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Doorway to nature

Private animal protectorate in Al-Abdaly Feeding llamas, deer, goats, sheep and other animals is a wonderful experience, and one people can enjoy at the Bab Dukkala nature protectorate in Abdaly,…

Syria army battles IS inside Palmyra

BEIRUT: Syrian troops have pushed into Palmyra as they battle to retake the iconic city from the Islamic State group, but their advance was slowed yesterday by landmines laid by…

Saudi King urges united fight against terrorism

King Salman addresses Indonesia parliament during landmark trip JAKARTA: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called yesterday for a united fight against terrorism in a speech to Indonesia’s parliament during a landmark…

Hungry and afraid, Mosul civilians flee

HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq: The gunshot rang out as civilians tried to escape the west of Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling jihadists, killing a father as he fled with his…

Briton raped woman hours before wedding girlfriend

LONDON: A British man admitted yesterday raping a woman in a violent two-hour attack just hours before his wedding to his pregnant girlfriend. Derry McCann, 28, who newspapers reported had…

Merkel lands in Egypt to reduce migrant flows German leader to meet Sisi, Essebsi

CAIRO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in Cairo yesterday on a two-day trip to Egypt and Tunisia, in a push to limit migrant flows to Europe through North Africa, especially…

Mexican lawyer asks Trump to deport drug lord El Chapo

MEXICO CITY: A lawyer who has worked on behalf of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is trying a novel legal tactic: He is calling on US President Donald Trump to deport…

UN voices concern over child marriage law in Bangladesh

DHAKA: The United Nations voiced its criticism yesterday over a controversial new law in Bangladesh that allows underage children to be married off by their parents. The new rule keeps…

Philippines takes big step back towards death penalty

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to bring back the death penalty for drug-related crimes has cleared a major hurdle, with supporters backing it in congress but critics denouncing the…

Bangladeshi Islamist killed in shoot-out

DHAKA: An Islamist extremist in custody for allegedly stabbing two police officers was killed in a shoot-out yesterday when gunmen attacked the van he was travelling in, police said. Amijul…

US drone strike kills two militants in Pakistani tribal region

PESHAWAR: A suspected US drone strike in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region yesterday killed two militants, three intelligence officials said. The latest strike took place in the Kurram tribal region bordering…

Malaysia: A magnet for unsolved mysteries

Malaysians bemoan over their country’s luck KUALA LUMPUR: Following the Cold War-style assassination of Kim Jong-Nam with a lethal nerve agent, Malaysians have once again found their country the unlikely…