IS suffers blows in Iraq, Syria but still launches attacks – ‘Daesh are not...

BAGHDAD: After months of losing ground in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is showing signs of wear and tear, and its opponents...

Lebanon trash clean-up begins as critics cry foul

BEIRUT: Workers began at the weekend removing tons of rubbish that have piled up around Lebanon's capital under a government plan to end an...

flydubai jet crashes in south Russia; 62 killed – Amir sends cable of condolences...

MOSCOW: A Dubai airliner with 62 people on board nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball yesterday while trying to land in strong winds...

Suicide bombing kills 5, wounds 36 in Istanbul – Kuwaiti injured in Istanbul blast

ISTANBUL: Five people including a suicide bomber were killed and 36 wounded in an attack on a major shopping and tourist district in central...

Raids ‘kill 39 civilians’ in IS bastion

BEIRUT: A wave of air strikes killed at least 39 civilians yesterday in Raqa, the main stronghold of the Islamic State jihadist group in...

EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants – All illegal migrants who reach...

BRUSSELS: The European Union and Turkey have reached a landmark deal to ease the migrant crisis and give Ankara concessions on better EU relations,...

Islamic State carrying out ‘genocide’ – US vowing to end slaughter of Christian, Shiites...

WASHINGTON: The United States declared yesterday that the Islamic State group's slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shiites amounts to a genocide and vowed to...

Strike on Sanaa market kills 119 – Saudi to scale down Yemen campaign; death...

SANAA: Saudi Arabia said yesterday its military coalition will scale down operations in Yemen, an announcement that came as the death toll from an...

Iraq’s only ballet and music school faces funding crisis

Iraq's only music and ballet school has survived decades of war, sanctions and dictatorship, but now faces a funding crisis due to low oil...

Syrians dream ‘miracle’ despite slammed doors

GAZIANTEP: Borders are slamming shut and European leaders are desperately trying to stem the flow of migrants to their shores-but near the Turkey- Syrian...

1503 shipwreck of Portuguese ship found off Oman

DUBAI: The 500-year-old wreckage of Portuguese ship piloted by an uncle of explorer Vasco da Gama has been found off the coast of Oman,...

‘Omar the Chechen’: Notorious, red-bearded IS warlord

BEIRUT: A fierce, battle-hardened warlord with roots in Georgia and a thick red beard, Omar Al-Shishani was one of the most notorious faces of...

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