Wednesday, February 20, 2019

War-weary Syrians find unlikely shelter in Sudan

KHARTOUM: Among the simmering pots and sizzling grills of a Khartoum kitchen, Umm Mohammed has escaped from the thunderous shelling that forced her to...

Pope visits mosque in strife-torn CAR

BANGUI, Central African Republic: Pope Francis yesterday said Christians and Muslims were "brothers" and urged them to reject hatred and violence as he visited...

Syria denies using chemical weapons – Damascus insists it’s cooperating

THE HAGUE: Syria yesterday denied ever using chemical weapons in its four-year-old civil war, telling a global watchdog it was cooperating fully with the...

US embassy in Kabul warns of imminent attack in city

WASHINGTON: The United States' embassy in Kabul yesterday warned of an imminent attack in the Afghan city, saying it had received credible reports of...

Study shows that obese children are more likely to have heart disease

KUWAIT: A team of consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London and University College London Institute of Child Health conducted research to...

‘Hunger Games’ beats ‘Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Creed’ at box office

Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" held on to...

Saudi women launch maiden election bid – 3 activists barred

RIYADH: Hundreds of Saudi women began campaigning for public office yesterday, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom's slow reform process,...

Rallies pressure UN climate summit – Clashes erupt at Paris demo

PARIS: Tens of thousands of people from Sydney to London joined one of the biggest days of climate change activism yesterday, telling world leaders...

18 civilians killed in Syria air strikes – Assad says enemies boost support for...

BEIRUT: At least 18 civilians were killed and 40 wounded in "probably Russian" air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria yesterday, a...

Germany outlines plan to support fight against IS – Mass brawls erupt in crowded...

FRANKFURT: Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to support a coalition battling Islamic State, Germany's...

Iran orchestra barred over women musicians

A high-profile performance in Iran by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra was cancelled at the last minute because it was due to feature female musicians,...

80% of men in middle east more savvy about fashion than health

With the spotlight on men's health issues this month, Centrepoint reflected upon the health consciousness or lack thereof of its male consumers within the...

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