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Saudi suspect in 1996 anti-US bombing arrested: report

Saudi suspect in 1996 anti-US bombing arrested: report
Muscat - 

A key suspect in the bombing of a housing complex in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US airmen almost two decades ago has been captured, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field

Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field
Kuwait City - 

Kuwait has summoned an Iranian envoy to protest Tehran's apparent offer of investment opportunities in the disputed Dorra gas field, state media reported Wednesday.

Saudi king to visit US for first time since rift

Saudi king to visit US for first time since rift
Riyadh - 

Saudi King Salman will visit the United States next month for the first time since acceding the throne and following a rift over America's rapprochement with Iran, a diplomat said Wednesday.

IS publishes images of Palmyra temple destruction

IS publishes images of Palmyra temple destruction
Beirut - 

The Islamic State group on Tuesday published images showing the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra, after international condemnation of the act.

Red Cross suspends activity in Yemen's Aden after attack

Red Cross suspends activity in Yemen's Aden after attack
Aden - 

The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Tuesday it had suspended its operations in Yemen's war-ravaged second city of Aden after gunmen stormed its office there.

Turkey to vote on Nov 1, PM to form caretaker government

Turkey to vote on Nov 1, PM to form caretaker government

Ankara - 

Turkey will go to the polls on November 1 in snap elections after the failure of coalition talks, the top election body ruled Tuesday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tasked Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a caretaker government.

Blasts at Afghan gas storage facility kill 11: officials

Kabul - 

At least 11 people including several children were killed in a series of explosions at a gas storage facility on the edge of the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said Tuesday.

Bahrain Sunni activist pleads not guilty as trial opens

Bahrain Sunni activist pleads not guilty as trial opens

Dubai - 

A prominent Sunni opposition leader in Bahrain pleaded not guilty Monday at the opening of his new trial for "promoting political change through forceful means", judicial sources in Manama said.

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