Recent News Headlines : Middle East

RUSSIA SENDS OIL TO CHINA AT EUROPE'S EXPENSE AS TRADES UPENDED


Europe's oil refineries are increasingly missing out on Russian crude as the world's biggest energy producer directs more and more barrels by pipeline to China... READ MORE

1st May, 2018 63

COMMENTARY: TO CONTAIN IRAN, LOOK FIRST TO YEMEN NOT SANCTIONS


A Houthi missile that strikes Saudi Arabia will be seen as an Iranian attack and could draw the entire Middle East into war... READ MORE

1st May, 2018 138

ISRAEL SAYS IT HAS PROOF OF SECRET IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM


Even after the deal, Iran continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons know-how for future use, Netanyahu said... READ MORE

1st May, 2018 0

'IRAN LIED' AFTER SIGNING THE NUCLEAR DEAL


Israel pm netanyahu 'iran lied' after signing the nuclear deal... READ MORE

30th April, 2018 2095

FRENCH HOTEL GIANT ACCORHOTELS BUYS SWITZERLAND'S MOVENPICK


Founded in 1973, Movenpick has 84 hotels in 27 countries, and plans to open 42 additional hotels by 2021, with significant expansion in Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, AccorHotels said in a statement... READ MORE

30th April, 2018 0

POMPEO SIGNALS TRUMP MAY WALK AWAY FROM IRAN DEAL


The trip is Pompeo's first visit to the Middle East since the Senate voted to confirm the former CIA director as secretary of state last Thursday... READ MORE

30th April, 2018 171

'NO DECISION' BY TRUMP ON IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL


Trump has not decided whether or not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, Bolton said on Sunday... READ MORE

30th April, 2018 0

EMMANUEL MACRON TURNS TO IRAN TO PROPOSE WIDENING NUCLEAR DEAL AS TRUMP WAVERS


But if a deal cannot be reached, the president has said that he will leave that deal," Mr Pompeo said... READ MORE

30th April, 2018 9

BILL COSBY'S LAWYER SAYS THEY WILL APPEAL GUILTY VERDICT


Bill Cosby's lawyer says they disagree with the jury finding Mr Cosby guilty of sexual assault... READ MORE

30th April, 2018 3

POMPEO SAYS U.S. STANDS WITH ISRAELIS AND SAUDIS AGAINST IRAN


Israel has cited Iran's hostile rhetoric, support for anti-Israel militant groups and development of long-range missiles... READ MORE

29th April, 2018 7

IRAN 'BEHAVING WORSE' SINCE 2015 NUCLEAR DEAL


ET April 29, 2018 CLOSE US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia on Saturday... READ MORE

29th April, 2018 83

POMPEO'S MESSAGE TO SAUDIS? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH


But Mr. Pompeo is closer to Mr. Trump and thus a more formidable figure... READ MORE

29th April, 2018 3011

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO TO PRESS FOR IRAN SANCTIONS IN MIDDLE EAST TRIP


Pompeo was one of the first Trump administration officials to visit Saudi Arabia early in his tenure as CIA director... READ MORE

28th April, 2018 145

POMPEO STARTS MIDEAST TOUR WITH CALL FOR NEW IRAN SANCTIONS


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 28, 2018... READ MORE

28th April, 2018 1612

OVER 70 COUNTRIES COMMIT TO COMBATING FINANCING OF TERRORISM


Thursday's meeting included countries that have accused each other of funding terrorism, notably in the Persian Gulf... READ MORE

27th April, 2018 13

DONALD TRUMP LIKELY TO SCRAP IRAN DEAL AMID 'INSANE' CHANGES OF STANCE, SAYS MACRON


I'm sure one day the United States will come back and join the Paris agreement, Macron declared, to whoops and cheers from the Democratic ranks... READ MORE

26th April, 2018 7681

'IMMENSELY WEALTHY' COUNTRIES MUST PAY FOR US PROTECTION


Earlier in April, Trump said Saudi Arabia had to pay if it wanted US troops to remain in Syria... READ MORE

26th April, 2018 3061

MACRONS PITCH TO TRUMP ON A NEW IRAN DEAL SURPRISES EU ALLIES


German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom Macron coordinated on policy last week, is due to meet with Trump in Washington on Friday... READ MORE

26th April, 2018 359

IRAN'S PRESIDENT SAYS NO CHANGES, ADDITIONS TO NUCLEAR DEAL


The nuclear deal is the nuclear deal, he said during a conference in the northwestern city of Tabriz... READ MORE

25th April, 2018 0

TRUMP, MACRON CALL FOR 'NEW' NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN


They should have made a deal that covered Yemen, that covered Syria, that covered other parts of the Middle East, said Trump... READ MORE

