Search and rescue teams comb rubble for survivors of earthquake in Iran

The earthquake on Sunday was felt in several western provinces of Iran, Iraq and as far away as Turkey and Israel

Powerful earthquake hits Iran and Iraq

The deadly quake hit the region around the border between the two countries, killing more than 140 people and leaving dozens trapped in the rubble

More than 200 people held in Saudi Arabia’s corruption swoop

Billionaire tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, dubbed Saudi Arabia’s Warren Buffett, is among dozens of high-profile figures arrested or fired last weekend

Saudi Arabian crackdown: central bank orders accounts frozen

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has targeted hundreds of individuals in anti-corruption swoop on princes, officials and billionaires, say insiders

Saudi’s corruption crackdown puts $33bn of personal wealth at risk

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s arrests implicate three of the country’s richest people, including the 50th richest person in the world, worth ...

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s crackdown on princes, billionaires, ministers stuns investors

Some Saudis view the announcement as a sign that even the powerful can be held accountable, even as it smacks of a power grab; others see it as a pure ...

Lebanese president ‘will not accept prime minister’s resignation until he returns’

Hariri cited an assassination plot against him after leaving Lebanon for Saudi Arabia on Friday and criticised regional role of Iran and Hezbollah

Alwaleed, the Saudi billionaire prince caught in crackdown, had slammed Trump

Arrest of business tycoon in an anticorruption crackdown will likely send shock waves across a host of companies that count him as a major investor

Russia’s Vladimir Putin arrives in Iran, where talks on Syria will be a focus

Putin will hold separate talks with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as Russia and Iran co-operate on issues including ...

Control of Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt handed to Palestinian Authority

Under the Egyptian-brokered deal, the Palestinian Authority is due to take full control of Gaza by December 1 from Hamas

Iran is fulfilling its nuclear deal commitments, says IAEA

Despite Trump’s grandstanding, UN inspectors, world powers and the International Atomic Energy Agency have no problems verifying Iran’s behaviour ...

Another small step for womankind in Saudi Arabia

Easing restrictions on women is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to overhaul the economy to reduce its reliance on oil revenue

Tehran sticks to its guns over missile building

‘We have built, are building and will continue to build missiles, and this violates no international agreements,’ President Hassan Rouhani says

Masoud Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

The president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq says he will ‘remain a peshmerga (Kurdish fighter) among the ranks of the people of Kurdistan’

Kurdistan prepared to freeze referendum results amid clashes and oil effects

The Kurdistan Regional Government proposes an immediate ceasefire to talk with Baghdad, as its expected international support is nowhere to be seen

Saudi’s Prince Mohammed envisions Red Sea resort Neom, to rival Dubai

The plan includes a bridge across the Red Sea connecting the proposed city to Egypt and the rest of Africa, and where women are free to jog in leotards in ...

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