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Palestinians barred from Jerusalem Old City

JERUSALEM: Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday as fears of a further escalation in violence mounted after attacks that killed two…

Thousands attend funerals of Iranians killed in hajj – Disaster has fed the bitter regional rivalry

First Iran hajj dead flown home

TEHRAN: The first bodies of Iranians killed in a stampede at the hajj arrived home from Saudi Arabia yesterday after a controversial nine-day delay and questions over the final death…

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria – Airstrikes kill 39 civilians and 14 militants

DAMASCUS: Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said yesterday…

Israeli troops hunt killers of couple – EU calls for justice as well as restraint

BEIT FURIK: Hundreds of Israeli troops were hunting yesterday for suspected Palestinian gunmen after the killing of a settler couple as they drove through the occupied West Bank with their…

Thousands of Iraqis rally for reforms

BAGHDAD: Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad and several other cities yesterday, urging the government to deliver on its promised reform package aimed at tackling corruption and improving services. Iraqis…

Iran troops to join Syria war

Yemeni, Saudi forces retake strategic Red Sea strait – UAE soldier dies of injuries sustained in August

As oil slips, Saudi faces change – $656bn in currency reserves will help kingdom avoid shift in lifestyles, policies

Palestinian flag flies at UN for first time

Kurds capture ground from IS in north Iraq

ERBIL: Kurdish forces said they drove Islamic State out of several villages near the oil city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq yesterday after US-led coalition airstrikes targeted insurgent positions overnight.…

After billions spent on safety, Saudis lost control of crowd – Pilgrims say road was blocked, police deny