Iran test-fires missiles on targets at sea

TEHRAN: Iran's Revolutionary Guards test-fired ballistic missiles against targets in the Indian Ocean as they wrapped up a two-day exercise, their official website reported...

Abbas announces Palestinian elections

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Friday announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years, setting legislative polls...

Lebanon enters full lockdown to stem virus uptick

BEIRUT: A full lockdown started in Lebanon yesterday, with residents barred even from grocery shopping and dependent on food deliveries, in a bid to...

Iran Guards deny losses in Israel strikes in Syria

TEHRAN: An Iranian Revolutionary Guards official denied yesterday that recent Israeli strikes on eastern Syria led to any deaths, the Fars news agency reported....

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator’s fall

TUNIS: Tunisia marked 10 years yesterday since its street revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fleeing into exile, but few are...

All ministers tender their resignations to premier

By B Izzak KUWAIT: Cabinet members yesterday collectively submitted their resignations to HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, an official statement said...

Mood glum 10 years after Ben Ali ousted

TUNIS: Tunisia, where the Arab Spring started, has also been its relative success story - but celebrations will be muted when it marks tomorrow...

Lebanon tightens COVID-19 curbs as infections skyrocket

BEIRUT: Lebanon tightened novel coronavirus measures by imposing a total lockdown for an 11-day period and introducing new travel restrictions to stem an unprecedented...

Lebanon to impose 24-hour curfew as infections skyrocket

BEIRUT: Lebanon yesterday tightened novel coronavirus measures by imposing a 24-hour curfew for an 11-day period and introducing new travel restrictions to stem an...

Qatar-Saudi flights resume after thaw

RIYADH: Qatar-Saudi flights resumed yesterday as the neighbors normalize ties under a landmark agreement that ended a bitter three-year rift and allows families to...

US brands Houthis as ‘terrorists’

SANAA: Yemen's Houthis were defiant yesterday after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President Donald Trump...

Oman sultan issues new law of succession

MUSCAT: Oman's sultan has issued a new law on the appointment of a crown prince for the first time in the country's history, aimed...

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22nd January