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.

To tackle ISIS, US tightens visa rules for travellers with Mideast ties

Citizens of the 38 countries, which are part of the visa waiver programme, would no longer be able to get an automatic entry into the United States.

At least 15 migrants dead as boats sink off Greece

At least 15 people including six children have died after their boats sank off the Greek islands of Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos early Friday, with dozens of other migrants reported missing, the coastguard said.

Synagogue visit: Pope Francis denounces violence done in God's name

Pope Francis denounced all violence committed in the name of God during a visit to Rome's main synagogue on Sunday, joining the oldest Jewish community in the diaspora in a sign of interfaith friendship at a time of religiously-inspired attacks around the globe.

Allah allows Muslims to rape non-Muslim women in order to humiliate them, claims Islamic professor

Allah allows Muslims to rape non-Muslim women in order to humiliate them, claims Islamic professor

A female Islamic professor has claimed that Allah has allowed Muslim men to rape non-Muslim women in order to 'humiliate' them, report stated.

Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons: Netanyahu

 Talking tough, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Iran that Israel would not allow it to acquire nuclear weapons even as he accused Tehran of destabilising the region and spreading terrorism globally.

Indonesian minister to Middle East in hope of easing Saudi-Iran rift

Indonesia wants to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the hope of preserving peace in the Middle East, an Indonesian official said on Tuesday, warning that the impact of war between the neighbours would have a global impact.

Two Middle East refugees arrested in US on terrorism charges

Two men from the Middle East who came to the United States as refugees more than three years ago were arrested on federal charges in California and Texas involving international terrorism, the US officials said on Thursday.

Gold price hits 7-week high as worries over China hurt stocks

Gold hit a seven-week high on Wednesday, extending gains for a third session as persistent concerns over the Chinese economy battered stock markets, while tensions simmered in the Korean peninsula and the Middle East.

 

Yen extends rally on China, Middle East worries

The yen rose on Tuesday as traders sought safety in the low-risk currency on anxiety about sluggish global growth.

Oil down; China, Wall Street tumble erase early rally on Middle East

Oil prices weakened on Monday in volatile trade.

Israel - The only country that terror group ISIS fears

Israel - The only country that terror group ISIS fears

There is one country in the world that the dreaded terror group Islamic State is scared of.

Germany's influx of refugees is an opportunity: Angela Merkel

Germany's influx of refugees is an opportunity: Angela Merkel

German society and the economy stand to benefit from the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, repeating her optimistic mantra "we can do this".

Islamic State persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a genocide: Hillary Clinton

Islamic State persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a genocide: Hillary Clinton

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that Islamic State violence against Christians, Iraqi Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East was genocide.

How RSS spreading its wings even in Middle East where 'shakhas' are banned

How RSS spreading its wings even in Middle East where 'shakhas' are banned

The Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is spreading its even in Middle East by estabhishing its overseas unit Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS).

UN mulls ''light'' options to monitor possible Syria truce: Envoys

The United Nations is mulling "light touch" options for monitoring a possible ceasefire in Syria that would keep its risks to a minimum by relying largely on Syrians already on the ground, diplomatic sources said.

Bashar al-Assad allies Russia, Iran in Mideast resurgence

After years of waning influence, Russia and Iran made a dramatic comeback in the Middle East in 2015 as they threw their support behind Syria`s embattled President Bashar al-Assad.