Middle East

Saudi Arabia, UAE vow to back Yemen war effort amid cracks

The joint communique came as the Houthis launched at least six ballistic missiles and two drone attacks into Saudi Arabia.

published on : 26th August 2019

UAE will be first Middle East country to issue RuPay card

India had already launched the RuPay card in only two foreign countries - Singapore and Bhutan.

published on : 22nd August 2019

Saudi Arabia to ban Indians, other foreigners from hospitality jobs

Hospitality is the latest sector of the country to face stricter “Saudization” policies, which call for replacing the foreigners who dominate many parts of the private sector.

published on : 29th July 2019

Ahead of EU talks, UK calls for reduced tensions with Iran

Washington has pulled out of the deal, to the dismay of its European allies who also signed the accord.

published on : 15th July 2019

Pope, Putin talk focuses on Christians in Middle East, humanitarian aid in war-torn Syria

Putin arrived on his sixth visit to Vatican City on Thursday to hold his third meeting with Pope Francis.

published on : 5th July 2019

A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis

Karim Sadjadpour, an analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says the U.S. must approach Iran with a combination of diplomatic engagement and coercion.

published on : 27th June 2019

US kicks off Mideast peace plan, with Palestinians boycotting

The Trump administration says it will get to the political issues later.

published on : 25th June 2019

Russia accuses US of being 'reckless' with new Iran sanctions

Tehran last week shot down a US spy aircraft which it says entered Iranian territory, a claim denied by Washington.

published on : 25th June 2019

Don't open 'Pandora's box' in Middle East: China warns US

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have escalated ever since the US quit the nuclear deal and with Washington blacklisting Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation.

published on : 18th June 2019

G-20 energy, environment chiefs meet in Japan amid Middle East tensions

The two-day meeting began in the Japanese resort town of Karuizawa after Thursday's attacks, which the US blames on Iran, heightened Middle East tensions and sent crude oil prices surging.

published on : 15th June 2019

With deaths in Gulf on the rise, only 10 per cent migrant farmers are insured

Majority of NRI farmers fail to apply for insurance under Rythu Bima due to lack of leave.

published on : 15th June 2019

US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

The administration hopes that Arab countries will help bankroll economic incentives, such as infrastructure and industrial projects, to get Palestinians to buy into the plan.

published on : 20th May 2019

Saudi Arabia and UAE see sufficient oil supplies amid rising stocks

OPEC members gathered to discuss how to stabilise a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt global supply.

published on : 19th May 2019

Christian persecution in Middle East close to genocide: Report

It shows that a century ago, Christians comprised 20 per cent of the population in the Middle East and north Africa, but since then the proportion has fallen to less than 4 per cent, or roughly 15 mil

published on : 3rd May 2019

Rajkummar Rao happy with his global reach

Rajkummar Rao is honoured to win 'Performer of the Year' award at the Filmfare Middle East Awards 2019 ceremony held in Oman.

published on : 31st March 2019
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