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Iranian commander threatens to deny the US access to the…

(AP): The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to

Iran media: Moderates win more than 30 more parliament seats

TEHRAN, (AP): Iran’s moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 additional seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report

At Mideast tourism forum in Dubai, a surprising name: Trump

DUBAI, (AP): Tucked away behind stands at a Mideast tourism conference is a surprising name: Trump. Trump Hotels, the brand

Obama says political progress needed before more Iraq aid

RIYADH, (AP): President Barack Obama said Thursday that the US and its Gulf partners should wait to see whether Iraq

Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks with Gulf allies

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, (AP): President Barack Obama landed in Riyadh on Wednesday to meet with Saudi King Salman and other Persian

Injured Nepali Charge d’affaires in Saudi Arabia discharged from Hospital

SAUDI: Injured Nepal's Charge d'Affaires in Saudi Arabia, Ananda Prasad Sharma who was admitted to King Faisal Hospital in Saudi

Nepali migrant worker missing in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: A Nepali migrant worker has been missing in Saudi Arabia for more than two years, it has been

Oman says US man detained in rebel-held Yemeni capital freed

DUBAI, (AP): A US man held captive in Yemen’s rebel-controlled capital has been released after Omani negotiators interceded on his

87 Nepalese left high and dry in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: A total of 87 Nepali workers in Saudi Arabia are left high and dry as they were not

4 US Senators meet Saudi King Salman ahead of Obama…

RIYADH, (AP): Saudi Arabia’s official news agency says King Salman has met with a US Congressional delegation ahead of President

Nepali woman migrant rescued from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: A Nepali woman migrant worker, who had been confined to her employer’s house in Saudi Arabia for the

Stranded Nepali migrant workers implore for help

By Bharat Pradhan, Dammam (Saudi Arabia): Complaints have been pouring in over the Nepali Embassy's apparent lack of concern towards

Iraqi officials: US captured top Islamic State chemical arms engineer

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SUSANNAH GEORGE, BAGHDAD, (AP): U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group's unit trying

Theme parks rise in Dubai amid shifting sands of tourism

DUBAI, (AP): Sweating and hopeful, the performers lined up once more and received instructions mirroring the aspirations of the soon-to-open

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Is a Terrorist Group, Gulf Nations Declare

By ADAM SCHRECK, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP): A Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations formally branded Hezbollah a

Middle East e-commerce portal Souq.com gets Dh1b plus in funding

DUBAI: E-commerce marketplace Souq.com has secured funding in excess of Dh1 billion — the largest such for an e-tailing portal

Death toll in Baghdad twin suicide bombing rises to 70:…

BAGHDAD, (REUTERS): The death toll of a twin suicide bombing in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad on Sunday rose to

4 US reporters charged in Bahrain leaving country

MANAMA, (AP): A defence lawyer for four US journalists charged in Bahrain says they are heading to the airport to

MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil pulls down most of Gulf, QNB buoys Qatar…

* Jabal Omar slides for third day after loan payment miss * Al Bilad Bank up on share capital increase

Nepal fixes minimum wage for migrant workers in Oman

MUSCAT: Nepalese government has fixed minimum basic salary and food allowances for unskilled and domestic workers at OMR120 in Oman,