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Egyptian court puts Sisi critic on terror list

CAIRO: An Egyptian court put former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh on a terrorism list yesterday, state news agency MENA reported, following his arrest for alleged contacts with the…

New woes for Israeli Prime Minster as associates probed in graft cases

Investigation focuses on Israeli communications group JERUSALEM: Israeli police revealed yesterday they had arrested the controlling shareholder and CEO of the country’s biggest telecoms company, as well as two former…

Israeli warplanes pound Gaza

Palestinian rocket slams into southern Israel GAZA: Israeli warplanes carried out a fresh round of strikes in the Gaza Strip yesterday after a rocket fired by Palestinians slammed into southern…

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi pro-government fighters

IS members, disguised as soldiers, attack Hashed Al-Shaabi unit BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group killed 27 pro-government fighters in an ambush in Iraq, their paramilitary group said yesterday, underlining the…

65 ‘killed’ in Iran plane crash; Amir sends condolences

DUBAI: All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran yesterday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.…

Saudi women can start own business; cabinet approves bankruptcy law

RIYADH: Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector.…

Israel kills 2 Palestinians; soldiers hurt

Israel forces attack 18 ‘terror targets’   GAZA: Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers in the Gaza Strip, medical sources said yesterday, as tensions rose after an apparent bomb…

Qatar calls for EU-style security pact for Mideast

MUNICH: Middle Eastern states should put their differences behind them and forge a security pact modeled on the European Union in order to pull the region back from the brink,…

Desperate to come home, Syrians brave Islamic State mines in Raqa

IS scatters mines across the ravaged city – Islamic State has sown death everywhere RAQA: Mohammed Kuraji returned to Syria’s Raqa to prepare a homecoming but ended up organising a…

Trapped by the system, Ethiopian workers in Lebanon see no freedom

Migrant workers face slavery, sexual, physical abuse BEIRUT: It was Betty’s 22nd birthday when she landed in Beirut from Ethiopia with the promise of a well-paid job, but her dream…

Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

Tillerson to hold talks with Turkey’s Erdogan ANKARA: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Turkey yesterday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh…

Alwaleed gives to football club

RIYADH: Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, freed two weeks ago from detention in a luxury hotel during a corruption sweep, said on Tuesday he was answering a government call…