Iran asks Pakistan to move against attackers, warns Saudi

DUBAI: Iran urged neighbouring Pakistan on Saturday to crack down on militants who killed 27 of its in an attack near the border or expect military action by Tehran "to punish...

Dying days of caliphate in Syria as IS fighters trapped

BAGHOUZ: Jihadist fighters defending the last dreg of the Islamic State group‘s "caliphate" Saturday were holed up in half a square kilometre of a village in eastern Syria. US President...

‘Govt of Pak must pay the price‘: Iranians cry ‘revenge‘ at funeral of suicide...

ISFAHAN (): Tens of thousands of Iranians called for "revenge" on Saturday at the funeral of 27 Revolutionary Guards killed in a perpetrated by jihadists that Tehran accuses of supporting. ...

Bombing kills 20 Revolutionary Guards in Iran

TEHRAN: A suicide bombing targeting a bus carrying personnel of ‘s elite paramilitary killed at least 20 people and wounded 20 in the country‘s southeast, state media reported. An al-Qaida-linked Sunni...

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit

BAGHDAD: Acting Pentagon chief made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital on Tuesday for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued US troop presence after Washington withdraws from neighbouring...

Saudi crown prince‘s personal amenities, security teams reach Pakistan ahead of state visit

ISLAMABAD: Personal amenities of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have reached Islamabad, ahead of his two-day trip to Pakistan during which investment deals worth billions of dollars are expected to...

US, Israeli leaders head to Poland with eyes on pressing Iran

WARSAW: US vice president and Israeli prime minister were expected Wednesday in for a 60-nation conference that they hope will raise the international stakes for . But the two-day...

Egypt‘s Parliament to vote on extending president‘s term

CAIRO: ‘s Parliament began deliberations on Wednesday over constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in office till 2034 — 12 more years after his current, second term...

Iraqi Christians fear returning home, wary of Shia militia

BARTELLA: Only a fraction of Christian residents has returned to the northern Iraqi town of , two years since it was liberated from Islamic State militants. Many fear intimidation by...

Chanting ‘Death to America‘, Iranians mark 40 years since Shah‘s fall

DUBAI: Hundreds of thousands of Iranians held nation-wide rallies on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Shah and the triumph of Ayatollah , the Shi‘ite cleric...

Iran to continue expanding military might, missile work: Hassan Rouhani

DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan said on Monday that Iran was determined to expand its military power and ballistic missile programme despite mounting pressure from hostile countries to curb Iran‘s defensive work,...

Mammoth crowds mark 40th anniversary of Iran revolution

TEHRAN: Iran‘s president on Monday insisted "enemy" plots against the country would fail as vast crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic revolution at a time of heightened tensions with the...

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