July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Kuwaiti emir's son Sheikh Ahmad named prime minister

Kuwait named the emir's son as prime minister on Sunday, replacing caretaker premier Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid who faced a combative parliament amid a feud between the government and elected assembly that has hindered fiscal reform.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Closing Jewish Agency would hurt Israel-Russia ties: Lapid

A Russian decision to shut down an agency that processes the immigration of Jews to Israel would be a “serious event” impacting bilateral ties, Prime Minister Yair Lapid said yesterday.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

More than 20 killed in south Iran floods

Flooding in southern Iran has killed at least 21 people and left others missing following heavy rainfall in the largely arid country, state media reported yesterday.

July 23, 2022
July 23, 2022

‘Do not want to be stung twice’

Iran is seeking economic guarantees from the US to revive a 2015 nuclear deal so as not to be “stung twice” the same way, its foreign minister said.

July 22, 2022
July 22, 2022

Saudi citizen arrested for helping non-Muslim journalist enter Mecca

Saudi Arabia authorities have arrested a citizen of the country for driving a non-Muslim journalist into the holy city of Mecca during Hajj recently.

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

8 civilians killed in Turkish attack on Iraqi province

Eight civilians died and another 23 people were injured in a Turkish attack on Iraq's northern province of Dohuk, Iraq's state media said on Wednesday.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Military strike on Syria will "benefit terrorists", Iran's Supreme Leader tells Erdogan

A military strike on Syria would destabilise the region, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who is in Tehran for a summit on the Syrian conflict, state TV reported.

July 18, 2022
July 18, 2022

Biden disputes Saudi account of Khashoggi murder discussion

US President Joe Biden on Saturday differed with Saudi Arabia in their account of discussions at a bilateral summit about the 2018 murder of

July 18, 2022
July 18, 2022

US spreading ‘Iran-phobia’

Tehran yesterday accused Washington of provoking tensions in the Middle East, a day after US President Joe Biden ended a tour to Iran’s rival Saudi Arabia and arch-foe Israel.

July 18, 2022
July 18, 2022

Iran arrests several after protests at drying lake

Iranian police have arrested several people for disturbing security after they protested the drying up of a lake once regarded as the Middle East’s largest, official media said yesterday.