Middle-East

Around 20 million Yemenis food insecure due to ongoing conflict

Around 20 million Yemenis food insecure due to ongoing conflict

DUBAI: Around 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, UN agencies said on Saturday, adding the conflict ravaging the impoverished country was the key driver behind rising hunger levels. “As many as 20 million Yemenis are food insecure in the world‘s worst humanitarian crisis,” a joint statement by the UN‘s Food […]

Israel shoots at suspected Hezbollah members on Lebanon border: Army

Israel shoots at suspected Hezbollah members on Lebanon border: Army

JERUSALEM: Israeli soldiers shot Saturday at three suspected “activists” along the border, the army said, days after uncovering a tunnel under the frontier. The soldiers “spotted three suspects, apparently Hezbollah activists, attempting to approach” an area where the army was carrying out engineering work in bad weather, the Israeli military […]

Iran backs Yemen peace talks

Iran backs Yemen peace talks

TEHRAN: offered support on Monday to the planned UN-brokered peace talks on , calling for an end to “the brutal aggression” on the country. “The warmongers have not achieved any of their political and hegemonic goals after four years of bitter war and destructive aggression against Yemeni people,” Iran‘s foreign […]

Khashoggi‘s private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues

Khashoggi‘s private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues

WASHINGTON: Slain journalist , in over 400 messages that he sent to a fellow Saudi exile before he was murdered in October, described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as a “beast” and a “” who would devour all in his path, even his supporters, a media report said. Khashoggi […]

Iran‘s Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

Iran‘s Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

TEHRAN: Iran‘s President struck a defiant stance against US sanctions on Tuesday, renewing his threat to cut off international oil sales from the Gulf. “America should know… it is not capable of preventing the export of Iran‘s oil,” Rouhani said at a televised rally in Semnan province. “If it ever […]

Yemen humanitarian crisis to worsen next year: UN

Yemen humanitarian crisis to worsen next year: UN

GENEVA: The humanitarian crisis in , already the world‘s worst, will deteriorate in 2019, the UN said Tuesday, warning that the number of people needing food aid is set to jump by four million. The grim forecast for the embattled country came as the humanitarian office OCHA released its projected […]

US senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after CIA chief briefing

US senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after CIA chief briefing

WASHINGTON: Two key US Republican senators said a Tuesday briefing by the CIA‘s director only strengthened their conviction that Saudi Arabia‘s crown prince directed the murder of journalist . The explosive new declarations by members of President Donald Trump‘s own party run counter to the White House narrative downplaying possible […]

Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince allies over Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince allies over Jamal Khashoggi

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court has issued arrest warrants for two suspects close to Saudi crown prince over the murder of journalist , raising pressure on the kingdom‘s de facto leader after two US senators accused him of ordering the hit. has sought to distance prince Mohammed from the murder and […]