Monthly Archives: October 2016

ABU DHABI: A top Emirati court yesterday sentenced seven people to up to life in prison after convicting them of forming a cell linked to Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, state media said. One Emirati national and two Lebanese men...
Amir sends congratulations BEIRUT: Lebanese lawmakers ended a two-year political vacuum yesterday by electing as president ex-army chief Michel Aoun, who promised to protect the country from spillover from the war in Syria. The deeply divided parliament took four rounds...
Gulf Arabs support southern forces, oppose split DUBAI: Yemen has endured thousands of air strikes and the deaths of more than 10,000 people in a 19-month war that has also unleashed hunger on the desperately poor country - but its...
Village highlighted IS dream of a caliphate SHURA: Iraqi federal policemen stood over the corpse of an Islamic State suicide bomber covered by a curtain. The chain attached to his ankle was tied to a car that had dragged him...
NEW DELHI: Hundreds of Muslims in eastern Bangladesh angry about a social media post launched a wave of attacks against Hindu temples and homes in a rare convulsion of communal violence in the region, Bangladeshi police said yesterday. Police arrested...
CAIRO: Egypt’s Health Ministry says recent floods have killed 26 people and injured 72 others across the country. Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed says yesterday that the flooding hit four provinces - Southern Sinai and the Red Sea, as well...
COPENHAGEN: Danish police said yesterday they found the bodies of a slain Syrian refugee and her two young daughters in a freezer in their apartment, as they launched a manhunt for the girls’ father. The bodies of the 27-yearold mother...
France ends military operation BANGUI: The Central African Republic's capital was rocked by deadly overnight clashes as France's defense minister was due yesterday to formally end a military operation there, hailing it as a "success". Local sources said about 10...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police launched a nation-wide crackdown overnight, arresting at least 1,500 supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan ahead of an opposition rally planned later this week in Islamabad, officials said yesterday. The arrests followed intermittent clashes over the weekend...
ISLAMABAD: Naeema Kishwar shrouds herself in a burqa, showing only her eyes. She belongs to a Pakistani political party that has been linked to the Taleban. And she comes from deeply conservative tribal lands where girls have been killed...
Inmates flee after slashing guard's throat BHOPAL: Indian police gunned down eight Islamists yesterday after they escaped from a high-security jail by slitting the throat of a prison guard and scaling the walls with knotted bedsheets. The members of the...
Lower rates could ease stress on companies, economy DUBAI: Saudi Arabian money market rates dropped for a second straight day yesterday after authorities acted to ease a liquidity crunch in the banking sector caused by low oil prices. The three-month...

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