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Renewed Lebanon protests as pressure mounts on government

Apart from several MPs, Lebanon's information minister and environment minister both announced their resignations on Sunday

10 Aug 2020 10:30 AM

Lebanon information minister quits in first government resignation over blast

The head of Lebanon's Maronite church meanwhile called on the entire government to step down over the August 4 explosion

09 Aug 2020 3:47 PM

Afghan's traditional council frees 400 Taliban prisoners

The move also looks to bring the United States a little closer to bringing its troops home and ending its longest military engagement

09 Aug 2020 1:33 PM

Lebanese protesters storm ministry buildings as anger grows over Beirut blasts

Protesters set up symbolic nooses at Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square to hang politicians whose corruption and negligence they blame for explosion

09 Aug 2020 9:57 AM

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran's UN ambassador say a Mahan Airlines Airbus A310 en route to Beirut on July 23 was intercepted by two US F-15 fighter jets

08 Aug 2020 2:00 PM

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Lebanon president rejects global investigation into Beirut port blast

"There are two possible scenarios for what happened: it was either negligence or foreign interference through a missile or bomb," he said

08 Aug 2020 11:56 AM

Traditional Afghan council meets to decide on release of 400 Taliban prisoners

The decision will be the last step towards starting negotiations between Kabul’s political leadership and Taliban under a peace deal with US

07 Aug 2020 3:19 PM

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame nationalist cyber armies

Their posts frequently tag Saudi security agencies, and their collective roar often leads to detentions, sackings and harassment

07 Aug 2020 12:39 PM

The ship with ammonium nitrate cargo was not meant to stop at Beirut

The chemicals came to Beirut on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there

07 Aug 2020 9:28 AM

Lebanese government orders house arrest of several Beirut port officials

Probe is focusing on how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate came to be stored at the facility for 6 years and why nothing was done about it

06 Aug 2020 9:12 AM

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Two massive explosions in Beirut leaves 73 dead, thousands injured

Lebaon's PM said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored for years in a portside warehouse had blown up, leading to the second explosion

05 Aug 2020 9:11 AM

Huge explosion rocks Beirut

The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city centre

04 Aug 2020 9:45 PM

Over 50,000 Indians repatriated from Oman since May due to COVID-19

Indians constitute the largest expatriate community in Oman, while more than nine million Indians work and live in the whole Gulf region

03 Aug 2020 5:24 PM

Indian engineer falls to death from building in UAE on Eid al-Adha

Reports say Sumesh was talking over the phone and threw it down minutes before the incident

03 Aug 2020 4:28 PM

Prisoners flee amid ongoing IS militant attack on Afghan jail

The assault began on Sunday evening with car bomb detonated at the entrance to the prison, leading to numerous other blasts later

03 Aug 2020 12:19 PM

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From Hariri assassination to upcoming verdict on Friday: A recap

The special tribunal trying the four suspects accused of the assassination of Lebanon's ex-PM Rafic Hariri delivers its verdict on August 7

03 Aug 2020 11:52 AM

Verdict due this week in assassination of Lebanon ex-PM Hariri

The judgment harks back to an event that changed the face of Middle East, leading to protests that pushed Syrian forces out of Lebanon

03 Aug 2020 10:30 AM

Israel's Netanyahu rails at media over protests against him

Demonstrators are calling for the resignation of the long-serving leader, who is on trial for corruption charges

03 Aug 2020 9:53 AM

Iran detains head of US-based 'terrorist' group

Jamshid Sharmahd, alleged head of opposition royalist group known as the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, is charged with a 2008 bombing

02 Aug 2020 5:52 PM

Israeli minister for Jerusalem tests positive

Peretz is the second Israeli minister to have been infected with the virus after former health minister Yaakov Litzman

02 Aug 2020 1:31 PM

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