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.

After welcoming India-Iran Chabahar Port deal, 'jealous' China now says project is bound to fail

After welcoming India-Iran Chabahar Port deal, 'jealous' China now says project is bound to fail

When India and Iran had signed the multi-million dollar deal to develop the strategic Chabahar Port, China had reacted with caution saying it wasn't “jealous” and that its own multinationals stand to benefit from the agreement.

Islamic State militants recruited more militants in Asean than al Qaeda

The minister said militants who had returned to southeast Asia maintain an ideological link with the IS in the Middle East on "jihad".

Indian woman working as maid tortured to death by Saudi employer

Indian woman working as maid tortured to death by Saudi employer

A young woman from Hyderabad, who was employed as a house maid in Saudi Arabia, was allegedly tortured to death. 

Climate change to drive exodus from Middle East and North Africa

More than 500 million people live in the Middle East and North Africa - a region which is very hot in summer and where climate change is already evident. 

Donald Trump vows `America first` foreign policy

Donald Trump vows `America first` foreign policy

Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump promised a top-to-bottom overhaul of US foreign policy Wednesday to put "America first" and make its allies pay up.

Cabinet nod for India-UAE MoU to prevent human trafficking

In order to effectively curb the menace of human trafficking to Middle East, India and the UAE will soon sign an MoU for cooperation in preventing and combating the crime.

Bernie Sanders calls for `balanced` US Middle East policy

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called Sunday for more "balanced" US Middle East policy, deeming Israel`s actions in the 2014 Gaza war "disproportionate."

John Kerry apology for Hiroshima bombing not on table: US official

John Kerry will not apologise for the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima during his visit to the city for weekend G7 talks, a State Department official said on Sunday.

US deploys B-52 bombers to Qatar for fight against IS

US Air Forces Central Command said it last flew the long-range bombers operationally in the region in May 2006 as part of the war in Afghanistan.

China appoints special envoy to Syria

China on Tuesday said it has appointed its first special envoy to Syria, as part of efforts to increase its diplomatic footprint in the Middle East.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says 'time to stop violence' in Middle East

"This is a critical time for the region. It is time to stop the violence and end injustice, to give people the opportunities they deserve to build a better life," he added.

Barack Obama sees no Middle East peace deal before his presidency ends

Barack Obama sees no Middle East peace deal before his presidency ends

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he did not expect a breakthrough on Middle East peace before he leaves office and reiterated his support for a two-state solution in which Israelis and Palestinians could live peacefully side by side.

Hezbollah compares Brussels terror attacks to Syria

Hezbollah compares Brussels terror attacks to Syria

Radical Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah on Tuesday deplored the deadly Brussels bombings and blamed hardline Sunni Islamists for exporting terrorism from Syria and the Middle East to Europe.

Syria is a secular country like India, says Grand Mufti Hassoun

Syria is a secular country like India, says Grand Mufti Hassoun

Syria's Grand Mufti Dr Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun has said the ISIS or Daesh as it has come to be called, were killing people for money at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Western security services probe Islamic State identity leak reports

Western security services probe Islamic State identity leak reports

Western intelligence services examined today a potential treasure trove of leaked IS registration documents, some of which were deemed likely to be authentic by the German intelligence service despite the doubts of many experts.

Yemen attack: 4 Indian nuns of 'Missionaries of Charity' among 16 dead; Modi govt veriying reports

Yemen attack: 4 Indian nuns of 'Missionaries of Charity' among 16 dead; Modi govt veriying reports

Unknown gunmen attacked a care home for the elderly in Yemen`s southern port city Aden on Friday, killing 17 people including four Indian nurses.

NASA: Drought in 1998-2012 in Middle East worst in 900 years

A recent, 14-year dry spell in the Middle East was the worst drought in the past 900 years, according to a new NASA study released this week.

EU releases 252 million euros in aid for Palestinians

The EU today released 252.5 million euros in aid to support the Palestinian Authority's health and education programmes.