DUBAI, March 5 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi warned its citizens against travelling to India due to the spread of swine flu.
Abu Dhabi, March 3 : The UAE has no intention to de-peg its currency, the dirham, from the US dollar because the US currency ensures economic stability and the Gulf nation's investments are basically in US dollars, Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, the governor of the UAE Central Bank, has said.
Dubai, March 3 : An expatriate Indian woman and her daughter in the UAE have been cleared of the charges of extorting 500,000 dirhams (about $136,000) from a man by allegedly threatening to dishonour him through the disclosure that he had had sex with the daughter, media reported Tuesday.
Dubai, March 3 : An Indian worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been jailed for three months for kissing a housewife inside a building, media reported Tuesday.
Riyadh, March 3 : Four more people have died of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-Cov), raising the toll to 400, a media report said on Tuesday.
London, March 03 : Iraqi forces have said that they have retaken some of the districts around the city of Tikrit in their offensive against Islamic State (IS) militants.
London, March 02 : A delay in parliamentary elections in Egypt looks inevitable after the Supreme Court struck down a part of an election law after deeming it unconstitutional, a report said.
Dubai, March 02 : Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi has said that Arabs should work together to form a pan-Arab army to protect the Arab nations from the threats that target them.
Abu Dhabi, March 2 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will award grants up to $5 million for proposals to develop rain enhancement science and technology as part of its latest research programme.
Abu Dhabi, March 2 : A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs off United Arab Emirates' (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi, an organism that helps corals survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius, temperatures that would be lethal to corals elsewhere in the world.
Tehran, March 1 : Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the nuclear talks with the six world powers has entered a crucial stage.
Damascus, March 1 : Islamic State (IS) has decided to release 29 Assyrian Christians, who were part of over 200 members of the community kidnapped by the radical group earlier this week, a group monitoring the Syrian war said Saturday.
Dubai, Feb 27 : The United Arab Emirates top-order batsman Shaiman Anwar has admitted that he is overwhelmed with the response to his maiden World Cup ton, describing the feat against Ireland as 'special' ahead of next tie against India on Saturday.
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 : A solar-powered aircraft, which aims to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, has completed its maiden test flight in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Friday.
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Friday that it will resume its Yemen embassy's work the port city of Aden
Baghdad, Feb 27 : Minority communities in Iraq have been targeted by Islamic State (IS) terrorists with the aim of wiping them off large parts of the country, a report by a group of human rights organisations said Friday.
Cairo, Feb 27 : More than 25,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the beheading of around 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced Friday.
Istanbul, Feb 27 : Turkish police detained a man threatening to detonate a suicide bomb in front of the US consulate in Istanbul Friday, media reported.
Tehran, Feb 27 : The US should rectify its wrong approach vis-a-vis negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said.
Tehran, Feb 26 : Iran is building the world's largest methanol plant which the country is touting as a rival to US shale gas.
Gaza, Feb 26 : An international charity organisation Thursday warned that rebuilding the Gaza Strip following last summer's military offensive by Israel might take "100 years," if the eight-year-old Israeli blockade persist.
Baghdad, Feb 26 : At least 35 people were killed and 44 others wounded in airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants and violent attacks across Iraq Thursday, security sources said.
Ankara, Feb 26 : Turkey said it will continue to support Afghanistan despite a suicide attack that killed one Turkish soldier in central Kabul Thursday, media reported.
Manama, Feb 26 : Bahrain's High Criminal Court Thursday issued a verdict against a group of suspects, who were found guilty of killing three policemen in March last year.
Doha, Feb 26 : A woman teacher in an Indian school in Qatar's capital Doha has reportedly been forced to quit her job after she posted a caricature of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on her Facebook page, media reported Thursday.
Cairo, Feb 25 : At least 38 militants were killed and 27 injured in overnight raids on militant hideouts by the Egyptian forces in Sinai province, a security source said Wednesday.
Dubai, Feb 25 : Dubai public utility firm Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Wednesday unveiled public charging stations for electric vehicles in Dubai.
Riyadh, Feb 25 : Five Indian workers - four of them from Kerala and one from Bihar - were killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, media reported Wednesday.
United Nations, Feb 25 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced at the UN Security Council that it intends to launch a new diplomatic initiative aimed at building international cooperation and facilitating dialogue through a "Contact Group on Countering Extremism".
Dubai, Feb 25 : Bahrain's Upper Criminal Court decided Wednesday to postpone the trial of a high profile opposition leader until next month.
