•  Barack Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shake hands after laying wreaths at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. (Photo: AFP)

    'Death fell from the sky': Barack Obama pays tribute at Hiroshima

    Barack Obama on Friday paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack during a historic visit to Hiroshima."71 years ago, death fell from the sky and the world was changed," the president said after laying a wreath.
  • 300 passengers evacuated as Korean Air plane catches fire

    About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo's Haneda airport in dramatic scenes after one of the engines caught fire, officials said on Friday.
  • Up to 30 migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libya

    Up to 30 people are feared dead after a shipwreck off Libya, while some 50 migrants have been rescued from the waves, the EU's naval force said on Thursday.
  • Saudi FM urges Assad departure as part of transition in Syria

    The Saudi foreign minister has insisted again that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must quickly step down from power as part of a political transition in the violence-torn country.
  • Greek archeologist claims to have found lost tomb of Aristotle

    A Greek archaeologist says he may have discovered the lost tomb of ancient philosopher Aristotle in northern Greece.Archaeologist Konstantinos Sismanidis said on Thursday that his team unearthed a 2,400-year-old domed vault in the ruins of the an
  • Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 5, 2016. (AFP)

    Israeli warplanes bomb besieged Gaza Strip

    Israeli warplanes have launched two airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged coastal sliver.According to Palestinian media reports, the airstrikes hit an area west of Rafah and the Nuseirat.
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia hold 'positive' talks on Hajj: Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia says talks with a visiting Iranian delegation on arrangements for Hajj pilgrimage were “positive,” adding that the two sides reached an agreement on issuing electronic visas for Iranian pilgrims.
  • Swiss Muslims Face $5k Fines For Not Shaking Women’s Hands

    Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher’s hand, Swiss regional authorities ruled Wednesday, reversing one school’s controversial decision to grant exemptions for Muslim students wary of touching the opposite sex.
  • Artist makes Louvre Pyramid disappear in optical illusion

    French street artist JR has made the famous Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion. The artist covered the huge glass pyramid with a trompe l'oeil installation that makes it seem as if the monument at the heart of the courtya
  • In image-conscious Dubai, even police patrol in luxury cars

    Image is everything in Dubai — even when fighting crime.Police in this desert metropolis have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports cars and SUVs over the years to complement their fleet of green-and-white patrol cruisers.
  • Arabs ready to normalize Israel ties: Blair

    Arabs ready to normalize Israel ties: Blair

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says if Israel agrees to a Saudi "peace" initiative, Arab states will be willing to normalize their relations with Tel Aviv.
  • Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on Daesh

    Kurdish-Arab forces launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in Syria’s Raqa province Tuesday and Iraqi forces advanced on it in Fallujah, piling pressure on the jihadists in two strongholds.
  • Afghan Taliban name Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader

    Taliban have appointed Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader, officially confirming that their former chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike last week.
  • Makkah metro project delayed by financial restructuring: CEO

    The light rail system planned for Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah has been delayed so that the project’s financing can be restructured, the head of the implementing body said on Wednesday.
  • 'Scope of Indo-Iran ties very vast'

    'Scope of Indo-Iran ties very vast'

    Iran’s Supreme Leader has welcomed expansion of ties with India saying grounds for mutual cooperation were ‘very vast’.Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei said this during a meeting with the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.