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Kurdish forces launch battle to retake Iraq’s Sinjar town – 7,500 Kurdish and Yazidi fighters backed by coalition

Dubai police deny links to UAE national held in Libya

DUBAI: An Emirati arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of spying on Libyan authorities in charge of the capital was an ex-sergeant dismissed by Dubai police five years ago, the force…

Undercover Israeli troops raid hospital, kill Palestinian

HEBRON: Israeli undercover forces raided a hospital in the West Bank yesterday, shooting dead a Palestinian during an attempt to detain another man suspected of carrying out a stabbing, the…

Sharm nightspots deserted as tourists vanish

Russia sees possible ‘terror’ link in jet crash

War on IS needs ‘boots on the ground’: US Air Force – At least 22 dead in attack on Syria regime bastion

Airliner tragedy crushes Egypt hopes on tourism

Saudi carries out 146th execution

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed a citizen convicted of killing a policeman, the Interior Ministry announced, bringing to 146 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this…

Jordanian policeman kills US, S African instructors – Attack coincides with 10th anniversary of hotel bombings

Saudi Arabia executes 3 Iranian drug traffickers

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed three Iranians convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said, bringing to 145 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year.…

Yemen fighting kills more than 50

Adapt to oil price drop, IMF chief urges Gulf – Lagarde expects crude prices to remain low for years