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Pompeo meets Saudi King on Khashoggi case

RIYADH/ISTANBUL: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince agreed yesterday there must be a thorough investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United States said, after media reports that Riyadh will…

Iran missiles can travel 700 km; 11 troops seized on Pakistani border

  LONDON/TEHRAN: Iran has extended the range of its land-to-sea ballistic missiles to 700 km, a senior Iranian military official said yesterday, amid rising tensions with the United States over…

At least 7 dead as Morocco train derails; Amir sends condolences

RABAT: A passenger train derailed yesterday near the Moroccan capital Rabat killing at least seven people and injuring over 80 others, officials said. “Regrettably, seven people died,” regional health director…

China defends anti-extremism measures as scrutiny mounts

Beijing rolls out PR push on Muslim internments BEIJING: China yesterday issued an ardent defense of the alleged mass internment of minorities in its far west Xinjiang region, with a…

Terror-hit French town suffers 2nd trauma in floods

PARIS: A French town that was the scene of a jihadist shooting spree earlier this year has been swamped by floods, with one local woman known to have lost her…

Ethiopia creates a ‘Peace Ministry’ to tackle violence in sweeping reshuffle

Women hold half the posts in smaller cabinet ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s prime minister created a new Ministry of Peace and handed half the posts in his cabinet to women in…

Zain Kuwait, Al-Babtain Turnkey Solutions and Samsung ink MOU

Strategic partnership to fast-track enterprise digital transformation with IoT DUBAI/KUWAIT: Zain Kuwait, the leading digital service provider in the country, announces a strategic partnership with Samsung and Al-Babtain Turnkey Solutions…

Kuwait rejects campaign against Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi case

Turkey searches consulate – Trump blames ‘rogue killers’ – Calls to boycott Uber, Virgin KUWAIT/ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON: Kuwait stands in opposition against all accusations and unlawful campaigns targeting Saudi Arabia in relation…

Iran’s new breed of charities on poverty frontline

TEHRAN: At an outreach center in southern Tehran, teenagers are learning to be journalists, while upstairs their mothers are fine-tuning their sewing skills and rushing to fill an order for…

Flood hits southwest France; 13 dead

Violent rainstorms turn rivers into raging torrents TOULOUSE: At least 13 people died as violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwestern France yesterday in the latest episode of…

Riyadh defends itself in Khashoggi case

DUBAI: Saudi King Salman has begun weighing in to try to defuse the growing crisis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the kingdom goes on the offensive triggering a fierce…

Jihadists fail to quit Syria buffer zone, throwing deal into doubt

HTS, extreme jihadists hold over two-thirds of buffer zone BEIRUT: Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib failed to meet yesterday deadline to leave a planned buffer zone ringing the country’s last rebel…

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