Hariri ‘free to leave’ Saudi Arabia

Saudi denies detaining Hariri amid shock resignation   RIYADH: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Saudi Arabia "when he pleases", the kingdom said...

Despite tensions, Russia seeks US govt help to rebuild Syria

US policy only supports efforts when political solution in place WASHINGTON: Russia has used a closely guarded communications channel with America's top general to propose...

Ravaged by conflict, Yemen’s coast faces rising malnutrition – Lack of food and resources...

SANAA: Sitting by her son's hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy's skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a...

Iran inks deal to buy 100 Boeing planes

TEHRAN: Iran said yesterday it has reached an agreement with American aerospace giant Boeing to purchase 100 aircraft to renew its ageing fleet, though...

Unpaid Pakistani workers to fly back home – Saudi officials’ salaries, bonuses cut

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will cut ministers' salaries by 20 percent and scale back financial perks for public sector employees, according to a cabinet statement...

Fueled by rage: Palestinian lone wolf attacks continue – Three months on, violence defies...

RAMALLAH: On a recent morning, Palestinian taxi driver Shadi Kaseeb dropped off his two oldest children at school before picking up his first passenger...

Protesters storm Iraq parliament – Sadrists dig in inside Green Zone as political crisis...

BAGHDAD: Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone yesterday and stormed the Iraqi parliament building after lawmakers again failed to...

Female Saudi horse trainer sees hope for women

Dana Al-Gosaibi's passion for horses has been hard to pursue in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives resist women's involvement in sport. But the Islamic kingdom's...

‘White oil’: Saudi Arabia seeks place on tourism map

AL-WAHBAH, Saudi Arabia: Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part...

Yemen’s lifeline Hodeida seaport stifled under ‘de facto’ blockade

The world's worst humanitarian crisis DUBAI: Yemen's rebel-held port of Hodeida, a lifeline for a war-battered country dependent on food imports, remains "a wasteland" three...

Iran announces new fighter jet, missile upgrades

TEHRAN: Iran will unveil this week a new jet fighter and upgrade its missile defenses to meet threats from Israel and the US, Tasnim...

Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian policemen

CAIRO: A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo yesterday and a military helicopter crashed...

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