Turkish authorities find bodies of 27 migrants, search for survivors – Around 1 million...

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities said they found the bodies of 27 migrants, at least three of them children, at two separate locations on the Aegean...

Allies follow suit as Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran – Riyadh also cuts...

RIYADH: Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran erupted into a full-blown diplomatic crisis yesterday as Riyadh and its Sunni Arab allies cut or reduced...

Sunni mosques bombed in Iraq, muezzin killed

HILLA, Iraq: Blasts rocked two Sunni mosques in central Iraq yesterday, amid fears of renewed sectarian strife following Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent...

Qaeda stones woman to death for adultery – Curfew imposed on Aden; fighting kills...

ADEN: Yemeni authorities announced a dusk to dawn curfew in Aden starting yesterday following a night of gunbattles between armed men and government forces...

Don’t flirt or hold hands, Senior Turkey clerics tell soon-to-weds

ISTANBUL: Engaged coupl es should refrain from flirting, holding hands and "other behaviors that are not endorsed by Islam," Turkey's religious affairs agency declared...

Nose bandages symbolize Iran cosmetic surgery craze

TEHRAN: Lying on an operating table in northern Tehran, Nazanine says she wants it all: a third nose job, her eyebrows tattooed and liposuction...

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday night after protesters ransacked its embassy in Tehran to protest the execution of...

Saudi missions in Iran torched by protesters – Kuwait, GCC slams attacks

TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader warned yesterday that Saudi Arabia would face "divine revenge" for deciding to execute a Shiite cleric, calling the killing a...

IS jihadists kill 12 in raid on Iraq police trainees

TIKRIT: Suicide attackers from the Islamic State group killed at least 12 Iraqi forces yesterday in a brazen attack on police training at a...

Saudi Arabia executes 47 on terrorism charges – Qaeda ideologue, Shiite cleric among those...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric and dozens of Al-Qaeda members yesterday, signalling it would not tolerate attacks, whether by Sunni jihadists...

Iran-US tensions flare over sanctions threat – New sanctions could jeopardize hard-won nuke deal

TEHRAN: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has denounced possible new US sanctions on his country which could jeopardize a hard-won nuclear deal due to be...

Massive blaze engulfs hotel near Burj Khalifa

DUBAI: A huge fire ripped through a luxury Dubai hotel yesterday near the world's tallest tower, where people were gathering to watch New Year's...

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