Joe Biden confronts Iran-backed militias with Syria airstrikes, but Tehran's destabilising activities are far from over
Several militia groups such as the Hezbollah have received at least some financing, support and weaponry from Iran over the years
Joe Biden announces ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen, but retains military aid to kingdom
The Yemen reversal is one of a series of steps Biden laid out Thursday that he said would mark a course correction for US foreign policy
With new Christmas album, the Shillong Chamber Choir revives West Asian-influenced carolling traditions of yore
Carolling traditions across the Christian diaspora can be traced as far back as fourth century Rome when songs were first sung to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Institutional quarantine at own cost must for all arriving from Europe, West Asia, says Mumbai International Airport
Passengers will have to undergo the RT-PCR test during the 5th-7th day of the institutional quarantine at the hotel at their own cost, the CSMIA said, adding that those with a negative report will be discharged to observe home quarantine for 7 days
Qatar puts up 'for sale' sign with new property visas, offers permanent residency with $1mn purchase
Foreigners can now house hunt in 25 areas of Qatar — mostly in and around the capital Doha — nine on a freehold basis and the rest with 99-year leaseholds
Since taking the oath of office in 2016, US president Donald Trump has faced the same hard truth that each of his White House predecessors learned: Governing is rarely easy
As a condition for the UAE's agreement to normalise relations, Netanyahu agreed to freeze his plan to annex portions of the West Bank. But the Palestinians seemed an afterthought, barely mentioned in the day’s official remarks.
Marine General Frank McKenzie said the decision to reduce American troops reflects the Trump administration's confidence in the ability of Iraqi security forces to handle the militant threat in the country
Benjamin Netanyahu's office said he opposed the sale of F-35s and other weapons to any country in West Asia, including Arab countries that have peace agreements with Israel
This deal will certainly encourage the other gulf sheikhdoms — Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia — all of which have had covert and overt business and intelligence dealings with Israel, to follow the Emirates’ lead
Public dissatisfaction boiled over late last year, when protesters took to the streets calling for the ouster of the political class. The protests toppled the prime minister, but Lebanon’s troubles only grew worse
Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in conflict over a region of the former country under the control of ethnic Armenian forces.
Israel announces partnership with UAE to fight coronavirus; Abu Dhabi throws cold water over proclamation
A public partnership with the UAE would have been a political windfall for Benjamin Netanyahu, who has sought to build ties with Arab countries without making progress on a peace accord with the Palestinians
Despite COVID-19, Mike Pompeo arrives in Israel to discuss West Bank annexation plan with Netanyahu and Gantz
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teen in a clash with stone-throwers in the occupied territory
Despite lockdown, volunteers and Indian consulate in Dubai ensure Indians who died in UAE are flown home; eight bodies brought back since 22 March
Despite a ban on commercial passenger flights in bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the bodies of Indian expats who died in the UAE are being repatriated, slowly but surely
Saudi Arabia halts entry to Mecca over fears of coronavirus outbreak; move comes just months ahead of annual hajj
Saudi Arabia halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move that came as West Asia has over 220 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.
Underage girls for sale in Hyderabad: First as a bride, then a sex slave as part of 'contract marriage' racket in city
A contract marriage is a prevalent practice in the city involving agents and Gulf nationals, who arrive in India on a visitor visa
For Mahmoud Abbas, the ailing octogenarian president of the Palestinian Authority, his life’s work — a viable state side-by-side with Israel — is quickly slipping away
Billionaire investor George Soros, known for his outspoken liberal views, condemns the rise of nationalist dictators, says survival of open societies is endangered as the world faces an even greater crisis: climate change
US-Iran tension: No longer a fence-sitter, India tilting towards Washington is based on hard-nosed realism
If India’s response to the killing of Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani made no criticism of the US' role, it is evident that the Narendra Modi government has weighed its options and has opted to tilt in favour of the US