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.
The epic antedates even the depiction of the famous Trojan war; it is, in effect, the oldest epic found till date.
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.
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.
Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is, transition to what?
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...
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.
The Middle East is often viewed as a region waylaid by feelings of collective humiliation and violent rivalries, both between and within countries.
Cultivated in the Bengal region since time immemorial, the native sugar date palm, locally called 'khejurer gachh', is well-appreciated,
The fight between al-Qa'ida and the Islamic State (IS) has been going on since 2006 when the latter split from al-Qa'ida and declared
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has suggested there could be armed resistance in Bahrain after the Sunni Muslim-ruled kingdom's top Shia cleric was stripped of his citizenship.
The Dead Sea, the salty lake located at the lowest point on Earth, is gradually shrinking under the heat of the Middle Eastern sun. For those who live on its shores it's a slow-motion crisis - but finding extra water to sustain the sea will be a huge challenge.
Six days into Ramadan and the iftar bazaars are catching heat! Spoons flying, knives slicing and the heat rising. It is time to take our culinary skills a notch up. Try your hands at some Middle Eastern dishes for a change from the fried and crunchy delicacies.
Over 80 percent of the world’s city dwellers breathe poor quality air, with Dhaka being the third most polluted, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report warns.
Disagreements about who should do housework blew up on Twitter in Saudi Arabia this week, and offered some insight into popular attitudes in the country.
The Muslim world needs to develop a common denominator of issues over which no Muslim country will differ. Had the Muslim nations been united, the Palestinian issue would have been resolved long ago.
Nearly 600 migrants mostly from sub-Saharan African countries and Bangladesh are rescued by Libyan coast guards.
The first major truce in Syria's five-year civil war comes into effect, but Syrian TV says shells hit residential areas of the capital, Damascus.
Russia says it "categorically rejects" accusations of war crimes over the bombing of hospitals in Syria.