London, April 28 : The United Nations (UN) has said that at least 44 Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks that targeted shelters at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza.
Cairo, April 27 : At least 53 people were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Syrian air force after a coalition of Syrian Islamist rebel fighters took control of the al-Qarmid military camp, one of the most important regime strongholds in the northern province of Idlib.
Riyadh, April 27 : Yemeni Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Yassin has refused to engage in dialogue with the Shia Houthi rebels and former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, as he accused both parties of attacking civilians, Efe news agency reported on Monday.
Khartoum, April 27 : The Sudanese army announced on Sunday that it repelled an attack on South Darfur state by armed groups supported by South Sudan.
Dubai, April 26 : Six holiday-makers from the UAE were still missing after the powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal that took more than 2,400 lives, media reported on Sunday.
New York, Apr 25 : The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday condemned the "successive horrific incidents" in Libya this past week - ranging from the appalling loss of life in the Mediterranean of those escaping violence, the execution of Christians and the killings of several members of a prominent family by the so-called 'Islamic State in Libya.'
Damascus, April 25 : Islamic State (IS) militants killed 10 people, many of them Kurds, in northern Syria on Friday and shot down a military aircraft in the south of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, reported.
Baghdad, April 24 : A total of 20 people, including 13 Islamic State (IS) militants, were killed and 16 others injured as clashes broke out in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on Friday.
Riyadh, April 24 : Saudi Arabia's interior ministry announced on Friday it arrested a man on suspicion of killing two soldiers in Riyadh, media reported.
London, April 24 : A senior commander in the Iraqi army has claimed that they are making "crucial gains" in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Anbar province and have killed hundreds of jihadists in the past few days.
Riyadh, April 22 : The Saudi Arabia-led coalition command announced on Wednesday the end of its military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen after receiving a message from President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, evoking welcome reactions from several countries.
Riyadh, April 22 : The Saudi Arabia-led coalition command on Tuesday announced the end of the military campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen after they received a message from President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.
Riyadh, April 22 : The Saudi Arabian defence ministry announced on Tuesday the end of the military campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to media reports.
London, Apr. 20 : Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule in 2012.
London, Apr. 20 : According to a new report, it has emerged that one of Saddam Hussein's former intelligence officers masterminded the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria after being jailed by the US authorities.
London, April 20 : Australia and Iran have reportedly agreed to share intelligence in the fight to take on Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said.
Riyadh, April 20 : Saudi Arabia has tightened security amid terror threats mainly to the capital city of Riyadh, state-run media reported on Monday.
Dubai, April 19 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday launched a space centre to oversee the country's preparation for the Mars exploration mission.
Riyadh, April 18 : Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued an order to allocate an amount of $274 million for humanitarian relief work in war-torn Yemen through the UN, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Beirut, April 18 : Head of Lebanon's Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chastised weeks of Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen.
Baghdad, April 18 : A total of 11 people were killed and 55 others wounded in a car bomb and a roadside bomb explosions in two Shiite dominated districts in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source said.
Baghdad, April 17 : A suicide car bomb went off on Friday near the US consulate in the city of Arbil, capital of the Kurdistan, leaving unknown number of casualties, a Kurdish security source said.
Cairo, April 17 : At least 10 extremists were killed on Friday during security raids on their hideouts at Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid cities in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security source said.
Baghdad, April 17 : Saddam Hussein's former vice president Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is believed to have been killed during operations in Iraq's Salahudin province, a security source said on Friday.
Brussels, April 16 : The European Union (EU) announced on Thursday that Iran and the P5+1 group would resume talks on the Iranian nuclear issue on April 22 in Austrian capital Vienna.
Tehran, April 15 : A fresh round of talks between Iran and world powers will be held next week to discuss the details of a possible comprehensive nuclear deal, Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said here on Wednesday.
London, April 15 : Iran is set to appoint its first female envoy since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a report said.
Riyadh, April 15 : Saudi Arabia's decision to postpone its new labour policy's third phase, which may affect a large numbers of Indian workers, has come as a breather to expatriate workers and the private sector, a media report said on Wednesday.
Cairo, April 14 : Egyptian and German archaeologists have discovered a 2,400-year-old basalt shrine and bust beneath Cairo's modern Ain Shams and Mataria districts, the antiquities minstry announced.
Dubai, April 14 : An Indian man has been charged in a UAE court for allegedly posting on a social networking site comments that insult Islam, a media report said on Tuesday.
Muscat, April 14 : A Royal Air Force of Oman chopper has rescued an injured Indian national who was on board a commercial ship in Omani territorial waters, according to a media report.
Baghdad, April 14 : The commander of a federal police force tasked with protecting Iraq's largest oil refinery was killed on Tuesday in fierce battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants who managed to seize part of the refinery, provincial security sources said.
