Assad makes rare visit to church in Damascus

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad attended Christmas choir preparations in an ancient church close to a frontline area in the capital Damascus where his...

Clashes, missiles leave Yemen truce in tatters – Govt forces capture two towns

ADEN: A Yemen ceasefire appeared to have collapsed yesterday as government forces captured two towns from rebels and the Saudi-led coalition accused the Iran-backed...

Key countries meet to push Syria peace process – Syrian negotiator says opposition wants...

UNITED NATIONS: Some 20 foreign ministers gathered yesterday for the latest conference on Syria's civil war, hopeful about arranging a cease-fire and launching peace...

Putin furiously lashes out against Turkey – Broadly backs Syria peace plans with US

MOSCOW: Russia's Vladimir Putin subjected Turkey to a furious tirade yesterday, using barrack-room language to wonder aloud whether it had shot down a Russian...

Not all Syrians in Turkey ‘dying to go to Europe’ – ‘I have no...

OSMANIYE: Mohammed, 22, has lived in Turkey for four years since fleeing Syria, just months after the civil war erupted that has torn his...

Lone Arab woman takes the reins to tame horses on the Golan

The grey horse rears its head, rocking left and right, kicking its legs wildly. Sensing danger, Raja Kheir throws herself off and rolls on...

Gulf states raise rates in tune with Fed move – Global markets react positively...

KUWAIT: Energy-rich Gulf states Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain raised their interest rates Wednesday after a landmark decision by the US Federal Reserve to...

Saudi blogger’s wife accepts EU prize for jailed husband

STRASBOURG: The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi yesterday accepted the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on his behalf, urging Arab...

26 Qatari hunters kidnapped in Iraq

BAGHDAD/KUWAIT: About 100 gunmen kidnapped at least 26 Qatari hunters in southern Iraq, officials said yesterday, the second high-profile abduction of foreigners in the...

Dubai Film Festival: Leyla Bouzid’s Tunisian film ‘As I Open My Eyes’ wins big

The 12th Dubai International Film Festival started to wind down yesterday, with a low-key afternoon awards ceremony which saw Tunisian distaff helmer Leyla Bouzid...

Saudi Arabia forms Islamic alliance against terrorism – 34-nation coalition could share info, deploy...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced yesterday the formation of a military coalition of 34 countries to fight "terrorism" in the Islamic world, in the latest...

Yemen ceasefire takes effect – UN-brokered peace talks begin in Switzerland

ADEN: A ceasefire took effect yesterday in conflict-ravaged Yemen as warring sides began UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland, according to the United Nations and...

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