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.

'Devastating' Islamist violence is uniting Christians: Pope

'Devastating' Islamist violence is uniting Christians: Pope

Today, the Pope said the Ethiopian church "had been a church of martyrs since its inception”.

Dubai ranked best city for expats in Middle East and Africa

For the fourth time in a row, Dubai has emerged as the best place to live for expatriates in Middle East and Africa, according to an annual global survey on quality living.

Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia says ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country`s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions: UN experts

UN experts say North Korea is continuing to evade UN sanctions, using airlines, ships, and the international financial system to trade in prohibited items for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs raising important questions about the sanctions regime.

WHO tells Middle East to keep region protected from Zika virus

The UN health agency urged the governments in the Middle East to work together to keep the region protected.

John Kerry urges Syrian peace talks to continue despite attack

Kerry said the conflict could easily engulf the Middle East if no negotiated settlement was achieved.