‘Catastrophic’ water shortages in Mosul; 500,000 civilians effected

MOSUL: Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic...

Iraqi troops face resistance from IS in eastern Mosul

MOSUL: Iraqi troops faced stiff resistance yesterday from Islamic State militants as they pushed deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the...

Bodyguard killed after police target Lebanon ex-minister

BEIRUT: A Lebanese police raid on the home of a former minister close to the powerful Hezbollah movement left a bodyguard dead yesterday, as...

Trump govt plans to okay sale of F-16s to Bahrain

Gulf state to purchase 19 fighter jets WASHINGTON:  The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets...

Fierce battles in central Syria – Regime advances with Russian air support

DAMASCUS: Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes seized a village in central Syria yesterday amid fierce clashes with rebels, part of a ground offensive...

UN unanimously backs Syrian peace process – Opposition reacts coolly to initiative

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council threw its unanimous support Friday behind a plan to end Syria's brutal civil war by summoning rebels and...

Riyadh condemns US Senate vote as ‘interference’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that...

Iran, Iraq at loggerheads with Saudis

Algeria, Venezuela seeking Russian OPEC accord VIENNA: Iran and Iraq are resisting pressure from Saudi Arabia to curtail oil production, making it hard for the...

Saudi jet crashes, killing crew

RIYADH: A Saudi military trainer aircraft crashed while on a training mission in the northwest of the kingdom, killing the crew, the defense ministry said...

Workers suffer in Saudi as Hariri firm falters

RIYADH: He's had no salary for six months, he cannot pay his children's school fees and his permit to reside in Saudi Arabia has...

100,000 troops deployed to secure hajj this year – Riyadh: IS cannot even control...

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia has deployed 100,000 security personnel to oversee the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage that begins on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry spokesman said,...

Saudi money rates drop as liquidity eases

Lower rates could ease stress on companies, economy DUBAI: Saudi Arabian money market rates dropped for a second straight day yesterday after authorities acted to...

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