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Despite jihadist drive, Mideast colonial borders seen intact

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:44

A blistering jihadist offensive has sparked debate on the Middle East`s colonial-era borders being redrawn, but experts say this is unlikely as Arabs have grown accustomed to their nation states.

Syria`s Assad says `terror` will strike West

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:13

Ever since a revolt broke out in March 2011, Assad has blamed all violence in Syria on a foreign-backed "terrorist" plot.

Iraq`s implosion could redraw Middle East boundaries

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 15:20

The capture of Iraqi cities Mosul and Tikrit by al Qaeda-influenced jihadis has not only redrawn the map of a country corroded by sectarian hatred.

US stocks end streak of gains as Iraq concerns loom

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 03:56

US equity markets finished the week with losses after a rising jihadist offensive in Iraq lifted oil prices to nine-month highs and stoked further concerns about Middle East stability.

Iran, Turkey pledge cooperation despite split over Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 01:23

In a landmark visit to Turkey by Iran`s president, the two countries pledged to work together to stop extremism and bloodshed in the Middle East despite deep differences over Syria`s civil war.

HCL Learning forays into Nepal, Middle East & Africa

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 20:02

The company's flagship product 'DigiSchool' has been introduced in 11 international schools in Middle East and Africa.

Topple the walls of enmity in Middle East: Pope

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 15:30

Pope Francis, in a bold move designed to re-launch the Middle East peace process, hosted an unprecedented inter-faith prayer service attended by the Israeli and Palestinian presidents at the Vatican.

Zindagi channel to focus on real stories from across the border

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 08:33

A new Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) Zindagi- Jodey Dilon Ko, going on air June 23, will cater to a gamut of viewers with shows focussing on real and progressive stories. The USP here is that the shows are hand-produced and shot in Pakistan, Middle East, Britain and the US.

Pope appeals world to remember Syria war victims

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 20:48

Pope Francis warned Friday that the millions of people affected by the Syria crisis risk being forgotten because of the "globalisation of indifference" toward the conflict.

Hunt for MERS source should look beyond camels: Veterinary officials

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 03:32

Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.

UN warns against new European, Arab extremist networks

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 01:13

New extremist networks in Europe and the Middle East may emerge from the war in Syria as thousands of foreigners fight alongside local militants, the UN Security Council heard Wednesday.

Gaza`s Hamas government says ready to step aside

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 01:21

Gaza`s Hamas government says it has concluded its last meeting and is "ready to hand over full responsibility" to a Palestinian unity government.