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Trump wants Mideast peace ‘compromise’

Trump wants Mideast peace ‘compromise’

US President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace yesterday as he wrapped up a closely watched visit, but offered no specifics on how to resolve the conflict.

GEMS in pact for region’s first ‘Education Rewards Programme’

GEMS in pact for region’s first ‘Education Rewards Programme’

GEMS Education has announced that it has partnered with Aimia Inc, a data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company headquartered in Canada, to create the “region’s first” education-related rewards and benefits programme.

Five dead in IS attacks on Syrian neighbourhoods

Five dead in IS attacks on Syrian neighbourhoods

Five people were killed yesterday when two explosives-packed vehicles blew up near minority neighbourhoods in Syria, in incidents claimed by the Islamic State group.

US envoy endorses Libya’s UN-backed govt

US envoy endorses Libya’s UN-backed govt

The US ambassador to Libya pledged Washington’s support for its UN-backed government and urged rival factions to avoid civil war, as he made a brief visit to the country yesterday for the first time in nearly three years.

Egyptian becomes first amputee to swim across Red Sea Gulf

Egyptian becomes first amputee to swim across Red Sea Gulf

An Egyptian adventurer has become the first amputee to swim from Egypt to Jordan, crossing a 20-kilometre stretch of the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba last month in under nine hours.

One Bahraini killed, dozens injured in clashes with police

One Bahraini killed, dozens injured in clashes with police

At least one Bahraini protester was killed and scores injured Tuesday when clashes erupted as police stormed a sit-in supporting a top opposition cleric, eyewitnesses said.

Man killed in security raid in Bahrain, say activists

Man killed in security raid in Bahrain, say activists

Activists said security forces killed a protester during a raid on the home village of Bahrain's Shia spiritual leader on Tuesday.

Car bomb explodes, kills 4 in Syria's Homs city

Car bomb explodes, kills 4 in Syria's Homs city

A car bomb exploded in Homs on Tuesday morning, Syrian state television said, two days after the city passed back under full government control for the first time since 2011.

US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid

US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid

US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late on Monday.

Palestinians stop work for hunger-striking prisoners

Palestinians stop work for hunger-striking prisoners

Palestinians were yesterday observing a general strike in solidarity with prisoners refusing food in Israeli jails for more than a month over their conditions.

Hodeidah port should be kept safe: UN

Hodeidah port should be kept safe: UN

The United Nations’ special envoy to Yemen said yesterday he wanted to prevent any attack on the Houthi-held Red Sea port of Hodeidah and also called for the central bank’s independence to be maintained to allow it to pay salaries on both sides of the conflict.

UN envoy eyes new Syria peace talks in June

UN envoy eyes new Syria peace talks in June

Despite little progress in the latest round of Syrian peace talks, negotiations are set to resume in June, the UN envoy said yesterday.

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