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Libyan forces nab top Egypt militant; 52 killed in Sinai

BENGHAZI, Libya: East Libyan forces yesterday captured a top suspected Egyptian militant long sought by Cairo on charges of orchestrating a deadly desert ambush on police last year and other…

US ‘needs answers’ on Saudi journalist

WASHINGTON: The United States should “demand answers” from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post said late Sunday-and punish the kingdom if…

Riyadh denies Khashoggi killed in its consulate

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said he was awaiting the results of an investigation into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who a government source said was killed…

Bahrain approves draft VAT law

DUBAI: Bahraini legislators approved a draft law yesterday that would see value-added tax (VAT) imposed for the first time in the kingdom, state news agency BNA reported. The House of…

Palestinian kills 2 Israelis in West Bank shooting

BARKAN INDUSTRIAL ZONE: A Palestinian shot dead two Israelis and wounded another at a West Bank settlement’s industrial zone yesterday as security forces hunted the suspected assailant who also worked…

Iran’s parliament approves counter-terror finance bill

Bill aims to bring Iran’s laws in line with international standards TEHRAN: Iran’s parliament yesterday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen…

Saudi sovereign wealth fund to surpass $600 billion target

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the kingdom’s main sovereign wealth fund (PIF) will surpass its target of increasing its assets to $600 billion by 2020, as…

Mystery surrounds Saudi journalist’s disappearance

Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist ISTANBUL: Mystery surrounded the whereabouts of a prominent Saudi critic on Thursday after Riyadh announced he had left their consulate in Istanbul—but Turkey…

Prominent journalist ‘missing’

ISTANBUL: A prominent Saudi journalist critical of Riyadh was still missing yesterday, 24 hours after he entered the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, with his fiancee anxiously waiting for news and…

Iraq names new president, PM; Amir sends congratulations

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq: Iraq’s parliament on Tuesday elected as president Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who immediately named Shiite Adel Abdul Mahdi prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock after an inconclusive national…

UN court tells US to lift Iran sanctions in blow for Trump

Tehran hails ‘victory’ – Washington terminates 1955 ‘Treaty of Amity’ in response THE HAGUE: The UN’s top court ordered the United States yesterday to lift sanctions on humanitarian goods for…

10 die of MERS in Saudi Arabia

LONDON: Ten people have died among 32 infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia since June in a series of clusters of the viral disease, the World…