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Seeking safety, Syrians pile up in shared flats

‘Maybe bomb will go off and we’ll all die together’ – Turkey pounds border town as death toll mounts AFRIN: Day and night, the members of seven displaced families file…

Netanyahu rejects calls to quit as Israel police seek indictment

PM says police case ‘full of holes, like Swiss cheese’   JERUSALEM: Key coalition partners said yesterday they would stick with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for now, pending a…

Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

Teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting Israeli soldiers OFER MILITARY COURT, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers…

Revenge awaits families of IS fighters

‘If they come back – then blood will flow’ RAMADI: In Iraq’s Sunni-dominated Anbar province, residents struggling to rebuild after years of Islamic State group rule are adamant: there will…

Egyptian forces kill 28 jihadists

CAIRO: A major operation against jihadists in Egypt has killed 28 fighters in the Sinai Peninsula since it was launched by the military on Friday, the army said yesterday. Another…

A night at Ritz-Carlton: Riyadh ‘5-star prison’ back in business

Hotel’s reopening shrouded in secrecy RIYADH: Leaping bronze stallions adorn the lobby, Western consultants hobnob over tea and scones and a sumptuous buffet is laid out-Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton appears exactly as…

Saudi Crown Prince promises a return to moderate Islam

BRUSSELS: Saudi Arabia has agreed to give up control of Belgium’s largest mosque in a sign that it is trying to shed its reputation as a global exporter of an…

India Prime Minister inaugurates summit and Hindu temple in UAE

DUBAI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped a whirlwind visit to the UAE on Sunday, giving a keynote address as guest of honor at the World Government Summit in Dubai.…

Saudi prosecutor to hire women investigators

RIYADH: The Saudi public prosecutor’s office said yesterday it will recruit women as investigators for the first time, as the kingdom seeks to boost female employment under a reform plan…

Iraq’s girl weightlifters also boost family finances

The weightlifters on Iraq’s national women’s team train hard every day, both to bring home the medals and to help ease the financial burden of running a home. Jerking weights…

Ritz reopens after stint as gilded prison

RIYADH: Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton welcomed back guests with Arabic coffee and dates yesterday, as it reopened for business more than three months after becoming a gilded prison for Saudi elites in…

Egypt’s army kills 16 jihadists, arrests 34

CAIRO: Egypt’s army said yesterday it had killed 16 jihadists and detained 34 more in the Sinai Peninsula since launching a major operation against them on Friday. The security sweep…