UK mother gets six years for joining Islamic State

LONDON: A mother who took her toddler to Syria and joined the Islamic State (IS) group was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday...

Cologne on edge after sex assaults, beefs up security

BERLIN: Cologne is on high alert ahead of its giant carnival festivities since a shocking spate of sexual assaults, with German authorities anxious to...

Michelin crowns Paris hotels under cloud of top chef’s suicide

France's Michelin guide gave the country's most famous chef a much-prized third star but stripped another of his establishments of its top ranking yesterday...

Nearly 40 migrants drown off Turkey

AYVACIK, Turkey: The Turkish coastguard yesterday recovered the bodies of women and children washed up on a beach after yet another migrant boat sank...

Cameron closes in on EU migrant benefits deal – Last-ditch bid to keep Britain...

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister David Cameron was making a final push yesterday in Brussels to seal a deal on curbing welfare benefits for migrants...

Rouhani hails ‘new relationship’ with France – Iran, France to sign host of post-sanctions...

PARIS: President Hassan Rouhani hailed a "new relationship" between Iran and France during a visit yesterday that saw the signing of a host of...

Bettered Iraqi refugees in Germany head home – A change of heart for many...

BERLIN: It's a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming. Agho was among the wave of nearly 1.1 million asylum-seekers...

Israel releases Nazi plea letter on Holocaust day

JERUSALEM: Israel made public yesterday a decades-old handwritten plea from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for clemency for his role in the Holocaust, dated...

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Swiss woman’s kidnap in new video

NOUAKCHOTT: Al-Qaeda's North Africa affiliate has claimed the kidnapping of a Swiss woman in Mali's Timbuktu in a video seen by AFP yesterday, as...

Double flu blow forces Saint Petersburg school closures

SAINT PETERSBURG: An outbreak of swine flu has claimed some 22 lives in Russia's second city Saint Petersburg and combined with high rates of...

Iranian president asks Pope to pray for him – Rouhani pitches Iran as safest...

VATICAN: Iran's president asked Pope Francis to pray for him yesterday after the two men held private talks at the Vatican, part of an...

Italy covers nude sculptures for Iran’s president Rouhani

ROME: Italy's desire to court visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended to covering up classical nude sculptures in the museum where he met Prime...

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