25th April, 2018 0

EMMANUEL MACRON WILL URGE TRUMP TO KEEP TROOPS IN SYRIA DURING HIS VISIT


French president Emmanuel Macron will urge his US counterpart Donald Trump not to pull American troops out of Syria during this week's state visit to Washington... READ MORE

24th April, 2018 56

DON'T SCRAP IRAN DEAL, MPS FROM UK, FRANCE AND GERMANY URGE US


Eu may offer credit to firms trading with iran if trump pulls out of nuclear deal... READ MORE

20th April, 2018 163

IRAN PRESIDENT WE DONT INTEND ANY AGGRESSION IN REGION


The United States and its allies have been demanding that Iran curb its ballistic missile programme, but Tehran sees this as crucial to its defensive posture... READ MORE

18th April, 2018 0

IRAN PRESIDENT WE DONT INTEND ANY AGGRESSION IN REGION


The United States and its allies have been demanding that Iran curb its ballistic missile programme, but Tehran sees this as crucial to its defensive posture... READ MORE

18th April, 2018 0

IMPACT OF THE SYRIAN MISSILE STRIKE


The Syrian army has managed to seize the military advantage even with the threat of periodic Israeli airstrikes... READ MORE

18th April, 2018 92

TRUMP'S STRIKE AGAINST ASSAD FUTILE, BUT WILL MAKE HIM FEEL BETTER


It wasn't primarily about the man he aptly calls Animal Assad, however... READ MORE

16th April, 2018 33

FROM ONE ATTACK IN SYRIA, A WORLD OF POTENTIAL RISKS


Some Syrians, however, took solace in the sight of smoke rising from Mr. Assad's military bases... READ MORE

14th April, 2018 4950

STRIKES IN SYRIA AN 'IMPORTANT SIGNAL' TO IRAN, SYRIA


U.S.-led strikes in Syria on Saturday are an important signal to Iran, Syria and Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, a senior Israeli cabinet minister said... READ MORE

14th April, 2018 1

EGYPTIAN COURT SUSPENDS BAN ON UBER AND CAREEM


The government appealed against the March ruling before the Highest Administrative Court... READ MORE

13th April, 2018 14

RUSSIA SAYS IT'S TRACKING U.S. CARRIER STRIKE GROUP HEADING TOWARD SYRIA


The Russian military said the U.S. strike force was due to arrive in the Middle East at the start of May... READ MORE

12th April, 2018 50

Trending News Headlines : Middle East

'WORSHIP YOUR GOD WITH LOVE, NOT TERROR'


The video featuring Emirati pop star Hussain al-Jassmi has registered over two million views on Zain's YouTube page and more than 4,000 shares on Facebook... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 52610

SAUDIS NEED TO PAY IF THEY WANT US TROOPS TO STAY IN SYRIA


US President Donald Trump has said that Saudi Arabia might have to pay if it wants continuing US presence in Syria... READ MORE

4th April, 2018 13579

IRAN DENIES 'HEGEMON' PLANS, DENOUNCES SAUDI AND ISRAEL


The Saudis are now on the side of the Israelis, trying to somewhat gather support, especially in Washington, DC, for a potential preliminary attack against Iran... READ MORE

18th February, 2018 10907

SAUDI GRANTS AIRSPACE APPROVAL FOR FLIGHTS TO ISRAEL


Saudi Arabia has granted for the first time permission for Air India flights headed to Israel to use its airspace, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported... READ MORE

7th February, 2018 8284

US VETOES UN RESOLUTION ON WITHDRAWING TRUMP'S JERUSALEM DECISION (WATCH LIVE)


US vetoes UN resolution on withdrawing Trump's Jerusalem decision WATCH LIVE -- RT US News... READ MORE

18th December, 2017 6776

ABDEL FATTAH EL-SISI NARROWLY MISSES 100 PERCENT OF VOTE IN EGYPT


Announcing the final results on Monday, Egypt's election commission said there had been a 41.5 percent turnout, lower than the 47 percent in the 2014 election... READ MORE

2nd April, 2018 5317

'LANGUAGE IS ALSO CULTURE'


'We still pray in it' Shadi Khalloul is the man behind the revival of Aramaic... READ MORE

25th December, 2017 4432

QATAR SIGNS $8BN TYPHOON FIGHTER JET DEAL WITH THE UK


The deal between the two countries was signed in Doha by Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson... READ MORE

11th December, 2017 3797

SAUDI SISTERS WHO FLED TO TURKEY FEAR FORCED RETURN


They tried to flee to New Zealand on February 8 from Hong Kong, where they had arrived from Saudi Arabia via undocumented methods... READ MORE

22nd December, 2017 3230

ACTIVIST DETAINED AFTER QUESTIONING SAUDI-ISRAEL TIES


According to Human Rights Watch, since 2014, Saudi authorities have tried a series of peaceful dissidents in the Specialized Criminal Court, Saudi Arabia's terrorism tribunal... READ MORE

