Gulf

Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out

Islamic State (IS) is losing territory, its finances are being drained and the number of foreign fighters recruited has reportedly down to a trickle, dropped by as much as 90 percent from a high of 2,000 a month in the past year.

August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016

Doha airport brings in passenger tax

Qatar's international airport is to charge passengers an exit tax as the energy-reliant emirate adjusts to falling oil prices.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out

Islamic State (IS) is losing territory, its finances are being drained and the number of foreign fighters recruited has reportedly down to a trickle, dropped by as much as 90 percent from a high of 2,000 a month in the past year.

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

Qatar agrees to hike Bangladeshi female expats’ pay

Gulf nation Qatar has agreed to increase monthly salary for the skilled Bangladeshi female migrants and domestic workers from Tk 19,350 to 25,800 (QAR900 to 1200).

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016

Iran frees US sailors held in Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have released 10 US sailors held for entering its territorial waters in the Gulf, state television reported.

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

Guns, God and grievances: Belgium's Islamist "airbase"

"A breeding ground for violence" the mayor of Molenbeek called her town, speaking of unemployment and overcrowding among Arab immigrant families, of youthful despair finding refuge in radical Islam.

July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015

Man with Rs 10cr in bank held for begging in Kuwait

Kuwait police arrested a foreign man for allegedly begging although the man has 500,000 Kuwaiti Dinar (over Rs 10 crore) in his bank account reports PTI, Dubai.

March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015

Yemen call for Gulf intervention

Yemeni foreign minister calls for Gulf Arab states to intervene to prevent the advance of Shia Houthi rebels into the south of the country