Iraq ministry says an Islamic State leader killed

2015-05-14 10:23:07

Iraq's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday the deputy commander of the Islamic State group had been killed in an air strike in the north of the country, but the US military denied coalition air forces had conducted such an attack.

Jetpack duo soars in skies of Dubai

2015-05-13 15:49:56

Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, along with renowned French skydiver Vince Reffet on Tuesday demonstrated their acrobatics skills in the skies of Dubai.

Yemen truce starts after shelling

2015-05-13 10:35:06

Saudi-led air strikes hit the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa hours before a five-day humanitarian truce took effect on Tuesday, and Washington cautioned against "provocative actions" after Iran dispatched a cargo ship to Yemen.

Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen capital hours before ceasefire

2015-05-12 16:15:19

Saudi-led air strikes pounded the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday, hours before a five-day truce was set to begin between the alliance of Gulf Arab nations and the Houthi militia which controls much of the country.

Middle East nuclear weapons ban proposal stumbles at UN

2015-05-12 09:36:44

A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained on Monday about the lack of progress and demanded the resignation of the Finnish coordinator of the initiative.

Houthis, Yemeni army welcome Saudi proposal for 5-day truce

2015-05-10 19:48:06

Yemen's rebel Shiite Houthi group and the army welcomed early Sunday a Saudi proposal for a five-day ceasefire to allow aids to be delivered to the country.

Egypt court sentences Mubarak, sons to three years in jail

2015-05-09 19:23:13

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial of a corruption case.

Yemen urges ground intervention to save country

2015-05-07 09:57:51

Yemen urged the international community "to quickly intervene by land forces to save" the country, specifically in the cities of Aden and Taiz, according to a letter sent to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government

2015-05-07 09:52:27

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a deal to form a new government on Wednesday just before a deadline expired, but his coalition will rule by the slimmest of majorities in Israel's turbulent parliament.

Iran nuclear deal must avoid destabilizing region

2015-05-05 11:50:33

France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future deal between Iran and six major powers must ensure not to destabilise the region further and threaten Iran's neighbours.

Saudi King Salman appoints nephew as new crown prince

2015-04-29 11:01:41

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday sacked his younger half brother as crown prince and appointed his nephew, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as the new heir apparent, state television said.

Over 1,000 killed in Yemen over past month: UN

2015-04-23 09:32:43

The United Nations said Wednesday that the death toll in the fighting in Yemen over the past month topped 1,000 and aid agencies continue to face access constraints in the country.