New York, Jul 30 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the announcement on Wednesday that Israel has approved construction of some 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, as well as the planning and construction of nearly 500 housing units in a number of settlements in East Jerusalem.
New York, Jul 30 : United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the bomb attack on Monday in the village of Sitra, Bahrain, which reportedly killed two policemen and injured several others.
Abu Dhabi, July 27 : The Abu Dhabi municipality has implemented a new system giving street route numbers that it maintains will greatly ease the process of navigation for the city's residents and visitors alike, media reported on Monday.
New York, Jul 25 : With intensive bombardments and street fighting in Yemen forcing more than 3,600 schools across the country to close and disrupting education for some 1.8 million children, the top United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official there appealed on Friday to the warring parties to respect the safety of schools.
Tehran , July 24 : Destinia.com, the international online travel agency with offices in Madrid, Cairo and Dubai, has expanded its presence in the Middle East with its entrance in the market of Iran.
New York, July 24 : Deeply concerned by escalating violence in southern Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in the crisis-torn country called for an immediate ceasefire on Thursdayamid fighting that has claimed dozens of lives in recent weeks and is a "further reminder of the chaos engulfing Libya and the need for the main...actors to move quickly to reach a political settlement."
Kolkata, July 23 : dnata in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has launched a roadshow across the country targeting industry professionals, to highlight Abu Dhabi Summer Season-a three month-long programme of family entertainment promoting the multi-faceted destination started from June 11 and continuing until September 5.
New York, Jul 23 : With Iraq facing "one of the most difficult phases in its modern history," the Government, its leadership and, most of all, Iraqis themselves, will need "continuous and massive" support and assistance from the international community, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.
New York, Jul 23 : The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has expressed deep concern at the plight of civilians in Zabadani, in the wake of credible reports that overnight, a large number of barrel bombs were dropped on the north-western city.
New York, Jul 23 : The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attack in Suruc, Turkey, which killed at least 31 and injuring over 100 people.
New York, Jul 22 : In "a major breakthrough," the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced that its first ship since conflict erupted in Yemen in March berthed on Tuesday in the port of Aden after repeated attempts to reach huge numbers of increasingly desperate people and as intense fighting continues to take a serious toll on civilians.
New York, Jul 22 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday announced the appointment of Major General Arthur David Gawn, of New Zealand, as Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO).
New York, Jul 21 : The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution establishing a monitoring system for Iran's nuclear programme and considering the "eventual removal" of all nuclear-related sanctions against the country.
New York, Jul 21 : With more than 74,000 new people displaced by fighting on the move in Iraq, the United Nations humanitarian wing has warned that overall, some 40 per cent of critically needed life-saving water and sanitation programmes will be forced to shut down by the end of the month due to lack of funding.
New York, Jul 21 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place in the Turkish town of Suruc, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured more than a hundred.
Suruc, July 20 : At least 28 people were killed in a suicide attack in the Turkish town of Suruc on Monday, media reports said.
Amman, July 20 : Jordan Tourism Board in association with Cox and Kings held Corporate evenings at Bangalore and Mumbai recently.
United Nations, July 19 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned "in the strongest terms" a bomb attack on a market in Baghdad that killed over 100 people, media reported.
New York, July 18 : The outlook for South Sudan is not completely bleak, a senior United Nations has said in Juba, noting that travelling throughout the country, he has repeatedly heard the phrase: "we want peace now."
New York, July 18 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the car bomb attack perpetrated at a police checkpoint yesterday in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.
New York, July 17 : The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the initialling of the Libyan political agreement in Skhirat, Morocco on 11 July as the latest step towards resolving the country's political crisis.
New York, Jul 16 : As millions face "terrifying" violence, extreme hunger and little medical aid in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the "catastrophic" situation, and renewed his appeal for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian pause."
New York, Jul 15 : The United Nations has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as the two parties pave the way for a viable solution on the Gulf country's nuclear programme and towards possible peace in the region.
New York, Jul 15 : The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed deep concern over attacks and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Turkey and has called on the authorities to take active measures to combat homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday.
New York, Jul 15 : The United Nations rights office on Tuesday welcomed the recent release of a Palestinian prisoner who had been on a hunger strike protesting his continuing administrative detention by the Israeli authorities since 8 July 2014.
New York, Jul 15 : With an expected humanitarian pause failing to take hold in crisis-torn Yemen over the past weekend, the United Nations said on Tuesday that four out of five people in the country rely on some type of assistance, and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that it has been able to deliver urgently needed supplies to the port city of Aden.
New York, July 14 : Just days after marking the somber fourth anniversary of South Sudan's independence, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Mondayurged the leaders of the country to end hostilities and to move beyond their "partial interests" and show courage and leadership.
New York, July 14 : The ongoing conflict in Iraq continues to exact a "terrible" and deadly toll on the country's civilians, particularly in the areas still under control by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to a new report released on Mondayby the United Nations.
