Islamic State not alone in looting Syria cultural heritage

NEW YORK: The Islamic State group may dominate headlines about the destruction of heritage sites in Syria, but it is far from the only...

‘Halal tourism’ emerges to serve Muslim travelers

ABU DHABI: A rental company in Orlando, Florida, is offering "halal vacation homes" with curtained pool decks and rooms with prayer mats and copies...

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing military officer – UN chief urges calm amid Palestinian-Israeli...

JERUSALEM: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for calm during a surprise visit to Jerusalem yesterday ahead of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, in...

Oil drop to fuel fiscal reforms in GCC: Moody’s – Cooperation with OPEC? No...

DUBAI:- A projected long-term drop in oil prices will drive fiscal reforms in energy-dependent Gulf states and spur public borrowing, Moody's Investor Service said...

Eritrean shot, lynched by Israeli mob – ‘It shows you what a terrible situation...

JERUSALEM: An Eritrean migrant shot by an Israeli security guard and then attacked by bystanders who mistook him for an assailant in a deadly...

Qatar showcases painter Tuymans in major exhibition

A retrospective of the works of acclaimed Belgian artist Luc Tuymans opened in Doha Sunday as Qatar reinforces its position as a global art...

Egypt voters trickle in to elect pro-Sisi parliament

CAIRO: Egyptians trickled in to polling stations yesterday to elect a new parliament that will tighten President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's grip on power after...

Spanish women knit blankets of love for Syria’s displaced

Working at home or huddled together in cafés, women of all ages across Spain have furiously knitted hundreds of blankets to send to war-torn...

Brotherhood missing from ballots as Egyptians vote

CAIRO: One party - the banned Muslim Brotherhood - will be conspicuously absent from ballot papers today when Egypt's voters head to the polls...

Hebron shrine torched

JERUSALEM: A shrine in the occupied West Bank was set on fire and an attacker disguised as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier yesterday...

Syria launches Aleppo offensive – Turkey’s jets shoot down unidentified drone

BEIRUT/ANKARA: Turkey shot down a drone yesterday in an incident highlighting the dangers of the multiple air combat operations over Syria, where government troops...

Suicide bombing, gunbattle kills 12 in western Yemen – Saudi-led coalition bomb house of...

SANAA: A suspected al Qaeda suicide bombing, accompanied by an attack with guns and grenades, killed 10 soldiers guarding an intelligence building in the...

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