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Russia strikes kill five as regime forces advance

Russia strikes kill five as regime forces advance

Five civilians were killed in Russian air strikes backing Syrian regime forces as they chipped away at the country’s last major rebel bastion in fighting that cost dozens of lives yesterday, a war monitor said.

Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases

Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases

Kuwait and Bahrain confirmed on Monday their first novel coronavirus cases, the countries' health ministries announced, adding all had come from Iran.

Troops shoot dead Palestinian fighter

Troops shoot dead Palestinian fighter

Israeli forces yesterday shot dead a Palestinian fighter suspected of placing a bomb near the Gaza border, before extracting his body with a bulldozer, the army said.

Oman ruler aims to reduce country's debt

Oman ruler aims to reduce country's debt

Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said said Sunday the government would work to reduce public debt and restructure public institutions and companies to bolster the economy.

Kuwaiti ports suspends entry of Iranian ships to Kuwait due to coronavirus

Kuwaiti ports suspends entry of Iranian ships to Kuwait due to coronavirus

Kuwait Ports Authority announced Sunday suspending ships coming from Iran in Shuaiba, Doha and Shuwaikh ports, due to the spread of Coronavirus there.

Seven dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area

Seven dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday seven people including three children were killed in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit neighbouring Iran ...

Erdogan announces Syria summit for March 5

Erdogan announces Syria summit for March 5

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said he would hold a summit with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on March 5 to discuss the escalating violence in Syria’s last rebel enclave of Idlib.

Erdogan to hold Syria summit with Russia, France and Germany

Erdogan to hold Syria summit with Russia, France and Germany

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would hold a summit with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on March 5 to discuss the situation in Syria's last rebel enclave of Idlib.

Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as coronavirus kills five

Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as coronavirus kills five

Iran on Saturday ordered the closure of schools, universities and cultural centres after a coronavirus outbreak that has killed five people in the Islamic republic -- the most outside the Far East.

Syrian bomb kills 16th Turkish troop in Idlib this month

Syrian bomb kills 16th Turkish troop in Idlib this month

A Turkish soldier was killed in Syria's Idlib region in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces, the defence ministry said on Saturday

Iran votes for parliament

Iran votes for parliament

Iran extended voting for a third time yesterday in an election expected to see conservatives tighten their grip on parliament, amid voter apathy after the disqualification of thousands of candidates.

Iraqi PM-designate seeks vote of confidence for cabinet

Iraqi PM-designate seeks vote of confidence for cabinet

Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohamed Tawfiq Allawi said yesterday he has put together a cabinet of political independents and called on parliament to hold an extraordinary session next week to grant it a vote of confidence.

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