Middle-East

Saudi women to be told of divorce by text message under new law

Saudi women to be told of divorce by text message under new law

LONDON/BEIRUT: Women in Saudi Arabia will be notified by text message if they are divorced under a new law designed to protect them from having their marriage ended without their knowledge, the government said on Sunday. The new law, that came into effect on Sunday, was seen as a way […]

Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport says fears death if repatriated

Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport says fears death if repatriated

BANGKOK: A Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport said she would be killed if she was repatriated by Thai immigration officials, who confirmed the 18-year-old was denied entry to the country Sunday. Rahaf Mohammed M Alqunun told AFP she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials when she arrived in […]

US ambassador signals further delay in Trump Mideast peace plan

US ambassador signals further delay in Trump Mideast peace plan

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump‘s long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is expected “within the next several months,” the US ambassador to Israel has said, signalling a further delay in its release. Trump said in September that the plan for what he has called the “ultimate deal” would be released within […]

Netanyahu to talk post-US Syria with Trump advisor

Netanyahu to talk post-US Syria with Trump advisor

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister said that he would discuss Iranian ambitions in neighbouring when he meets Sunday evening with US national security advisor in . Bolton arrived in Israel on Saturday night for talks on the future of Syria in the wake of President ‘s decision to withdraw all US […]

Saudi Arabia girl held in Bangkok, fears death if repatriated

Saudi Arabia girl held in Bangkok, fears death if repatriated

An 18-year-old Saudi girl’s desperate bid to flee her rich family was watched by the world on on Sunday as she was trapped in Bangkok airport in fear of her life. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, the daughter of an Arab businessman called Mohammed Motlaq Alqunun, told TOI she would be killed […]