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Imposes version of Islamic law through violence – IS mixes brutality and charity during Ramadan

BEIRUT: During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic State group is showing two faces to the millions who live under its rule in Iraq and Syria - handing…

Syria army battles IS outside Palmyra – More than 4 million refugees have now fled Syria: UN

Sinai blast wounds 20 Egyptian policemen

Iran nuke talks lurch towards deadline – Impasse over weapons, missiles persists

VIENNA: Iran and six world powers were close to an historic nuclear agreement yesterday that could resolve a more than 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, but they remained deadlocked…

Algerian women with HIV suffer ‘double punishment’

ALGIERS: Like many women in Algeria infected by their husbands with HIV, 30-year-old Sihem is a victim twice over, living with her disease and suffering as a social outcast. Infected…

Jet Airways plane diverts to Muscat after bomb threat

Calls for end to Israeli Gaza blockade

Iran faces off with powers in game of brinkmanship – Diplomats make final push for deal

Syria Kurds battle IS

Nuke talks enter knife-edge final act – Few issues blocking historic accord

Iraqi fighter jet accidentally bombs Baghdad

IS courts Sunni tribes with carrot and stick