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Father of slain Palestinian toddler dies

DUMA: The father of a Palestinian toddler killed when their home was firebombed by Jewish extremists last week died yesterday from injuries he suffered in the attack, prompting a Hamas…

IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam’s army

BAGHDAD: While attending the Iraqi army’s artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hardliner, he once chided Omran for wearing an Iraqi flag…

First female justice leading quiet Palestinian revolution

RAMALLAH: Holding the young couple’s identity cards in one hand and the Holy Quran in the other, the Palestinian justice of the peace pronounces Thaer and Rawan man and wife.…

Fears mount for Croatian abducted by Islamic State

CAIRO: Fears mounted over the fate of a Croatian abducted in Egypt by Islamic State group militants who have threatened to execute him by the end of Friday (yesterday). Croatian…

Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians Hundreds of people remain missing in Syria

BEIRUT: Islamic State militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs, a monitor said yesterday. The UK-based Syrian…

Bomb attack on Saudi mosque kills 15 – IS claims bombing against police in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A suicide bomber struck a mosque in southwestern Saudi Arabia used by Interior Ministry’s special forces yesterday, killing at least 15 people, ministry officials said in what was one…

Sisi inaugurates ‘new Suez Canal’ – Amir takes part in celebrations

ISMAILIYA: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged a lavish ceremony yesterday to unveil a “new” Suez Canal, seeking to boost the country’s economy and international standing by expanding the vital…

Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension – IS threatens to kill Croatian abducted in Egypt

CAIRO: Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal today, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s efforts to restore national pride…

‘Extensive’ fight against IS to start soon: Turkey – US planning to fly manned aircraft out of Turkey

ANKARA: An armed drone taking off from Turkey launched a strike on the Islamic State group yesterday, a US official said, as Turkey’s foreign minister said American aircraft had begun…

Kurdish president vows to avenge Yazidis – ‘IS have left thousands of bodies on the battlefield’

3 years on, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP: Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast’s largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of tents into a bustling city. The…

UAE to try 41 suspects for seeking ‘caliphate’ – ‘Minaret Youth’ cell accused of planning terror attacks