2.5 million hajj pilgrims scale Mount Arafat to atone for sins

MOUNT ARAFAT: Muslim pilgrims pray on Jabal Al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy) at Mount Arafat southeast of the holy city...

Iran unveils new ‘overhauled’ air defense system

A handout picture shows the Iranian army's new missile defense system called "Falagh" on display at an undisclosed location. -...

Born in Israel, hundreds of Filipino kids risk expulsion

TEL AVIV: Ramela Noel (right), a Filipina domestic worker, talks to her daughter, 11-year-old Sivan, at their home in Tel...

Makkah vendors cash in on hajj

Pilgrims descend on Makkah, Saudis warn against politics MAKKAH: In the Saudi city of Makkah, dotted with fast food...

Iran says US Gulf mission will ‘increase insecurity’

Iran slams Bahrain’s ‘provocative’ Gulf military conference TEHRAN: Iran’s defense minister said yesterday that the formation of a US-led...

Gazans ‘too poor’ to afford sheep for Eid

Under blockade, Israel cash row rock Gazans GAZA: Ali usually marks the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha with his...

Saudi Arabia readies for hajj as tensions persist in Gulf

88,550 Iranian pilgrims due to take part in the pilgrimage this year MAKKAH: More than 2.5 million Muslims...

Housing woes testing Saudi reform drive

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is building a futuristic megacity with promises of talking robots and flying taxis, but for hundreds of thousands like...

IS ‘resurging’ in Syria as US pulls troops

Regime advances after scrapping northwest Syria truce WASHINGTON: The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group was "resurging" in Syria while...

Iran ‘favors’ talks with US, but warns of ‘mother of all wars’

Tehran unveils three new precision-guided missiles TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that Iran favors talks with...

Lebanese kick up stink over smell fix for garbage woes

BEIRUT: Sitting at a plastic table outside her flatbread sandwich shop in the Lebanese capital, Nadime Yazbeck says she wishes the government...

Aden attack exposes splits in Yemen’s anti-Houthi alliance

Separatists blame Islamists for attack on military parade ADEN: Yemen's southern separatists yesterday accused an Islamist party of complicity...

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