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Putin heads to Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran, Turkey

Putin is seeking to bolster ties with Tehran, a fellow target of severe U.S. sanctions and a potential military and trade partner

19 Jul 2022 11:21 AM

Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

Saudi Arabia now also allows women to attend the hajj unaccompanied by a male relative, a requirement that was dropped last year

04 Jul 2022 12:33 PM

Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Ali Samoudi, another Palestinian journalist, was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in the back

11 May 2022 1:52 PM

'Terrorist groups' enjoy freedom in Afghanistan: UN experts

The Islamic State's strength in Afghan has risen from an estimated 2,200 to near 4,000 following the release of several thousand prisoners

08 Feb 2022 11:01 AM

Afghan universities reopen with trickle of women attending

Most secondary schools for girls and all public universities were shuttered when the hardline Islamist group stormed back to power

02 Feb 2022 12:25 PM

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UAE intercepts Yemen rebel missile in third week of attacks

The defence ministry of the UAE said it responded to the attack by destroying the missile launch site in Yemen's northern Al-Jawf region

31 Jan 2022 1:16 PM

UN expresses concern over human rights violations in Afghanistan

The UNAMA Human Rights said that there is a need for investigations, transparency and accountability of such cases

28 Jan 2022 11:21 AM

UAE shoots down 2 ballistic missiles fired by Houthis over Abu Dhabi

The attack came a week after Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted a fuel depot in Abu Dhabi and the city's main airport

24 Jan 2022 11:17 AM

Taliban PM calls for Muslim nations to recognise Afghan government

No country has yet recognised the Taliban government, with Western nations watching to see how the Taliban will rule this time around

19 Jan 2022 12:38 PM

New coronavirus variant 'Deltacron' emerges in Cyprus

In total, 10 of the mutations from Omicron were found in the 25 samples taken in Cyprus

09 Jan 2022 2:33 PM

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Taliban urges US to release frozen funds in Doha talks

It was the second round of talks between the two sides in Qatar since the US ended its 20-year occupation of Afghanistan

01 Dec 2021 12:56 PM

Taliban signs deal with Australian company, may legalize 'cannabis processing'

The Taliban had earlier committed to crack down on cannabis and opium processing in Afghanistan

25 Nov 2021 2:32 PM

Taliban expand interim cabinet, 27 new members named

In September, the Taliban announced a new list of 17 more ministers in the caretaker Afghanistan Cabinet

23 Nov 2021 3:20 PM

Pakistan to allow India to send wheat to Afghan through its territory: Imran Khan

Currently, Pakistan only allows Afghanistan to export goods to India but doesn't allow any other two-way trade through the border crossing

23 Nov 2021 1:20 PM

Iraqi prime minister survives assassination bid with drones

The attack was a major escalation amid tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept parliamentary election results

07 Nov 2021 10:40 AM

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Senior Taliban commander among dead in hospital attack

At least 19 people were killed on Tuesday in the attack claimed by the Taliban's hardline rivals, the Islamic State-Khorasan

03 Nov 2021 11:14 AM

Taliban supreme leader makes first public appearance

Akhundzada has been the spiritual chief of the Islamist movement since 2016 but has remained a reclusive figure

31 Oct 2021 1:40 PM

Zalmay Khalilzad resigns as special Afghan envoy, replaced by Thomas West

Thomas West had previously served as the Deputy Special Representative

19 Oct 2021 11:01 AM

Pakistan opens air route to Afghanistan for commercial cargo

Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan International Airlines said that it had immediately suspended its operation in Kabul citing 'security reasons'

17 Oct 2021 4:06 PM

US, Taliban to hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Since the Taliban took power, IS extremists have ramped up attacks on the militant group, as well as ethnic and religious minorities

09 Oct 2021 10:54 AM

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