Riyadh, Aug 24 : In the wake of last year's Hajj stampede tragedy that killed hundreds of pilgrims, Saudi Arabia authorities have cut short the stoning ritual period by 12 hours, a media report said.
Dubai (UAE), Aug.24 : An Indian citizen has been arrested by Dubai Police for engaging in an ill-motivated social media campaign against Malabar Gold & Diamonds using forged images.
Damascus, Aug 24 : Conjoined twins Nawras and Moaz, who were evacuated from the suburbs of Syria's Damascus city, have died, media reports said.
Ankara, Aug 24 : Turkish forces and US-led coalition warplanes on Wednesday launched an operation in the Jarablus region of north Syria, the media reported.
Moscow, Aug 24 : Russia might use Iran's Hamedan airbase again to carry out attacks on terror targets in Syria, authorities said on Wednesday.
New York, Aug 24 : The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed concern over the deteriorating health of a 35-year-old Palestinian man who has been on a hunger strike against his administrative detention since 15 June, after having already completed his 14-and-a-half years prison sentence.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday urged Indian workers retrenched by three Saudi companies to return to India latest by September 25 after filing their claims.
Jeddah, Aug 23 : Saudi Arabia will launch next year seven high-speed trains to connect the kingdom's holy sites that are visited by millions of pilgrims from around the world every year.
Damascus, Aug 23 : Turkey on Tuesday bombarded Islamic State (IS) militant group's targets in northern Syria amid reports that Syrian rebels are to launch an offensive against the group.
New York, Aug 23 : Stressing the need for a 48-hour pause to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Monday urged the United States and Russia to rapidly reach agreement on the security guarantees and operational modalities for a ceasefire there so aid workers can deliver life-saving assistance to those in desperate need.
New York, Aug 22 : A senior United Nations official has cautioned that many Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank are facing a heightened risk of forcible transfer Bedouins as there has been a recent surge in the number of demolitions in the area.
New York, Aug 22 : A joint report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found that the conflict in Yemen has resulted in the displacement of some 3,154,572 people, of which 2,205,102 remain displaced across the country and some 949,470 have attempted to return home.
Riyadh, Aug 23 : A Saudi Arabia court sentenced an Egyptian national to six years in jail on Monday over spying for Iran, the local media reported.
Tehran, Aug 22 : Iran said on Monday that Russia has stopped using its Hamedan air base for carrying out air strikes at Islamic State strongholds in Syria.
Damascus, Aug 22 : Syrian forces and Kurdish fighters have agreed on truce in Syria' Hasakah province after Russian mediation efforts, the local media reported on Sunday.
Riyadh, Aug 21 : A group of Saudi men have formed a society to promote remarriages of widows and divorcees within the existing system of polygamy in Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Sunday.
New Delhi, Aug 21 : War-torn Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has sought India's help in the reconstruction of his country's economy.
Washington D.C., Aug. 21 : 30 people have been killed and around 94 injured when an explosion at a wedding rocked the south eastern city of Gaziantep, located about 95 kilometers north of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.
Beirut, Aug 21 : The elder brother of the 5-year-old Syrian boy rescued from the rubble after an airstrike, whose haunting image went viral on social media, died from wounds inflicted during the severe attack, media reports said on Sunday.
New York, Aug 21 : A senior United Nations official on Saturday expressed a deep concern about the deteriorating health of a Palestinian detainee on hunger strike for more than two months in protest of his detention after completing a 14.5-year prison sentence.
Istanbul, Aug 21 : Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday that his country will play a more active role in helping address the Syrian crisis within the next six months.
Sana'a, Aug 21 : Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis gathered in Sana'a on Saturday to show their support for the recently created Supreme Political Council.
Ankara, Aug 20 : The Turkish Parliament on Saturday ratified a bill on the normalisation of the country's ties with Israel, ending a six-year period of tense relations, media reported.
Dubai, Aug 20 : The Indian diaspora in the UAE showcased their secular spirit during an event to celebrate Raksha Bandhan at the Indian Consulate in Dubai.
Jakarta, Aug 20 : A group of 177 Indonesians were detained in the Philippines on Saturday after attempting to board a flight to Saudi Arabia for the annual Haj pilgrimage using fake Philippine passports.
New York, Aug 20 : The heart breaking photograph of Omran Daqneesh, the little boy sitting alone in an ambulance with his face and body covered in blood and dirt after being pulled from a destroyed building has reminded the world, yet again, of the unimaginable horrors that Syrian children face every day, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.
Geneva, Aug 19 : Unicef on Friday warned that the ongoing fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo was affecting over two million people of the city who have no access to safe drinking water.
Damascus, Aug 19 : The Islamic State militants publicly beheaded two alleged thieves in eastern Syria and crucified their headless corpses, a rights watchdog reported on Friday.
Sanaa, Aug 19 : Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has decided to evacuate its staff from six hospitals in Yemen after the latest Saudi-led air attack on its health facility, the group said.
New York, Aug 19 : The United Nations envoy for Syria abruptly suspended the regular international humanitarian taskforce meeting in Geneva on Thursday shortly after it started, saying it made "no sense" to continue unless there is a pause in the fighting so aid convoys could reach besieged areas of the war-ravaged country.
