Syria army and civilians reclaim Aleppo streets

The goal of regime downfall failed: Nasarallah ALEPPO: Syrian troops cemented their hold on Aleppo yesterday after retaking full control of the city, as residents...

Israel denies Gaza truce but calm returns

GAZA CITY: Israel denied it has agreed to a ceasefire with Palestinian militants in Gaza as claimed by Hamas after the worst military flare-up...

For Gazans, exit permits can mean life or death

Problem has concerned global health officials GAZA CITY: Fuad Skik has been waiting in vain since December for permission from Israel to leave the Gaza...

Saudi king’s bodyguard shot dead by ‘friend’

JEDDAH: This Sept 25, 2019 photo shows Saudi King Salman accompanied by his personal bodyguard General Abdel Aziz Al-Fagham (right). -...

Anti-IS forces retake last jihadist bastion in Syria

Albu Kamal's liberation means failure of IS in region - Thousands of people displaced BEIRUT: Syrian troops and allied militiamen yesterday expelled Islamic State group...

Lebanon army declares pause in offensive against IS on Syria border

BEIRUT: Lebanon's army yesterday announced a pause in its offensive against Islamic State group militants along the border with Syria in exchange for information...

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan snub Malaysia’s Muslim summit

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia: This handout photo taken and released yesterday shows Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (left) and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip...

Qatar expects fighter jets

DOHA: Qatar expects six F-15 war planes will be delivered to its air force by March 2021, a military official said yesterday, the first...

France confirms arms shipment to Saudi

PARIS: The French government confirmed yesterday that a new shipment of weapons will head for Saudi Arabia, despite claims Riyadh is using...

Syrian and Russian forces pound Idlib

BEIRUT: Regime and Russian air raids pounded Syria's last major rebel bastion of Idlib yesterday after an overnight lull, killing at least one child,...

Amnesty over, ‘illegal expats’ await Saudi crackdown now

More than 600,000 'illegal expats left during amnesty RIYADH: For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering...

Israel charges Jewish teen over Palestinian’s killing

JERUSALEM: Israeli prosecutors yesterday charged a Jewish 16-year-old with manslaughter after he allegedly threw a stone at a car in the occupied...

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22nd January