Turkey ramps up Syria incursion

France warns against a full-blown 'invasion' AFRIN: Clashes raged between Turkish-backed forces and Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin region yesterday, as wounded civilians fled intense...

More than 1,000 evacuated from Paris migrant camp

PARIS: Police evacuated more than one thousand people from a makeshift migrant camp near a Paris metro station yesterday, the third time the camp...

Pakistan PM accuses India of war hysteria over downed F-16 claim

KASHMIR: Indian paramilitary troopers patrol outside a central jail in downtown Srinagar. Riots broke out after rumors started floating that...

Pakistan arrests two for spreading IS propaganda

PESHAWAR: Police arrested two men suspected of distributing pamphlets for Islamic State (IS) following a raid in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said...

Khamenei blames Iran’s ‘enemies’ for stoking unrest

TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader blamed the country's "enemies" yesterday for days of unrest that have seen 21 people killed and hundreds arrested in the...

Paris attacks fugitive Abdeslam captured

BRUSSELS: After an intense four-month manhunt across Europe and beyond, police yesterday captured the top fugitive in the Paris attacks in the same Brussels...

Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

GRAND-BASSAM: Gunmen killed 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday leaving bodies strewn on the beach, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda...

Spain smashes fake police ring that robbed tourists

MADRID: Spanish police said yesterday they had smashed a criminal gang who preyed on tourists in Madrid by posing as police officers. Eight suspected members...

Mountains of garbage and despair in India dirtiest city

GONDA CITY: Flies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell in the air is inescapable. Welcome to...

Bangkok firefighters on front line of the city’s snake scourge

Common problem facing Thai capital: snakes BANGKOK: When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo's fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a...

Japanese men strip off for naked festival

OKAYAMA: With only a skimpy loincloth to protect their modesty, thousands of men brave freezing temperatures to fight for lucky charms thrown by a...

Typhoon Hato leaves 16 dead after lashing southern China

Storm leaves a trail of destruction MACAU: The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rose to at least 16 yesterday after the storm left a...

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