Middle East

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    Saudi demands firm Arab stand on Iran’s acts

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 12:00am on June 01, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Friday ratcheted up the rhetoric against arch-nemesis Iran, calling on Arab states to confront its ‘criminal’ actions after attacks on...

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    Politics overshadows prayers in Makkah

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 05:39pm on May 31, 2019

    Islam’s holiest city Makkah is abuzz with pilgrims in the last days of the fasting month of Ramadan, amid tight security for high-profile gatherings of...

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    US, Russia discuss peace plan

    Agence-France-Presse. United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2019

    The United States and Russia are in talks on a ‘potential way forward’ that would see Syria come out of international isolation if it agrees...

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    Israel heads to new election after Netanyahu stumbles

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2019

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was confronted with one of the biggest defeats of his political career Thursday after failing to form a coalition and...

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    No negotiations with US: Khamenei

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 31, 2019

    Iran will not negotiate with the United States, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after president Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might...

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    Saudi seeks support against Iran ‘interference’

    Agence France-Presse . Jeddah | Updated at 02:25pm on May 30, 2019

    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday sought to rally support among Islamic nations against arch-rival Iran, demanding ‘firmness’ over attacks on Gulf oil...

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    Iran behind ship attack off UAE: US

    Agence-France-Presse . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    US national security advisor John Bolton accused Iran Wednesday of ‘almost certainly’ being behind sabotage attacks on oil tankers off the UAE coast this month,...

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    Fresh strikes on Syria jihadist enclave kill 13

    Agence-France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    The latest strikes in an unprecedented wave of regime bombardment on a jihadist enclave in northwestern Syria killed at least 13 civilians on Wednesday, a...

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    Egyptian extremist held in Libya, sent back to Egypt

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 02:22pm on May 29, 2019

    One of the most-wanted Egyptian extremist who was captured in neighbouring...

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    Netanyahu could face election rematch

    Reuters . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to declare himself winner of last month’s Israeli election, but he now has until Wednesday to appease an erstwhile...

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