Iraq claims IS chief Baghdadi hit in raid

BAGHDAD: Iraq claimed yesterday to have struck a convoy carrying Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in an air raid near the Syrian...

Israeli strike kills mother and child

GAZA CITY: An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed a pregnant Palestinian woman and her toddler, drawing a warning yesterday from Islamist movement Hamas,...

Turkey mourns deadliest terror attack – Thousands rally against government, Erdogan

ANKARA: Thousands of people took to the streets of Ankara yesterday to denounce the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after 95 people were...

Fiery scenes as Iran MPs give partial nod to nuclear deal – Death threats,...

TEHRAN: Iran's parliament gave a partial nod to a nuclear deal with world powers yesterday but only after fiery clashes and allegations from a...

Palestinian leaders seek to keep lid on Israel clashes

RAMALLAH: Stones or bullets? For now, the Palestinian leadership hopes protesters have learned lessons from the second intifada and stick to the former in...

Gitex Week to spur growth of region’s digital ecosystem – Over 3,600 companies from...

DUBAI: More than 3,600 companies from over 62 countries are taking part in the 35th edition of the Gitex Technology Week, which is taking...

Fierce battles in central Syria – Regime advances with Russian air support

DAMASCUS: Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes seized a village in central Syria yesterday amid fierce clashes with rebels, part of a ground offensive...

Wave of stabbings shake Israel and the West Bank

JERUSALEM: A fresh wave of stabbings shook Israel and the West Bank yesterday, including a suspected revenge attack by a Jewish suspect that wounded...

Tunisian democracy activists win Peace Prize – ‘An inspiration to the turbulent Middle East’

OSLO: Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for helping to save the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring,...

Airstrike kills 28 at wedding in Yemen; Saudi denies role as US peace moves...

SANAA: A suspected Saudi-led air strike killed at least 28 people at a wedding in a rebel-held town in Yemen, witnesses and rebels said...

Syria army in ‘vast offensive’ backed by Russian strikes; NATO voiced alarm at escalating...

BEIRUT: Regime forces advanced yesterday in western Syria in a “vast offensive” against armed opposition groups, as NATO voiced alarm at escalating Russian military...

‘Hajj disaster may have killed at least 1,310’

DUBAI: A crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah killed at least 1,313 people during the annual Hajj...

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