Qatar eases restrictions on workers’ exit

DOHA: The Kefala system required all foreign workers to obtain their employer's consent to travel. - AFP DUBAI:...

Seeking peace in Libya and Iran, past inaction haunts EU diplomacy

BERLIN: (COMBO) This combination of pictures created yesterday shows Libyan National Army's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar (L, in Paris on May...

Lebanon anti-bank protests rock Beirut for second night

BEIRUT: (COMBO) This combination of pictures created yesterday shows riot police dragging a detained protester into the police barracks after Lebanese...

Putin’s new PM promises ‘real changes’ for Russians

MOSCOW: Mikhail Mishustin, President Vladimir Putin's nominee for the post of prime minister, speaks to lawmakers during a session of the...

US Senate takes up impeachment in a day of ceremony and formality

WASHINGTON, DC: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) is handed a document while signing the articles of impeachment of...

Bangladesh eyes deal with Malaysia to protect migrant workers from abuse

SEPANG: Foreign workers from Bangladesh wait at an airport car park. - Reuters DHAKA: Cutting recruitment fees for...

Philippine volcano shows signs of calming, but danger remains

MANILA: An elderly woman is helped by a relative at an evacuation centre for families displaced by the eruption of the...

Lebanon banks vandalized in ‘savage’ protests

BEIRUT: Lebanese anti-government protesters try to break the window of a bank in the capital late Tuesday. - AFP

As Iranian missiles battered Iraq base, US lost eyes in sky

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq: A picture taken on Jan 13, 2020 during a press tour shows US army drones at...

US-Iran war would bring ‘untold chaos’, warns Jordan’s king

STRASBOURG, France: Jordanian King Abdullah II delivers a speech at the European Parliament yesterday. - AFP STRASBOURG,...

UAE tourist visa scam traps Indians in abusive jobs

DUBAI: A woman poses for a picture in front of a lit sign yesterday. – AFP MUMBAI:...

Iran rejects idea of a new ‘Trump deal’

A handout picture provided by the Iranian Presidency on January 15, 2020 shows President Hassan Rouhani signing a book carrying the...

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