Middle East

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Covid-19 cases on the rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organization’s latest weekly pandemic report issued Wednesday.

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Books that changed the world: Gilgamesh through the sands of time

The epic antedates even the depiction of the famous Trojan war; it is, in effect, the oldest epic found till date.

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

Iran targets Israeli positions across Syrian frontier

Iranian forces in Syria shells Israeli army outposts across the Syrian frontier overnight, Israel says, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli strikes in Syria since its civil war began in 2011.

December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017

Revive Middle East peace process

President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged all concerned to revive the Middle East peace process and adopt a constructive approach to it under a two-state solution.

November 21, 2017
November 21, 2017

Transition in the Middle East: Transition to what?

Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is, transition to what?

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

Madness in the Middle East - Is Lebanon in the firing line?

Just as news started to come out that the Syrian Arab Army was on the verge of liberating the city of Abu Kamal, destroying the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria, rekindling hope that the region may yet see some semblance of stability...

November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017

The Middle East: It will only get worse

As Saudi Arabia reels from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's crackdown on the kingdom's elite, indications are that the Saudi-Iranian proxy war is heating up.

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017

Is South Asia the new Middle East?

The Middle East is often viewed as a region waylaid by feelings of collective humiliation and violent rivalries, both between and within countries.

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

Date palm shows hope

Cultivated in the Bengal region since time immemorial, the native sugar date palm, locally called 'khejurer gachh', is well-appreciated,

June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017

Widening gulf between Gulf countries

Tension is again rising in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia and its allies (mainly other Gulf countries) abruptly cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the region.