Sunday, March 24, 2019

87 dead as crane crashes in Makkah Grand Mosque – Amir sends cable...

RIYADH: At least 87 people were killed when a crane crashed in Holy Makkah’s Grand Mosque yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense authority said, in...

East Europe rejects migrant quotas – EU remains divided over crisis

PRAGUE: Eastern Europe rejected migrant quotas yesterday despite German warnings over the “biggest challenge” in EU history, amid disturbing footage of refugees in Hungary...

In Jordan, Syrians who can afford it dream of Europe – ‘God help the...

AL-ROQBAN: “Those with money go to Europe,” said Fawzia Soltan, a Syrian refugee who this week fled her war-torn country into Jordan, her face...

Social media helps savvy refugees ease trip to West – Migrants take advantage of...

MOLIVOS, Greece: The 26-year-old Syrian economics graduate knew exactly what to do and where to go. Amr Zaidah, with the aid of GPS, helped...

Lebanon’s ‘You Stink’ campaigners slam trash plan

BEIRUT: The organizers of Lebanon’s “You Stink” mass protests over piles of festering trash in the streets yesterday criticized the government’s long-awaited plan to...

OPEC, non-OPEC to weigh oil summit – Gulf states will maintain oil investment: Qatar

DOHA: Qatar’s Energy Minister Mohammed Al-Sada said yesterday that a proposal by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to hold a summit for oil producers to...

From Baghdad to Bavaria: A family’s heart-rending odyssey through EU

MUNICH: When the train's map lit up showing it had crossed into Germany, an Iraqi refugee couple felt a rush of peace and joy....

Dubai developers upbeat despite falling prices – Analysts signal a slide in property values

DUBAI: Dubai property developers are still turning out some larger-than-life projects even though prices are heading south again after clawing back a good chunk...

Turkish forces cross into Iraq after deadly attacks – Deadliest rebel attack in years...

ANKARA: Turkish special forces crossed into northern Iraq to pursue Kurdish militants yesterday, a senior official told AFP, after the deadliest attacks by the...

Flare-throwing fans halt Saudi qualifier

SHAH ALAM: Flare-throwing fans halted Malaysia’s World Cup qualifier with Saudi Arabia yesterday as anger boiled over following last week’s record 10-0 defeat to...

Heavy air raids pound Yemen capital after rebel attack – ‘Our revenge shall not...

SANAA: A Saudi-led coalition pounded the rebel-held Yemeni capital with air strikes in retaliation for the killing of 60 Gulf soldiers in a rebel...

Qatar sends 1,000 troops to Yemen

SANAA: Qatar has sent 1,000 ground troops to Yemen, Doha-based Al Jazeera television said, escalating Gulf Arab intervention in Yemen’s war ahead of a...

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