Yemen president returns to Aden from Saudi exile – Hadi to ‘supervise’ Taez ofensive

ADEN: Yemen's president returned from exile to southern city Aden yesterday as his troops and allies in a Saudi-led coalition press one of their...

How Islamic State jihadists operate

BAGHDAD: The Islamic State jihadist group, which holds large areas in Iraq and Syria and has affiliates and operatives in other countries, claimed attacks...

Bahrain plans more subsidy cuts, new charges – Revenues hit by slumping oil prices

ABU DHABI: Bahrain is planning more subsidy cuts and intends to impose charges for government services next year in order to boost revenues hit...

IS takes war to foes after setbacks

BEIRUT: Facing military setbacks in its self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq and intensified air strikes from a US-led coalition, Islamic State may have...

US sends 5 Gitmo detainees to UAE

WASHINGTON: The United States has transfered five detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said Sunday, another step in a...

Israel accidentally finds ‘impressive’ ancient mosaic

Israel will present to the public for the first time this week an “impressive” mosaic accidentally discovered in what was a wealthy neighborhood in...

Lebanon arrests nine over Beirut bombings – Minister hints further attacks expected

  BEIRUT: Lebanon has arrested nine people, mostly Syrians, over last week's Beirut bombings that killed 44 people, an attack whose original target was a...

Turkey cancels $3.4bn missile deal with China

ANTALYA: Turkey has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build its first anti-missile system that had alarmed Ankara's allies in NATO, a Turkish...

Search for ‘Jihadi John’ took months

WASHINGTON: The US-British missile strike believed to have killed "Jihadi John" came together at lightning speed, but was months in preparation. Shortly before midnight...

Israel razes homes of 4 Palestinian ‘attackers’ – Deterrent or collective punishment?

NABLUS: Israeli troops razed the West Bank homes of four Palestinians accused of attacking Israelis yesterday, pressing a controversial policy of punitive demolitions after...

Jordanian killer was on a journey to ‘paradise or hell’ – Investigators ask if...

AMMAN: Days before he shot dead five people in a canteen during his lunch break, Jordanian police officer Anwar Abu Zeid sent a message...

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria – Washington ‘reasonably certain’ Emwazi is...

LONDON: A US strike on Syria that targeted British militant "Jihadi John" was "an act of self-defense", Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday,...

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