New Delhi, Feb. 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday extended greetings to the Amir and people of Kuwait on their National Day.
Sana'a, Feb 24 : Yemen's supreme revolutionary committee led by the Shia Houthi rebels said Tuesday that President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has lost legitimacy, Xinhua reported.
Dubai, Feb 24 : A Jordanian woman has been accused of molesting an Indian man in a lift in Dubai last year and stealing 4,500 dirhams (nearly $1,230) from him, according to media reports Tuesday.
Riyadh, Feb 24 : The special criminal court in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh has awarded a 23-year jail term to a terrorist accused of plotting the assassination of the emir, head cleric of the Muslim holy site Makkah, media reported Tuesday.
London, Feb 24 : France has reportedly deployed aircraft carrier off Bahrain, to conduct attacks against the Islamic State (IS) as part of Operation Chammal, which was launched by the French government in September last year to back the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against the terror group.
By Vikas Datta, New Delhi, Feb 24 : Wracked by insurrection and terrorism, the Middle East is going through a traumatic time but most of its problems can be traced to one short war between Arabs and Israelis nearly half a century ago, says a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian who spent his formative years in the region.
Damascus, Feb 24 : The Islamic State (IS) militants Monday kidnapped 56 Syrian Christians of Assyrian minority in Al-Hasakah province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
New Delhi, Feb. 23 : Bahrain Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national capital.
London, Feb 23 : At least 215 Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt have been charged with forming a militant group responsible for the killing of six policemen in Cairo.
London, Feb 23 : The top cleric of Egypt's most renowned Islamic institution has said that extremism results from "bad interpretations" of the holy Quran and the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
Ramallah, Feb 22 : A senior Palestinian official condemned Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for calls to execute Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails.
Damascus, Feb 22 : At least six people were killed and 10 others wounded by a fresh mortar attack against government-controlled districts of the country's northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group reported.
London, Feb 21 : Yemen's rival parties have agreed to set up a "people's transitional council" in order to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the country and to ensure smooth governance.
Dubai, Feb 21 : Ten people were killed and eight injured when a fire ripped through an illegal workers' accommodation in the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi, according to media reports.
By Fakir Balaji, Bengaluru, Feb 21 : A record 1.2 million Indians were granted visas to visit Saudi Arabia in 2014, indicating the surge in contacts and diversification of ties between the two countries, the country's top envoy has said.
Dubai, Feb 21 : A massive fire which broke out Saturday in one of the world's tallest residential buildings, the Torch Tower in Dubai's Marina district, has been contained.
Dubai, Feb 21 : A massive fire has ripped through the 1105 feet tall Marina Torch tower in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.
Dubai, Feb 21 : The major fire which had broke out at Torch skyscraper in Dubai has been brought under control, media reports said on Saturday.
Dubai, Feb 21 : One of the world's tallest buildings in Dubai's Marina district caught fire Saturday as thousands of residents were evacuated from the Marina Torch and adjacent buildings.
New Delhi, Feb. 19 : Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Thursday said the Middle East region is facing 'chronic instability' and claimed that the current situation was caused by artificial imposition of democracy by western leaders in that part of the globe.
New Delhi, Feb. 19 : Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa is paying an official visit to New Delhi on February 22 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Washington, Feb 18 : The CEO of Qatar Airways has quashed the sexism claims that flight attendants are fired if they get married.
Dubai, Feb 18 : A woman in Dubai has filed for divorce from her husband because he could not have sex with her 2-3 times per day, and she felt sexually unsatisfied.
London, Feb 18 : The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly burnt to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of Al Baghdadi, the local police chief said.
Baghdad, Feb 17 : Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) Tuesday executed over 40 people, many of them security personnel, in Iraq's western province of Anbar, an official said.
Muscat, Feb 17 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday reached Oman.
London, Feb 17 : Iraq is reportedly preparing to launch a military offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS).
Johannesburg, Feb 17 : In the wake of the killing of 21 Egyptian Christians, Egypt has sought support from the international community fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria even as it its air planes targeted Libyan militants loyal to the terror group.
Beirut, Feb 17 : Lebanese Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah voiced support for "a national anti-terror strategy", affirming that dialogue will continue between the Hezbollah and former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri's al-Mustaqbal movement.
Cairo, Feb 17 : The Egyptian government said Monday that it has enforced a travel ban to Libya after the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group beheaded 21 Egyptians Sunday.