Palestinian teacher wins $1m

DUBAI: A Palestinian primary school teacher who grew up in a refugee camp won a $1 million prize for teaching excellence yesterday, beating out...

Trafficked Nepali women trapped in Syria

MURALI BHANJYANG, Nepal: Nepali villager Sunita Magar thought she was heading to a safe factory job in Kuwait, but only when she landed in...

US, France warn Syrian regime ahead of talks

GENEVA: The United States and France warned the Syrian regime yesterday against trying to disrupt the fragile ceasefire as the warring sides prepared for...

Kerry stresses need to end conflicts in Syria, Yemen

HAFR AL-BATIN, Saudi Arabia: US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the need to move now to end the conflicts in Syria and Yemen...

Israel raids Palestinian TV station

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Israeli forces have raided the West Bank offices of Palestine Today television and arrested its manager over allegations of inciting violence,...

Glimmer of hope as Syria war enters 6th year – War leaves 270,000 dead,...

BEIRUT: Syria's war enters its sixth year next week with a glimmer of hope that a landmark ceasefire and a push for peace could...

Germany ‘obtains’ files on IS members – IS defector brings ‘goldmine’ of details on...

BERLIN: Germany’s federal criminal police said yesterday they are in possession of files containing personal data on members of the extremist Islamic State group...

Thousands evacuated as Iraqi forces advance against IS

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces retook a town from the Islamic State jihadist group in Anbar province yesterday and evacuated 10,000 civilians as they advanced up...

Heavy rainfall shuts UAE schools, disrupts flights – Unstable weather likely to continue today

DUBAI: Schools were ordered shut, flights suspended and the stock market was closed down in the United Arab Emirates as rare heavy rain hit...

Saudi job creation dries up as oil prices slump

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's plans for economic reform foresee winding down 'jobs for life' in an inefficient state bureaucracy and replacing them with new careers...

Tiger on the loose in Doha traffic jam

DOHA: A tiger was spotted wandering through a traffic jam on one of Doha's busiest roads yesterday, and government officials said they would investigate...

Iran conducts missile tests defying sanctions – US reviewing incident, formulating response

TEHRAN: Iran conducted multiple ballistic missile tests yesterday in what it said was a display of "deterrent power," defying US sanctions imposed earlier this...

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7th August