Aden, April 14 : Yemen LNG on Tuesday halted all its operations in the vicinity of Balhaf, an industrial port town in Yemen, due to the deteriorating security situation, and has started evacuating site personnel.
Beirut, April 14 : At least 18 people were killed in central and northern Syria by either rebel-fired rockets or government aircraft bombing, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday.
Mumbai, April 12 : After 11 gruelling weeks of innovative vegetarian cooking and 67 episodes of high-intense drama, 21-year-old Nikita Gandhi, an Indian based in Abu Dhabi, bagged the winner's golden chef coat and Rs.1 crore (Rs.10 million) on "MasterChef India 4" here on Sunday.
London, Apr. 12 : An Egyptian court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie to death for planning attacks against the state.
Tehran, April 11 : Hundreds of people gathered in front of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran on Saturday to protest against what they called Saudi airport guards' attempt to "abuse" two Iranian male teenagers.
Tehran, April 11 : Iran will never allow a potential nuclear deal with the world powers to lead to the monitoring of its military and missile capabilities, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator said on Saturday.
Dubai, April 11 : Pakistani lawmakers urging the government to remain neutral on the escalating crisis in Yemen has evoked a strong response from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday.
New Delhi, April 10 : Saudi Arabia views India as an important country with which it can do business and forge security ties in order to deal with terrorism and piracy, Saudi Arabian envoy Saud Mohammed Al-Sati said here on Friday.
Riyadh, April 10 : Saudi Arabia on Friday prevented a Pakistani airplane from entering its airspace, citing safety reasons, media reported.
Tehran, April 9 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday said Iran was and will be the winner in the recent negotiations with P5+1 group of major world powers on its nuclear programme.
Cairo, April 9 : At least 11 civilians were killed and six others injured on Wednesday evening as mortar shells hit two houses in North Sinai province of Egypt, a security source said.
Damascus, April 8 : The Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front terrorist group has said one of its commanders died in the twin car bombings, allegedly carried out by the Islamic State (IS), in Syria's Aleppo province, media reported on Wednesday.
Abu Dhabi, April 8 : Fighter jets of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continued striking Houthi targets in Yemen as part of the Operation Decisive Storm launched by the Arab coalition last month in Yemen.
Riyadh, April 8 : Two Saudi policemen were killed by unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday here, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Dubai, April 8 : A Saudi woman who was separated from her Indian mother after her parents divorced is trying frantically to locate her mother and the search has brought her to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), media reports said Wednesday.
Ramallah, April 8 : A Palestinian was shot dead on Wednesday morning right after he stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier near the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.
Baghdad, April 7 : Iraqi forces have dug up 12 mass graves found in the city of Tikrit, where it is believed that hundreds of soldiers were killed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group last June.
Abu Dhabi, April 7 : Forbes Middle East has released the names of the 100 richest Arab personalities in the world, the first position going to Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud with an estimated fortune of $22.6 billion.
By Ranjana Narayan, New Delhi, April 7 : As fighting continues to rage in Yemen with reports of over 500 killed in the past two weeks, Saudi Arabia's envoy in India says that the coalition airstrikes have not targeted any civilian areas and that the oil-rich Arab kingdom is playing its "natural role" as "an anchor of stability" in the region.
Baghdad, April 7 : At least 30 people were killed and 27 wounded on Monday in a US-led coalition airstrike and clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, security sources said.
Islamabad, April 6 : Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday said Saudi Arabia sought Pakistani fighter jets, ground troops and naval vessels for the offensive against the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, Geo News reported.
Riyadh, April 6 : A security official was killed and five people were injured in a shootout with terrorists in Saudi Arabia's Al-Awamiyah town, a media report said on Monday.
Cairo, April 6 : A senior leader of Egypt's Ajnad Misr terrorist group was killed on Sunday by security forces in Giza governorate, Egypt's interior ministry said.
Damascus, April 5 : The Islamic State (IS) militant group blew up an 80-year-old church in Syria on Sunday, as the Christian minority was observing Easter, state-run news agency SANA reported.
Johannesburg, Apr 05 : A senior Iranian sports official has recently announced that the country's authorities have partially lifted a ban on women to attend men's sports matches, a report said.
New Delhi, April 4 : India has evacuated 1,800 of its nationals from Yemen, including about 800 who were brought out of the strife-torn country on Saturday, the government said.
Baghdad, April 4 : The Islamic State (IS) militant group has posted a video online purportedly showing its men destroying a major world heritage site in Iraq's ancient city of Hatra.
London, April 4 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has assured the world that the nation will abide by the terms of the preliminary nuclear agreement that it signed with six world powers, "so long as they do too."