Refugee accuses Chinese regime of secretly detaining her in Dubai

Middle East 08/17/21, 02:48

A woman fleeing persecution claims Beijing held her at a secret detention center in the United Arab Emirates. Wu Huan claims the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) detained her on May 27 for eight days in Dubai. The 26-year-old asylum seeker accused CCP agents of abducting her from a Dubai hotel after she ...

Dubai uses drones to make artificial rain to fight the extreme summer heat

Middle East 07/22/21, 01:12

Dubai administrators are employing drones to create artificial rainfall as the city battles scorching heat that has reached 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius). The UAE's National Center of Meteorology uploaded video on Sunday, July 18 showed lightning as well as heavy rainfall flooding highways, as a result of the artificial rain. 'Cloud seeding' is ...

Iran state TV says ‘rioters’ shot and killed amid protests

Asia & Pacific 12/02/19, 20:47

Iranian state television on Tuesday acknowledged security forces shot and killed what it described as “rioters” in multiple cities amid recent protests over the spike in government-set gasoline prices — the first time that authorities have offered any sort of accounting for the violence they used to put down the ...

Mass protests grip major Iran cities over gas prices; 1 killed

Asia & Pacific 11/16/19, 15:26

Protesters angered by Iran raising government-set gasoline prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire, in violence that reportedly killed at least one person. The protests put renewed pressure on Iran’s government as it struggles to overcome ...

Iran calls ex-FBI agent’s case a ‘missing person’ file

Asia & Pacific 11/10/19, 05:46

Iran on Sunday said an open Revolutionary Court case involving an ex-FBI agent who disappeared there in 2007 on an unauthorized CIA mission "was a missing person" filing, not a sign that the man was being prosecuted. Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi's comments come as a new Iranian acknowledgement of the ...

Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of Pompeo visit

Asia & Pacific 06/23/19, 16:03

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the U.S. secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran. Regional tensions have flared in recent ...

US says Iran took mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement

Asia & Pacific 06/14/19, 03:27

The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of its involvement from the scene. Iran denies being involved, accusing ...

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

Asia & Pacific 06/13/19, 08:08

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and the other adrift and forcing sailors to evacuate in the latest mysterious incident involving tankers amid heightened tensions between the U.S and Iran. The U.S. Navy, which rushed in to assist ...

Ramadan in Mideast is for fasting and Facebook, data shows

Business 05/28/19, 00:40

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with its long days of fasting and prayer meant to draw worshippers closer to God and away from worldly distractions, is being reshaped by technology.People in the Middle East spend close to 58 million more hours on Facebook during Ramadan and watch more YouTube ...

Yemen rebels say drone hits arms depot at Saudi airport

World 05/20/19, 21:53

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they launched a bomb-laden drone targeting an airport in Saudi Arabia that also has a military base inside of it.The Houthi's Al-Masirah satellite news channel said early Tuesday they targeted the airport in Najran with a Qasef-2K drone, striking an "arms depot" there.A statement earlier Tuesday ...

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘end’

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 08:18

President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it would face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight and only 48 hours after he seemingly sought to soften his tone. Trump's tweet follows days of ...

Update: US military confirms rocket near embassy in Iraq

Asia & Pacific 05/19/19, 17:33

The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 a.m. The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad and says there are no U.S. ...

Update: Iraq says Exxon Mobil staff are evacuating

Asia & Pacific 05/18/19, 05:58

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An Iraqi oil official says employees of energy giant Exxon Mobil have started evacuating an oil field in the southern province of Basra. In this Wednesday, ...

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

Politics 05/17/19, 23:41

U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S. diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to ...

Small plane crashes near Dubai’s busy airport, killing 4

World 05/16/19, 23:33

A small plane involved in upgrading a runway at Dubai International Airport crashed Thursday night, killing four people and halting traffic at the world's busiest airport for international travel for nearly an hour.Authorities gave no explanation for what caused the crash of the Diamond DA62 aircraft with a tail number ...

Bomb-laden drones of Yemen rebels threaten Arabian Peninsula

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 09:00

A Yemen rebel drone strike this week on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the otherwise-peaceful sandy reaches of the Arabian Peninsula now are at risk of similar assault, including an under-construction nuclear power plant and Dubai International Airport, among the world's busiest. U.N. investigators said the Houthis' new UAV-X ...

Update: Kremlin says Pompeo didn’t ease Moscow concerns

Europe 05/15/19, 05:22

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Middle East amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The Kremlin's spokesman said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't offer President Vladimir Putin any reassurances or ease Moscow's concerns over the ongoing ...

Explains: How Yemen’s rebels increasingly deploy drones

World 05/14/19, 07:41

In Yemen, the high-pitched whine of drones has been a part of life for over 15 years, ever since the first U.S. drone strike here targeting al-Qaida in 2002. But now, Iran-backed Houthi rebels increasingly deploy drones in Yemen's brutal civil war.Neighboring Saudi Arabia, which has been battling the rebels ...

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