Middle East News
Riyadh, Aug 1 : Yemen has handed over eight suspected Al Qaeda militants to Saudi Arabia, officials said Friday.
Dubai, Aug 1 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided two million Dirham (544 million dollars) in aid to more than 4,400 needy families in the West Bank during holy month of Ramadan.
Muscat, July 31 : An Indian expatriate died in a road accident in Oman, media reported Thursday.
Dubai, July 31 : An Indian farmer has been jailed for four years for smuggling poppy seeds into the United Arab Emirates (UAE)though he claimed he brought these for the purpose of cooking, media reported.
Dubai, July 30 : An Indian expatriate has been jailed for groping a woman at a metro station here, a media report said Wednesday.
Dubai, July 29 : In a heartening show of honesty, an Indian expatriate returned a purse containing 25,000 dirhams (around $6,800) and vital documents to an Italian woman who lost it on the roadside in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), media reported.
Jerusalem, July 29 : Israel's top political and defence leadership Monday night defied international calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, determining to continue the massive offensive there until risk posed by Gaza militant groups is "neutralised".
Jerusalem, July 29 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday criticised the UN Security Council's call for ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, saying it strengthens Hamas and neglects Israel's security needs.
Jerusalem, July 28 : Israel embarked on an "unlimited ceasefire" policy in Gaza Monday morning after 21 days of conflict claimed over 1,030 Palestinian lives.
By K.P. Fabian: It is difficult, almost impossible, to envisage an early negotiated ceasefire to put an end to the unconscionable carnage in Gaza.
Jerusalem, July 28 : The Israeli army Sunday denied responsibility for the deaths of 16 Palestinians during Thursday's attack on a UN school in northern Gaza.
United Nations, July 28 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Sunday urged "in the strongest terms" both the Israelis and Palestinians to extend, for an additional 24 hours, the humanitarian ceasefire that was in effect and mostly observed until early in the day.
Budapest, July 28 : Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, in his rookie year on the F-1 circuit, won the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday.
Madrid, July 28 : Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has for the moment ruled out adding another striker to his star-packed squad.
Baghdad, July 27 : As many as 20 militants were killed in separate clashes in eastern Iraq, as the country continues to stave off a Sunni militant onslaught, security sources said Sunday.
Damascus, July 27 : At least seven people were killed and 20 others wounded Sunday when a bomb-laden vehicle blew up in Syria's central Homs province, media reports said.
London, July 27 : Former England international Paul Gascoigne, popularly known as 'Gazza', has been raving at kids and young women on Twitter and has sent nasty messages to a number of accounts, calling teenage girls 'sad cows'.
London, July 26 : The Israeli military and Hamas have reportedly agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
London, July 25 : About 13 people have been killed and 200 have been injured in an Israeli attack on a UN-run school in Gaza which was being used as a shelter by Palestinians.
Jerusalem, July 25 : Israeli lawmaker Reuven Rivlin was Thursday sworn in as the 10th president of Israel, stepping in the role filled by Shimon Peres for the past seven years.
New Delhi, July 24 : India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an "extremely difficult" operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit.
Jerusalem, July 24 : US Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel late Wednesday after a day-long visit during which he tried to broker a ceasefire agreement to end the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Tehran, July 24 : "Annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel" is the only way forward to heal the agonies of the Palestinians, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday.
Gaza, July 24 : The Palestinian health ministry said early Thursday that six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis.
Gaza, July 24 : The toll in the ongoing Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, which started July 8, has grown to 682, authorities said Wednesday.
Dubai, July 23 : Authorities at Dubai International Airport (DIA) have warned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to observe the time slot allotted to it, failing which they would have to adopt a zero tolerance approach to this misuse of a facility on offer.
Riyadh, July 23 : Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a beggar, who, it later turned out, has been sitting on a fortune of over $300,000, a media report said Wednesday.
Riyadh, July 23 : A new law that allows women in Saudi Arabia to vote and contest in municipal elections has come into force, a media report said Wednesday.
Dubai, July 22 : A report has revealed that the total number of Saudi women working in the private sector has almost doubled to 400,000 from last year.
Riyadh, July 22 : The monthly salary for Indian maids recruited in Saudi Arabia has been fixed at 1,200 Saudi riyals ($320), a media report said Tuesday.
