WORLD >> Mid-East

Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack at Kabul University

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place at Kabul University in Afghanistan and killed at least 22 people.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/6 13:27:07

Iranian FM begins Venezuela visit despite facing tough 'aggressions'

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began a visit to ally Venezuela on Wednesday, his counterpart in the South American country said.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/5 17:08:40

Diplomats in Shanghai discuss their preparation for third CIIE to take place amid epidemic

The third China International Import Expo (CIIE) will be held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10 as scheduled despite the impact of COVID-19 outbreak. The Global Times interviewed 12 foreign diplomats in Shanghai about their preparation and expectations of the upcoming CIIE.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/4 20:23:40

Green fines: UAE businesses swap pollution penalties for tree-planting

Businesses that violate environmental laws in the northern UAE emirate of Ras al-Khaimah are being given the option to plant trees instead of paying fines, under a government initiative designed to cut planet-warming emissions.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/4 17:43:40

Israeli researchers develop high-speed amphibious robot

Israeli researchers have developed a new high-speed amphibious robot, Ben Gurion University (BGU) in southern Israel said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/4 16:42:41

Libya rivals agree on implementation of ceasefire deal: UN envoy

Rival Libyan military officers have agreed on a road map for implementing a cease-fire deal reached in October, UN acting envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/4 16:38:41

575 migrants caught off Libya coast in week

A total of 575 migrants have been intercepted off Libya's western coast in just a week, the UN's migration agency said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/4 15:38:42

Iran's daily COVID-19 death toll hits record high as Lebanon, Gaza call for total lockdown

Iran reported on Sunday a record of 434 daily deaths related to the COVID-19, bringing the overall death toll from the pandemic in Iran to 35,298. Meanwhile, health officials from Lebanon and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip called for total lockdown measures to curb the pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/2 8:10:17

Three policemen killed in bomb attack in W. Afghanistan

Three police officers manning a checkpoint were killed and two people were wounded in a bomb attack hitting the checkpoint in Herat city, capital of Afghanistan's western Herat province on Sunday, local police confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/2 8:00:28

Muslims' France protests surge

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday in the biggest anti-France rally since French President Emmanuel Macron defended cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 15:33:41

Females on 10 flights invasively examined

Female passengers on 10 planes flying out of Doha were forced to endure invasive physical examinations, Australia's foreign minister said Wednesday, as Qatari authorities expressed regret for the distress caused to the women.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/28 15:18:40

Islamic backlash, boycotts of France grow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday joined calls for a boycott of French goods, ramping up a standoff between France and Muslim countries over Islam and freedom of speech.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/27 15:48:41

Probe into Doha incident

An incident at Doha airport in which Australian women were subjected to an invasive search on the tarmac after the discovery of an abandoned newborn baby in the terminal has been referred to Australian federal police, Australia said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/26 17:38:42

Israel to send $5m worth of wheat to Sudan: PM

Israel will send $5 million worth of wheat to Sudan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Sunday, just days after an announcement that the two countries have agreed to normalize relations.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/26 15:18:41

Mideast ire from Macron's words starts French boycott

Calls to boycott French goods are growing in the Arab world and beyond, after French President Emmanuel Macron criticized Islamists and vowed not to “give up cartoons” depicting the Prophet Muhammed.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/25 17:13:40

Iran says Russia defense partner

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Wednesday said Russia is one of Iran's main partners in defense sector, Iran Press news website reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/22 11:26:51

Exchange of fire across Gaza border after tunnel into Israel discovered

Israel on Tuesday retaliated with airstrikes against a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, after it said it had discovered a tunnel leading from Palestinian into Israeli territory, the army said.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/21 16:48:40

Israel, UAE agree to visa-free travel as ties deepen in new sunshine era

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to visa-free travel on Monday, an unprecedented arrangement between Israel and an Arab state, signed as the first ever official UAE delegation landed in Tel Aviv.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/21 15:53:42