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French ship detects signals likely from EgyptAir black boxes

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 17:35
Cairo: A French ship has detected signals deep under the Mediterranean Sea, believed to be from the black boxes of EgyptAir Flight MS804. The plane crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board.Citing a statement from Egypt's…

15 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:38
Damascus: At least 15 Syrian civilians were killed in the past 24 hours by US-led airstrikes against the city of Manbej, which is controlled by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a monitor group reported.The victims in the countryside in…

Saudi court sentences 14 to death over terror charges

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:21
Riyadh: A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced 14 citizens to death penalty over terrorism charges.The court also sentenced nine suspects to jail terms from three to 15 years, Xinhua reported.The suspects are part of a terrorist cell charged of attacking…

Israeli female MPs faced sexual harassment: Survey

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:10
Jerusalem: At least 28 out the Israeli parliament’s 32 female members have experienced sexual harassment or assault, and at least two of the cases took place in the Knesset building, a recent survey has found.The survey carried out by Israeli…

83% of new Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway completed

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:03
Abu Dhabi: Eighty-three per cent of the new Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway has been completed, while work to launch the project by the end of this year is progressing.The execution of the new highway has followed a detailed study of the…

Riyadh to allow non-Muslims to enter 4 mosques in Jeddah

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:53
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will allow non-Muslims to enter four mosques in Jeddah, local media reported on Monday.The main purpose of the move is to allow non-Muslims to get acquainted with the Islamic civilization, Xinhua news agency quoted a media report…

Iran pledges to support Syria, Iraq with more military advisers

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:36
Tehran: Iran will continue sending military advisers to Syria and Iraq in a fight against terrorism, Iranian Defence Minister said here on Monday."We will help Syria and Iraq as much as we can because parts of the Islamic community have…

Iraq in final push to liberate IS-held Fallujah

Monday, 30 May 2016 16:45
Baghdad: Iraqi security forces on Monday launched the final stage of an offensive aimed at freeing the city of Fallujah and nearby areas from the Islamic State (IS) militant group, security sources said."The troops and allied Shia and Sunni paramilitary…

Israeli cabinet to approve hardline defence minister

Monday, 30 May 2016 15:03
Jerusalem: The Israeli cabinet was on Monday set to approve hardline lawmaker Avigdor Lieberman as defence minister after a political crisis that threatened the move was resolved.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett, leader of Jewish Home party, reached a…

Nine killed in Baghdad bomb attack

Monday, 30 May 2016 14:48
Baghdad: At least nine people were killed and 30 others injured in two bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, a police source said.In one attack, a booby-trapped car parked at a popular marketplace in Shaab district…