France to deploy aircraft carrier in Gulf – Syrian rebels seize town in west...

PARIS: The French presidency yesterday said it would deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to boost its operations against the Islamic State group...

Suicide bomber kills 5 on Lebanon border with Syria – Blast targets Syrian clerics

BEIRUT: A bomb exploded in a Lebanese town near the Syria border yesterday, killing and wounding several people including clerics who were holding a...

Syrian Americans push to allow refugee havens in US homes

NEW YORK: S yrian-American Lina Sergie Attar, a mother of two, has a spare bedroom in her suburban Chicago home, which she would like...

Cheap oil eats into Saudi corporate profits – Total net profits shrink 14% on...

DUBAI: Saudi Arabian corporate earnings shrank during the third quarter of this year as low oil prices began hurting the wider economy, and are...

Egyptian flooding drowns Gaza’s tunnel business – Egypt campaign more damaging than Israeli bombing

GAZA: Mahmoud Bakeer speaks with despair about the night of the flash flood, when he screamed at his wife and five children to flee...

Islamic State affiliate insists it brought down Russian plane

CAIRO: Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate dismissed in an audio message yesterday doubts that it had downed a Russian passenger plane over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula,...

Saudi says fossil fuels still needed despite global warming fears

RIYADH: Leading crude exporter Saudi Arabia supports efforts to limit global warming but believes fossil fuels should remain part of the world energy mix,...

Syria rebels accused of using hostages as ‘human shields’ – Hostages placed in cages...

BEIRUT: Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian rebel groups outside Damascus of war crimes after they placed hostages including civilians in cages for use...

Palestinian teen killed after alleged stabbing attempt

JERUSALEM: Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who they say tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank yesterday, in the latest such...

Russian plane broke up in the air: Expert – UAE carriers re-route flights to...

WADI AL-ZOLOMAT, Egypt: A Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt broke up "in the air" strewing fragments across a wide area, an expert said...

IS seizes central Syrian town

BEIRUT: The Islamic State militant group has expanded its presence in central Syria, seizing control of a town that lies near a highway leading...

Paralyzed Lebanon govt may lose millions in aid

BEIRUT: Lebanon's political stalemate has not only left uncollected garbage piling up in the streets, but now risks losing millions in international loans for...

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