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Four security personnel, three militants killed in Jordan raid

AMMAN: Four members of the Jordanian security forces and three “terrorists” have been killed during a raid on a militant hideout after an officer died in a bomb blast near…

Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot blast

SARMADA, Syria: An explosion at a weapons depot that toppled buildings in a rebel-held town of northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children yesterday, a monitor…

Iran rejects talks; Washington reimposes tougher sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran gave its most explicit rejection yet of talks with the United States yesterday, and accused Washington of an “addiction to sanctions” over its latest spat with Turkey. The…

Saudi-led coalition announces probe into Yemen bus attack

SANAA: A Saudi-led Arab military coalition said it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of stance on an attack Riyadh has…

Syrian defenses confront ‘enemy target’ near the Lebanese border

DAMASCUS: Syrian air defenses engaged an “enemy target” near the border with Lebanon west of Damascus overnight, state news agency SANA reported yesterday. “Our air defenses confronted an enemy target…

Canadian studies shattered by row

Saudi students will be relocated to other countries OTTAWA: Naseem waited three years to be accepted to a Canadian postgraduate program. With two years left before she would receive her…

Saudi reassures Canada on oil supply

Saudi Arabia expels Canada’s envoy, blocks grain imports RIYADH: A row over human rights in Saudi Arabia will not have any impact on Saudi oil supplies to Canada, its energy…

Beekeeping in Yemen becomes dangerous profession in war

Yemen exported 50,000 tons of honey per year before the war SANAA: Yemen’s beekeepers risk air strikes and land mines as they traverse the country’s valleys, transporting their hives on…

Riyadh rules out mediation in Canada row

RIYADH/DUBAI: Saudi Arabia said yesterday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s deepening diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix…

Syria first lady diagnosed with breast cancer

DAMASCUS: The wife of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has begun treatment for early-stage breast cancer, the presidency said yesterday. “Asma Al-Assad is beginning the first stage of treatment for a…

Trump warns against business with Iran as sanctions return

Rouhani slams ‘psychological warfare’ – North Korea FM visits Tehran TEHRAN: US President Donald Trump warned the world against doing business with Iran yesterday as he hailed the “most biting…

‘My life is being destroyed’: Iranians react to sanctions

TEHRAN: Many Iranians blame their own government for the return of US sanctions, but they also fear it could be the “final nail in the coffin” for the floundering economy.…