Middle East Headlines

» Auto updated continuously

 2017-09-21 15:59 

Ynetnews

Saudi King to visit Russia... +

MOSCOW Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz is expected to visit Russia, the RIA news agency cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Thursday.The agency earlier cited a source saying the Saudi King's trip to Russia is planned for O...

 2017-09-21 15:58 

Ynetnews

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State... +

UNITED NATIONS The UN Security Council has authorized the world body's investigators to help Iraq collect evidence that could lead to prosecuting Islamic State extremists for war crimes.The council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday. It asks th...

 2017-09-21 15:57 

Ynetnews

Denmark arrests man, woman for alleged links to IS... +

COPENHAGEN, Denmark Danish authorities say two people have been arrested under the country's anti-terror laws for allegedly purchasing and shipping items "to be used in combat" from Denmark to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.Domesti...

 2017-09-21 15:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Swiss indict three for alleged Al-Qaeda propaganda films... +

Swiss prosecutors have indicated three leading members of a Muslim group for their alleged role in making and distributing propaganda films for banned Islamist group Al-Qaeda, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said on Thursday....

 2017-09-21 15:42 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Saudi Arabia is lifting Skype, WhatsApp ban, but will censor calls... +

The Saudi Arabian government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said....

 2017-09-21 15:41 

Times of Israel

China, India, North Korea and Pakistan expanding their nuclear arsenals... +

Watchdog group finds slight fall in number of nukes worldwide, from 15,395 to 14,935; Israel one of 9 named nuclear powers, with 80 warheadsWatchdog group finds slight fall in number of nukes worldwide, from 15,395 to 14,935; Israel one of 9 named nuclear...

 2017-09-21 15:41 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Zarif calls Iran deal 'nonnegotiable' global achievement... +

New York, Sep 21, IRNA Iran's Foreign Minister called on all parties involved in the Iran nuclear deal to stay committed to the international agreement, saying the deal, as a global achievement, is not renegotiable....

 2017-09-21 15:37 

Times of Israel

IDF emergency team arrives to help quake-stricken Mexico... +

Home Front Command engineers will assess integrity of buildings hit by tremor; small number of rescuers will assist local effortsHome Front Command engineers will assess integrity of buildings hit by tremor; small number of rescuers will assist local effo...

 2017-09-21 15:31 

i24 News

Brussels Jewish Museum shooting suspect 'too sick' to stand trial, lawyers argue... +

Mehdi Nemmouche has refused to speak to judges since legal proceedings began...

 2017-09-21 15:31 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bassil discusses bilateral relations in New York... +

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil discussed bilateral relations and mutual assistance Wednesday with various foreign officials on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, a statement from Bassils press office said....

 2017-09-21 15:31 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Leader: US élite 'ashamed' of POTUS... +

Tehran, Sep 21, IRNA Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with the members of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on Thursday that American elite 'feel ashamed' of having such a president as Donald Trump....

 2017-09-21 15:29 

Press TV

Drone missile stops Daesh public execution... +

RAF Reaper remotely piloted aircraft observed a group of Daesh terrorists in Abu Kamal, eastern Syria, on May 9, 2017, mustering a large crowd of civilians in one of the town's main streets....

 2017-09-21 15:27 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Top eight Iranians tourist destination... +
 2017-09-21 15:26 

Press TV

Catalans protest Madrids crackdown ahead of independence referendum... +

Thousands protest against arrest of senior regional officials ahead of an independence referendum in Catalonia....

 2017-09-21 15:21 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait lends Tanzania USD 13.6 mln... +
 2017-09-21 15:21 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti, Spanish MPs discuss expanding cooperation... +
 2017-09-21 15:20 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iranians to Hold Nationwide Rallies to Condemn Trump's Remarks... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Iranian people from all walks of life will stage rallies across the country on Friday to voice their outrage over recent comments by US President Donald Trump against the Islamic Republic in the United Nations General Assembly....

 2017-09-21 15:20 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Watchdog: Nuclear Warheads Still Building Up in 4 Countries... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) The global number of nuclear warheads dropped last year, but it seems China, India, North Korea and Pakistan are expanding the size of their atomic arsenals, a Swedish arms watchdog said Thursday....

 2017-09-21 15:20 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Myanmar Protesters Try to Block Aid Shipment to Rohingya Muslims... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Buddhist protesters in Myanmar threw petrol bombs to try to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, before police fired in the air to disperse them....

 2017-09-21 15:20 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

German FM Says JCPOA Should Not Be Jeopardized... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Germanys Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel cautioned against moves that would put the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers at risk....

 2017-09-21 15:19 

Times of Israel

Anti-migrant, anti-Muslim and anti-Merkel, Germanys AfD set to enter parliament... +

Far right party, which has called Berlin's Holocaust memorial a 'monument of shame,' likely to clear five percent threshold in Sunday's voteFar right party, which has called Berlin's Holocaust memorial a 'monument of shame,' li...

 2017-09-21 15:19 

Ynetnews

Russia says will target US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked... +

MOSCOW Russia warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where US Special Forces and US-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, which it said on Thursday had already happened twice.Russia was referring to t...

 2017-09-21 15:17 

Ynetnews

Trump says will be putting more sanctions on North Korea... +

NEW YORK President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would be adding more sanctions on North Korea.Tensions have escalated in recent weeks over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear weapons program, despite intense pressure from world powers....

