Middle East

FIFA world cup: Qatar loses opener, US up on Day 2

Qatar became the first host country to lose its opening game in 92 years of World Cup history.

published on : 21st November 2022

US building MidEast defence systems to deter 'threats': official

The announcements came after Israel and the United States blamed Iran for a drone strike off the coast of Oman last week that hit a tanker operated by an Israeli-owned firm.

published on : 20th November 2022

Pope blasts 'childlike' wars at Bahrain interfaith summit

Pope Francis opened his visit to Bahrain by urging the country's authorities to renounce the death penalty and ensure basic human rights are guaranteed for all citizens.

published on : 4th November 2022

Conflict, crisis fuel cholera surge across Middle East hot spots

Cholera has swept across Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq as the countries struggle with devastated infrastructure, turmoil and housing large populations of people who have been displaced by conflict.

published on : 4th November 2022

Lebanon-Israel deal a landmark but with limits, experts say

It is far from a peace deal, but proponents say the shared interest in exploiting the gas will make it less likely the two longtime enemies will go to war.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Pope presses Muslim dialogue in first papal visit to Bahrain

The visit is Francis' second to a Gulf Arab country, following his 2019 landmark trip to Abu Dhabi, where he signed a document promoting the Catholic-Muslim fraternity with a leading Sunni cleric.

published on : 3rd November 2022

Mideast at risk of climate-induced food, water scarcity: report

Middle East is warming nearly twice as fast as the global average, making its food and water supplies "extremely vulnerable" to climate change

published on : 2nd November 2022

Women's soccer makes gains in Mideast despite conservatives

Women's soccer has been neglected long in the Middle East, a region that is mad for the men's game and hosts the World Cup for the first time this month in Qatar.

published on : 2nd November 2022

In parts of Mideast, power generators spew toxic fumes 24/7

Experts call it national suicide from an environmental and health perspective.

published on : 12th September 2022

Meet London-based Indian chef Atul Kochhar who invented 100 vegetarian recipes

Michelin-starred Indian chef Atul Kochhar celebrates 100 homegrown and exotic recipes in his latest cookbook with local alternatives and some Bengali sass.  

published on : 7th August 2022

India will make significant contributions to economic growth in Middle East and South Asia through I2U2

PM Narendra Modi said the I2U2 grouping has established a positive agenda and its framework is a good model for practical cooperation in the face of increasing global uncertainties.

published on : 27th July 2022

US President Biden heads to Middle East jittery about Iranian nuclear program

Biden begins the visit to mideast with a three-day stop in Israel, where officials say Iran's quickly evolving nuclear program is at the top of their agenda for talks with the U.S. president.

published on : 13th July 2022

Naveen’s first overseas investors’ meet draws Rs 21,000 crore investment proposals

The Odisha Investors’ Meet at Dubai, the first ever by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik outside the Indian soil, has drawn investment intents of more than Rs 21,000 crore.

published on : 30th June 2022

Nupur Sharma row hasn't affected India's ties with Middle East: MoS External Affairs V Muraleedharan

Delivering a speech on India's success story in foreign policy in PM Narendra Modi's era, the minister said that the PM protects not just people living in India, but also the diaspora.

published on : 17th June 2022

US President Joe Biden to visit Israel and 'pariah' Saudi Arabia in July

The decision to pay a call on Saudi leaders during the July 13-16 trip comes after Biden as a Democratic presidential candidate branded the kingdom a “pariah”.

published on : 14th June 2022

Rise in freight rate leads to a drop in air cargo movement from Tiruchy

Several cargo operators said the drop happened as many exporters avoided sending cargo to Singapore from Tiruchy due to the high freight fare.

published on : 19th May 2022

Years of Iran-Saudi tensions nearing end, Iraq PM says

Iraq, a neighbour to both countries, has hosted five rounds of talks over the past year aimed at restoring ties between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, and Shiite-majority Iran.

published on : 30th April 2022

Syrian fighters to join Russia in next phase of Ukraine war

So far, only a small number of Syrians appear to have arrived in Russia for military training ahead of deployment on the front lines.

published on : 18th April 2022

No aid, improper probes: Concern over unnatural deaths of Tamils working in Middle East

The Unorganised Workers Federation says it identified 120 cases of suspicious deaths of Tamil workers since 2012 and a common theme is that the local police don't investigate the deaths thoroughly.

published on : 4th April 2022

Movie ticket tenders to be finalised soon in AP

Sources said Justickets, Book My Show and another firm operating from the Middle East have filed bids for selling movie tickets online in the State.

published on : 30th March 2022
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