IS claims Yemen mosque attack that killed 28

SANAA: A suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 28 people in the Yemeni capital Wednesday,...

Turkey skeptical Bangkok bomb suspects are Turks

BANGKOK: Turkey expressed skepticism yesterday over reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20...

18 Turkish employees kidnapped in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early yesterday, bundling them into several SUVs...

‘I want a blue-eyed Yazidi’: Teen describes IS female slave market

PARIS: Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: The Islamic State group is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold...

Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria ‘destroyed’ – UN: Destruction of Temple...

BEIRUT: Satellite images show the main temple in Syria’s Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the...

IS burns alive four Iraqi shiite fighters

BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group strung up four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest...

Blast at Syria’s Palmyra prompts fears for temple – ‘Boxes and barrels’ detonated filled...

BEIRUT: A powerful blast in the ruins of Syria’s ancient Palmyra raised fears yesterday that the Islamic State group has damaged another of the...

Lebanon’s trash protesters turn up heat on government – Campaign demanding new parliamentary elections

BEIRUT: Pressure was growing yesterday on Lebanon’s government after a protest campaign spurred by a trash crisis gave political leaders a deadline to meet...

Egypt court hands Jazeera reporters three years in jail

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison yesterday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation. Canadian Mohamed...

Oil rout forces OPEC to trim price expectations – Gulf delegate says market to...

DUBAI/LONDON: A second oil price rout of 2015 has forced Arab OPEC members to cut their price expectations for this year, showing they are...

IS kills two Iraq generals, jihadists advance in Syria

BAGHDAD: A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed two Iraqi generals yesterday in the key battleground province of Anbar, as the...

Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. It brought to 128...

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