9th February, 2018 2990

A CROWN PRINCES US TOUR OPRAH MURDOCH HARVARD


Prince Mohammed also has sought to attract American investors for industries going well beyond Saudi Arabia's Aramco petroleum giant... READ MORE

6th April, 2018 2989

FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT FROM AUSTRALIA TO UK ARRIVES IN LONDON ONA 'HISTORIC DAY FOR AVIATION'


A new era of travel and opportunities for Western Australias economy has officially begun... READ MORE

26th March, 2018 2771

83 CHILDREN KILLED IN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA


At least 83 children were killed in conflict zones throughout the Middle East and North Africa last month, according to the United Nations children's agency... READ MORE

5th February, 2018 2428

DONALD TRUMP'S 'WORLD WAR III' ATTACK ON HILLARY CLINTON IS COMING BACK TO HAUNT HIM


Syria Donald Trump's 'World War III' attack on Hillary Clinton is coming back to haunt him... READ MORE

12th April, 2018 2340

TOUGHER SCREENING FOR MIDDLE EAST CARGO FLIGHTS TO US


Flights originating from Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will have to undergo extra screening... READ MORE

23rd January, 2018 2307

ETHIOPIA TO JOIN SOMALILAND, UAE PORT DEVELOPMENT VENTURE


Dubai's state-owned DP World said on Thursday the Ethiopian government had taken a 19 percent stake in Somaliland's Port of Berbera... READ MORE

1st March, 2018 2167

ISRAELI EX-DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS TRUMP'S NEW NSC ADVISER BOLTON WAS PUSHING HIM TO STRIKE IRAN


Bolton, an Iraq war apologist and an advocate of 'military options' in many other conflicts, is set to replace outgoing National Security Adviser Gen... READ MORE

26th March, 2018 1991

RUSSIA BERATES US FOR UN MEETING ON IRAN


Russia has fiercely criticised the US for convening the UN Security Council over protests in Iran... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 1877

QATAR BLOCKADE BY GCC COUNTRIES 'FUTILE'


Sheikh Tamim Qatar blockade by GCC countries 'futile'... READ MORE

17th February, 2018 1839

LEBANON SPY AGENCY TARGETS SMARTPHONE USERS WORLDWIDE, RESEARCHERS SAY


The attacks, which seized control of Android smartphones, allowed the hackers to turn them into victim-monitoring devices and to steal any data from them undetected, researchers said... READ MORE

18th January, 2018 1838

BILLIONAIRE SABIH AL-MASRI DETAINED IN SAUDI ARABIA


Palestinian billionaire businessman Sabih al-Masri has been detained in Saudi Arabia on a business trip to Riyadh, his family confirmed to Reuters news agency... READ MORE

16th December, 2017 1811

THE MIDDLE EAST IS RED WITH THE BLOOD OF CHRISTIANS


Should not blind us to an inconvenient truth that more than 600,000 Christians have left Egypt over the past 30 years under both Islamist and supposedly secular regimes... READ MORE

17th February, 2015 1696

CIVILIANS FLEE EAST GHOUTA IN LARGEST SINGLE-DAY EXODUS


Government air strikes kill at least 46 people on Friday, as thousands of residents flee besieged area near Damascus... READ MORE

16th March, 2018 1680

POPE CALLS UNFETTERED CAPITALISM 'THE DUNG OF THE DEVIL'


He also called for an end to what he said was the genocide of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond... READ MORE

10th July, 2015 1355

QATAR'S SHEIKH TAMIM AND DONALD TRUMP TO MEET IN APRIL


The Qatari government has announced that Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend an April meeting in Washington, DC, with US President Donald Trump... READ MORE

28th February, 2018 1215

'ALL THINGS CONSIDERED' HOST ROBERT SIEGEL LEAVES NPR


'All Things Considered' host Robert Siegel leaves the National Public Radio... READ MORE

6th January, 2018 1146

EGYPTIAN COURT ALLOWS UBER AND CAREEM TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS


The government appealed against the March ruling before the Highest Administrative Court... READ MORE

7th April, 2018 1113

SAUDI ARABIA BECOMES WORLD'S BIGGEST ARMS IMPORTER


Saudi Arabia now imports more defence equipment than any other country... READ MORE

9th March, 2015 1101

WEATHER VIEW: PHOTOS OF THIS WEEK'S WEATHER - BY READERS AROUND THE WORLD


Wherever you are in the world, we'd love to see your most striking photos of this week's weather... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 1090

CHINESE COMPANIES POISED TO HELP REBUILD WAR-TORN SYRIA


China is turning towards the Middle East and is ready to play a major role in helping to rebuild war-torn Syria... READ MORE

19th December, 2017 1078


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