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Osama bin Laden left millions for jihad – Laden wanted fortune used for jihad

18 killed in Oman bus crash

Prominent Saudi cleric injured in Philippines attack

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: An influential Saudi Arabian preacher was shot and wounded in a southern Philippine city yesterday, police said, adding security forces killed the gunman. Sheikh Ayed Al-Qarni was in…

Assad sees ‘glimmer of hope’ in shaky ceasefire – UN to restart Syria peace talks on March 9

Qatari, Jordanian among 5 executed in kingdom

RIYADH: A Qatari and a Jordanian were among five people executed in Saudi Arabia yesterday, bringing to 69 the number of people it has put to death this year. The…

Smaller UAE companies struggle for finance – Some banks cutting lending or recalling loans

DUBAI: Banks in the United Arab Emirates are cutting credit lines to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) after a spate of defaults, posing a threat to one of the economy’s…

As Europe bickers, police teargas migrants on border – About 22,000 trapped in Greece by Balkan route closures

70 killed in Baghdad bombings

Blame-trading tests fragile Syria truce

Yazidi girls seek healing in Germany after IS ‘hell’

GENEVA: One eight-year-old was repeatedly sold and raped, while another girl set herself on fire to make herself less attractive to her jihadist captors. These are only two of the…

Egypt probes football star for funding ‘terror group’

Syria ceasefire takes hold despite limited violations – Amir welcomes truce in cables to Obama, Putin

DAMASCUS: Fighting subsided across much of Syria yesterday as the first major ceasefire of the devastating, five-year war appeared to broadly hold despite sporadic breaches in parts of the battle-scarred…