Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has strongly condemned the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), saying the group's actions are against the teachings of the Prophet and run counter to the Islamic law.
Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.
Israel and the Palestinians have given themselves five days to come up with a comprehensive agreement to end the war in Gaza. While that is a welcome extension on past ceasefires, there is still a dangerously long way to go to bridge their differences.
Expressing concern over the growth of Islamic militant groups in the Middle East, China`s special envoy to the region on Monday said that radicals from its restive Xinjiang province may be taking part in the recent upsurge in violence in Iraq and Syria.
Muslim extremists from China`s far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China`s special envoy for the Middle East said on Monday.
In a bid to enable quicker access, the government Friday set-up three new telephone lines in the Ministry of External Affairs` round-the-clock control room to provide information to families of Indians stranded in violence-hit areas of Iraq.
Amid an escalation of violence in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the region on Saturday to help end the conflict between Israel and Palestinians that has killed more than 300 people, mostly civilians.
Expressing his happiness over the employment offers and financial assistance pouring in for the nurses who recently returned from the war-torn areas of Iraq, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said that he was extremely glad about it.
Bahrain interrogated its top opposition leader on Wednesday after expelling a senior US diplomat for meeting him, a remarkable slap at Washington from an ally that hosts the US Navy`s Middle East fleet.