Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Iraq launches operation to retake Anbar town

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces and allied fighters launched an operation yesterday to retake the town of Rutba from the Islamic State jihadist group, the...

Kabul locked down as minority Hazaras protest over power line

KABUL: Tens of thousands of minority Shiite Hazaras demonstrated through the streets of Kabul yesterday, demanding that a key power transmission line pass through...

World powers ready to arm Libya – Conference seeks to help unity govt fight...

VIENNA: World powers said yesterday they supported the lifting of an arms embargo on Libya and were ready to supply weapons to the country's...

Afghanistan backs Beijing stance on South China Sea

BEIJING: Yesterday China said landlocked Afghanistan has expressed support for Beijing's stance on the South China Sea dispute, the latest country from outside the...

Trump talks to Megyn Kelly about bullying, ex rebuts NYT story “gotta get over...

WASHINGTON: Months after he savaged her on Twitter and elsewhere, Donald Trump tells Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that people who are bullied "gotta...

Delay of development projects fault of executors: Minister – Many government projects moving forward

KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Development and Planning Hind Al-Subaih said that more than 70 percent of...

Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks

JEDDAH: US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, ahead...

Palestinians mark Nakba with sirens, marches

RAMALLAH: Palestinians yesterday marked the anniversary of their uprooting almost seven decades ago with sirens and low-key marches. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled...

Device blown up at Old Trafford – Fans evacuated as Man United finale abandoned

MANCHESTER: Army experts blew up an "incredibly lifelike explosive device" at Old Trafford yesterday after tens of thousands of fans were evacuated from the...

Giroud sinks Villa, lifts Arsenal to second

LONDON: Olivier Giroud's hat-trick inspired Arsenal to a 4-0 demolition of Aston Villa yesterday that, combined with Tottenham's defeat at Newcastle, ensured they finished...

UN envoy optimistic as Yemen talks continue – ‘Difficult matters’ remain unresolved

KUWAIT: The UN special envoy to Yemen said yesterday he is optimistic about achieving a peaceful settlement in the war-torn country, but admitted "difficult...

EU trying to emulate Hitler, says UK’s Boris Johnson – By trying to create...

LONDON: Former London mayor Boris Johnson has claimed the European Union was behaving like German Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler by trying to create a...

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