Jordan in security sweep, army cautions king’s half-brother

  Kuwait backs Amman over all measures taken to preserve stability, security AMMAN: A top former Jordanian royal aide was among several suspects arrested Saturday as...

Qatar climber in quest for ‘Grand Slam’

KATHMANDU: A Qatari royal is set to scale Everest, as she chases her dream of becoming the first woman from the Middle East to...

Iraq PM Kadhemi seeks to soothe security concerns on Saudi visit

RIYADH: Iraq will never become a launchpad for attacks on Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi pledged Wednesday during a long-awaited visit to the...

Palestinians fathering children from inside Israeli prison walls

KHAN YUNIS, Palestinian Territories: Cradling her newborn son in a thick white blanket on the patio of her Gaza home, Iman Al-Qudra knows it...

Saudi plans fiscal overhaul with $3.2tn investment

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced plans Tuesday to pump investments worth $3.2 trillion into the national economy by 2030, roping in the oil-reliant kingdom's biggest...

Manousheh leaves tables in Lebanon

BEIRUT: Scattering spinach and hot chili onto fluffy flatbread in Lebanon's capital, 54-year-old Abu Shadi bemoans better times before the economic crisis when all...

Qatar steps up vaccinations as cases spike

AL WAKRAH, Qatar: Qatar is stepping up its coronavirus vaccination drive, officials said yesterday, with new daily cases almost quadrupling since January and prompting...

Pensioners in Lebanon face lost savings

BEIRUT: Samir Merhi returned to Lebanon in 2009, hoping the fortune he made abroad would let him retire comfortably at home, but the country's...

Palestinians get 100,000 Chinese vaccine doses

RAMALLAH: The Palestinian Authority received 100,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm jab yesterday, the largest single batch of coronavirus vaccines yet to reach the...

On Iraq’s borders, a custom-evasion cartel is diverting billions of dollars

BAGHDAD: Along Iraq's borders, a corrupt customs-evasion cartel is diverting billions of dollars away from state coffers to line the pockets of armed groups,...

Jewish community dwindles in Iraq to fewer than five

BAGHDAD: The death of Dhafer Eliyahu hit Iraq hard, not only because the doctor treated the neediest for free, but because with his passing,...

Saudis rescue 40 dolphins

RIYADH: More than 40 dolphins beached in northwest Saudi Arabia due to heavy winds and unstable weather have been rescued but seven others died,...

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19th April