`You will die alone` French government warns would-be jihadists

"You will discover hell on earth, and will die alone" -- that is the stark message from the French government in a new social media campaign aimed at discouraging would-be jihadists.

Americans still confusing Sikhs for Muslims: Study

More than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistaking him for a Muslim, according to a study released on Monday.

Obama hails late Saudi king's commitment to ties with US

President Barack Obama expressed condolences on Thursday on the death of Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah and saluted the late king`s commitment to close US-Saudi ties.

McCain urges 'boots on the ground' to combat IS

US Senator John McCain today urged the deployment of international ground forces to combat jihadists in Syria and Iraq, as he toured the Middle East with a Senate delegation.

Japan PM on 3-day trip to Israel, West Bank

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew into Tel Aviv on Sunday at the start of a visit hailed by Israel as an opportunity to boost economic ties.

Rusty Rickie Fowler stays positive after Abu Dhabi toil
Rusty Rickie Fowler stays positive after Abu Dhabi toil

Rickie Fowler admitted he is struggling for rhythm after slumping to a third-round 73 at Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday which left him among the tournament’s also-rans.

Japan PM pledges $2.5 bn in Mideast aid

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Saturday USD 2.5 billion in humanitarian and development aid for the Middle East as he launched a regional tour that includes visits to Jordan and Israel.

Japan's Abe pledges $200 million in support for Mideast states battling Islamic State

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on Saturday that the world would suffer an "immeasurable loss" if terrorism spreads in the Middle East and pledged about $200 million in non-military assistance for countries battling Islamic State militants.

Japan`s Abe leaves for Mideast tour to pledge support for peace

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tokyo on Friday for a six-day tour of the Middle East, pledging to play a role in regional stability while also pushing Japan`s infrastructure exports.

Rickie Fowler says more Americans ready to try luck abroad
Rickie Fowler says more Americans ready to try luck abroad

Rickie Fowler, making his Middle East debut at the European Tour`s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship this week, expects more Americans to expand their horizons and compete abroad.

19-year-old US man pleads not guilty to trying to join Islamic State

A 19-year-old man from suburban Chicago pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State militants after he tried to travel with his two younger siblings to the Middle East to join the Islamic State.

Paris attack: Weapons used by Islamist militants came from abroad, claims French police official
Paris attack: Weapons used by Islamist militants came from abroad, claims French police official

In a shocking turn of events, a French police union representative on Tuesday revealed that the arms used by the Islamist militants, which killed 17 people in Paris last week, came from abroad.

Two arrested after Australia anti-terror raids

Two men have been arrested after counter-terrorism raids in Sydney, Australian officials said on Saturday, following long-running investigations into those backing fighters involved in conflicts such as in Syria and Iraq.

India home to 200,000 refugees in first half of 2014: UNHCR

India was home to over 200,000 refugees in the first six months of 2014, a period that saw over 5.5 million people displaced worldwide mainly due to war and violence across large swathes of the Middle East and Africa.

Leave coal, oil in ground for climate's sake: Study

The Middle East must leave 40 per cent of its oil reserves in the ground, and China, the US and Russia most of their coal if global warming is to be curbed, researchers said on Wednesday.

Radical Islam a growing threat to sub-Saharan Christians: Report

Radical Islamists were the main persecutors of Christians around the world last year, not only in the Middle East but increasingly in sub-Saharan Africa, according to an annual survey monitoring religious freedom.

14 journalists killed in Iraq in 2014: Report

A total of 14 journalists were killed in the violence-ridden Iraq last year, an Iraqi journalists` body said on Tuesday.

14 journalists killed in Iraq in 2014: Report

A total of 14 journalists were killed in the violence-ridden Iraq last year, an Iraqi journalists` body said on Tuesday.

Wintry weather strikes Middle East, bringing cold, sandstorm

A powerful winter storm began striking across the Middle East on Tuesday, bringing a bitter cold to Syrian refugees huddled in Lebanon and blanketing Cairo in a sandstorm.

Solar plane to leave Switzerland ahead of round-the world trip

A sun-powered plane was loaded onto a cargo carrier in Switzerland late Monday heading for the Middle East from where it will attempt a revolutionary round-the-world trip.