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In a first, Saudi female officers allowed to guard Islam's holiest sites

This year, 60,000 vaccinated citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia have been allowed to perform the Hajj

22 Jul 2021 10:15 AM

India evacuates staff from Kandahar as Taliban captures new areas

A special aircraft of the Indian Air Force was sent on Saturday to bring back the Indian diplomats, officials and other staff members

11 Jul 2021 11:20 AM

COVID-19: Oman suspends flights from 24 countries, including India, Pakistan

The decision was taken as part of the country's measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic

08 Jul 2021 12:57 PM

'What was the point?' Afghans rue decades of war as U.S. quits Bagram

Violence has been raging throughout Afghanistan in the weeks since President Joe Biden announced troops would withdraw unconditionally

04 Jul 2021 11:25 AM

Emirates to fly from India again as Dubai lifts ban over virus

Dubai said that only passengers from India 'who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine' would be allowed to travel to the emirate

20 Jun 2021 7:10 PM

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Explained: Iran vote to determine next president, direction

Among the four candidates, hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi appears to be the front-runner

17 Jun 2021 1:52 PM

Israel's Lapid says he formed new coalition to unseat Netanyahu

Lapid's announcement came in the final hour before a midnight deadline

03 Jun 2021 10:39 AM

Israel sees 'probable link' between Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis cases

Most patients who experienced heart inflammation spent no more than four days in the hospital and 95% of the cases were classified as mild

02 Jun 2021 12:53 PM

COVID-19: Bahrain suspends entry for travellers from India, four other countries

Bahrain reported 214,870 positive COVID-19 cases with 809 deaths so far, as per World Health Organisation

24 May 2021 1:37 PM

Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire to end bloody 11-day war

The fighting erupted on May 10, when Hamas militants in Gaza fired long-range rockets toward Jerusalem

21 May 2021 11:08 AM

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Renewed violence over Gaza despite ceasefire moves gaining momentum

A senior official in the Hamas militant group predicted a ceasefire within days

20 May 2021 2:45 PM

UN Security Council to meet after Gaza destruction, rocket fire into Israel

Israeli forces pummeled the densely populated Gaza Strip on Saturday

16 May 2021 10:04 AM

EXPLAINER: Why is Gaza almost always mired in conflict?

Gaza, sandwiched between Israel and Egypt, is just 25 miles (40 kilometers) long and six miles (10 kilometers) wide

14 May 2021 11:07 PM

Israel strikes kill senior Hamas commander, Palestinians fire rockets

At least 56 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday, according to the enclave's health ministry

12 May 2021 11:17 PM

Saudi Arabia issues new COVID-19 guidelines for Umrah pilgrims

From the 1st of Ramadan, only those who have received coronavirus vaccines will be allowed to enter the holy mosques

06 Apr 2021 2:47 PM

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Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

The whereabouts of Khashoggi's remains are unknown, and the Saudis have not released the names of those tried and sentenced

02 Mar 2021 12:03 PM

US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan: Report

The report said that just USD 1.2 billion of the USD 7.8 billion went to pay for buildings and vehicles that were used as intended

01 Mar 2021 2:09 PM

Pfizer or Sinopharm? 'Vaccine diplomacy' in Middle East

The Israeli government made documents public that showed the extent of its collaboration with Pfizer in its vaccination campaign

26 Jan 2021 12:38 PM

Saudi Arabia to lift Qatar embargo, easing the Gulf crisis

Kuwait, which had been mediating throughout the dispute, was first to announce the diplomatic breakthrough through its foreign minister

05 Jan 2021 11:27 AM

UAE suspends issuance of visiting visas to Pakistan, 11 other countries

Infections has been rising in Pakistan and authorities have declared that the country was witnessing the second wave of COVID-19

19 Nov 2020 1:09 PM

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