Muscat, July 22 : Two Indians were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Oman, a media report said Tuesday.
Dubai, July 22 : Researchers have detected genetic fragments of deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn housing a camel infected with the virus.
Dubai, July 21 : The age of Indian domestic workers looking for employment in Saudi Arabia has been set between 25 and 50 years under a new employment agreement finalised by the two countries, media reported.
Washington, July 21 : US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt Monday to meet officials on the situation in Gaza, the State Department said Sunday.
Ramallah, July 21 : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday called on the UN Security Council to hold an emergency session to discuss Israel's ongoing large-scale military operation in the Gaza Strip.
Cairo, July 21 : The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires Sunday to protest Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent statements.
Gaza, July 20 : At least 89 Palestinians died Sunday in Israeli attacks in Gaza, the bloodiest day since July 8, when the Israeli army launched its offensive against the densely populated coastal strip of territory, emergency services officials said.
Riyadh, July 20 : An Indian in Saudi Arabia has been slapped with a travel ban over his inability to pay staggeringly high phone bills for SIM cards that he claimed were falsely registered under his name, a media report said Sunday.
Amman, July 20 : France Saturday called for truce between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement amid surging violence and number of casualties in Gaza.
Cairo, July 20 : At least 21 Egyptian soldiers were killed, and four injured late Saturday in an attack by "an armed group" in the country's western desert, an Egyptian military spokesperson said.
Tehran, July 20 : Hundreds of Iranians gathered here Saturday to protest against Israel's offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Istanbul, July 20 : Almost 5,000 pro-Palestine protesters staged a demonstration against Israeli attacks in Gaza late Saturday night.
Jerusalem, July 20 : Two Israeli soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with Palestinian militants who infiltrated Israeli turf through a Gaza tunnel Saturday, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement.
Baghdad, July 19 : At least 18 people were killed and 59 others wounded in four car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Saturday, a police source said.
Gaza, July 19 : The Israeli army Saturday said its soldiers were forced to open fire on a donkey laden with explosives as it approached their position in the southern city of Rafah near the Egyptian border.
Dubai, July 19 : The doors of the first environment-friendly mosque in the Islamic world were opened for worshippers here Friday by Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF).
Jerusalem, July 18 : Israel has launched a ground offensive on the Gaza Strip.
Dubai, July 18 : At least 37 Indian nationals committed suicide in six of the seven emirates of the UAE in the first half of 2014, latest figures from the Indian consulate in Dubai show.
Abu Dhabi, July 18 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi will host the sailing World Cup final for the next six years, the international sailing federation (ISAF) has said here.
Jerusalem, July 18 : Israeli troops launched a ground offensive in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip Thursday night following days of heavy bombardment, the military said.
Jerusalem, July 18 : Israeli troops launched a ground offensive in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip Thursday night, the military said.
Gaza/Jerusalem, July 17 : Three Palestinian children were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City a few hours after a short humanitarian truce ended Thursday, taking the toll in the coastal enclave to 234.
Riyadh, July 17 : Haj pilgrims from India will now be equipped with an innovative navigation system to trace their way to their respective accommodations while on their holy pilgrimmage to Mecca this year, media reported.
Abu Dhabi, July 17 : Plans to open the world's first centre dedicated to paediatric research into rare diseases are to become a reality thanks to an over $100 million gift from a leader of the UAE.
Gaza, July 17 : The Islamic Hamas movement and Palestinian militant groups agreed late Wednesday to a UN appeal of a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire with Israel Thursday, a Hamas official said.
Gaza, July 17 : Two fresh rounds of Israeli airstrikes on the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis Wednesday evening killed five more Palestinians, including a three-year-old girl, authorities said.
Dubai, July 16 : An eight-year-old Indian, Ebrahim Shabandri, has won the title of 'Preacher of the Nation' in Dubai after winning a sermon contest during Ramzan Forum.
Dubai, July 16 : An eight-year-old Indian boy was adjudged the "Preacher of the Nation" in an Arabic religious sermon contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Wednesday.
Abu Dhabi, July 16 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has entered the space race with a project to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 in the Arab world's first mission to another planet.
London, July 16 : Israel has ordered thousands of Palestinians in eastern and northern Gaza to leave their homes as airstrikes continue, a media report said Wednesday.