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Gaza family in agony after baby dies from tear gas

GAZA CITY: In her final embrace, Mariam Al-Ghandour hugs the tiny body of her daughter Leila tight, tears rolling down her face. “The Israelis killed her,” she sobbed. The health…

Tehran upbeat on nuclear deal hopes after EU talks

With few options, Iran, Europe try to save JCPOA BRUSSELS: Iran’s foreign minister said yesterday that efforts to save the nuclear deal after the abrupt US withdrawal were “on the…

Israel kills 52 Palestinians as US opens Jerusalem embassy

Kuwait requests UNSC meet – Turkey: US shares blame – Arab League: US move ‘immoral’ JERUSALEM: Israeli forces killed 52 Palestinians on the Gaza border in the conflict’s bloodiest day…

Comeback cleric Sadr set to win Iraq elections

BAGHDAD: Nationalist cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States, led in Iraq’s parliamentary election with more than half the votes counted yesterday, the electoral commission said, in…

US not the first nor the last embassy to open in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: When the United States opens its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday it will be the most high-profile diplomatic inauguration in the holy city, but not the first nor the…

Jews and Muslims celebrate an unusual coexistence in Djerba

Jewish population in Tunisia dwindled due to fear, poverty   DJERBA: Cyrine Ben Said, a Tunisian Muslim, carried candles and wrote her hopes for the future on an egg in…

Bodies of beheaded Egyptian Christians to be returned

MISRATA: Libya will return to Egypt the bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians killed in 2015 by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, a Libyan security official said.…

Israelis march, bask in national pride ahead of US embassy move

JERUSALEM: Israelis basked in national pride and pro-American fervor yesterday as tens of thousands participated in a Jerusalem march, a day ahead of the controversial US embassy move to the…

Erdogan’s ‘crazy’ canal alarms villagers and environmentalists

Kanal Istanbul among Erdogan’s most ambitious mega-projects SAZLIBOSNA: When residents of Sazlibosna, a village near Istanbul, tried to attend a public meeting about the Turkish government’s plan to dig a…

Iran ‘may remain’ committed part of nuke accord: Rouhani

President makes overture to other signatories DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that, if its interests were protected, Tehran would remain committed to its 2015 nuclear deal, which his…

Hamas keeps its guns silent for a change

Backed into a corner, Hamas adopts peaceful pose GAZA: Renowned for taking on Israel’s military might, Hamas is keeping its guns silent for a change as it backs border protests,…

Iraq minorities fear new upheaval in multi-ethnic Kirkuk after vote

Tensions resurface between ethnic, religious groups   KIRKUK: The streets of Kirkuk, which has violently changed hands several times since Iraq’s last election, are crammed with a dizzying patchwork of…