New Delhi/Jeddah, Aug 18 : Indian workers in Saudi Arabia retrenched by three Saudi companies have only two options left -- either to return to India or to relocate to a different company in the Gulf kingdom.
Aleppo, Aug 18 : The haunting image of a 5-year-old boy rescued from the rubble after a devastating airstrike in Syria's Aleppo has gone viral and drew outrage in social media.
Damascus, Aug 18 : At least 70 rebels were killed in airstrikes that struck Syria's Aleppo city, the state-run news agency Sana reported on Thursday.
Geneva, Aug 18 : The UN Special Envoy to Syria on Thursday sent out a strong message calling off a humanitarian task force meeting after only a few minutes due to "lack of progress on the ground and ongoing fighting in the war-torn country".
Damascus, Aug 18 : At least 25 people, including children, were killed in a bombing in Syria's Idlib town, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday.
Sanaa, Aug 18 : At least six women have been killed in airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition, officials said on Thursday.
Riyadh, Aug 18 : Archaeologists have discovered the "world's oldest human bone" in Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Thursday.
London, Aug. 18 : Terrorism-monitoring company Site Intelligence Group (Site) has said that Hamza bin Laden, the son of al-Qaida's slain founder Osama bin Laden, has urged Saudis to overthrow the kingdom's rulers to free themselves from the influence of the U.S.
New York, Aug 18 : Alarmed by escalating airstrikes and ground fighting in Yemen and along the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border since, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeated his call on all the parties to the conflict to immediately cease all hostilities and for the Yemeni parties to return to the recently-ended direct talks facilitated by his envoy.
Islamabad, Aug 17 : The Spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the blast in Quetta area of Pakistan which killed at least 70 people on Aug 8.
Moscow, Aug 17 : Russia is trying to coordinate with the US in Syria and has denied any violation of UN resolutions in its use of an Iran air base, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.
Moscow, Aug 17 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the situation in Syria over the phone, authorities said.
New York, Aug 16 : The situation of civilians in Aleppo is "critical and demands immediate attention and response," a United Nations-mandated human rights panel warned on Tuesday, expressing grave for the safety of the war-raved city's people, including some 100,000 children, and urging countries with influence to pressure the parties to the conflict in Syria to return to political negotiations.
New York, Aug 16 : Reiterating his call on all warring parties in Yemen to immediately implement the cessation of hostilities, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the reported coalition airstrike yesterday on a hospital in the rural town of Hajjah that killed 11 people.
Geneva, Aug 16 : The Independent Commission of Inquiry of Syria on Tuesday warned that the intensified attacks to control rebel-held areas and main supply lines in Aleppo are in tune with the use of siege warfare.
Moscow, Aug 16 : The Russian Defence Ministry on Tuesday said its bombers carried out air strikes against terrorist targets in Syria from an Iranian air base for the first time.
Washington, Aug 16 : The US government announced that 15 inmates held at the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
New York, Aug 15 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attack, reportedly an airstrike, on a school in northern Yemen that killed at least 10 children and injured many more over the weekend.
Ankara, Aug 15 : A US think tank has called for the withdrawal of nuclear arms from Turkey's Incirlik Air Base, saying the country is in disorder and is too close to the Syria conflict zone.
Jerusalem, Aug 15 : Israel's army said on Monday that troops demolished the home of a Palestinian who reportedly stabbed a Jewish teenager to death in her settlement home.
London, Aug 15 : British MPs are being taught unarmed street-fighting techniques used by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in a bid to protect themselves from stalkers, terrorists, and political extremists in the light of Jo Cox's murder, it was reported on Monday.
Geneva, Aug. 14 : Asking India to help them in a same way as it did for the creation of Bangladesh, Baloch Republican Party (BRP) founding chief Brahumdagh Bugti on Sunday said if the international community could interfere in Libya and Syria, why not in Balochistan, where people were leaving their own nation out of helplessness.
Damascus, Aug 14 : US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters freed the Manbij city in Syria from Islamic State (IS) terrorists as the residents celebrated the liberation from group's two-year rule over the city.
Damascus, Aug 14 : At least 51 people were killed on Saturday as a result of rebels' shelling and airstrikes in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, a monitor group reported.
New York, Aug 13 : Oil prices climbed further on Friday as investors were digesting the latest remarks from Saudi Energy Minister.
New York, Aug 13 : The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supports more than 4 million people inside Syria with food assistance. Heading its operation there since December last year is Swiss national Jakob Kern.
New York, Aug 13 : The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm over a spike in violence in crisis-torn Yemen, as the world body's human rights wing reported the number of civilian casualties in the conflict has been "steadily mounting," with some 815 casualties since April alone.
Cairo, Aug 13 : Egypt's largest Indian colour festival Holi kicked off on Friday, introducing fun and joy for lovers of Indian culture in the North African country.
Damascus, Aug 12 : Islamic State militants have kidnapped nearly 2,000 civilians while evacuating their last position in the northern town of Manbej near Turkey on Friday, Kurdish activists and a monitor group reported.
New Delhi, Aug 12 : A curated fair exhibiting artworks selected by renowned curators will focus on a world purview of art.