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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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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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