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Gitex Week to spur growth of region’s digital ecosystem – Over 3,600 companies from 62 countries to take part

DUBAI: More than 3,600 companies from over 62 countries are taking part in the 35th edition of the Gitex Technology Week, which is taking place from October 18-22 at the…

Fierce battles in central Syria – Regime advances with Russian air support

DAMASCUS: Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes seized a village in central Syria yesterday amid fierce clashes with rebels, part of a ground offensive launched earlier this week. That offensive…

Wave of stabbings shake Israel and the West Bank

JERUSALEM: A fresh wave of stabbings shook Israel and the West Bank yesterday, including a suspected revenge attack by a Jewish suspect that wounded two Palestinians and two Arab Israelis.…

Tunisian democracy activists win Peace Prize – ‘An inspiration to the turbulent Middle East’

OSLO: Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for helping to save the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring, offering the country symbolic support after…

Airstrike kills 28 at wedding in Yemen; Saudi denies role as US peace moves make headway

Syria army in ‘vast offensive’ backed by Russian strikes; NATO voiced alarm at escalating Russian military activity

‘Hajj disaster may have killed at least 1,310’

New unrest hits Israel, West Bank despite calls for calm

JERUSALEM: New violence rocked Israel and the West Bank yesterday, including a stabbing in annexed east Jerusalem, even as Israel and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas took steps to ease tensions.…

Syria ground army launches offensive; Russia intensifies aerial, warship strikes

Russian envoy says NATO distorting Syria mission; Russia’s Turkey air violations no accident: NATO

Abbas to avoid violent conflict with Israel – Stabbings, shooting, clashes raise security concerns

RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said yesterday he did not want a spike in deadly violence in East Jerusalem and the Israeli-occupied West Bank to spiral into armed confrontation with…

IS claims wave of attacks in Iraq that killed 56