Sunday, February 24, 2019

Palestinians barred from Jerusalem Old City

JERUSALEM: Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday as fears of a further escalation in violence...

Thousands attend funerals of Iranians killed in hajj – Disaster has fed the bitter...

TEHRAN: Thousands of mourners attended funeral services in Iran yesterday for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia,...

First Iran hajj dead flown home

TEHRAN: The first bodies of Iranians killed in a stampede at the hajj arrived home from Saudi Arabia yesterday after a controversial nine-day delay...

Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria – Airstrikes kill 39 civilians...

DAMASCUS: Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian...

Israeli troops hunt killers of couple – EU calls for justice as well as...

BEIT FURIK: Hundreds of Israeli troops were hunting yesterday for suspected Palestinian gunmen after the killing of a settler couple as they drove through...

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...

Iran troops to join Syria war

BEIRUT/MOSCOW: Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive on behalf of President Bashar Al- Assad’s government, Lebanese...

Yemeni, Saudi forces retake strategic Red Sea strait – UAE soldier dies of injuries...

DUBAI: Loyalist Yemeni troops and Gulf Arab forces seized the Bab Al-Mandab Strait connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden from Houthi...

As oil slips, Saudi faces change – $656bn in currency reserves will help kingdom...

JEDDAH: At a gas station in Saudi Arabia’s second largest city of Jeddah, drivers are fueling up their cars at just 45 cents a...

Palestinian flag flies at UN for first time

UNITED NATIONS: The Palestinians raised their flag at the United Nations yesterday for the first time as president Mahmoud Abbas called on the world...

Kurds capture ground from IS in north Iraq

ERBIL: Kurdish forces said they drove Islamic State out of several villages near the oil city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq yesterday after US-led...

After billions spent on safety, Saudis lost control of crowd – Pilgrims say road...

DUBAI/RIYADH: Pilgrims reported feeling the hands of their relatives slip away into the crowd on Thursday morning when a crush at the Mina camp...

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