In Lebanon’s sweeping protests, hard-hit Tripoli sets the tempo

'Capital of the north' dogged by chronic poverty, unemployment TRIPOLI: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri's resignation has failed to...

Rights watchdog condemns abuse in Iraq’s anti-IS hunt

BEIRUT: Human Rights Watch yesterday condemned abuse by paramilitary units fighting alongside Iraqi security forces to expel Islamic State group jihadists from their last...

Once accommodating neighbors Lebanon turns back on refugees

BEIRUT: After taking in a million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has quietly changed course in recent months, forcing refugees to return to Syria - where...

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank Jordan Valley if reelected

Annexation bid 'destroys chances of peace': Palestinian official JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge...

Iran tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

BEIJING: A tanker carrying oil from Iran to South Korea was ablaze and spilling its cargo off eastern China yesterday after a collision with...

Lebanon import woes deepen as supply chains buckle under virus

BEIRUT: A Lebanese bakery manager, wearing a protective face mask amid the COVID-19 outbreak, poses for a picture in the capital...

Gaza rockers and rappers struggle to carve out a space

Khamiss Abu Shaban's band would love to wow the kinds of crowds seen elsewhere, but in Hamas-run Gaza they struggle to find venues and...

Press freedom around the world under threat

Turkey - the world's biggest jailer of journalists   PARIS: Press freedom around the world is under threat from a triple whammy of US President Donald...

IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam’s army

BAGHDAD: While attending the Iraqi army's artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hardliner, he once chided...

Iran: US will regret quitting nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that if the United States quits the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers then Washington would...

UAE’s Indian expats frustrated

DUBAI: Laborers wearing protective masks queue in Dubai after authorities of the United Arab Emirates started to ease a national lockdown...

Algeria anti-govt protesters hit streets

ALGIERS, Algeria: Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Algeria on Friday, as the “Hirak” pro-democracy movement gathers renewed momentum after a...

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