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19 dead as Iran warship hit by 'friendly...

19 dead as Iran warship hit by 'friendly...

Middle East

Mon, May 11 2020

The vessel had been towed ashore for 'technical investigations', it said in a statement, calling...

Saudi triples VAT, suspends handouts...

Saudi triples VAT, suspends handouts...

Middle East

Mon, May 11 2020

The government is also ‘cancelling, extending or postponing’ expenditure for some its agencies...

Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll...

Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll...

Middle East

Sun, May 10 2020

The clashes in the Sahl al-Ghab area killed 15 regime fighters as well as seven jihadists including from...

Qatar widens virus testing beyond locked...

Qatar widens virus testing beyond locked...

Middle East

Fri, May 8 2020

The Gulf monarchy of 2.75 million people has seen a relatively high number of cases with 18,890 testing...

Iraq lawmakers approve government of...

Iraq lawmakers approve government of...

World

Thu, May 7 2020

Former prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who has been leading a caretaker government, resigned last year...

Israel hits Hamas positions after Gaza...

Israel hits Hamas positions after Gaza...

Middle East

Wed, May 6 2020

The Gaza rocket hit an open field near the border, with no immediate reports of casualties or

Assad warns of virus catastrophe as...

Assad warns of virus catastrophe as...

Coronavirus

Tue, May 5 2020

The relatively low number of recorded cases does not mean Syria is 'out of the danger zone'

Iran warns of nuclear deal 'death' if...

Iran warns of nuclear deal 'death' if...

Middle East

Sun, May 3 2020

Iran and the United States have been at loggerheads for decades

Coronavirus: Bahrain to cover medical...

Coronavirus: Bahrain to cover medical...

Middle East

Thu, Apr 30 2020

The middle eastern country took the move following the King’s directive, says the Bangladesh...

Fuel truck bomb kills more than 40 in...

Fuel truck bomb kills more than 40 in...

Middle East

Wed, Apr 29 2020

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast, one of the largest to rock Afrin since Turkish...

Bomb blast kills 40 people in

Bomb blast kills 40 people in

Middle East

Tue, Apr 28 2020

Tuesday's blast was one of the deadliest to hit a region under the control of Turkish-backed...

Saudi-led coalition rejects south Yemen...

Saudi-led coalition rejects south Yemen...

Middle East

Mon, Apr 27 2020

Residents of the southern city of Aden reported heavy deployments of STC forces, and a separatist source...

Saudi Arabia eliminates death penalty...

Saudi Arabia eliminates death penalty...

Middle East

Mon, Apr 27 2020

The decree is expected to spare the lives of at least six men from the minority Shiite community who...

Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging

Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging

Middle East

Sat, Apr 25 2020

Court-ordered floggings in Saudi Arabia - sometimes extending to hundreds of lashes - have long drawn...

Saudi Arabia may re-route tankers if...

Saudi Arabia may re-route tankers if...

World

Thu, Apr 23 2020

US officials have said in recent days that Washington is considering blocking Saudi shipments of crude...

Iran's Guards say they launch first...

Iran's Guards say they launch first...

Middle East

Wed, Apr 22 2020

'The three-stage Qased satellite launcher uses a combination of solid and liquid fuels'

Lebanon MPs meet in hall as protesters...

Lebanon MPs meet in hall as protesters...

Middle East

Tue, Apr 21 2020

Outside the venue, dozens of protesters drove a noisy convoy of cars covered in slogans, drivers honking...

Iran says 1,000 foreign prisoners temporarily...

Iran says 1,000 foreign prisoners temporarily...

Middle East

Tue, Apr 21 2020

They included British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, arrested in 2016 and serving a five-year...

Netanyahu and rival Gantz clinch Israel...

Netanyahu and rival Gantz clinch Israel...

Middle East

Tue, Apr 21 2020

Netanyahu will remain prime minister for 18 months after which Gantz will replace him

Middle East braces for bleak Ramadan...

Middle East braces for bleak Ramadan...

Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 20 2020

More dispiriting for many devout Muslims is that congregational worship -- including taraweeh night prayers...

UAE tells Muslims to pray at home during...

UAE tells Muslims to pray at home during...

Middle East

Mon, Apr 20 2020

The UAE, the region's business hub, has recorded 6,781 infections with 41 deaths