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Shimon Peres worked `tirelessly` for two-state solution: UN chief

Shimon Peres worked `tirelessly` for two-state solution: UN chief

Shimon Peres shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Barack Obama flirts with Mideast peace push in final months

Barack Obama flirts with Mideast peace push in final months

When he came to power, he appeared to imply it was one of his priorities.

Japan pledges USD 2.8 billion in refugee aid over three years

Japan will provide $2.8 billion to help deal with the global refugee crisis over three years from 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

Donald Trump to unveil strategy for combating ISIS

Donald Trump to unveil strategy for combating ISIS

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is slated to lay out his strategy on Monday for defeating the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist organisations.

Egypt's largest Indian colour festival Holi kicks off

Egypt's largest Indian colour festival Holi kicks off

Egypt's largest Indian colour festival Holi kicked off on Friday, introducing fun and joy for lovers of Indian culture in the North African country.

Middle East's largest theme park to open this October

Middle East's largest theme park to open this October

The destination will comprise of three theme parks -- Bollywood Parks Dubai, Motiongate Dubai, and Legoland Dubai, together with Legoland Water Park.

Two foreign prisoners killed in Imphal jail brawl

Two foreign prisoners killed in Imphal jail brawl

The Union Home Ministry has sought a report about the incident from the Manipur government.

Heavy security for Jerusalem Gay Pride year after deadly attack

Hundreds of Israeli police are being drafted into Jerusalem to protect the city`s Gay Pride march on Thursday, a year after an ultra-Orthodox Jew killed a teenager and also stabbed five other people.

Pokemon game franchise is un-Islamic, says top Saudi Arabia clerical body; fatwa renewed

Nintendo`s new Pokemon GO mobile game has become an instant hit around the world.

Middle East 'out of control', more unstable than ever: Trump

Middle East 'out of control', more unstable than ever: Trump

The Middle East today is more unstable than ever before, Trump said.

Raymond to strengthen brand presence in Middle East

Raymond to strengthen brand presence in Middle East

Fabrics and garments firm Raymond will strengthen brand presence in the Middle East and South Asian countries as part of its overseas push.

'Unprecedented spike' in Egypt forced disappearances

Egyptian police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.

India expresses concern over fragile situation in Middle East

India has expressed concern over the "increasingly fragile and unpredictable" situation in the Middle East, saying the growing threat of terrorism and radicalism has added to the complexities in the region.

Moscow accuses NATO of demonising Russia in order to justify alliance's defence plans

Moscow accuses NATO of demonising Russia in order to justify alliance's defence plans

The statements made by NATO leaders during the Warsaw summit were aimed at demonising Russia to justify the alliance`s defence plans, which have started to expand dramatically, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday.

Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months: IHS

Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months: IHS

Islamic State lost an area the size of Ireland - a quarter of its territory - to hostile forces in the last 18 months in Iraq and Syria and is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months, IHS said in a report on Sunday. 

15 Kerala youths 'join IS to fight US for attacking Muslims'; probe ordered

15 Kerala youths 'join IS to fight US for attacking Muslims'; probe ordered

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has ordered a probe into the mysterious disappearance of about a dozen youth who are feared to have joined the Islamic State.

Switzerland enforces burqa ban

A ban on burqas has been enforced in Switzerland's Italian-speaking Ticino region with anyone wearing a full face veil being subjected to fines.

Hungary to hold referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas on October 2

Along with Slovakia, Budapest has also launched a court challenge against last year`s EU plan which will set quotas for each EU country to host a share of the migrants over two years.
 

Turkey mends fences with Israel and Russia in foreign policy reset

Turkey announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Israel on Monday after a six-year rupture and expressed regret to Russia over the downing of a warplane, seeking to mend strained alliances and ease a sense of isolation on the world stage.

India's peace score "deteriorates", Middle East chaos adds to global violence

India's peace score "deteriorates", Middle East chaos adds to global violence

Beyond the Middle East, the world was actually becoming more peaceful, researchers behind the 2016 Global Peace Index said.