Friday, March 22, 2019

IS suicide bombings kill 21 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Two suicide attackers targeted Iraqi police checkpoints in commercial areas in central Baghdad during rush hour Thursday, killing at least 21 people, officials...

Husband bars Iran footballer from Asian championship – Sportscaster invokes his right under Islamic...

TEHRAN: An Iranian women’s football team will be minus its captain at the Asian championship in Malaysia next week after her husband invoked his...

Iranian women fined 260$ for ‘bad hijabs’

TEHRAN: A Tehran court has fined two women $260 for violating the Islamic dress code by not wearing their mandatory hijabs (headscarves) properly in...

Are jihadists hiding among refugees? – Politicians warn over risk of infiltration

PARIS: Warnings that jihadists bent on violence may be sneaking into Europe disguised as refugees are growing louder, but analysts say extremists do not...

Garbage mountains encircle Beirut as trash crisis grows

BEIRUT: On the outskirts of the Lebanese capital, mountains of putrid garbage are rising and tempers are flaring as a months-old rubbish collection crisis...

Saudi king sanctions Binladin Group

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group yesterday over the collapse of a construction crane at Makkah’s Grand Mosque, which...

Hungary seals off Serbia border – Germany demands EU summit on migrant crisis

BERLIN: Germany yesterday called for an EU summit on Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II, as Hungary sealed off its border with...

Clashes rock Jerusalem mosque for third day

JERUSALEM: Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed in Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound and the surrounding Old City for a third straight day yesterday...

Dozens protesters rally outside Lebanon ministry

BEIRUT: Dozens of Lebanese activists held a protest yesterday outside a Finance Ministry building in the country’s capital, after failing to storm it -...

Yemen govt begins major military push

AL-ABER: Yemen’s exiled government backed out of UN-brokered peace talks as loyalist forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition launched a major offensive against Shiite...

Cameron visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon – Britain to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees

BEIRUT: British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Syrian refugees in neighbouring Lebanon yesterday, a week after pledging that Britain would take in up to...

Border-free Europe unravels as migrant crisis hits record – Austria, Slovakia follow Germany in...

ROSZKE, Hungary/VIENNA: Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unravelled yesterday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented influx of...

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