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Joy as family reunites after 12-mth ordeal

LESBOS, Greece: Nahil Alhelb was beginning to worry her toddler son would forget about his father Mohamed, who had been missing for more than a year after being kidnapped by…

Barzani to step down as Kurdish leader in Iraq

Massud Barzani IRBIL, Iraq: Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament yesterday he was stepping down amid the fallout from…

Somali government sacks security chiefs as attack death toll hits 27

Shabaab gunmen stage coordinated bomb attacks MOGADISHU: The death toll from a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu rose to 27 yesterday, prompting the Somali government to sack its…

With caliphate in ruins, IS militants melt into the desert

BEIRUT: Islamic State militants, routed from one urban stronghold after another in Syria, have recently been moving deeper into Syria’s remote desert, where experts say they are regrouping and preparing…

73 fighter killed as Syria army, IS clash

BEIRUT: Heavy clashes between Syria’s army and the Islamic State group in Deir Ezzor city have killed at least 73 fighters in the last 24 hours, a monitor said yesterday.…

US pressure delays Israel ‘Greater Jerusalem’ bill

Bill grants West Bank settlers Jerusalem voting rights JERUSALEM: US pressure delayed an Israeli ministerial vote yesterday on a proposed bill that Washington fears entails annexation of Jewish settlements near…

Unity march in heart of ‘independent’ Catalonia

Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for Spanish unity   BARCELONA: Hundreds of thousands who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain rallied in downtown Barcelona yesterday, two days after…

Security info found on a London street

LONDON: Heathrow Airport said yesterday it has launched an internal investigation after a memory stick containing extensive security information was found on a London street by a member of the…

Bahrain women detainees end hunger strike

DUBAI: A group of detainees at a Bahraini women’s detention centre ended a six-day hunger strike yesterday after negotiating better prison conditions with authorities, a rights group said. The five…

Pakistan frees 68 Indians

KARACHI: Pakistan yesterday released 68 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters, officials said. Indian and Pakistani fishermen are frequently detained for illegal fishing since the Arabian Sea…

Horror in South Africa: 141 mentally-ill patients perish

Evidence shows a litany of neglect, incompetence, cruelty   JOHANNESBURG: Weeks of grueling testimonies at an inquiry in South Africa have tried to answer an unfathomable question-how authorities allowed 141…

Real suffer shock defeat to Liga minnows Girona in Catalonia

GIRONA, Oct 29 (Reuters) – La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to Catalan side Girona on Sunday, conceding two goals…