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Middle East

50 bodies of jihadists, civilians recovered from Raqqa mass grave in Syria

The mass grave was located under a football pitch, close to a hospital where IS jihadists had dug in before being chased out of Raqqa.

22 Apr 2018 12:01 PM

Syrian rebels retreat from enclave northeast of Damascus

President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, is seeking to wipe out the last few rebel enclaves near Damascus.

21 Apr 2018 6:28 PM

Saudi Arabia's women fitness centre shut over 'indecent' workout video

The video, which was circulated on social media, showed a woman with uncovered hair in a gym and kicking a punching bag.

21 Apr 2018 4:46 PM

Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if US exits deal

The deal reached between Iran, the US and five other world powers put curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

21 Apr 2018 2:13 PM

More than 300 get death in Iraq for links to ISIS

Women from Turkey, Central Asia among sentenced.

19 Apr 2018 2:37 AM

Runaway Dubai princess, brought back by India, 'doing excellent' back home

'What I can confirm is they took her and she was brought back,' the source close to Dubai govt said on condition of anonymity.

18 Apr 2018 5:16 PM

Syria strikes: Here's everything you need to know

Strikes were aimed at "chemical weapons infrastructure" in what US billed as a warning against Assad employing such weapons in future.

14 Apr 2018 3:54 PM

Israeli official justifies US-led strikes on Syria

Tensions have been running high between Israel and its arch-foe Iran, a key backer of the Syrian regime.

14 Apr 2018 2:55 PM

South Africa lays to rest 'Mama' Winnie Mandela today

A 21-gun salute will be fired and a full honour guard is expected to escort Winnie's remains to her final resting place.

14 Apr 2018 1:46 PM

Clashes erupt on Israel-Gaza border on third Friday of protests: reports

Limited clashes between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli soldiers began in at least two places along the border.

13 Apr 2018 4:18 PM

UNSC must prevent Syria spiralling out of control: UN chief

Antonio Guterres has appealed to the Security Council to break the current deadlock on reported use of chemical weapons in Syria.

13 Apr 2018 12:00 PM

Bashar al-Assad warns Western action would 'further destabilise' region

Threats of Western military action in response to an alleged chemical attack would only lead to further chaos in the region.

12 Apr 2018 5:08 PM

Indian nurse from Kerala plunges to death from hospital's rooftop in UAE

The woman, identified as Suja Singh from Kerala, jumped from Al Ain hospital's building on Sunday afternoon, the Gulf News reported.

10 Apr 2018 6:26 PM

Saudi to consider turning Qatar border into nuclear waste site: reports

The proposal signals a new low in the 10-month-old feud between Qatar and a quartet of nations that includes Saudi Arabia.

10 Apr 2018 3:37 PM

Syria blames Israel of carrying out deadly dawn bombing raid on military air base

The Russian army also accused Israel, saying two Israeli F-15s had fired eight missiles at the base.

09 Apr 2018 8:11 AM

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left US Flag on screens

The attack apparently affected 200,000 router switches across the world in a widespread attack.

08 Apr 2018 3:22 PM

Gaza border protest: Israeli troops kill nine, hundreds wounded

The recent march was the second in what Gaza's Hamas rulers said would be several weeks of protests against a decade-old border blockade.

07 Apr 2018 12:15 PM

MBS's moderate Saudi: The liberal crown prince and his many reforms

The prince is the architect of a wide-ranging plan dubbed 'Vision 2030' to bring social and economic change to Saudi Arabia's economy.

06 Apr 2018 3:01 PM

Nerve agent attack: Putin hopes chemical watchdog can end Skripal row

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury on March 4.

04 Apr 2018 4:37 PM

As Israel, Saudi draw closer, crown prince asserts 'right to own land'

Saudi Arabia - birthplace of Islam and home to its holiest shrines - does not recognise Israel.

03 Apr 2018 6:01 PM