Central Bank protects clients against fraud

KUWAIT: Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait Yousef Al-Obeid yesterday affirmed the bank's long-standing policy of protecting clients from fraud and high-risk...

Pfizer or Sinopharm? ‘Vaccine diplomacy’ in the Middle East

JERUSALEM: Pfizer or Sinopharm? The US or China? In the Middle East and North Africa, novel coronavirus vaccine orders are driven by diplomatic and...

Lebanese fear poverty more than virus

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Lebanon may be under a strict pandemic lockdown to stem raging coronavirus rates, but father-of-six Omar Qarhani is still working, desperate to...

Kuwait curbs flights as global borders tighten

KUWAIT/WASHINGTON: The Cabinet yesterday decided to indefinitely postpone the transition to the second phase of a plan to resume operations of commercial flights at...

Israel opens embassy in Abu Dhabi; UAE to open Tel Aviv mission

JERUSALEM: Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said, in a historic move four months after the Jewish...

Fears of Iraq execution spree after IS attack

BAGHDAD: Rights defenders fear Iraq may give the green light to a spree of executions of convicted jihadists in a show of strength, days...

COVID forces Jordan kids to start working

AMMAN: Omar's heart sinks when he trudges past his closed school gates in the Jordanian capital Amman - now part of his trip to...

Baghdad suicide blasts leave 32 dead

BAGHDAD: A rare twin suicide bombing killed nearly 32 in central Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi state media said, the deadliest attack in the city in...

Rise of crown princes: Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

MUSCAT: Oman, ruled by the legendary Sultan Qaboos for half a century until his death last year, now has an heir apparent aged just...

Israel rights group breaks taboo with ‘apartheid’ tag

JERUSALEM: An Israeli non-governmental organization has accused the Jewish state of "apartheid" in its treatment of Palestinians - a taboo-breaking move that has seen...

Beyond oil wells, Syrians rummage in trash to survive

AL-MALIKIYAH, Syria: Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, clothes, sometimes spaghetti. When a tractor tows in fresh rubbish at a dump in northeast Syria, men, women...

Mideast mothers count days to US visas to see kids

DAMASCUS: Syrian mother Dahouk Idriss says she can't wait for US President-elect Joe Biden to be inaugurated today, so she can finally visit her...

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27th January