Abe: Pacific Rim free trade deal set rules for economy – ‘Japan, US lead...

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday hailed a huge Pacific Rim free-trade deal, saying it showcased a bid by Japan and the United States...

IS accused of mustard gas attack, rebels push back regime in Syria – Reversing...

BEIRUT: Activists accused the Islamic State (IS) group yesterday of being behind a deadly gas attack in northern Syria this past summer, which the...

France to deploy aircraft carrier in Gulf – Syrian rebels seize town in west...

PARIS: The French presidency yesterday said it would deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to boost its operations against the Islamic State group...

Suicide bomber kills 5 on Lebanon border with Syria – Blast targets Syrian clerics

BEIRUT: A bomb exploded in a Lebanese town near the Syria border yesterday, killing and wounding several people including clerics who were holding a...

Syrian Americans push to allow refugee havens in US homes

NEW YORK: S yrian-American Lina Sergie Attar, a mother of two, has a spare bedroom in her suburban Chicago home, which she would like...

Rescuers search for survivors of Pakistan factory collapse – Many of the workers are...

LAHORE: Pakistani rescuers have pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of a collapsed factory and are searching for dozens of others believed...

Fears for Afghan woman who secretly filmed Taleban on bus – Rare insight into...

KABUL: Halfway through the journey home to Kabul, a Taleban militant stopped Fatima's bus, boarded, and began making a speech so extraordinary that the...

‘Emergence’ of religious intolerance in Australia

SYDNEY: Australia is experiencing an "alarming emergence" of religious intolerance, Attorney-General George Brandis said yesterday, calling for greater efforts to counter discrimination, particularly against...

Timberlake shines at CMAs, hosts joke about Shelton divorce

Justin Timberlake, who grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, tapped into his country roots with a show-stopping performance at the Country Music Association Awards. Timberlake...

Cheap oil eats into Saudi corporate profits – Total net profits shrink 14% on...

DUBAI: Saudi Arabian corporate earnings shrank during the third quarter of this year as low oil prices began hurting the wider economy, and are...

Bayern hammer Arsenal

PARIS: Arsenal’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase were left hanging by a thread on Wednesday after they were thrashed 5-1 by...

Egyptian flooding drowns Gaza’s tunnel business – Egypt campaign more damaging than Israeli bombing

GAZA: Mahmoud Bakeer speaks with despair about the night of the flash flood, when he screamed at his wife and five children to flee...

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