Sri Lanka indicts Greek skipper of fire-stricken tanker for causing oil spill, not reporting environmental damage
Steiros Ilas Kardany, who is currently in Sri Lanka, was charged under the two counts that carry a maximum penalty of 20 million rupees ($108,000)
Kuwait swears in Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as new emir; 83-yr-old statesman to tackle pandemic-hit economy
The new leader is popular within the ruling Al-Sabah family and is reported to have been a consensus choice for the ruler even though he has largely maintained a low profile
Centre releases COVID-19 funds to 22 states, UTs as tally nears 20 lakh; Kuwait approves repatriation flights to India
Thursday was the eighth consecutive day when daily COVID-19 cases increased by more than 50,000, and fourth consecutive day India reported more cases than the US, the worst hit country in the world.
In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.
Expat quota bill set to impact 8 lakh Indians in Kuwait; foreign workers in Gulf bear brunt of coronavirus pandemic
According to the draft expat quota bill, Indians, currently the largest expat community in Kuwait with a population of 1.45 million, should not exceed 15 percent of the population
Oil prices rose on Tuesday, boosted by an unexpected commitment from Saudi Arabia to deepen production cuts in June to help drain a supply glut built up during the coronavirus crisis
'Scorn, ridicule will not go unnoticed': UAE royal warns after BJP MP Tejasvi Surya's tweet about Arab women
In response to the backlash being faced by BJP MP Tejasvi Surya, who had deleted a five-year-old tweet after social media users in the Gulf countries criticised him for his remarks on Arab women, Sharjah royal family member Princess Hend Al Qassimi said that the “scorn and ridicule will not go unnoticed”
India's top oil firm IOC has declared force majeure on crude purchases from four of its biggest suppliers - Saudi Arabia, Iraq, UAE and Kuwait - as refinery run rates have been cut down in view of plummeting fuel demand following a nationwide lockdown
As the world battles a coronavirus outbreak, OPEC officials have been given strict instructions: no handshakes, don’t hug and wash your hands frequently
Coronavirus outbreak: 593 infected, 43 dead in Iran; health ministry urges people to stay away from gatherings, limit travel
Iran has the world's highest death toll outside of China, the epicenter of the outbreak
Coronavirus outbreak in Iran: Kashmiri students, short of funds and struggling to get home, get cold shoulder from Indian authorities
Every day, Kashmiri students in Iran awake to worried calls from family and friends back home who have heard news of an outbreak.
As women in Arab Gulf fight for their rights, rulers need support from conservative citizens, religious leaders
As political and religious leaders in the Gulf push their national agendas, women must find their own ways to balance newfound freedoms with existing social and religious pressures.
Iran's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi who downplayed coronavirus fears tests positive for illness himself; Tehran sees rise in new case
The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said on Tuesday.
Coronavirus outbreak: Iran lawmaker claims 50 dead in city of Qom; officials deny claim, say 12 deaths so far
Neighboring countries have reported infections from travelers from Iran in recent days, prompting several to shut their borders to Iranian citizens
US replaces Kuwait as India's sixth biggest oil supplier; exports 5.4 mn tonnes of crude in April-September 2019
The United States has surpassed Kuwait to become India's sixth-largest oil supplier as it supplied 70 percent more crude to the world's third-largest energy consumer during April-September
India Women's Ice Hockey Team plays for passion as scant support from government, corporates shadows future
The India women's side is faced with constraints such as lack of infrastructure which mean that the players can only train during the winter months over frozen lakes in Ladakh
World Athletics Championships 2019: Hosts Qatar look to prove preparedness for 2022 FIFA World Cup amidst rising tensions in Gulf region
The Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain have enforced an economic blockade on Qatar and have sent just a handful of athletes to the World Championships
UN humanitarian chief on Syria: Take action to end 'bloody onslaught', else it will create worst humanitarian disaster
The UN humanitarian chief urged the Security Council to take action to end the 'bloody onslaught' in Syria's last opposition-held stronghold, warning that continued violence could create the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century.
Administrative blunder by India's Squash Federation proves costly for players, denies chance to participate in World Championships
The Indian men's squash team could have participated in the World Championships in Washington but the SRFI didn't move to get timely clearance from the SAI
Tokyo Olympics 2020: International Olympic Committee lifts ban on Kuwait; athletes to compete under country’s flag
Kuwait was suspended back in October 2015 over a new sports law that the IOC said at the time was interfering with the autonomy of the Olympic movement.