Saudi king sanctions Binladin Group

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group yesterday over the collapse of a construction crane at Makkah’s Grand Mosque, which...

Hungary seals off Serbia border – Germany demands EU summit on migrant crisis

BERLIN: Germany yesterday called for an EU summit on Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II, as Hungary sealed off its border with...

Clashes rock Jerusalem mosque for third day

JERUSALEM: Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed in Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound and the surrounding Old City for a third straight day yesterday...

Dozens protesters rally outside Lebanon ministry

BEIRUT: Dozens of Lebanese activists held a protest yesterday outside a Finance Ministry building in the country’s capital, after failing to storm it -...

Yemen govt begins major military push

AL-ABER: Yemen’s exiled government backed out of UN-brokered peace talks as loyalist forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition launched a major offensive against Shiite...

Cameron visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon – Britain to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees

BEIRUT: British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Syrian refugees in neighbouring Lebanon yesterday, a week after pledging that Britain would take in up to...

Border-free Europe unravels as migrant crisis hits record – Austria, Slovakia follow Germany in...

ROSZKE, Hungary/VIENNA: Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unravelled yesterday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented influx of...

Makkah crane collapse highlights city’s boom

MAKKAH: The deadly collapse of a construction crane in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah has highlighted the controversial pace of high-end urban development...

Qaeda chief urges jihadists to unite, confront West

DUBAI: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al- Zawahiri called for jihadists to close ranks and take the battle to Western cities, especially in the United States,...

Hajj to go ahead despite Makkah crane collapse; Death toll hits 107 – Accident...

MAKKAH: Saudi authorities said yesterday that the annual hajj pilgrimage will go ahead despite a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Makkah's Grand...

Egypt government quits in wake of corruption scandal

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi yesterday accepted the resignation of the government after it was rocked by a corruption scandal, and tasked the...

PM’s meeting with Pope ‘another milestone in ties’ – Sheikh Jaber meets Italian President,...

VATICAN CITY: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah’s meeting with Pope Francis was “another milestone in Kuwait-Vatican relations”, said a...

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