Baghdad, Jan 31 : A suicide bomber killed a prominent Sunni tribal leader and four of his guards in an attack in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a security source said Saturday.
Riyadh, Jan 31 : Courts in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh have sentenced more than 65 men to prison terms ranging from two days to three months for their refusal to implement court rulings in favour of their former wives, the ministry of justice said.
Baghdad, Jan 31 : Islamic State (IS) militants seized 15 employees after they temporarily seized an oil facility near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, while Kurdish troops freed seven villages in the area, a security source said Saturday.
Doha, Jan 31 : A total of 279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, up from 241 deaths in 2013, according to data released by the Indian embassy.
Beirut, Jan 31 : Lebanon Friday complained to the UN against Israel's retaliation, following the Hezbollah operation in Shebaa Farms, at the intersection of the Lebanon-Syria border and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Baghdad, Jan 31 : Dozens of Islamic State (IS) jihadis and at least 16 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed, and 77 people were injured in intense fighting in several Iraqi provinces Friday.
Cairo, Jan 30 : Mortar attacks in Egypt's North Sinai province Thursday killed 20 people and injured 36 others, according to a report in Egyptian state TV.
Beirut, Jan 30 : Lebanon Thursday called for avoiding a full-blown war with Israel, a day after a Hezbollah attack killed two Israeli soldiers in Shebaa Farms at the intersection of the Lebanon-Syria border and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Baghdad, Jan 30 : Islamic State (IS) militants blew up 10 palaces from the Saddam Hussein era (1979-2003) in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the birthplace of Hussein, the late president of the country.
Dubai, Jan 29 : People in Saudi Arabia have taken to social media to condemn online claims that Saudi state television blurred out US First Lady Michelle Obama as she made a public appearance in Riyadh sans veil.
Dubai, Jan 29 : An Indian woman died and three people were seriously injured when the car they were travelling in hit an electric pole in Oman's Sur city, a media report said Thursday.
Dubai, Jan 29 : A court in Qatar has given a 10-year jail sentence to an Indian man for killing a colleague, a fellow Indian national, according to a media report.
Dubai, Jan 29 : Police in Kuwait have arrested several online activists for posting remarks considered offensive to Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on social networking sites, a media report said.
Jerusalem/Beirut, Jan 28 : Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish soldier of the UN peacekeeping forces were killed when Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group Wednesday attacked an Israeli army convoy and Israel retaliated.
Damascus, Jan 28 : A Syrian lawmaker Wednesday defended Hezbollah's targeting of an Israeli military convoy earlier in the day, saying the response was a normal retaliation to the latest Israeli attack that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria.
Baghdad, Jan 28 : A total of 36 people were killed in attacks and clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala Wednesday, security sources said.
Manama, Jan 28 : Bahrain's upper criminal court decided Wednesday to postpone the trial of Ali Salman, opposition leader and general secretary of Al Wefaq Society, until Feb 25, said the public prosecution.
Jerusalem/Beirut, Jan 28 : Israeli forces attacked southern Lebanon from the sky and ground Wednesday killing a Spanish UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) soldier after a missile fired from Lebanon hit an Israeli army convoy.
Tehran, Jan 28 : Iran is seeking a quick agreement with the world powers on the nuclear issue, the country's foreign ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, said Wednesday.
Amman, Jan 28 : Jordan Wednesday said it is ready to release a female suicide bomber if the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group is freed.
Beirut/Jerusalem, Jan 28 : An anti-tank missile was fired at an Israeli military vehicle Wednesday in Mount Dov, along the Israeli-Lebanese border, injuring several Israeli soldiers. Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah later claimed responsibility for the attack.
Dubai, Jan 28 : Several airlines , including Emirates, have suspended flights to Baghdad after a flydubai flight was hit by bullets while it was landing at Baghdad airport.
Jerusalem, Jan 28 : The Israeli Air Force struck the Syrian army's artillery posts late Tuesday in response to an earlier rocket attack from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the military said Wednesday.
Damascus, Jan 28 : The Syrian army at least 66 rebels in several Syrian areas, the state media reported.
Riyadh, Jan 28, : US President Barack Obama ended his hours long visit to Saudi Arabia by holding strategic talks, media reported.
Baghdad, Jan 28 : A militant group including Yazidi and Syrian Kurdish fighters has killed at least 25 Arab civilians on the perimeters of the northwestern Iraqi town of Rabia, on the Syrian border, an official source said.
Baghdad, Jan 27 : The governor of Iraqi province of Diyala announced Tuesday that a high-level security committee will be formed to investigate what he called the human horrific massacre involving more than 70 civilians, including women and children, in a village.
Riyadh, Jan 27 : US President Barack Obama on Tuesday arrived in Saudi Arabia to pay his respects to late king Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud's family members after ending his three-day visit to India.
Dubai/Baghdad, Jan 27 : Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Dubai's Emirates Airline said Tuesday they would suspend flights to Baghdad until further notice after small arms fire hit a passenger plane at the Iraqi capital's airport.
