IS seizes central Syrian town

BEIRUT: The Islamic State militant group has expanded its presence in central Syria, seizing control of a town that lies near a highway leading...

Paralyzed Lebanon govt may lose millions in aid

BEIRUT: Lebanon's political stalemate has not only left uncollected garbage piling up in the streets, but now risks losing millions in international loans for...

Gaza family first to return to rebuilt home after war – A much-anticipated homecoming

GAZA CITY: The Al-Zazas have much to celebrate these days, after returning a few weeks ago to their neighborhood in the Gaza Strip -...

Regional design and creativity celebrated at Dubai Design Week

DUBAI/KUWAIT: Design is central to any creative process, highlighting aesthetic character, structure and the identity of individuals, a community or even a country. Another...

224 perish as Russian plane crashes in Sinai – IS claims responsibility, Russia...

ISMAILIA/CAIRO: A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula yesterday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising...

Shock, denial at Russia airport as plane crashes

SAINT PETERSBURG: Irina Semyonova said her friend Natasha last called her from the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh to say she’d bought her a...

US troops in Syria will only fight IS: Kerry – Special forces don’t mean...

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: US Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and...

US sending commandos to Syria in about-turn – World powers meet in Vienna

VIENNA: The United States yesterday announced its first sustained deployment of ground troops to Syria, saying a small special forces team would assist the...

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...

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