New York, July 14 : Syrian children are becoming increasingly vulnerable to water borne illnesses amid peaking summer temperatures and dwindling supplies of safe water, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.
Riyadh, July 13 : Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdulaziz on Monday named a new housing minister and governor of the Northern Borders province, media reported.
Abu Dhabi, July 13 : A woman found guilty of killing an American teacher on Al Reem Island in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December last year was executed on Monday.
New York, July 11 : Yemen's humanitarian crisis has reached a new low amid disintegrating health services and the spread of infectious disease among children, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday just hours before a ceasefire aimed at facilitating the delivery of critical relief is slated to begin.
Abu Dhabi, July 11 : A four-year-old boy died of suffocation and high temperature after his father locked him inside his car and forgot about him in United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said on Saturday.
Riyadh, July 10 : Saudi Arabia's former foreign minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, the world's longest serving foreign minister, died on Thursday at the age of 75, two months after he was replaced following 40 years on the job, a media report said.
Riyadh, July 10 : Saudi Arabia's former minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, the world's longest-serving foreign minister, died on Thursday at the age of 75, two months after he was replaced following 40 years in the job, a media report said.
Riyadh, July 9 : Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the extension of the grace period to August 16 to 338,352 Yemenis living in the country, Al Eqtisadiya online newspaper reported.
Jeddah, July 7 : Three Saudi brothers have been arrested on a "strong suspicion" of having links with last month's bombing of a Shia mosque in Kuwait, the Saudi interior ministry said on Tuesday.
Amman, July 6 : Jordan's State Security Court decided on Monday to forbid the publishing of information regarding an alleged Iranian plot to carry out terrorist attacks in Jordanian territory.
Riyadh, July 5 : A terrorist, who escaped a raid at a house in Saudi Arabia's Taif city, was killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said here on Sunday.
Riyadh, July 3 : The Saudi interior ministry announced on Friday the death of one of its personnel during a raid to arrest three Islamic State (IS) members in Taif district, Al Arabiya reported.
Riyadh, July 3 : Five Indians from Kerala were killed in Saudi Arabia when their vehicle was hit by a speeding trailer, a newspaper reported on Friday.
Dubai, June 29 : A woman who killed an American teacher in December last year was on Monday sentenced to death by the Federal Supreme Court of Abu Dhabi.
Kuwait City, June 28 : India has confirmed that two Indians were killed in a suicide attack at a mosque in Kuwait on Friday.
Kuwait City, June 28 : Kuwait's interior ministry on Sunday said the bomber who attacked a Shia mosque in Kuwait City on Friday was a Saudi national.
Kuwait City, June 27 : Kuwait authorities have arrested 18 suspects in connection with the suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City on Friday which killed 27 people, media reports said on Saturday.
Kuwait City, June 26 : At least eight people were killed and several others were hurt as a Shia mosque in Kuwait City after Friday prayers, media reports said.
Riyadh, June 26 : A Saudi engineer invented a biotechnology that could be used in cleaning up oil spills at land or sea.
Kolkata: June 24 : Air Arabia on Wednesday said it has been named the Best Low-cost Airline in the Middle East at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, which took place at the Paris Air Show this year.
Dubai, June 21 : A 41-year-old Dubai man on Sunday attempted a world record by performing 'shirsasana' or headstand for about an hour on the occasion of International Yoga Day, a media report said.
Abu Dhabi, June 21 : Shisha smoking increases during the holy month of Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with non-smokers also tending to pick up the habit, an expert said on Sunday.
Dubai, June 18 : Vice-President and Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered the release of 734 prisoners in Dubai, media reported on Thursday.
Manama, June 16 : A Bahraini court on Tuesday sentenced a leader of a main Shia opposition group to four years in prison for inciting hatred in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.
Dubai, June 16 : An Indian banker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) committed suicide by hanging, a media report said on Tuesday.
Dubai, June 14 : A diplomat with the Indian consulate in Dubai has developed an online database of blood donors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said on Sunday.
Manama, June 12 : An Indian teenager who remained stranded in Bahrain since 2006 is to be reunited with his father in India on Friday.
Manama, June 12 : Bahrain's High Criminal Court on Thursday ordered stripping of citizenship of 56 suspects in connection with a terrorist plot.
Riyadh, June 11 : The Saudi Arabian foreign ministry rejected on Thursday criticism made by some countries and international organisations on the arrest of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Dubai, June 11 : The verdict on an Indian woman on trial for killing her husband in Bahrain has been delayed by three months, media reported on Thursday.
Dhaka, June 9 : Saudi Arabia has rejected Bangladesh's proposal to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims, authorities said on Tuesday.
Dubai, June 7 : Bahrain has imposed a ban on Indian manufactured Maggi noodles of Nestle, media reported on Sunday.