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...

Jordan hospital treats worst of Mideast’s war-wounded – Hospital, unique in region to gather...

AMMAN: They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off...

Lebanon charges radical Islamist with ‘terrorism’ – Caught attempting to flee through airport

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s military prosecutor charged radical Islamist cleric Ahmad Al-Assir with “terrorism” yesterday over involvement in deadly clashes with the army, a judicial source...

Qaeda destroys army HQ in Yemen’s Mukalla city

ADEN: Al-Qaeda militants yesterday blew up an army headquarters and set up checkpoints in the jihadist network’s southeastern stronghold of Mukalla, officials in Hadramawt...

Palestine may raise flag at UN before pope’s visit – Move likely to upset...

UNITED NATIONS: In a move likely to upset Israel’s government, the Palestinians are seeking to raise their flag, along with the Vatican flag, at...

Aliwaxima, Tehran’s shoe-shine man in a red stiletto

A giant, racy-red motorized stiletto is not what you expect to see cruising down the avenues of Iran’s capital but it certainly attracts attention,...

Abadi: Defense of refinery town key to defeating IS

BAGHDAD: Winning the ongoing battle for control of an oil refinery town north of Baghdad is a key step toward defeating the Islamic State...

Ministers storm out Lebanese cabinet amid worsening crisis

BEIRUT: Ministers of the Hezbollah group and its allies walked out of a Lebanese Cabinet meeting yesterday meant to discuss the country’s worsening garbage...

Refugee mothers struggle to protect, care for newborns – 4 million Syrians have fled...

MAFRAQ: Here among the tents of this informal camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, pregnant mothers have given birth to children they struggle to...

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