Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monthly Archives: October 2017

LESBOS, Greece: Nahil Alhelb was beginning to worry her toddler son would forget about his father Mohamed, who had been missing for more than a year after being kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Syria. But the family was...
Massud Barzani IRBIL, Iraq: Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq, told a closed-door session of parliament yesterday he was stepping down amid the fallout from a controversial independence referendum. "After November 1, I will no...
Shabaab gunmen stage coordinated bomb attacks MOGADISHU: The death toll from a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu rose to 27 yesterday, prompting the Somali government to sack its police and intelligence chiefs. The move came after Al-Qaeda aligned...
BEIRUT: Islamic State militants, routed from one urban stronghold after another in Syria, have recently been moving deeper into Syria's remote desert, where experts say they are regrouping and preparing their next incarnation. The Sunni militants' self-proclaimed "caliphate" with...
BEIRUT: Heavy clashes between Syria's army and the Islamic State group in Deir Ezzor city have killed at least 73 fighters in the last 24 hours, a monitor said yesterday. Syria's army controls most of Deir Ezzor city, capital...
Bill grants West Bank settlers Jerusalem voting rights JERUSALEM: US pressure delayed an Israeli ministerial vote yesterday on a proposed bill that Washington fears entails annexation of Jewish settlements near Jerusalem, an Israeli lawmaker said. The "Greater Jerusalem" legislation would...
Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for Spanish unity   BARCELONA: Hundreds of thousands who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain rallied in downtown Barcelona yesterday, two days after a separatist majority in Catalonia's parliament exacerbated a political crisis by...
LONDON: Heathrow Airport said yesterday it has launched an internal investigation after a memory stick containing extensive security information was found on a London street by a member of the public. The USB drive contained dozens of folders with...
DUBAI: A group of detainees at a Bahraini women's detention centre ended a six-day hunger strike yesterday after negotiating better prison conditions with authorities, a rights group said. The five women ended their strike at the Isa Town women's...
KARACHI: Pakistan yesterday released 68 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters, officials said. Indian and Pakistani fishermen are frequently detained for illegal fishing since the Arabian Sea border is not clearly defined and many boats lack...
Evidence shows a litany of neglect, incompetence, cruelty   JOHANNESBURG: Weeks of grueling testimonies at an inquiry in South Africa have tried to answer an unfathomable question-how authorities allowed 141 mentally-ill patients to die after being moved out of a hospital....
GIRONA, Oct 29 (Reuters) - La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to Catalan side Girona on Sunday, conceding two goals in quick succession and falling eight points behind leaders...

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