Iran with military pressure and by imposing sanctions

23 May 2018 12:25 PM

Saudi arrests 10 women's rights activists, makes clear State is supreme

The arrest comes one month before the kingdom is slated to lift its driving ban on women.

23 May 2018 11:42 AM

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