Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Microbrew trend in Holy Land turns water to hummus beer

In an industrial zone among the hills of Galilee in northern Israel, a ponytailed sociologist with an intolerance for gluten explained what he was...

France carries out first strikes on IS – Russia seeking ‘coordinated framework’

PARIS: France carried out its first air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria yesterday, as Russia said it was seeking a “coordinated...

Haj rituals marred by double tragedy – Stampede death toll hits 769; Saudi...

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia deployed large numbers of security reinforcements yesterday as pilgrims performed the final rituals of a haj marred by double tragedy, with...

Dubai housing squeeze pushes middle-income expats out to suburbs

DUBAI: While Dubai continues to pump out sumptuous new apartment blocks, for a rising number of expatriates the city no longer offers the luxury...

Saudi-led coalition attack kills 25 civilians in Yemen

SANAA: Air strikes by helicopters from a Saudi-led alliance killed 25 civilians in a Yemeni village yesterday, residents and medics said, adding that most...

Iran-Saudi war of words heats up over hajj deaths – King Salman orders revision...

RIYADH: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologies yesterday for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a...

Germany fever grips Syrians in Damascus

DAMASCUS: When customers ask which of the backpacks displayed in Damascus’s Souk Al-Khija market is the sturdiest, shopkeeper Walid knows they are planning to...

Migration crisis boon for some businesses – The business of migration a multi-million dollar...

BERLIN: People crammed into boats and trekking across borders have become the dominant images of Europe's migrant crisis. In the shadows, however, there are...

Pilgrims throng Arafat as hajj reaches climax – Faithful pray for peace on Mount...

MOUNT ARAFAT: Around two million white-clad Muslims yesterday poured into the vast Saudi plain where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave his final sermon, for the...

Palestinian cooks put resistance on the menu

Fatima Kadumy's weapons of resistance include stuffed squash and yoghurt with garlic-for her, food is just as powerful as stones or petrol bombs. "To...

Moscow sends new arms to Syria – Signs grow of major shift in war

DAMASCUS: Syria said yesterday had received sophisticated new arms from Russia including warplanes and deployed them against jihadists, as signs grew of a major...

Hungary puts ads in Lebanese press warning off migrants

BEIRUT: The Hungarian government placed advertisements in the Lebanese press on Monday warning of "the strongest possible action" against anyone attempting to cross its...

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