Middle East

  • Over 30 bodies of Houthi rebels pulled from frontline in Yemen’s Marib: medic
    Sana’a [Yemen], September 7 : Altogether 32 bodies of Yemen’s Houthi rebel fighters were pulled from a frontline in the country’s Marib province on Tuesday, according to a medic from neighboring province of al-Bayda.“The bodies were pulled from Marib’s southwestern district of Rahabah and brought […]
  • Syria: Prevent ‘entire generation from being lost’, urges UN humanitarian chief
    Geneva [Switzerland]: Some 13.4 million Syrians throughout the beleaguered country are in need of assistance, the UN humanitarian office said on Saturday, calling for “greater access and expanded funding”, to better help them.Concluding a seven-day visit to Syria, Lebanon and Turkey – his first official […]
  • UN humanitarian funds allocate $10M for fuel crisis response in Lebanon
    Beirut [Lebanon]: The United Nations said its humanitarian funds have allocated USD 10 million to respond to the fuel crisis in Lebanon and help avert the deterioration of the country’s humanitarian situation.The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, on Wednesday allocated […]
  • Erdogan’s grand and costly projects fail one after another
    Nicosia [Cyprus]: Turkey’s increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan always had a penchant for very big projects and, according to official data, since 2003 when Erdogan came to power, some 181 mega public-private partnership projects were launched in Turkey. Many of these projects are modelled […]
  • Lebanon shows gratitude to India for evacuating its citizen from Afghanistan
    Beirut [Lebanon], August 22 : Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants on Sunday expressed its gratitude to India for evacuating one of its citizens from the violence-marred Afghanistan.The Lebanese citizen, Muhammad Khattab worked for Tremplin, a subsidiary of the Indian company Oracle in Afghanistan. […]
  • Israel tightening restrictions due to increase in number of delta variant cases
    Jerusalem [Israel] : New restrictions on controlling the spread of coronavirus came into force in Israel on Wednesday, after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called on citizens to get vaccinated, and after the highest daily number of coronavirus infected since January. The measures require vaccination certificates […]
  • Firefighting plane crashes in southern Turkey
    Ankara [Turkey]: A firefighting plane, that was rented from Russia, crashed in southern Turkey on Saturday, local media reported.According to Anadolu Agency, a firefighting plane of Turkey’s General Directorate of Forestry crashed in the southern province of Kahramanmaras. Contact was lost with the plane which […]
  • ‘China hacks groups in Israel, Iran to gain business interests’
    Jerusalem [Israel]: China has hacked multiple public and private sector groups of Israel in an attempt to gain business interests, a local media report said on Tuesday. The Chinese cyberattacks have been doing the same thing in Iran, Saudi Arabia and a variety of other […]
  • Nearly 20 rockets fired from Lebanon: Israel Defence Forces
    Tel Aviv [Isreal]: Nearly 20 rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday morning, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.Citing IDF, Times of Isreal reported that 10 projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system and six landed in open around Mount […]
  • Iran: Ebrahim Raisi sworn in as new president
    Tehran [Iran]: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took the oath of office before Parliament in the presence of the Judiciary chief and members of the Expediency Council and foreign guests in Tehran on Thursday, Islamic Republic News Agency reported.The swearing-in of the president in Iran is […]
  • COVID-19 vaccination for 12 – to 15-year-olds starts in Cyprus
    Nicosia [Cyprus]: Cyprus’ Health Ministry said it on Monday started a vaccination program for 12- to 15-year-olds.The ministry said that the decision was made after it was established that 20 per cent of new COVID-19 infections related to these age groups. The ministry also said […]
  • Syria: US imposes sanctions on 8 prisons over human rights violations
    Washington [US], July 29: The US Treasury Department on Wednesday (local time) announced sanctions on eight Syrian prisons run by President Bashar al-Assad’s intelligence agencies, citing human rights abuses against political prisoners and other detainees.The department also sanctioned five senior Syrian government officials who control […]
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