Middle-east

 
  • Emirati prince flees to Qatar, criticises Abu Dhabi: Report

    Emirati prince flees to Qatar, criticises Abu Dhabi: Report

    LONDON: An Emirati prince is seeking asylum in after fleeing the UAE saying he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of oil-rich , reported on Sunday. Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, 31, is the second son of the emir of Fujairah, one of the seven monarchies making up the United Arab Emirates. He arrived in […]

     
     
  • Turkey says Kurdish militia hasn‘t pulled out of Syrian town

    Turkey says Kurdish militia hasn‘t pulled out of Syrian town

    ANKARA: says Syrian Kurdish militiamen haven‘t completed their withdrawal but are still pulling out of a strategic town in northern . Turkey and the United States announced last month they had reached an agreement for the militia known as , or YPG to leave , a town west of the River. On Sunday, the US-backed Kurdish-led Manbij Military Council said […]

     
     
  • Human Rights Watch urges Lebanon to investigate alleged torture of actor

    Human Rights Watch urges Lebanon to investigate alleged torture of actor

    BEIRUT: must investigate the account of a prominent actor who says he was forcibly disappeared and tortured by state security forces last year, said on Monday. Ziad Itani was arrested in November and held for several months, accused of “collaborating” with Israel, which is formally still at war with Lebanon. He was released in March after it appeared that a […]

     
     
  • Turkey stops registering Syrian refugees: Human Rights Watch

    Turkey stops registering Syrian refugees: Human Rights Watch

    ANKARA: Turkish authorities have stopped registering “all but a handful” of newly-arrived , depriving them of essential services and putting them at risk of deportation, said on Monday. is hosting some 3.5 million refugees from the and its generosity since the conflict broke out in 2011 has won international praise. But there have been growing social tensions over their continued […]

     
     
  • UAE waives tourist visa fees for kids under 18 accompanying parents between July 15 and Sept 15 every year

    UAE waives tourist visa fees for kids under 18 accompanying parents between July 15 and Sept 15 every year

    NEW DELHI: Taking a or between July 15 and September 15 will now be cheaper. The government has decided that minor children accompanying their parents during these two months will not have to pay tourist visa fees. Titled “exemption of for accompanying dependents”, the UAE decision is for accompanying dependents below 18 years of age and is “effective from July […]