Middle East

Battery bomb fears spurred onboard devices ban: US officials

Battery bomb fears spurred onboard...

March 22

NEW YORK — Intelligence showing that the Islamic State (IS) and an Al Qaeda affiliate are developing bombs hidden in portable electronics prompted the United States and Britain...

US demands UN pull report accusing Israel of apartheid

US demands UN pull report accusing...

March 16

UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday (March 15) demanded that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres withdraw a report by a UN body accusing Israel of imposing...

Attack on military hospital in Afghan capital kills 30

Attack on military hospital in Afghan...

March 08

KABUL — Gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday (March 8), killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens more in an...

Trump expected to sign new travel ban order

Trump expected to sign new travel ban...

March 06

WASHINGTON — United States President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries...

Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi turned ‘into rubbish bin’

Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi...

March 05

KARACHI — Neighbours forced their way into Mr Mohammad Umair’s home battling smoke and flames in a desperate bid to rescue his young family — he and his wife survived, their...

Gallery: Banksy’s art in West Bank hotel with world’s ‘worst view’

Banksy’s art in West Bank hotel with...

March 05

BETHLEHEM (West Bank) — A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself on Friday (March 3) in the West Bank city of...

Saudi king brings 459 tons of luggage for visit to Indonesia

Saudi king brings 459 tons of luggage...

March 01

JAKARTA — Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud begins his nine-day visit to Indonesia on Wednesday (Mar 1), and he has certainly come prepared.

Iran mocks Trump threats, sets sights on Gulf nation deals

Iran mocks Trump threats, sets sights...

February 19

VIENNA — Iran’s foreign minister mocked being “put on notice” in a tweet by United States President Donald Trump and said his country is focused on building Persian Gulf alliances.