Dubai, Jan 27 : Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Dubai's Emirates Airline said Tuesday they would suspend flights to Baghdad until further notice after a shooting incident at the Iraqi capital's airport.
Riyadh, Jan 27 : US President Barack Obama arrived here Tuesday to pay his respects to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz who died Jan 23. He was received by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at the city's King Khalid International Airport.
Tehran, Jan 26 : Iran is firm and resolute over its nuclear rights and is ready to prove that its nuclear activities are peaceful, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said here Sunday.
Cairo, Jan 26 : At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters across Egypt, officials said.
Baghdad, Jan 25 : At least 56 people were killed in clashes between security forces and Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq, while nine people were killed in bomb attacks targeting restaurants in the capital Baghdad Sunday, security sources said.
Cairo, Jan 25 : Eleven people were killed Sunday during protests across Egypt to mark the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, state-run Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Davos, Jan 24 : If the US Congress imposes fresh sanctions on Tehran, the Iranian parliament (Majlis) will retaliate by adopting a bill to further expand the country's nuclear enrichment level, said Iranian foreign minister.
Riyadh, Jan 23 : Saudi Arabia's former Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Friday took the pledge of allegiance as the new king following the death of King Abdullah, the ruler of the world's largest oil exporter for nearly a decade.
Riyadh, Jan 23 : The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has claimed two more lives, bringing the toll in the country to 363 since the virus was detected in 2012, the Saudi Arabia health ministry announced.
Riyadh, Jan 23 : With the death of Saudi King Abdullah, the ruler of the world's largest oil exporter for almost a decade, Friday, his 79-year-old half-brother and former Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud took the pledge of allegiance as the new king.
London, Jan 23 : Saudi Arabia has reportedly decided to not flog blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running after doctors advised against this week's 50 lashes on health grounds, human rights group Amnesty International said.
London, Jan. 23 : Egypt has reportedly ordered enquiry against a museum after 3000-year-old Tutankhamun's blue and gold braided beard was glued back on its mask.
London, Jan 23 : A day after Yemen's president struck a peace deal with Shia Houthi rebels, he has reportedly stepped down from the post along with his prime minister in order to protest against the takeover of the capital Sanaa by the rebels.
Riyadh, Jan 23 : Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died on Friday, reports said.
Riyadh, Jan 23 : King Abdullah died early Friday of complications from pneumonia and has been succeeded by his brother Salman, the Saudi Arabian royal household said in a statement.
London, Jan 22 : Yemen's president has reportedly struck a peace deal with Shia Houthi rebels who have taken over his palace, surrounded his home and captured key locations in the capital city of Sanaa, a report said.
Aligarh, Jan 22 : Saudi Arabia is keen to intensify bilateral ties with India with education being a priority, said Saudi Ambassador Saud Mohammad Al-Sati during his address at Aligarh Muslim University.
Riyadh, Jan 22 : Terrorist organisations are increasingly investing in stock exchanges across the world to raise funds for their operations, a British study has revealed.
Baghdad, Jan 22 : At least seven people were killed and 26 others wounded Thursday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and a car bomb exploded at a security base near the Iraq capital Baghdad, media reported.
Abu Dhabi, Jan 21 : Two Swiss pilots will attempt to take their solar-powered aircraft around the globe, to demonstrate the promise of clean energy and would stop over at India also, among various countries, during the flight.
Riyadh, Jan 21 : Saudi Arabia's health ministry has hired US experts to help combat the spread of infectious and non-communicable diseases, including the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Ebola, in the country, media reported Wednesday.
Dubai, Jan 21 : A 26-year-old Indian waiter set his ex-girlfriend's shoe and bed on fire after she broke up with him in October last year.
Dubai, Jan 20 : Expressing concern over the growing number of unmarried women in Saudi Arabia, Saudis have called for radical solutions that would help address the phenomenon.
Dubai, Jan 20 : A Sri Lankan man in United Arb Emirates (UAE) has been jailed for six months for attempting to force his former Indian girlfriend into marriage after blackmailing her with nude photos.
Sanaa, Jan 20 : At least nine people were killed Monday in clashes between the presidential guards and Shia Houthi militia in Yemen's capital Sanaa, Information Minister Nadia al-Sakkaf said.
Jeddah, Jan 19 : Saudi Arabia's passport department has made fingerprinting mandatory for all male and female expatriates for renewal and issue of IDs (iqamas) from Jan 21, a media report said Monday.
Abu Dhabi, Jan 19 : An Abu Dhabi court will give its verdict Feb 8 over the death of a four-year-old Indian girl who suffocated in her school bus on a hot day, a media report said Monday.
Damascus/Beirut, Jan 19 : Israel killed six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in air strikes against a southern Syrian town Sunday, media reports said.
Damascus, Jan 19 : Around 35 Syrian soldiers have been killed when their plane crashed near a military airbase in the country's northwestern province of Idlib, media reports said Sunday.
Cairo, Jan 18 : Iconic Egyptian actress Faten Hamama died Saturday after suffering a medical crisis. She was 83.
Baghdad, Jan 18 : Iraqi security forces killed 21 Islamic State (IS) militants in security operations in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces, defence ministry said Saturday.