Middle East

Qatar

Saudi Arabia and Qatar Signal Resolving Tensions Through Football

A Saudi-led bloc's decision to play a football tournament in rival Qatar could herald a rapprochement after a two-year stand-off, and signal Riyadh is...

Western Nations Clash Over the Fate of Jailed Jihadists

The United States and its European allies clashed Thursday over what to do with thousands of jihadists jailed in Syria, with Washington calling a...
Qatar

Ending blockade: Qatar and Saudi Arabia are moving towards a major breakthrough

Qatar and Saudi Arabia are coming closer to resolving long-standing issues amicably. Reliable sources claim that the upcoming soccer tournament in Doha is likely...
Gaza

Gaza-Israel Violence Grows Admist Attempted Negotiations

Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel's targeted killing of a top militant in Gaza killed 16 Palestinians on Wednesday, with the violence showing little...
Gulf

Soccer Bringing Gulf Together: KSA & UAE Playing in Qatar is a Step Forward

Gulf soccer may be giving Bob Dylan’s 1964 hit, ‘The Times They Are a-Changin,’ a new lease on life. Qatar surrendered its Arabian Gulf...
China

China Getting Engulfed in Conflicts Middle East Presents

Opinion | China is maneuvering to avoid being sucked into the Middle East’s numerous disputes amid mounting debate in Beijing on whether the People’s Republic...
Lebanese

Lebanese Man Shot Dead as the Army Attempted to Disperse Protestors

A man was shot dead south of Beirut after the army opened fire to disperse protesters blocking roads, Lebanese state media said Wednesday, nearly...
football

Iraqis Aim to Rekindle Protests Through the Football Match Against Iran

For Iraqis opposed to the Baghdad government and its sponsor Tehran, there is even more than football at stake when Iraq faces Iran in...
Afghanistan

Afghanistan to Swap Senior Taliban Prisoners for Western Hostages

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Tuesday that three high-ranking Taliban prisoners would be released, in an apparent exchange for two Western hostages who were...
Ukraine

Qatar and Ukraine sign a protocol to enhance cooperation on air traffic

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the government of Qatar have signed a protocol amending and supplementing the agreement on air traffic. Recently,...
Saudi

Three Performers Stabbed in Saudi Capital

A Yemeni man stabbed three performers during a live play in the Saudi capital Monday, police said, in the first such attack since the...
Lebanon

‘My Nationality My Dignity’: Lebanese Women Protest To Pass Down Their Nationality

Draped in the Lebanese flag, 22-year-old Dana is bursting with pride at taking part in Lebanon's "revolution" -- even if her home country refuses...
Suez

150 Years On Suez Canal Remains a Vital International Waterway

In its 150 years of operations, the Suez Canal has been through wars and high-stakes power struggles as it imposed itself as a vital...
Turkey

Trump Attempts to Keep Turkey in NATO Despite US Hesitance

The United States will do its "very best" to keep Turkey in NATO, the US national security advisor said Sunday ahead of a White...
political

Lebanon: Protests Force PM’s Resignation and a New Cabinet

Thousands protested on Sunday across Lebanon against the ruling class for a fourth consecutive week, as they await a new cabinet two weeks after...
Iraq

Iraq Enters Third Week of Protests With Casualties on the Rise

Anti-government protests in Iraq entered their third week on Friday amid fresh bloodshed, but leaders appeared to have closed rank around the country's embattled...
Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar Welcomes LGBT Supporters

Qatar has confirmed that LGBT supporters will be welcomed during the FIFA World Cup 2022. According to details, Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has...
Israel

World should pressure on Iran over nuclear activity, says Israel

Israel called on European nations to join the US in pressuring Iran on Thursday over its renewed uranium enrichment and what Prime Minister Benjamin...
oil

Pentagon insists it is not profiting from Syria oil revenue

The Pentagon said Thursday the United States is not profiting from Syrian oil, despite the deployment of troops to protect oil fields in the...
Yemen

Leaked footage shows US weapons falling into terrorist hands in Yemen

Leaked footage purports to show weapons, including a US-made vehicle, being transferred to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen amid reports of gear falling into...
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Signs Codeshare Agreement With IndiGo

Qatar Airways and IndiGo have signed a one-way codeshare agreement. In a regulatory filing, InterGlobe Aviation - the parent company of budget airline operator...
War

Will World Finally See End To Yemen war? MBS Put Forward Tough Terms

Opinion | The power-sharing agreement signed in Riyadh on November 5 between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government headed by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and UAE-backed southern separatist...
Palestinian

Accused of misconduct, Head of UN Palestinian agency resigns

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has resigned amid an internal probe into alleged mismanagement and ethical abuses at the organization,...
Sheikh Khalifa

UAE approves fourth Presidency term for Sheikh Khalifa

The United Arab Emirates' top legislative body on Wednesday approved a fourth term in office for reclusive President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, state...
blockade

How Did Qatar Overcome Obstacles Of Gulf Blockade?

The State of Qatar has successfully dealt with the challenges posed by Arab countries as a result of ‘complete blockade’. While addressing Qatar's Shura...
Fire

At least Six Killed As Security Forces Open Fire On Iraq Protesters

Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad where thousands took part in the largest wave...
Syria

US maintains troop level in Syria post-withdrawal announcement

The number of US troops in Syria remains roughly stable at just under 1,000 three weeks after President Donald Trump announced their withdrawal, a...
Qatar

War of Narratives: Al-Jazeera Accused Of Sabotaging Turkey-Qatar Relations

Turkey’s leading newspaper, Daily Sabah, has clarified that the recent newsbreak by Al Arabiya was false. Al Arabiya on Sunday claimed that Foreign Minister...
Russia

Global protests: Russia and China risk ending up on the wrong side of history

Widespread perceptions see Russia together with China as the rising powers in the Middle East as a result of America’s flip flops in Syria...
Lebanon

Anti-Iran narratives surfing Iraq & Lebanon’s protests threaten Iran’s regional influence

Iran has worked to turn sweeping anti-government protests in Iraq from a threat to its hard-earned influence over its neighbour into an opportunity for...

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