IS silent on Egypt massacre decried even by supporters

Gunmen massacre more than 300 worshipers - Islamic State has yet to claim the responsibility CAIRO: The gunmen who massacred more than 300 worshippers in...

Praise, ire as Saudi eases travel curbs

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's easing of travel restrictions on women was hailed in the kingdom Friday as a historic leap for gender equality,...

Islamic State loses emblematic Syria stronghold Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria: US-backed forces took full control of Raqqa from the Islamic State group yesterday, defeating the last militant holdouts in the de facto...

UN clears Qatar in migrant worker abuse probe

GENEVA: The UN's labor agency yesterday closed a probe into the alleged mistreatment of foreign workers in World Cup 2022 host Qatar, praising a...

Bethlehem celebrates, Europe fearful

BETHLEHEM: Pilgrims gathered in Bethlehem yesterday for Christmas Eve as Europeans worked up some holiday spirit despite tight security in the shadow of the...

Film festival opens in cinema-less Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Film Festival opened Monday with 58 homegrown cinematic works to be screened in the ultra-conservative kingdom that continues to ban public cinemas....

Regime retakes quarter of Syria rebel enclave as civilians flee

DAMASCUS: Syria's regime seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment,...

Pope holds historic public mass in UAE

ABU DHABI: Pope Francis held a historic public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at a stadium in the capital of the...

Saudi crown prince hosts evangelicals

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hosted a delegation of American Christian evangelicals on Tuesday, state media said, the latest such...

Clashes, missiles leave Yemen truce in tatters – Govt forces capture two towns

ADEN: A Yemen ceasefire appeared to have collapsed yesterday as government forces captured two towns from rebels and the Saudi-led coalition accused the Iran-backed...

Saudi-Iran dispute scuttles Yemen peace talks

DUBAI/CAIRO: Worsening enmity between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran is jeopardizing peace prospects in Yemen where a nine-month-old war has given Islamist militants a...

UN warns of ‘giant graveyard’ in Aleppo

Elite Syrian troops move east ALEPPO: Hundreds of elite Syrian troops moved into east Aleppo yesterday ahead of a push into the most densely populated...

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