updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

Iran condemns deadly attack in Istanbul airport

Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:05
Tehran: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned the bombing attack on Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk international airport that killed at least 42 people."Extremism and violence is a global threat, and we must tackle it together," Zarif said on Wednesday,…

Islamic State suspects arrested for TV attack

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:08
Erbil (Iraq): Police arrested two alleged members of the Islamic State over a grenade attack in the Iraqi city of Erbil against local broadcaster Rudaw, the network said Tuesday.Security forces from Iraq's Kurdistan region arrested the IS suspects on Monday…

19 IS militants killed in Syria airstrikes

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 16:54
Ankara: At least 19 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in northern Syria in military operations by the Turkish army and the US-led anti-IS coalition, security sources said on Tuesday.About 35 IS targets, including Katyusha rockets, mortars and other weapon…

Crashed EgyptAir plane's data recorder repaired

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:00
Cairo: The damaged flight data recorder from the EgyptAir flight MS804 that crashed in May has been successfully repaired in France, Egyptian investigators said.The French aircraft investigation bureau was able to fix the electronic board of the data recorder, Egypt's…

6 killed in Lebanon-Syria border suicide bombings

Monday, 27 June 2016 13:17
Beirut: At least six persons were killed on Monday in a series of suicide bombings on the Lebanon-Syria border, officials said.All the victims were civilians from Al Qat village in eastern Lebanon, Mayor Bassi Mater told Voice of Lebanon radio …

Israeli PM slams Abbas for refusing to meet with Israeli president

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:00
Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for refusing to meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Brussels on Thursday."Abu Mazen (Abbas) had shown his true face in Brussels," a statement sent from the prime minister's…

8 IS militants killed in Syria

Thursday, 23 June 2016 15:56
Damascus: At least eight Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in Syria by Turkish artillery fire and US-led coalition airstrikes, an official said on Thursday.Some IS weapons systems, including mortar positions, were also destroyed in the operation, Xinhua news agency…

Yoga Day celebrated in Egypt

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:47
Cairo: More than 100 yoga enthusiasts gathered and practiced yogic exercises at a ground here to mark the International Yoga Day."We have noticed strong growth in the practice of yoga in Egypt over the last year, both in popularity and…

International Yoga Day celebrated in Egypt

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:57
Cairo: A special event was held at a park in Egypt's capital Cairo on Tuesday night to mark the second International Day of Yoga.More than 100 yoga enthusiasts gathered to practice yoga on the grass and enjoy some traditional performances…

Egypt court says 'no' to transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 16:49
Cairo: A court in Egypt on Tuesday nullified a deal signed between Cairo and Riyadh on maritime border demarcation that placed the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir in Saudi regional waters.Egypt's Administrative Court said waiving all rights…
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