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Arab foreign ministers to meet Monday on Gaza: Diplomat

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:00

Arab foreign ministers are to meet in Cairo on Monday to discuss the escalating conflict between Hamas militants in Gaza and Israel which has already killed more than 120 Palestinians, a diplomat said.

Qatar confirms two citizens held in UAE

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:29

Qatar has confirmed the arrest in the United Arab Emirates of two of its citizens, described as "spies" by Emirati media, adding to tension between the Gulf neighbours.

Arab nations call for emergency UN meeting on Gaza

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 03:28

Arab nations have called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and immediate action to end what they say is Israel`s "outrageous onslaught" against Palestinians, especially in Gaza.

US blacklists UAE company for helping Syrian regime

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:46

The US Treasury placed a United Arab Emirates company on its sanctions blacklist today for selling speciality oil products to the Syrian government.

Arab League seeks urgent UN Security Council meet on Gaza

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:46

The Arab League called Tuesday for the UN Security Council to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the deadly Israeli air campaign against the Gaza Strip, Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi said.

Russia rejects rampant terrorism in Arab region

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:25

Russia has rejected the unabated terrorism existing the Arab region, as the country`s visiting Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said here Saturday that his country will not stand idly toward the rampant terrorism in the region.

Kerry in Saudi, says Syrian opposition has key role against ISIL

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:51

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Syrian rebel leader Ahmad Jarba on Friday that the moderate opposition he heads would be important in repelling ISIL, the al Qaeda offshoot which is fighting in both Syria and Iraq.

Kerry arrives in Saudi to discuss Syria, Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:41

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia Friday to meet the Syrian opposition as Washington unveiled plans to provide some $500 million in arms and training to the rebels.

Iran denies sending troops to Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:17

Iran has not sent military forces to Iraq, Iran`s foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Wednesday, denying the presence of any Iranian military officials in the crisis-torn Arab state.

Israel says Syria behind deadly cross-border attack

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:18

Israeli cabinet ministers on Tuesday accused forces loyal to Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad of being behind a weekend cross-border attack that killed an Arab Israeli teenager.

US military ties with Egypt trump rights concerns

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:21

The United States may claim to be appalled by Egypt`s human rights record, but its 35-year-old military alliance with the most populous Arab power remains sacred.

Russia sees trust-building moves in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 03:10

Russian government said Thursday it has witnessed signs of normalisation in Syria following recent presidential election in the Arab country.