 2017-09-21 15:17 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria... +

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out a...

 2017-09-21 15:16 

Ynetnews

Turkey returns fire in Syria after shell hits Hatay province... +

ANKARA An artillery shell from Syria hit Turkey's southeastern province of Hatay on Thursday and Turkish border troops retaliated in kind, broadcaster CNN Turk said.There were no immediate reports of casualties or injuries, after the shell hit a rura...

 2017-09-21 15:15 

Ynetnews

Belgian lawyer says Jewish Museum suspect may have tumor... +

BRUSSELS The lawyer of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish Museum in Belgium says his client may have a brain tumor and is being denied medical treatment.Mehdi Nemmouche is suspected of coolly gunning down the four with an assaul...

 2017-09-21 15:15 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

President Rouhani back home... +

Tehran, Sep 21, IRNA President Hassan Rouhani, who was in New York to attend the 72 meeting of the UN General Assembly, returned home on Thursday....

 2017-09-21 15:14 

The Peninsula Qatar

Over 3,000 falconry enthusiasts attend Katara exhibition... +

More than 3,000 falconry enthusiasts thronged the opening day of the inaugural edition of the Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition, Shail, 2017 at Katara Building 12 yesterday....

 2017-09-21 15:13 

Ynetnews

Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaeda propaganda videos... +

GENEVA Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaeda propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the...

 2017-09-21 15:12 

Press TV

US 'most dangerous threat in the world': Analyst ... +

A political expert says the United States is the biggest threat to the world, which could ignite the flames of World War III....

 2017-09-21 15:12 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar prepared to face crises: Minister... +

Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada yesterday said the State of Qatar had set programmes which had made the country highly prepared and ready to face emergencies and crises in the energy and industrial sectors....

 2017-09-21 15:09 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

DTS changes not to affect flight, train timetables... +

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA Iran is to officially move the clocks back one hour back at midnight (20:30 GMT) on September 22, to witness the Day Time Saving (DTS), but ticket times do not change....

 2017-09-21 15:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Marine Le Pen's top aide quits over far-right infighting on Europe... +

One of the top aides to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen quit the National Front on Thursday, laying bare a split in the party over Europe following its election defeat this year....

 2017-09-21 15:06 

Al Arabiya

Russia says will target US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked... +

Russia warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where US special forces and US-backed militia were operating if its own forces came...

 2017-09-21 15:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

N. Korea minister calls Thump's threat 'sound of dog barking'... +

North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country....

 2017-09-21 15:03 

Times of Israel

Irans Revolutionary Guards chief urges actions to cause the US pain... +

As Iranian leaders castigate US president, IRGC head Jafari says 'taking a decisive position against Trump is just a start,' and that the US must 'witness more painful responses'As Iranian leaders castigate US president, IRGC head Jafari s...

 2017-09-21 15:00 

Press TV

US most isolated country at UN over JCPOA: Iran president... +

Rouhani made the comments on Thursday upon his arrival in Tehran from New York, where he addressed the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly....

 2017-09-21 14:59 

Bahrain News Agency

King's Ashoora grant to hailed... +
 2017-09-21 14:59 

Bahrain News Agency

Premier congratulated on FOWPAL shield... +
 2017-09-21 14:59 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Sixth arrest over London Underground attack: British police... +

A sixth man was arrested in Britain early on Thursday as part of the probe into the bomb attack on a London Underground train last week, police said....

 2017-09-21 14:57 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

9 killed as Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh... +

A truck carrying relief supplies for Rohingya Muslim refugees skidded off a hilly road in Bangladesh and plunged into a paddy field on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 10, police and aid workers said....

 2017-09-21 14:55 

Kuwait News Agency

US Pres. announces new sanctions on N. Korea... +
 2017-09-21 14:55 

Kuwait News Agency

Trump, May discuss Iran, N. Korea, terrorism... +
 2017-09-21 14:54 

The Peninsula Qatar

Almost all exit permit grievances cleared... +

All the grievances of expatriates on exit permits which reached the Exit Permit Grievances Committee have been solved in a way that satisfied both parties including employees and employers, said a senior official....

 2017-09-21 14:50 

Haaretz Daily

Puerto Rico: Where Cubans and Americans break challah together... +

Puerto Rico is the only island in the Caribbean that has Orthodox, Conservative and Reform congregations and the latter is growing in leaps and bounds...

 2017-09-21 14:50 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Hawija from Daesh... +

In a push at dawn, Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to retake the town of Hawija - one of the last extremist strongholds in Iraq - from Daesh (ISIS), according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister's office....

 2017-09-21 14:46 

i24 News

Trump set to reveal new sanctions on North Korea as the South urges caution... +

Aides had earlier told the press to expect a major announcement...

 2017-09-21 14:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russian special forces helping Syrian troops in key city... +

Russian special forces are helping Syrian government troops fight Daesh (ISIS) militants in the battle underway for the strategic city of Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said on Thursday....

 2017-09-21 14:45 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Esteghlal Held by Zob Ahan in Iran Professional League... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Esteghlal football team was held to a 1-1 draw by Zob Ahan in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Wednesday....

 2017-09-21 14:43 

Press TV

Four Yemenis killed in Saudi airstrike on Hajjah province ... +

At least four civilians are killed in a fresh Saudi airstrike against Yemens northwestern province of Hajjah....

  • Need an account?  
    or