Yemen rebels suppress information on covid deaths, bury dead in silence
In the darkness, the bodies of suspected victims of coronavirus are c...
Extinction Watch: Dragon blood tree, a magical cure-all
The dragon blood tree is a succulent, very hardy and drought tolerant. It enjoys warm...
Over 660,000 displaced during pandemic despite UN plea: Aid group
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said its figures showed that armed conf...
UN official says airstrikes kill over 30 civilians in Yemen
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the pillars of the U.S.-backed coalition, have purchased billions of dollars' worth of weapons from Western countries, particularity the U.S.
Amid pandemic, oil woes, Saudi Arabia eyes further reforms
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the force behind Saudi Arabia's sweeping changes and risky gambles, is eyeing further steps he hopes will improve the kingdom's international image, which was badly damaged by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by government agents in 2018 and the war in Yemen.
International Monetary Fund approves debt relief for 25 poor countries
The IMF board approved the debt relief for the countries, nearly all in Africa, but also Afghanistan, Yemen, Nepal and Haiti. The fund together with the World Bank have called for rich nations to stop collecting debt payments from poor countries from May 1 through June 2021.
US kills top al-Qaeda leader Qasim al-Rimi in Yemen: Trump
Rimi, 46, a deputy to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, was placed on the United States' most-wanted terrorist list after taking over al-Qaeda's Yemen affiliate in 2015. US government had offered a USD 10 million reward for information on Rimi.
Top al-Qaeda leader Qasim al-Rimi killed in Yemen by US: Trump
President Donald Trump has confirmed that in a major counterterrorism operation in Yemen the US forces have killed Qasim al-Rimi, a founder ...
The Great Escape: 9 exploited in Yemen steal boat, set sail for India
Nine Indian fishermen who were allegedly harassed and not paid by their employer in Yemen for nearly a year have escaped that country by stealing their employer's boat and sailing for Kochi, a peril-filled voyage of than 3,000 km of open sea, according to the families of two of the fishermen.
No detail too small for Saudi Prince as G-20 offers redemption
The attention to detail reflects what’s at stake for Saudi as it welcomes leaders from the world’s biggest economies after a period in which Prince Mohammed’s reformist zeal has often been overshadowed by outrage over a murdered critic, a crackdown on dissent denounced by human rights groups, and the kingdom’s leading role in the grinding 5-yr war in Yemen.
Extinction watch: Rhinoceros, hunted for its horn
According to International Union for Conservation of Nature, Black rhinos, Sumatran rhinos and Javan rhinos are “critically endangered”. There are 5,055 black rhinos, less than 100 Sumatran rhinos and only 35 to 44 Javan rhinos.
Parts of north India to witness full annular solar eclipse on Sunday
The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 9.16 am. The annular phase will start at 10.19 am and end at 2.02 pm. The partial phase of the eclipse will end at 3.04 pm, it added. "Close to noon, for a small belt in north India the eclipse will turn into a beautiful annular (ring-shaped) one since the Moon is not close enough to cover the Sun completely," the Astronomical Society of India said.
Iran downs unidentified drone near Gulf coast: Reports
The unmanned aircraft was downed over Iranian territory with a domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missile.
We are committed to meet India's energy security needs: Saudi Arabia
A series of drone and missile attacks on oil facilities of Saudi Aramco knocked out half of its daily oil production.
View: World's oil security blanket has been torched
Holding all of the world’s spare production capacity in one place has always been a risk.