Saudis adapt message for social media age

DUBAI/RIYADH: The participation of tens of thousands of young Saudis in a social media debate over plans to reform the kingdom's oil-reliant economy last...

Major powers fail to agree new date for Syria peace talks

VIENNA/BEIRUT: Major power foreign ministers failed to agree a new date to resume Syrian peace talks at a meeting yesterday, and the opposition said...

IS bombings kill 120 in Baghdad – Bombers hit shopping area as residents celebrate...

BAGHDAD: Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as...

Rescuers exhausted as air raids batter Aleppo – Assad to use victory in city...

ALEPPO: Overwhelmed rescue workers combed rubble for victims of intense air strikes on Syria's battleground city Aleppo yesterday, ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts to...

Protecting Syria oil? US new goal

Trump's Syria strategy under question QAMISHLI: A US military vehicle drives near a checkpoint controlled by the Syrian...

Who are Egypt’s Coptic Christians?

CAIRO; Egypt's Copts, targets of an apparent church bombing north of Cairo yesterday, are the Middle East's largest Christian minority and one of the...

Gulf ministers approve excise taxes, set to finalize VAT deal

RIYADHL Gulf finance ministers expect to finalize today a deal on value added tax and have also approved excise levies, Saudi Arabia's minister said...

Syrian trapped in Malaysia airport for 7 months

KUALA LUMPUR: A Syrian man has been arrested after almost seven months stranded in a Malaysian airport, an official said yesterday, in a bizarre...

Blame-trading tests fragile Syria truce

DAMASCUS: Key players in Syria's war traded accusations yesterday over violations of the first major ceasefire in the five-year conflict, but the truce remained...

Top UN court orders UAE to protect Qatari citizens’ rights

THE HAGUE: The UN's top court yesterday ordered the United Arab Emirates to protect the rights of Qatari citizens wading into a bitter crisis...

Unemployment fuels unrest in Arab states: IMF

DUBAI: Unemployment and sluggish economic growth are fuelling social tension and popular protests in several Arab countries, the International Monetary Fund said...

Yemen humanitarian crisis to worsen

Nearly 150,000 migrants arrive in war-torn Yemen GENEVA: The humanitarian crisis in Yemen, already the world's worst, will deteriorate in 2019, the UN said yesterday,...

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