Watchdog strips Syria of voting rights

THE HAGUE: The global chemical weapons watchdog agreed yesterday to strip Syria of its voting rights in an unprecedented punishment after a probe blamed...

Houthi offensive roils Yemen’s Marib

MARIB, Yemen: Peering through binoculars, a Yemeni commander scans a forbidding desert moonscape for lurking Houthi rebels, who are ramping up a bloody offensive...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits southern Iran, no casualties

IRAN: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Sunday struck Iran's southern province of Bushehr, where a nuclear power plant is located, but there were no...

Palestinians hold prayers at Al-Aqsa

JERUSALEM: Thousands of Palestinians streamed to Al-Aqsa mosque in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on the first Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in...

Drone blast hits Iraq airport

ARBIL, Iraq: An explosives-packed drone slammed into Iraq's Arbil airport in the first reported use of such a weapon against a base used by...

Enrichment and sabotage cast shadow over Iran nuke talks

VIENNA: Talks to save the Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna yesterday amid new tensions, with Tehran preparing to ramp up uranium enrichment in...

‘Immunized’ pilgrims in Makkah as Ramadan begins

MAKKAH: Pilgrims immunized against COVID-19 circled Islam's holiest site in Saudi Arabia's Makkah Tuesday as they performed the year-round umrah pilgrimage on the first...

Iran to ‘enrich uranium up to 60% purity’

TEHRAN: Iran warned yesterday it will start enriching uranium up to 60 percent purity, two days after an explosion it blamed on Israel damaged...

Syria used chemical weapons in 2018 attack: OPCW probe

THE HAGUE: The Syrian regime's air force used the chemical weapon chlorine in an attack on the town of Saraqib in 2018, the global...

Jordan king and prince make joint appearance

AMMAN: Jordan's King Abdullah appeared in public yesterday alongside his half-brother Prince Hamzah, state TV showed, their first joint appearance since a palace crisis...

Iran says its nuke facility hit by act of ‘terrorism’

TEHRAN: Iran's atomic energy organization said yesterday the Natanz nuclear facility was hit by a terrorist act, hours after it said an "accident" had...

70 dead as battle for Yemen’s Marib rages

DUBAI: Fierce fighting for Yemen's strategic Marib city has killed 70 pro-government and Houthi rebel fighters over the past 24 hours, with battles raging...

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