Middle East

Recognising art and creativity

Dubai, April 10: The Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Awards, honoured 47 organisations and individuals for their contributions towards the city’s cultural scene at...

Gulf leaders striving for their people’s welfare: Mohammed

Dubai, April 10: His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reiterated on Monday his support to steps...

India, Qatar sign agreements to boost ties in economic, legal sectors

New Delhi, April 10: India and Qatar on Monday signed agreements in the field of energy, culture, education, finance and legal to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations.

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Education gets costlier in Dubai

Dubai, April 9: Dubai’s private schools received the green signal on Sunday to increase fees as the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced a new school fees framework....

Egypt-Israel gas pipeline targeted for 14th time

Cairo, April 9: An Egyptian pipeline supplying gas to the Israeli regime and Jordan has once again been hit by a major explosion, which is the fourteenth attack on...

Haramain railway main station in Makkah to cost SR3.2bn

Makkah, April 9: The Haramain Railway’s main station in Makkah will cost SR3.2 billion, Transport Minister Jabara Al-Seraisry said yesterday after inspecting the progress of work at the station.

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Egypt's Islamist party cleric banned from entering France named as presidential candidate

Cairo, April 8 : Egypt's Islamist party has put forward a leading Muslim cleric as its presidential candidate.

The Gamaa Islamiya, or Islamic Group, has chosen Safwat Hegazy, a prominent imam who took part...

Top Iranian official says 'country has capability to produce nuke weapons, but won't'

Tehran, April 8 : A prominent Iranian politician has said that Tehran has the knowledge and skills to produce nuclear weapons, but will never do so.

Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam, the Iranian parliamentarian whose views...

New pilgrims reception center for Madinah

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Madinah, April 8: The Haj Ministry plans to establish a big pilgrim reception center in Hijrah at the gate of Madinah at a cost of SR60 million, Haj Minister Bandar Al-Hajjar announced here yesterday.

Speaking to...

Special court begins trial of 50-member terror cell

Riyadh, April 8: A special court in Riyadh started a trial of 50 men accused of terror activities in Riyadh yesterday.

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