IS blows up famed temple in Palmyra

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has blown up a famed temple in Syria’s ancient Palmyra, in an act the UN condemned as a war...

Lebanese press demands as trash crisis exposes frustrations – ‘You Stink’ campaign postponed

BEIRUT: Activists in Lebanon vowed yesterday to press ahead with protests over a trash crisis that have become an outlet for deep-rooted, broad-based frustration...

Britain and Iran reopen embassies

TEHRAN: Britain’s foreign secretary reopened his country’s embassy in Tehran yesterday in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years after a mob stormed...

Lebanese protesters ask govt to resign over trash – Salam hints he may step...

BEIRUT: Thousands of protesters poured into central Beirut yesterday demanding that the country's top politicians resign, hours after Prime Minister Tammam Salam hinted he...

Immigration crisis: challenge for soul of Europe – Thousands of Syrian migrants head for...

PRESEVO, Serbia: Thousands of migrants, mostly Syrian refugees, travelled through Macedonia and Serbia yesterday towards Western Europe, as Italy’s foreign minister said the escalating...

Fighting, air strikes kill dozens in Yemen’s Taez – Al-Qaeda blows up intelligence HQ...

SANAA: Dozens of people, mostly civilians, have been killed in fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s rebel-held third city Taez,...

Indian PM in UAE – ‘First visit by Indian leader in 34 years’

ABU DHABI: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the United Arab Emirates yesterday for a two-day visit during which he will deliver a...

Gulf-backed Yemen forces extend gains in the south – Exiled government’s troops retake fifth...

ADEN: Gulf-backed forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government retook a fifth southern province yesterday, extending recent territorial gains against Iran-backed rebels who control the...

On prison island, Kurd leader sidelined as peace unravels

ISTANBUL: With a ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in tatters, the man who could hold the key to restarting the...

Life in Sadr City: ‘We are living in a state of fear’

BAGHDAD: In this torrid Baghdad summer, Karim Kadim, his wife and five children have been sleeping in their living room, where the air conditioning...

Truck bombing at Baghdad market kills 76 – Islamic State claims responsibility, vows more

BAGHDAD: A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood yesterday morning, killing at least 76 people,...

Regime raids kill dozens near Damascus

BEIRUT: At least 37 civilians were killed yesterday in Syrian government air strikes near Damascus, while at least 13 people died as rebels fired...

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