Category archives for: Middle East

70 killed in suspected Syria chemical attack

Damascus:At least 70 people were killed in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta in a suspected chemical attack, medics and rescuers said on Sunday. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements following the attack on Saturday, reports the BBC. It said the death toll was […]

Saudi Arabia plans maritime border to turn Qatar into island: Report

Amid its bitter diplomatic standoff with Doha, Saudi Arabia is reportedly working on a project to construct a maritime channel along the border with Qatar, practically turning the peninsula into an island. Saudi daily Sabq reported on Thursday that the Saudi plan is yet to receive official approval. A consortium of nine local firms is involved in […]

Negotiating with Israel will be an unforgivable mistake: Ayatollah Khamenei

Tehran: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that any move to negotiate with Israel would be an “unforgivable mistake”. His statement came days after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s statement in which the later speaking to American newspaper had said that Israelis were entitled to live peacefully on their own land. Though Saudi […]

Indian expat dies in Saudi after ant bite

RIYADH: An Indian woman has died after being bitten by a poisonous ant in the Saudi Arabian capital. Soosy Jeffy, 36, who was from Adoor in Kerala, was bitten on March 19 at her residence and was undergoing treatment, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday citing her relatives. She died in the early hours of […]

7 Palestinians killed, dozens injured as Israel suppresses massive protest in Gaza

Six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and dozens more injured since early Friday morning, as thousands of Gazans took to the borders with Israel as part of “The Great March of Return” taking place across the besieged coastal enclave to mark the 41st Land Day. In 1976, Israeli police shot and killed six […]

Iran-Azerbaijan relations beneficial to entire world: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed amicable ties between Iran and Azerbaijan, saying cooperation between the two neighbors is beneficial to the entire world. Addressing an Iran-Azerbaijan business forum in Baku on Thursday, Rouhani said, “We are today witnessing the best of ties between the two nations and governments.” The outcome of such bilateral relations, Rouhani […]

Iran-Turkmenistan 2nd power line to come back on stream

Tehran: Energy Minister Ardekanian said Wed. that the second power transmission line from Turkmenistan to Iran will come back on stream after six months of having been out of service. Iranian Minister of Energy, Reza Ardakanian, who traveled to Turkmenistan as part of a delegation accompanying President Rouhani, said Wed. that “following the negotiations held […]

1 killed in ballistic missile attack in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh : One person was killed and two others injured in a ballistic missile attack launched from Yemen over Riyadh in Saudi Arabia by Houthi rebels, Saudi civil defence said. The spokesman of Riyadh civil defence said in a statement, “A missile’s shrapnel fell on a residential house in Riyadh, which led to the death […]

Over 4,000 displaced Christian families return to Mosul after liberation: Official

The governor of the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh says thousands of displaced Christian families have returned to the country’s strategic city of Mosul ever since government forces and allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units fully liberated it from the clutches of Takfiri Daesh terrorists. Nawfal Hammadi said on Sunday that more than 4,000 families have […]

Iran condemns US sanctions on individuals, company

Tehran:  Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the US sanctions on 10 Iranians and an organisation and called the measures “illegal and provocative”. Washington imposed sanctions on Iranians and an Iranian firm on Friday, all related to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for the massive theft of valuable data from hundreds of universities, private […]

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