West Asia's longest-ruling monarch, Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman dies at 79; royal court declares three-day mourning
Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, West Asia's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the US, has died. He was 79
Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain football federations confirm participation in Arabian Gulf Cup in Qatar signalling end to diplomatic feud
The announcements signal a possible easing of the bitter rift between Doha and the Riyadh-led group, which had imposed bans on shipping, trade, direct flights, overflights and land crossings with Qatar
Donald Trump plays 'warm-up act' to Narendra Modi at 'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston: How international media covered mass rally
In what is being hailed as one of the largest ever receptions of a foreign leader in the United States, 'Howdy Modi' was marked by Donald Trump as a 'profoundly historic event', that was reportedly attended by over 50,000 people.
Days after calling reports of unrest in Srinagar's Soura 'fabricated', MHA admits to incident, but maintains no bullets were fired
Days after calling reports of protests and violence in Srinagar 'fabricated and incorrect', the Ministry of Home Affairs wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that 'miscreants mingled with people returning home after prayers at a local mosque' in Soura
US senators urge Donald Trump administration to list Al Jazeera as 'foreign agent' for acting as Qatar govt's 'alter ego'
A group of influential US lawmakers has urged the Trump administration to get Al Jazeera listed as a 'foreign agent', saying the state-owned media company of Qatar has 'inherently engaged' in political activities and sought to influence public opinion in America.
Free Bangladesh must remain free, says photojournalist Shahidul Alam after release; was jailed for over 100 days
Shahidul was picked up by the police on 5 August, hours after his scathing interview with Al Jazeera, in which he harshly criticised the government’s dealing of student protests for safer roads in Dhaka.
A magistrate court in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, refused to issue the order of release for photographer Shahidul Alam, who has been in jail for at least 100 days.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has summoned Test batsmen, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad to appear before an inquiry committee in different cases.
Fresh spot-fixing claims made in Al Jazeera documentary; ICC questions broadcaster's denial to share video footage
A report on Al Jazeera channel's website stated that "the evidence, from 2011 and 2012, points to a small group of England players allegedly carrying out spot-fixes in seven matches
Shahidul Alam was arrested forballegedly violating Bangladesh's internet laws, enacted in 2006 and sharpened in 2013.
MHA withdraws security clearance given to Al Jazeera; Qatar-based channel appeals to govt against move
Though the reasons for the action against Al Jazeera are not known, a documentary on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir telecast by the channel is believed to have upset the central security establishment, leading to the decision.
Indian-American Buzzfeed News journalist Megha Rajagopalan denied Chinese visa; scribes pledge support
Megha Rajagopalan on Wednesday said in a tweet that China's foreign ministry declined to issue her a new visa in May.
Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qatar's foreign minister says country 'stronger' despite year-long dispute, door still open for dialogue
Qatar's foreign minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani said his country is still stronger despite the Gulf crisis but is open for dialogue.
ICC won't ignore spot-fixing sting, will meet Al Jazeera to further investigation, says CEO David Richardson
The International Cricket Council (ICC) says it will meet representatives of the channel that claims to have unearthed 'spot-fixing' and 'pitch-fixing' in Test matches through a sting operation, insisting that the allegations will not be brushed under the carpet.
Spot-fixing allegations in India and Australia Test, say reports; Cricket Australia asks for footage to investigate
In the documentary, a fixer named Aneel Munawar, who supposed to be working for D Company, has named two Australian cricketers who were involved in fixing the match.
Galle Stadium curator named in fixing scandal, admits to doctoring pitches to benefit bookmakers in sting operation
In a shocking revelation, the curator of Galle International Stadium Tharanga Indika was caught on camera in a sting operation, admitting to doctor the pitch for result-oriented outcomes
Donald Trump pulls out of Iran nuclear deal: From 'double thumbs up' to 'disastrous', how West Asian media reacted
There have been a series of mixed reactions from the media in West Asia on Donald Trump's decision to pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Assam NRC updation: State coordinator Prateek Hajela accuses Al Jazeera of misquoting him in article
A report by Al Jazeera on Assam NRC has come under the scanner with the official responsible for updating the state's NRC accusing the publication of misquoting him in one of its article.
Egypt's citizens can report fake news by sending messages to the General Prosecution office via the WhatsApp hotline.
Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qatar is 'open to dialogue' to resolve dispute, says emir Sheikh Hamad al-Thani
Qatar is "open to dialogue" in resolving a dispute that has seen the Gulf state isolated from its Arab neighbours, its emir said during a visit to Indonesia on Wednesday