Middle East

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.

350,000 children trapped in West Mosul

350,000 children trapped in West Mosul

February 19

LONDON/ARBIL (IRAQ) — The first four months of the Iraqi offensive on Mosul were marked by relatively low displacement but the civilians who remain in the city’s west face more...

Israeli joy, Palestinian alarm at Trump two-state shift

Israeli joy, Palestinian alarm at...

February 17

JERUSALEM — Mr Donald Trump's shelving of the decades-long goal of a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict has excited Israelis and alarmed Palestinians and Arabs, but...

Up, up and away: Passenger-carrying drone to fly in Dubai

Up, up and away: Passenger-carrying...

February 13

DUBAI — Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July.

In Istanbul, surprise that Trump Towers complex is linked to Trump

In Istanbul, surprise that Trump...

February 08

ISTANBUL — The mall was named for him. His name adorns signposts at the nearby metro station. It also looms from the sides of the twin skyscrapers that the mall sits beneath.

Qatar airline allowing Muslims to travel to US

Qatar airline allowing Muslims to...

February 04

DOHA — Qatar Airways said on Saturday (Feb 4) it would fly passengers to the United States from seven previously barred Muslim-majority countries after a US judge temporarily...

Iran readies retaliation after Trump imposes fresh sanctions

Iran readies retaliation after Trump...

February 04

TEHRAN — The US imposed fresh sanctions on Iran as US President Donald Trump sought to punish Tehran for its ballistic missile program, prompting a warning from the Islamic...

Bodies of 2 firemen recovered after Tehran tower inferno

Bodies of 2 firemen recovered after...

January 21

TEHRAN — Rescue teams recovered the bodies of two Iranian firefighters early on Saturday (Jan 21), two days after they were killed while tackling a blaze in Tehran's oldest high...

Trump administration targets violent Islamist groups as foreign policy priority

Trump administration targets violent...

January 21

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will make defeating “radical Islamic terror groups” its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website...