70 dead as battle for Yemen’s Marib rages

DUBAI: Fierce fighting for Yemen's strategic Marib city has killed 70 pro-government and Houthi rebel fighters over the past 24 hours, with battles raging...

Iran starts up advanced centrifuges

TEHRAN: Iran announced yesterday it has started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges in a breach of its undertakings under a troubled 2015 nuclear deal,...

UAE pledges support to new unity government in Libya

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates, which had previously backed Libya's eastern military strongman Khalifa Haftar, has pledged support for the new unity government...

Jordan king says palace crisis ‘over’

AMMAN: Jordan's King Abdullah broke his silence yesterday to tell his nation that the worst political crisis in decades sparked by an alleged plot...

Lebanon crisis dims future of students abroad

BEIRUT: Lebanese medical student Mohammad Sleiman travelled to Belarus to become the first doctor in his family, but he now fears his country's economic...

Jordan labels palace feud a family affair

AMMAN: Jordan sought to throw a veil yesterday over its public palace feud by ordering its media to stop reporting on an alleged plot...

Only ‘immunized’ pilgrims can perform umrah

RIYADH: Saudi authorities said Monday only people immunized against COVID-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadan,...

Commercial ops begin at UAE nuclear plant

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates announced yesterday that its Barakah nuclear power plant has started commercial operations, in a first for the Arab...

Jordan prince remains defiant amid turmoil

AMMAN: Jordan's Prince Hamzah, accused of a "wicked" plot against his elder half-brother King Abdullah II, has struck a defiant tone, insisting he will...

Israel’s Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

JERUSALEM: Israel's legal and political dramas converged yesterday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in court for his corruption trial as the president launched talks...

Plot to ‘destabilize’ Jordan foiled amid wave of arrests

AMMAN: Jordan said yesterday it had foiled a plot to "destabilize" the kingdom involving a half-brother of King Abdullah II and arrested at least...

UAE wants in on gaming industry

DUBAI: From a brand new facility in Dubai, young gamers are hosting virtual regional eSports competitions sponsored by global brands as they shoot to...

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19th April