Bahrain disrupts bid to smuggle in explosives – Manama recalls envoy from Iran over...

DUBAI: Bahrain authorities have disrupted an attempt to smuggle high-grade explosives, automatic weapons and ammunition into the country by sea and have arrested two...

Britain lifts Iran travel warning – Iran hits out at Kerry’s ‘empty threats’

LONDON: Britain lifted an official warning against all but essential travel to Iran yesterday, citing “decreased hostility” in the wake of a landmark nuclear...

Tunisia adopts anti-terror law despite rights concerns

TUNIS: The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks...

Saudis declare Yemen truce to allow in aid

ADEN: The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemeni rebels since March declared a five-day truce yesterday so aid can reach a country the UN says is...

Turkey stages first air strikes on IS in Syria – Operations follow deal with...

BEYLERBEYI, Turkey: Turkey yesterday vowed to press on with operations against Islamic State (IS) in Syria and other militant groups, after its war planes...

Beirut swims in trash after landfill protest – Capital reeks of garbage, locals suffer

BEIRUT: The humid summer air of Beirut has started to reek as uncollected trash piles up in the streets after protesters shut down Lebanon’s...

Football frenzy waning in turbulent Egypt

CAIRO: Denied entry to watch his favorite football team, Osama Gamal glumly settled on a pavement outside and followed the match live on his...

18 dead as ship hits Egypt party boat – Five survivors rescued, many still...

CAIRO: A cargo ship collided with a boat on the Nile carrying people celebrating an engagement, leaving at least 18 dead, Egyptian police said...

US defence chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS – Around 2000...

BAGHDAD: Pentagon chief Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad yesterday for talks on Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” is shrinking but...

Islamic State group bigger threat than al-Qaeda: FBI – Group have 21,000 English-language followers...

ASPEN: The Islamic State group’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the US than an...

UAE to scrap fuel subsidies

DUBAI: Leading oil producer the United Arab Emirates will scrap subsidies on petrol and diesel from August to cut spending as low crude prices...

Qaeda chief Fadhli killed in US strike

WASHINGTON: A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the Kuwaiti leader of an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of...

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