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...

‘World’s oldest’ Quran parchments found

LONDON: Fragments of a Holy Quran manuscript found in a British university library are from one of the world’s oldest surviving copies of the...

Iraq bomb attacks kill 32 – Pentagon probing reports of downed drone

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal fighters launched an offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants and secure a supply route in Anbar province,...

Wanted Egyptian militant urges jihad against Sisi

CAIRO: One of Egypt’s most wanted men, a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant commander, has condemned President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and called...

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

ISTANBUL: Turkey has blocked access to Twitter to prevent the broadcast of images of Monday’s bombing in southeast Turkey that killed 32 people, the...

Family decimated in camel-car crash

RIYADH: Four members of a Saudi family were killed yesterday when their car hit a stray camel in the desert kingdom, the Red Crescent...

Turkey identifies suspect in suicide attack – ‘This is an attack that targeted Turkey’

SURUC: Turkey said yesterday it had identified a suspect over a devastating suicide bombing on the border with Syria blamed on Islamic State jihadists,...

Trash piles in Beirut raise fears of crisis

BEIRUT: Garbage piled up yesterday on the streets of cosmopolitan Beirut amid a growing dispute over tiny Lebanon’s largest trash dump, picketed by residents...

First UN aid ships in 4 months dock in Aden

ADEN: Two UN aid ships docked in Yemen’s devastated port city of Aden yesterday bringing desperately needed relief supplies after four months of fierce...

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