Indians now able to sit for US CPA Exam in Middle East

Indian citizens will now be able to appear for the uniform Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination, the only licenced qualification for accounting in the Middle East.

Indian nurses evacuated from Libya to reach Kochi

A group of Indian nurses, who have been evacuated from Libya by the government, are scheduled to arrive in Kochi on Thursday.

87 more Indian nurses to return home from Libya

Eighty-seven nurses from Kerala working in Libya are all set to return home in the coming days, says an official here, adding that the remaining 600 nurses have not expressed desire to return at the moment.

Obama vows no safe haven for Islamic State
Obama vows no safe haven for Islamic State

President Barack Obama used a holiday season visit to a US military base on Monday to issue a tough warning to Islamic State militants, saying a US-led coalition will permit no safe haven to the group and will destroy it eventually.

Syrian wins Arab Idol contest, steers clear of politics

A young man from Syria`s battle-ravaged city of Aleppo won the annual "Arab Idol" singing contest late on Saturday, then prayed to God to end calamities in his country.

Pope says Christians 'being driven from Mideast'

Pope Francis said Christians are being "driven from the Middle East" in a message to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State group jihadists.

Russia ready to host Mideast nuclear disarmament talks: Lavrov

 Moscow is ready to host a conference on ridding the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Sudan on Wednesday.

French MPs poised to recognise Palestine

 French lawmakers were poised Tuesday to recognise Palestine as a state, following similar moves in Britain and Spain that reflect growing European frustration with the stalled Middle East peace process.

Australia probes report of nine-year-old bride

The Australian government is investigating claims a nine-year-old girl from Sydney has been taken out of the country to be married in the Middle East, officials said Tuesday. 

Israel remembers plight of Jews who fled Arab world

Israel on Sunday marked the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Jews from Arab countries after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.


67 percent people across globe prefer watching videos on mobiles: Survey
67 percent people across globe prefer watching videos on mobiles: Survey

A new survey has revealed that 67 percent people across the globe prefer mobile as their primary platform for watching movies, music videos, and TV shows.

Australia tightens asylum seekers access, leaves refugees in Indonesia

 Australia`s conservative government on Wednesday defended its decision to stop asylum seekers passing through Indonesia from settling in Australia, a move that could leave Indonesia with thousands of refugees from the Middle East.

Boko Haram sows fear through female suicide bombers

Boko Haram is using female suicide bombers to sow wider panic and fear across Nigeria as well as gain greater publicity for its cause, experts said, after two fresh attacks in a week.

ISIS trying to recruit people from India, need to ban the militant group: IB writes to MHA

The Intelligence Bureau on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs seeking an immediate ban on notorious militant group– ISIS.

Iran, West eye chances of historic deal as final nuclear talks start

Iran and the West put the onus for reaching a historic deal over Tehran's nuclear programme on each other today, as a final round of talks geared up in Vienna despite big gaps remaining ahead of a November 24 deadline.

Countries wrestle with how to de-radicalise returning jihadists

 Countries around the globe are experimenting with de-radicalisation programmes to deal with the threat of jihadists returning from the wars of the Middle East, but experts remain sceptical about their prospects.

Shiites in fear as deadly bigotry spreads to new shores

A flood of anti-Shiite propaganda online and on satellite television is spreading bigotry and violence to countries which have so far had little experience of the sectarian hatred that has set the Middle East alight.

Iraq needs 80,000 good troops to retake lost territory: US general

Iraq will need about 80,000 effective military troops to retake the terrain it lost to Islamic State militants and restore its border with Syria, the top US general said on Thursday.

Iranian among five nuclear engineers killed in Syria: Monitor

Gunmen killed five nuclear engineers, four of them Syrian and one Iranian, on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, a monitoring group said on Monday.

Israeli soldier stabbed in Palestinian attack in Tel Aviv: Police

A Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli soldier near a Tel Aviv train station on Monday, police said, as anti-Israel violence that has raised concern about a new Palestinian uprising in the making reached the country`s business capital.