The Taliban have said Afghan women seeking to travel long distances by road should be offered transport only if accompanied by a male relative. The directive, issued on Sunday, is the latest curb on women's rights since the Islamist group seiz..
A popular Vietnamese tourist city has pledged to phase out selling cat and dog meat, officials said Friday, a first in a nation where some consider the animals a delicacy. An estimated five million canines are consumed every year in Vietnam &mdash..
More than 40 camels have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia's beauty pageant for receiving Botox injections and other cosmetic enhancements. The contest is a highlight of the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, where $66m (£45m) in prize mon..
Police in the western Indian state of Maharashtra have arrested a teenager suspected of beheading his pregnant older sister, BB reported. The woman, 19, had married a man without her family's consent, local police officials said. She was ma..
Bangladesh sentenced 20 university students to death on Wednesday for the brutal 2019 murder of a young man who criticized the government on social media. The battered body of Abrar Fahad, 21, was found in his university dormitory hours after he w..
Saudi Arabia and Oman on Tuesday opened the first direct land crossing between the two Gulf neighbours, they said in a joint statement. "The two sides welcomed ... the opening of the 725km Omani-Saudi road, which will contribute to the smooth..
The boss of a US firm has been criticised after he fired around 900 of his staff on a single Zoom call. "If you're on this call you're part of the unlucky group being laid off," said Vishal Garg, chief executive of mortgage firm ..
The recruitment offices in Saudi Arabia have halted procedures for hiring Filipino domestic workers since last Sunday, and this was attributed to a new decision of the Ministry of Labor of the Philippines to suspend sending domestic workers. &ldqu..
France and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to do more to help the Lebanese population, work to solving a diplomatic row between Beirut and the Gulf states and jointly push to get the government there running. Lebanese Information Minister George K..