GENEVA: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday that its humanitarian convoy successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today for the first time since 2007 carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five … Continue reading

KHARTOUM: Egypt and Sudan officially inaugurated their first joint major land route on Wednesday in the presence of senior officials from the two neighbouring African countries. The Qostul-Ashkeet road will create new horizons in bilateral relations, especially in the economic … Continue reading

Bahraini King, Saudi FM discuss regional, Arab developments MANAMA: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on Wednesday discussed with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal developments on the regional and the Arab scenes. They stressed the importance of maintaining stability … Continue reading

Eight Iraqi people killed, 25 others wounded in blast in new Baghdad BAGHDAD: eight Iraqis, including officers and police affiliates were killed and 25 others were injured Tuesday in a car bomb blast in the New Baghdad district, southeast of … Continue reading

Egypt’s FM discusses Libya issue with Italian counterpart CAIRO: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry spoke over the phone Tuesday with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and discussed the latest developments in Libya. Minister Shoukry also discussed Egypt’s intensive efforts in … Continue reading

Japan says Putin’s visit undecided TOKYO: Japan will make a decision about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Tokyo this autumn based on comprehensive considerations, the top government spokesman said Tuesday. “The dates of his visit are not fixed yet, … Continue reading

Man. City beats Liverpool 3-1 in Premier League LONDON: Manchester City defeated Liverpool 3-1 in Premier League in the first heavyweight clash of the new season on Monday. Despite brilliant and balanced performance of the two teams, Manchester City, the … Continue reading

Japan hopes for early transition to democratic system in Thailand TOKYO: Japan on Monday expressed strong hope that the appointment of Thailand’s interim prime minister serves as its first step towards smooth and early transition to a democratic system through … Continue reading

26 Kuwaiti aid-loaded trucks enter Gaza Strip KUWAIT: The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRSC) announced Monday that 26 trucks loaded with relief materials have entered the Gaza Strip to be distributed to the war-traumatized Palestinian people, who suffer shortage in … Continue reading

EU, Russia, Ukraine to hold talks to resolve Ukraine crisis BRUSSELS: EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger, and EU Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht, will represent the EU in Minsk tomorrow, Tuesday for discussions with … Continue reading

Israeli warplanes raid Rafah Crossing RAMALLAH: Israeli F-16 aircraft have launched three rockets onto Rafah crossing, between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, inflicting damage on passengers’ halls. Palestine News and Info Agency said on Monday that there were hundreds … Continue reading

Iran’s military capability only defensive — Rouhani TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed on Sunday that Tehran’s military power is used only for defending the country and preserving stability and security in the region. Iran’s defense capability is not targeting … Continue reading

US journalist released from captivity in Syria WASHINGTON: The White House confirmed on Sunday that an American citizen held hostage in Syria for two years has been released. Peter Theo Curtis, a journalist last seen in Ankara, Turkey, was a … Continue reading

Yemeni official escapes assassination attempt SANAA: The governor of Yemen’s southwestern Thamar has escaped an assassination attempt at the hands of unknown gunmen, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. Maj Gen Yahya Al-Omari’s convoy was attacked as he was visiting … Continue reading