Monday, December 6, 2021

Incomplete mosque bares Iraq divisions

BAGHDAD: It was meant to compete with the Taj Mahal in grandeur, but former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's monumental Al-Rahman Mosque project was never...

Macron tours Gulf, discusses regional peace and stability

JEDDAH: French President Emmanuel Macron met Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler in Jeddah yesterday to discuss regional stability, in particular crisis-hit Lebanon. Macron landed...

Macron thanks Qatar for Afghan evacuations

DOHA: French President Emmanuel Macron, on a visit to the Gulf, expressed appreciation to Qatar yesterday for helping to organise the latest evacuation to...

UAE’s ‘remarkable’ 50-year rise: Tents to tallest building

DUBAI: Ehab Fouad was a teenager when he marched in the parade marking the birth of the United Arab Emirates, that has gone from...

Iraq ‘Wasta’ favors few

BAGHDAD: Abu Zeinab says only one of his five adult children has a job, and he only got it through "wasta", the system of...

UAE: Rich Gulf state looking beyond oil

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates, which turns 50 on December 2, is a wealthy Gulf oil state and economic hub that has turned into...

From tents to tallest building: UAE 50-year rise

DUBAI: Ehab Fouad was a teenager when he marched in the parade marking the birth of the United Arab Emirates, that has gone from...

Ending sanctions is key to Vienna talks: Iran’s Raisi

TEHRAN: Iran's president has assured his French counterpart that his government is serious about resumed talks on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal but stressed...

Former MP Muslim returns from exile to a big reception

By B Izzak KUWAIT: Leading opposition figure and former MP Faisal Al-Muslim yesterday returned to Kuwait after three and a half years in exile after...

Club WCup to be held in UAE in February

LAUSANNE: The FIFA Club World Cup, initially set to be held in Japan in December, will now be held in the United Arab Emirates...

Iran nuclear talks restart

VIENNA: Fresh talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers restarted yesterday, with the EU chair saying he felt "extremely...

US Navy rescues Iranian seamen adrift in Gulf

MANAMA: The US Navy has rescued two Iranian seamen who had been adrift for eight days on a fishing boat in Gulf waters, a...

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