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Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

Other Gulf countries have also moved to ease restrictions, although Kuwait has maintained a partial curfew

05 Jul 2020 3:48 PM

Record spike in daily global coronavirus cases, up more than 212,000

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, marking another unfortunate milestone in the spread of the disease

05 Jul 2020 10:42 AM

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to World Health Organization

04 Jul 2020 9:12 AM

Trial of Saudi officials in Khashoggi murder begins in Turkey

Khashoggi was an insider-turned-critic who wrote for The Washington Post before he was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018

03 Jul 2020 2:12 PM

A good year of harvest brings hope to war-torn Syria after a long time

Before the war erupted in 2011, Syria produced enough wheat to feed its entire population but harvests then plunged to record lows

03 Jul 2020 1:23 PM

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Museum or mosque? The debates around Byzantium’s iconic Hagia Sofia

Once a cathedral of Byzantium Empire, then a mosque under Ottoman Empire, the iconic Hagia Sophia awaits decision to be a museum; or not

01 Jul 2020 3:58 PM

Qatar to further ease coronavirus curbs as infections pass peak

The nation of about 2.8 million people has the second highest tally of infections among the six Gulf Arab states after Saudi Arabia

29 Jun 2020 2:57 PM

Chartered ship with 673 Indian fishermen leaves Iran for Tamil Nadu

Due to the cancellation of International flights, it was difficult to immediately bring back all the Tamil Nadu fishermen stranded in Iran

26 Jun 2020 1:32 PM

Gas tank blast rocks Iran's capital, no casualties: ministry

A number of social media users reported seeing an orange light in the east of Tehran as the tank blew up around midnight

26 Jun 2020 12:19 PM

Israel doesn't want anybody to call West Bank's Area C as 'occupied'

Currently more than 450,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank, alongside more than 2.8 million Palestinians

25 Jun 2020 9:02 AM

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Israel, Palestinians tighten restrictions as coronavirus reemerges

The Palestinian Authority put the West Bank city of Hebron on lockdown as well

24 Jun 2020 3:37 PM

Israeli annexation plan draws apartheid comparisons

For years, Israel’s harshest detractors have labeled it an apartheid state to describe its rule over Palestinians

24 Jun 2020 3:28 PM

Indian couple murdered by Pakistani man in Dubai

The middle aged couple was killed inside their villa at the Arabian Ranches during a break-in and robbery bid, according to local media

24 Jun 2020 1:57 PM

Israeli historian, activist Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

A publicly engaged academic, Sternhell headed the Hebrew University's political science department and was a professor emeritus there

21 Jun 2020 4:11 PM

Palestinians fear displacement from an annexed Jordan Valley

Israel’s Netanyahu has vowed to annex the valley and all of Israel’s far-flung West Bank settlements

19 Jun 2020 3:47 PM

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Seven killed in police checkpoint attack in Afghan, Government suspects Taliban

The latest bloodshed comes as the Taliban and the Afghan government appear to move closer towards potential peace negotiations

13 Jun 2020 7:20 PM

Bomb explosion in Kabul mosque kills at least 4 people

Violence has spiked in recent weeks in Afghanistan with most of the attacks claimed by the Islamic State group affiliate

12 Jun 2020 8:10 PM

Turkey relaxes coronavirus restrictions further

Turkey had already lifted restrictions on intercity travel and allowed businesses to reopen after a sharp slowdown in new cases

10 Jun 2020 9:22 PM

Iran doctor freed in swap for US Navy veteran

Taerri, a dermatologist, had been charged with attempting to export a filter to Iran that he said was for vaccine research

08 Jun 2020 1:51 PM

Israelis protest Netanyahu's plan to extend sovereignty over West Bank

Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, territories Israel captured in 1967 Middle East war

07 Jun 2020 11:46 AM

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