Americans flying from Afghan air base land briefly in Iran

A charter plane carrying about 100 people including Americans was briefly diverted to Iran during a flight from Bagram air base in Afghanistan, US officials said.

Islamic State struggling to control its new-found oil riches: Experts

Though the dreaded Islamic State is earning over USD 3 million daily by producing about 80,000 barrels of oil in Iraq and Syria, experts say the group is finding it difficult to maintain its gains and emerge as an energy player.

UAE calls for "unified effort" against militancy in region

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of Washington`s closest allies in the Middle East, has called for a "unified effort" to root out radical militancy in regional hotspots including Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Afghanistan.

2,20,000 Indians granted Saudi visa in one month

Over 2,20,000 Indians, mostly domestic helpers and labourers, have been granted visas by Saudi Arabia in one month, officials said.

Four arrested in Dubai for trying to sell fake Indian currency

Four Asian men have been arrested here for trying to sell fake Indian notes with a face value of Rs 4.72 million to a businessman.

UAE to open rehab centres for people ``lured`` by terror cells

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will establish centres to counsel and rehabilitate people "lured and misled" into terrorism, a media report said Monday.

Kapil Sharma to shoot `Comedy Nights With Kapil` in Dubai

Kapil Sharma is set to take his much-loved show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ overseas. He will shoot a special episode in Dubai.

13 Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia to return soon

Thirteen Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia after being duped by an Indian job agent are set to leave the country with their Saudi agent agreeing to pay for their return journey.

Shah Rukh Khan unveils Dh 2.3bn Dubai real estate project

Shah Rukh Khan has launched a Dh2.3 billion real-estate project, The Royal Estates, in Dubai.

Ten more nurses arrive in Kerala from Libya

Ten more Indian nurses working in strife-torn Libya arrived here Wednesday morning from Dubai.

Over 14,600 distress calls received by Indian hotline in UAE

A hotline for UAE-based Indians in distress received more than 14,600 calls last year, mostly for work and wage-related issues, officials said on Monday.

Dubai drive raises enough to bring water to 7 mn people

A Dubai initiative to provide potable water to five million people facing shortages in Asia and Africa has raised nearly USD 50 million (36.89 million euros), local media reported today.

Indian film producer and family found dead in Dubai

The decomposed bodies of a south Indian film producer, his wife and daughter have been found in mysterious circumstances in their flat here.

World`s tallest teenage girl is 7 ft tall!

A 17-year-old girl in Turkey who stands at more than seven feet has become the world`s tallest female teenager, according to Guinness World Records.

`Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years`

A Saudi court on Sunday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Dubai to build world`s largest shopping mall

Dubai has unveiled plans to build the world`s first temperature-controlled city Mall of the World, an ambitious project spread over an area of 48 million sq ft, to attract tourists even during the scorching summer months.

Sikhs participate in Iftar at Dubai mosque

Around 150 Sikhs attended an iftar feast at a mosque in Dubai, joining Muslims in breaking their fast during the month of Ramadan in the Gulf country.

VVIP chopper deal: ED to send LRs to half-a-dozen countries

Widening its probe into the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate will send judicial requests to about six countries seeking information on bank accounts and transactions to detect the trail of alleged kickbacks money.

Dubai reveal plans to build world`s largest shopping mall

An ambitious "Mall of the World" project boasting of the world`s first temperature-controlled city was unveiled in the UAE Saturday, a Dubai Holding statement said.

Iraqi Islamic State leader purported to make public appearance

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State has made what would be his first public appearance at the grand mosque in Iraq`s second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on Saturday.