Fears for trapped civilians in strife-hit Iraq and Syria – Coalition presses offensives against...

BAGHDAD: Iraq's elite forces deployed around Fallujah yesterday, marking a new phase in efforts to retake the jihadist bastion, as concern grew for trapped...

Erdogan slams US support of Kurdish militias in Syria

DIYARBAKIR: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday condemned the United States' support of Kurdish fighters in Syria after AFP pictures revealed US commandos wearing...

Coalition warplanes pummel IS – Islamic State drives rebels from near Turkish border

BEIRUT: Warplanes from the US-led coalition have pounded the Islamic State group with at least 150 strikes to bolster a major offensive on the...

US backing of Kurdish militia enrages Turkey – Ankara slams ‘hypocrisy’, ‘double standards’

ANTALYA, Turkey: Turkey yesterday accused its NATO ally the United States of "unacceptable" behavior after US commandos in Syria were pictured assisting a Kurdish...

Iraq forces fire tear gas as thousands stage protest – Protesters head to Green...

BAGHDAD: Security forces fired tear gas as thousands of protesters gathered in central Baghdad yesterday and attempted to head to the Green Zone, a...

Syrian students sit for exams after escaping IS – ‘They turned our school into...

HASAKEH: Before jihadists seized his hometown and turned his school into a prison, Syrian teenager Ahmad Mohammad never imagined he would be excited about...

Egypt Muslims attack Christians after ‘love story’

CAIRO: Muslim villagers south of Egypt's capital set ablaze Christian homes and assaulted an elderly woman paraded naked in public over rumors of an...

In Gaza, walls of silence over child sexual assault – Shifting blame, culture of...

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Life has turned into a nightmare for Fatma's family since her eldest son, 11, was sexually assaulted, a trauma which...

In image-conscious Dubai, even police patrol in luxury cars

Image is everything in Dubai - even when fighting crime. Police in this desert metropolis have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports...

Yemen talks ‘closer’ to agreement – UN chief wants to ramp up peace effort

KUWAIT: The UN envoy said yesterday that Yemen's warring parties were closer to agreement at peace talks in Kuwait as he prepared to brief...

IS under pressure with twin assaults

BEIRUT: US-backed Syrian fighters and Iraqi forces pressed twin assaults against the Islamic State group yesterday, in two of the most important ground offensives...

Saudis adapt message for social media age

DUBAI/RIYADH: The participation of tens of thousands of young Saudis in a social media debate over plans to reform the kingdom's oil-reliant economy last...

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