Tense Turkey readies for crucial elections – AKP not expected to get parliamentary majority

ISTANBUL: Turkey goes to the polls tomorrow after five turbulent months without a government, bracing for further instability after devastating jihadist bomb attacks, renewed...

Attack in Jerusalem as clashes erupt in W Bank – Israeli forces kill Palestinian...

JERUSALEM: Jerusalem was shaken by its first stabbing in two weeks yesterday as violence intensified in the occupied West Bank with fresh clashes and...

Gulf labor laws questioned after Indian maid loses arm; Domestics in Kuwait

DUBAI: Kasthuri Munirathinam, a 55-year-old mother of four from southern India, was plunged into debt after borrowing money to marry off her daughters. Like...

Syrian opposition, rebels not invited to Vienna talks – Rebel says talks to ‘expose’...

BEIRUT: Syria's main political opposition body and representatives of the armed opposition have not been invited to international talks on the country's war, an...

Turkish oppn newspapers blocked after TV raids – Action provokes alarm as election nears

ISTANBUL: Two Turkish newspapers critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to appear yesterday, a day after riot police stormed their sister television stations...

Apple opens its first stores in Arab world in UAE – Opening of stores...

DUBAI: Apple opened its first retail stores in the Arab world yesterday in the luxury malls of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to sell...

Prosthetic eye maker brings respite to wounded Gazans

GAZA CITY: Imad Abu Wadi barely slept after losing his right eye during the summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza...

Yemen hospital hit by Saudi-led air strike – Concern over escalating civilian death toll...

DUBAI: A Yemeni hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was bombed in a Saudi-led air strike, wrecking the facility and...

Family confirms first Russian military fatality in Syria – Parents say their son flew...

GRECHANAYA BALKA: The parents of the first Russian serviceman confirmed dead in four weeks of air strikes in Syria said yesterday they did not...

Intolerable, unimaginable heat forecast for the Gulf

WASHINGTON: If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Arabian Gulf will sometimes be just...

Are you unhappy in Dubai? Police may call to ask why

DUBAI: If you say you're unhappy in Dubai, the police may call to ask you why as part of a new survey. The online...

Saudi prince held in record Beirut airport drug bust

BEIRUT: A Saudi prince and four others were detained yesterday in Lebanon in the largest drug bust in the history of the Beirut airport,...

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