Saudi policeman killed by explosive device

RIYADH: A Saudi policeman was killed yesterday and three others injured by an explosive device in a flashpoint Shiite-dominated city, the interior ministry said....

Wealth gaps affecting school children in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Economic inequality is massively affecting whether students in war-ravaged Iraq finish school, the United Nations children's agency warned Monday, urging the fledgling government...

Tens of thousands protest at Gaza border as truce holds

Palestinians mark protest anniversary - Three youths shot dead GAZA: A Palestinian protester flashes the victory sign while...

Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off Syria offensive

AKCAKALE, Turkey: Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria yesterday just days after US troops pulled back from...

Trump signs US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Israel launches Gaza strikes after rare rocket attack near Tel Aviv WASHINGTON/GAZA: US President Donald Trump yesterday recognized the...

Britain lifts Iran travel warning – Iran hits out at Kerry’s ‘empty threats’

LONDON: Britain lifted an official warning against all but essential travel to Iran yesterday, citing “decreased hostility” in the wake of a landmark nuclear...

Palestinian girl wins $150K Arab reading prize

DUBAI: A Palestinian high school student yesterday won $150,000 in an Arabic-language reading competition organized by the Dubai government. Seventeen-year-old Afaf Raed Sharif, from...

Wave of Baghdad bombings kill 69

BAGHDAD: A wave of bombings struck outdoor markets and a restaurant in Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 69 people, officials said - the latest...

Bahrain sentences three to death for terrorism, bomb attacks

DUBAI: A Bahraini court sentenced three Shi'ite Muslim men to death yesterday after they were convicted on charges of terrorism and involvement in 2014...

Iranian president asks Pope to pray for him – Rouhani pitches Iran as safest...

VATICAN: Iran's president asked Pope Francis to pray for him yesterday after the two men held private talks at the Vatican, part of an...

Iraq hangs 42 militants convicted of terrorism

BAGHDAD: Iraq yesterday executed 42 Sunni Muslim militants convicted on terrorism charges ranging from killing members of security forces to detonating car bombs. The...

UAE to lift travel ban on its citizens

BEIRUT: The United Arab Emirates will soon lift a ban on its citizens travelling to Lebanon, Lebanese state media cited the UAE's...

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