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Bomb kills three in southeast Iran city: State media

TEHRAN: A bomb attack on a police command post killed at least three people in the port city of in restive southeastern on Thursday, state media reported. The television said several people were also wounded in the “terrorist attack.” The official IRNA news agency said it was a . Sistan-Baluchistan […]

US ‘not in a position to tell (OPEC) what to do‘: Saudi Arabia

VIENNA: The United States should not try to dictate policy to , ‘s oil minister said on Thursday. “We don‘t need permission from anyone to cut,” Khalid Al-Falih told reporters ahead of an OPEC meeting in . The US “is not in a position to tell us what to do,” […]

Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February

VATICAN CITY: , who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in the in February, the Vatican said on Thursday. The pontiff was invited to the majority-Muslim country by both Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and […]

Saudi guarantees on detained activists ‘not good enough‘: HRW

DUBAI: on Friday urged to allow independent observers access to detained women‘s rights activists, saying Riyadh‘s assurances of their well-being could not be trusted following the murder of dissident journalist . The kingdom last month denied as “false” and “unfounded” reports published by HRW and that three women activists had […]

Qatar steps in to pay civil servants wages in Gaza

GAZA: paid the salaries of nearly 30,000 Gazan civil servants on Friday, delighting the impoverished workers but angering some in the deeply divided Palestinian leadership who balked at the intervention of a foreign power. Thousands queued in the winter cold to get their cash at post offices – one of […]

Kidnapped’ Dubai Princess back home safe: Royal Court

(This article was originally published by The Economic Times on 08/12/2018.) New Delhi: The government of Dubai has said that Sheikha Latifa, the daughter of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum is back home safely and celebrated her birthday with family. Sheikha Latifa is pertinent in the extradition case […]