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Islamic leaders urge recognizing Jerusalem as ‘Palestine’s capital’

Amir calls for protecting Jerusalem’s identity – Erdogan slams ‘terror state’ Israel ISTANBUL: Islamic leaders yesterday urged the world to recognize occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as…

Saudi king determined to fight graft

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said yesterday his government was determined to confront corruption with “justice and decisiveness”, signaling continued support for a crackdown on sleaze involving mass…

US ‘ready’ to talk to North Korea

Secretary of State says no pre-conditions: ‘Let’s just meet’ – North Korea vows to develop more nuclear weapons WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks…

Israel authorities foil Hamas kidnap plot; suspects nabbed

Israel hits Gaza after rocket fire, three wounded   JERUSALEM: Israeli authorities said yesterday that they had arrested three members of the Islamist militant group Hamas group on suspicion of…

Africa, Europe to boost Sahel anti-terror force

Saudi, UAE offer helping hand to West Africa force – Saudi Arabia pledges 85 million euro   PARIS: France’s Emmanuel Macron yesterday hosted a group of African and European leaders,…

EU warns British airlines on post-Brexit flying

Britons feeling the pinch as real wages fall: expert BRUSSELS: British airlines will lose all flying rights the European Union has negotiated with third countries as well as those negotiated…

‘We are one’: Palestinian Christians, Muslims unite

Three faiths keep delicate balance in Jerusalem JERUSALEM: Less than an hour after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on…

New York bomber not on Bangladesh terror list: police

DHAKA: Bangladesh police scrambled yesterday for details about alleged New York subway bomber Akayed Ullah, but uncovered few early leads that might shed light on what might have driven him…

‘Be careful’ murdered activist’s daughter warns Europe exiles

Dutch police investigating shootings of Iranians – Iran, Saudi Arabia locked in regional power struggle THE HAGUE: The daughter of an Iranian Arab activist killed in the Netherlands last month…

Rio’s stray bullets give the innocent nowhere to hide

Brazil among the world’s most dangerous countries   RIO DE JANEIRO: While the fighting in Rio de Janeiro’s crime war is done by commando-style police and heavily armed drug traffickers,…

India abortions 20 times ‘higher than estimated’

15.6 million abortions take place in India each year – India bans condom advertisements from prime TV NEW DELHI: Some 15.6 million abortions take place in India each year, with…

British inflation soars to 6-year high

Expensive Christmas this year as food prices skyrocket LONDON: British inflation has hit its highest level in almost six years, official data showed yesterday, forcing Bank of England governor Mark…

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