Riyadh, May 28 : Saudi Arabia has added two Hezbollah leaders, Khalil Harb and Muhammad Qabalan, in its terrorist list, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
Dubai, May 28 : The United Arab Emirates has fallen to the 12th rank in the annual global competitiveness report by the Swiss-based executive business school IMD over the lower scores in the business factor.
Sanaa, May 27 : The Saudi-led coalition bombed military camps in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 100 others, Yemen's official Saba news agency reported.
Abu Dhabi, May 25 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday launched a strategic framework for its newly-established space agency that aims to launch satellite missions and the "first Arab unmanned probe" to Mars by 2021.
Dubai, May 25 : A debt-ridden Indian mechanic killed himself in Bahrain, media reported on Monday.
Abu Dhabi, May 23 : State-owned Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is ramping up its efforts to support the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in achieving its goal of sending an unmanned space probe to Mars by 2021, a media report said on Saturday.
Riyadh, May 22 : A suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province has killed at least 10 people, media reports said on Friday.
Riyadh, May 22 : At least 21 worshippers were killed in a suicide blast that targeted a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, media reported.
Riyadh, May 22 : Six worshippers were killed and several injured in a suicide blast that targeted a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, media reported.
Riyadh, May 19 : Saudi Arabia's civil service ministry listed on its website eight new job openings -- for the position of executioner. The job responsibilities will likely include beheadings and amputations - two of the most prominent punishments for crimes in the Saudi kingdom, including for drug smuggling, arms dealing, murder, and rape.
Riyadh, May 13 : Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi on Wednesday allocated one billion riyals (USD265 million) for a Yemen relief centre in the kingdom, media reported.
New Delhi, May 13 : India on Wednesday said it is in touch with Saudi Arabia where over 100 Indians were caught in the crossfire in the Saudi town of Najran, bordering Yemen.
Washington, May 12 : President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, one day after Riyadh announced that the monarch will not attend a US summit of Persian Gulf leaders scheduled for later this week.
Doha, May 11 : The Indian community in Qatar has expressed shock and concern over a video showing an Indian man being assaulted by fellow countrymen going viral on social media.
Washington, May 11 : Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will not join other leaders of Gulf states for a summit with US President Barack Obama scheduled for next week, the Saudi embassy in Washington DC has said.
Abu Dhabi, May 9 : The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has been scrapped after eight editions during which the event gradually earned a significant spot on the international circuit.
Paris, May 9 : Saudi Arabia offered the Shiite Houthi rebels a five-day truce in Yemen starting from next Tuesday, according to Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jobeir.
Jerusalem, May 7 : Israel has approved the building of 900 housing units in a Jewish settlement neighbourhood in Jerusalem, a watchdog group said on Thursday.
Jerusalem, May 7 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to clinch a deal with the nationalist Jewish Home party on Wednesday night, securing a new ruling coalition with a tiny majority in the 120-member parliament.
Jerusalem, May 7 : Less than two hours before the deadline was set to expire on Wednesday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hammered out a deal with Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett.
Jerusalem, May 6 : The Jerusalem District Court sentenced a Palestinian from east Jerusalem on Wednesday to 30 years in prison for attempting to cause several gas leaks in homes of Jews in Jerusalem.
Riyadh, May 6 : Nearly 500,000 Indian workers arrived in Saudi Arabia in the last 16 months, making them the largest group of expatriates in the Gulf nation, a media report said on Wednesday.
Dubai, May 6 : The UAE on Wednesday unveiled its plan to send an unmanned probe to Mars in 2021 to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, a media report said.
Riyadh, May 5 : Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud fired his chief of royal protocol for slapping a television cameraman, an incident that has raised much controversy in the kingdom.
Jerusalem, May 5 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for eradicating discrimination against Jews of Ethiopian origin, following violent demonstrations by Israeli Ethiopians in recent days.
Damascus, May 5 : At least 13 people were killed and many more wounded by a fresh rebel shelling on government-controlled areas in the northern city of Aleppo, media reported.
Ankara, May 5 : Turkey and the US are planning to sign an agreement for cooperation on sharing systematic information about actual and suspected foreign fighters who want to join ranks of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq.
Doha, May 4 : France and Qatar finalised a deal here on Monday for the purchase of 24 Rafale fighter jets by the Arab country for 6.3 billion euros (USD7 billion).
Jeddah, May 4 : Five people were beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing an Indian during an armed robbery, the interior ministry announced on Monday.
Dubai, May 4 : An Indian man, who kicked his co-worker on his head resulting in immediate death during a druken brawl, has been jailed for five years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Damascus, May 3 : The Syrian army on Sunday wrested back control over an important town here, cutting a key rebel supply route, media reported.
Cairo, April 30 : Egypt's parliamentary elections will be held before the end of 2015, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told a Spanish newspaper in an interview that was published on Wednesday.
London, April 29 : Saudi Arabia's interior ministry has reportedly said that it has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State (IS) and thwarted several plots.
Riyadh, April 29 : In a significant crackdown on the Islamic State and its affiliates, Saudi security agencies have arrested nearly 100 people linked to the militant group over the past few months, according to government and media reports.
Manama, Apr 29 : In a major reshuffle, the Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Wednesday appointed Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as Crown Prince.
Riyadh, April 29 : Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his nephew deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as the new crown prince, the state media reported on Wednesday.
Riyadh, April 28 : Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 suspects including 65 Saudi nationals, most of them linked to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation, and has foiled several plots to carry out attacks across the country, authorities said on Tuesday.
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.