Category: Middle East

staffApril 12, 2018

Trump: Syria attack ‘could be very soon or not so soon at all’

Fears of a military confrontation between Russia and the West ran high on Thursday but U.S. President Donald Trump cast ...

staffApril 11, 2018

Syria war: Trump says missiles ‘will be coming’

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that Russia should “get ready” for missiles to be fired at its ally Syria, ...

staffApril 10, 2018

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump pledges ‘forceful’ US response

US President Donald Trump has promised a “forceful” response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, as Western leaders consider ...

staffApril 8, 2018

At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma – Syria

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern ...

staffMarch 24, 2018

Australian ball tampering shocks cricket

Australia’s Cameron Bancroft has admitted he tampered with the ball during the third Test against South Africa – and captain ...

staffMarch 23, 2018

Turkey opens airspace to northern Iraq Friday

ANKARA – Turkey will open its airspace to flights from northern Iraq’s Irbil as of Friday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ...

staffMarch 23, 2018

Egypt opens Gaza border for two days

GAZA CITY – Egypt opened its largely sealed border with the Gaza Strip on Friday for two days, Palestinian authorities ...

staffMarch 22, 2018

First rebels leave defeated Syrian town

Syrian rebels and their families have begun leaving a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta area as part of ...

staffMarch 21, 2018

Kuwait unveils ambitious plans for future without oil

The eldest son of Kuwait’s ruler said the OPEC member was revisiting plans to transform itself into a regional business ...

staffMarch 20, 2018

Daesh kills 36 Syria troops in surprise attack on Damascus

BEIRUT – A monitor said Tuesday three dozen pro-government fighters were killed in a district of Syria’s capital as Daesh ...