Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Nusra leaves Turkey buffer zone – Insurgents escalate attack on govt-held Foua

BEIRUT: The Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front says it has quit frontline positions against Islamic State north of Aleppo and ceded them to other rebels, leaving...

21 dead as temperatures soar in Egypt heat wave – Blast near Cairo court...

CAIRO: Twenty-one people have died and 66 others were hospitalised with exhaustion as soaring temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of...

US deploys F-16s to Turkey for IS fight

BRUSSELS: The United States for the first time yesterday deployed half a dozen F-16 warplanes to Turkey to help operations against the Islamic State...

Iraq rolls out sweeping reforms after protests – Abadi seeks to abolish posts of...

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi proposed scrapping top government posts and privileges yesterday in an ambitious reform drive sparked by swelling popular anger...

Israel cracks down on Jewish extremists – Police arrest suspects in deadly West Bank...

JERUSALEM: Israel intensified its crackdown on Jewish extremists yesterday, imprisoning two high-profile ultranationalist Israelis for six months without charge and arresting additional suspects in...

Father of slain Palestinian toddler dies

DUMA: The father of a Palestinian toddler killed when their home was firebombed by Jewish extremists last week died yesterday from injuries he suffered...

IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam’s army

BAGHDAD: While attending the Iraqi army's artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hardliner, he once chided...

First female justice leading quiet Palestinian revolution

RAMALLAH: Holding the young couple's identity cards in one hand and the Holy Quran in the other, the Palestinian justice of the peace pronounces...

Fears mount for Croatian abducted by Islamic State

CAIRO: Fears mounted over the fate of a Croatian abducted in Egypt by Islamic State group militants who have threatened to execute him by...

Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians Hundreds of people remain missing in Syria

BEIRUT: Islamic State militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs, a...

Bomb attack on Saudi mosque kills 15 – IS claims bombing against police in...

RIYADH: A suicide bomber struck a mosque in southwestern Saudi Arabia used by Interior Ministry's special forces yesterday, killing at least 15 people, ministry...

Sisi inaugurates ‘new Suez Canal’ – Amir takes part in celebrations

ISMAILIYA: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged a lavish ceremony yesterday to unveil a "new" Suez Canal, seeking to boost the country's economy and...

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