Mideast News Stories
Saudi Arabia to witness ‘a golden era of hospitality’ in next 10 years
RIYADH: The next 10 years will be a golden era for Saudi hospitality as the country has laid down the foundation of transformation in the sector, according to a top official of Knight Frank in the Middle East and North Africa. “You can call the coming 10 years of Saudi Arabia the golden era of its...
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Taliban sign pact with UAE on running Afghan airports
KABUL: A United Arab Emirates company signed a contract with the Taliban authorities on Tuesday to provide ground handling services at Afghanistan’s three airports, officials said, as the country seeks to resume international transit. Capital Kabul’s only airport was trashed in August when tens of...
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‘Shireen Abu Akleh’s life matters,’ Al Jazeera tells UN
Washington, DCAl Jazeera’s Washington bureau chief has called on the UN Security Council to ensure the protection of journalists, urging an independent and transparent probe into the killing of the network’s veteran reporter Shireen Abu Akleh. Speaking at an informal Security Council meeting on...
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Thousands attend funeral for Revolutionary Guard colonel shot dead in Iran
Thousands of mourners have poured into the streets of Tehran to pay their respects to a senior Revolutionary Guard member fatally shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle at the weekend. The killing of Col Hassan Sayyad Khodaei in Tehran on Sunday bore the hallmarks of previous deadly shootings in Iran...
photo: AP / Vahid Salemi
Daesh/ISIS attacks kill 12 civilians in Iraq
At least 12 civilians were killed in a spate of attacks by the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group in Iraq on Tuesday, according to local authorities. A statement by the Defense Ministry said Daesh/ISIS terrorists...
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Tunisia union says it will boycott Saied's national dialogue
TUNISTunisia's powerful UGTT trade union confederation said on Monday it would not take part in a national dialogue proposed by President Kais Saied, arguing that it excludes key actors and civil society. Saied sacked the government last July before dissolving parliament and seizing control of...
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Iraq sandstorm grounds flights, sends 1,000 to hospitals
BAGHDAD — Iraq closed public buildings and temporarily shut airports on Monday as another sandstorm — the ninth since mid-April — hit the country. More than 1,000 people were hospitalised across the nation with respiratory problems, health ministry spokesman Seif Al Badr told AFP. Flights were also...
photo: AP / Hadi Mizban
Downed drone in Yemen’s capital kills three
At least three people have been killed in Yemen’s capital Sanaa when an armed drone crashed in a busy neighbourhood after being shot down, Houthi officials said. The health minister in the rebel Houthi administration that runs Sanaa said another three people were injured on Monday when the drone...
photo: AP / Hani Mohammed
What are Iran's options after the IRGC assassination? - analysis
In the wake of the broad daylight killing of key Iranian IRGC operative Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodayari, the Iranian regime has been very public about the killing, blasting out photos of the scene and vowing some kind of retaliation. The question this raises is this: how will Iran actually retaliate...
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Two Killed, 120 Injured in Abu Dhabi Gas Explosion
The blast on Monday...
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