Monday, October 25, 2021

No retreat from Mosul: Baghdadi

IS head calls for attacks against Turkey, Saudi Arab KOKJALI/BAGHDAD: With Iraqi troops battling inside the Islamic State bastion of Mosul, the militants’ leader told...

Hunt for survivors after quake kills 415 near Iran-Iraq border

Amir sends condolences to Iranian, Iraqi leaders TEHRAN: Teams of Iranian rescuers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors yesterday after a major earthquake...

Iran: No OPEC member can take over its share

Tehran seeks OPEC's support against US sanctions LONDON: Iran told OPEC yesterday no member country should be allowed to take over another member's share of...

Iran warns Israel not to cross Gulf ‘red lines’

BASRA: Iraqi men stand beneath a billboard depicting late top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani (left) and leading Iraqi paramilitary figure Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis...

Israel pounds Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks

A blow to efforts to avert a new war GAZA: Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip yesterday after the first rocket fire from the Palestinian...

War on IS needs ‘boots on the ground’: US Air Force – At least...

DUBAI: The air campaign against the Islamic State group has made progress in degrading the jihadist organization but will not be enough without local...

Saudi chess PR gambit checked by controversies

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia brushed aside rulings from top clerics to host a big money chess tournament, but the gambit to improve the kingdom's image...

Beyond oil wells, Syrians rummage in trash to survive

AL-MALIKIYAH, Syria: Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, clothes, sometimes spaghetti. When a tractor tows in fresh rubbish at a dump in northeast Syria, men, women...

Qatar upholds rare death sentence in UK teacher’s murder

DOHA: A Doha court yesterday upheld the death penalty in the retrial of a Qatari man convicted of murdering a 24-year-old British female teacher....

Turkish military hits 181 targets

Turkey presses offensive in Syria, Erdogan hits out at critics ISTANBUL: Turkey pressed its military offensive against US-allied Kurdish...

Turkey, Russia plan Syria ceasefire before New Year

Key players in the conflict offered an immediate confirmation ANKARA: Turkey and Russia are planning to implement a countrywide ceasefire in Syria before the start...

Amnesty International accuses Qatar of abusing WCup workers

DOHA: Qatar World Cup stadium workers have suffered abuse and been subjected to forced labor, Amnesty International said yesterday, for the first time alleging...

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