Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Doomed jihadists retreat within the shrinking bastion

BAGHOUZ: Holdout jihadists scurried along the reedy banks of the Euphrates in an increasingly desperate defense yesterday of the last scrap of...

Saudi Arabia invests $23 billion to improve Riyadh quality of life

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said yesterday it would spend 86 billion riyals ($23 billion) to boost the quality of life in the capital...

Erdogan’s use of Mosque shooter’s video draws New Zealand ire

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew a sharp rebuke from New Zealand yesterday for using controversial video shot by the Christchurch...

Bahrain has little room for maneuver in economy reboot

MANAMA: As the weekend kicks off in Bahrain, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti cars jam the capital's roads and hotel lobbies fill with...

Israel court orders closure of building in Aqsa compound

JERUSALEM: An Israeli court yesterday ordered the temporary closure of a side building at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site that has...

Battle rages with IS in holdout village

BAGHOUZ: A fighter of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) loads an ammunition belt at a position in the village...

Qatar Cabinet approves proposals to allow foreigners own property

Expanded World Cup to generate $300-400 million windfall DOHA: Qatar's Cabinet has approved proposals to allow foreigners to own...

Eight years on, Assad clings on but beleaguered

BEIRUT: Bashar Al-Assad has won his war for political survival but as Syria's conflict enters its ninth year, his country is fractured,...

Saudi women activists on trial

RIYADH: Ten Saudi women appeared in court yesterday for the first time since being detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on...

Israel uncovers Hezbollah unit led by a notorious commander

New unit 'set up to launch attacks against Israel' JERUSALEM: Israel's army said yesterday it has uncovered a unit...

Israel shuts Al-Aqsa mosque compound

JERUSALEM: Unrest at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site led Israeli police to shut off access to it yesterday after several weeks...

Rouhani hits back at US on first Iraq visit

BAGHDAD: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani hit back yesterday against pressure from the “aggressor” United States on Iraq to limit ties with...

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