Egyptian actress Yousra aims to raise Mideast AIDS awareness

Egyptian film star Yousra has taken up a role with the United Nations to help combat HIV and AIDS in the Middle East, where...

Things get Messi for lookalike

TEHRAN: Iranian student Reza Parastesh looks so much like his sporting hero Lionel Messi that it almost landed him in jail for disrupting public...

Duterte urges southern peace in unveiling Muslim autonomy law

The measure has been a crucial missing element MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte unveiled a law yesterday granting greater autonomy to the Philippines' Muslim south, as...

Syria peace talks in peril before they even begin – Main opposition group threatens...

GENEVA: The future of the biggest push to date to end Syria's tangled civil war looked highly uncertain yesterday with the main opposition group...

Car hits pedestrians outside UK mosque

LONDON: Police in London launched an investigation yesterday into a possible hate crime after a car hit a crowd outside a mosque, injuring three...

Saudis reopen border for Qatar hajj pilgrims

Doha cautiously welcomes decision RIYADH: Qatari hajj pilgrims began to enter Saudi Arabia yesterday, Saudi media reported, as Riyadh reopened the border in a move...

Communist Party takes star role in China’s war parade

BEIJING: The undoubted star of China’s giant military parade marking 70 years since Japan’s World War II defeat-and countless television shows on the conflict-will...

Saudi woman’s fear: ‘They will kill me’

DUBAI: Activists feared yesterday for the safety of a young Saudi woman they say was returned to the kingdom against her will, in a...

Yemen govt begins major military push

AL-ABER: Yemen’s exiled government backed out of UN-brokered peace talks as loyalist forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition launched a major offensive against Shiite...

Mideast helps double Kalashnikov’s sales

ABU DHABI: Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov Group's sales doubled last year, helped by demand in the Middle East for its drones, missiles, rifles and...

One killed, 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shooting

Shooter still at large, no signs of terrorism WASHINGTON: Gunfire erupted in a crowded Ohio nightclub early yesterday after a personal dispute boiled over, killing...

Gunman kills two, in US cinema rampage – 59-year-old ‘drifter’ turns gun on self...

CHICAGO: A lone gunman who opened fire in a crowded US movie theater killing two people was a drifter who tried to escape before...

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