Saudi, Gulf growth forecasts cut – GCC states to avoid recession: Anlaysts

DUBAI: Analysts have cut their forecasts for economic growth in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf's other rich oil states this year but still expect...

Iran frees US Navy sailors

TEHRAN: Iran moved yesterday to head off a potential crisis days before the expected implementation of its nuclear deal with world powers by releasing...

Once accommodating neighbors Lebanon turns back on refugees

BEIRUT: After taking in a million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has quietly changed course in recent months, forcing refugees to return to Syria - where...

Turkey arrests one after Istanbul tourist attack – ‘I see no reason to refrain...

ISTANBUL: Turkey said yesterday it had arrested one person in connection with a deadly suicide bombing that ripped through the historic heart of Istanbul,...

Teen jihadist ‘proud’ of Jewish teacher attack

MARSEILLE: A 15-year-old supporter of the Islamic State group who slashed a Jewish teacher with a machete in southern France has said he was...

Suicide bomber kills 10 in Istanbul – Nine Germans, one Peruvian among those killed...

ISTANBUL: A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed at least 10 people, most of them German tourists, in Istanbul's historic...

Saudi executed for murder

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday put to death one of its citizens convicted of murder, bringing to 51 the number of locals and foreigners executed...

Lebanon ‘putting Syrian refugees at risk of exploitation and abuse’

LONDON: Lebanon is effectively barring many Syrian refugees from renewing their residency permits, putting them at risk of exploitation and "setting the stage for...

Multiple jihadist attacks kill more than 30 in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Jihadist gunmen and bombers killed at least 12 people in a busy market area of Baghdad while a double blast at a cafe...

Al-Qaeda threatens Saudi over jihadists’ executions

DUBAI: The Saudi-Yemeni and North African branches of Al-Qaeda have threatened to avenge Saudi Arabia's execution of more than 40 jihadists, calling the measure...

Rouhani promises a ‘year of prosperity’

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani pledged yesterday that Iran was about to enter "a year of economic prosperity", with sanctions lifted, and said his government...

Deadly strike on Yemen MSF clinic draws condemnation – A ‘worrying pattern’ of such...

DUBAI: A missile strike on a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Yemen killed at least four people Sunday, the group said, condemning what it...

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