US firm in Iraq ignores security risks for F-16s

American company turned a blind eye to violations WASHINGTON: An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16...

Hariri ‘free to leave’ Saudi Arabia

Saudi denies detaining Hariri amid shock resignation   RIYADH: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Saudi Arabia "when he pleases", the kingdom said...

Noose tightens on IS stronghold – Iraqi forces poised for assaults around Mosul

QAYYARAH: Iraqi forces prepared yesterday to retake several key areas around Mosul, including the country's largest Christian town, to tighten the noose on the...

Israel warns Hezbollah of crushing retaliation

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday warned the head of Lebanon's Tehran-backed Hezbollah that "crushing" retaliation would follow any attack, after...

Israel ‘ruse’ in spotlight after Lebanon flare-up

Psychological warfare meant to "confuse Hezbollah" JERUSALEM: Israeli troops roll a comrade wrapped in apparent blood-stained bandages on a...

Digital giants ‘profiting’ from settlements; call to oppose Eurovision

LONDON: Digital tourism giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are profiting from “war crimes” by offering services in Israeli settlements, rights group Amnesty...

Trump confirms death of Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of...

Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

JERUSALEM: Israeli police yesterday evicted a Palestinian family from the east Jerusalem home in which they lived for over half a century, making way...

UAE delays launch of Arab World’s first nuke reactor

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates said yesterday that its first nuclear reactor would come online in late 2019 or early 2020, further delaying...

Israel’s leader under COVID-19 quarantine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went into precautionary quarantine on Monday after...

Tens of thousands flee Russia-led onslaught on opposition enclave

TALLMANNIS: Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the 'White Helmets', carry away in a blanket the body...

Thousands of Iraqis rally for reforms

BAGHDAD: Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad and several other cities yesterday, urging the government to deliver on its promised reform package aimed at...

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