Kurdish forces launch battle to retake Iraq’s Sinjar town – 7,500 Kurdish and Yazidi...

NEAR SINJAR TOWN: Kurdish peshmerga forces have started clearing parts of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar and have established positions along an Islamic...

Dubai police deny links to UAE national held in Libya

DUBAI: An Emirati arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of spying on Libyan authorities in charge of the capital was an ex-sergeant dismissed by Dubai...

Undercover Israeli troops raid hospital, kill Palestinian

HEBRON: Israeli undercover forces raided a hospital in the West Bank yesterday, shooting dead a Palestinian during an attempt to detain another man suspected...

Sharm nightspots deserted as tourists vanish

SHARM EL SHEIKH: Usually buzzing with foreigners on holiday, Sharm El-Sheikh's tourist nightspots have been deserted after thousands left the Egyptian resort following the...

Russia sees possible ‘terror’ link in jet crash

SHARM EL SHEIKH: Moscow has acknowledged for the first time a terrorist attack could have caused last month's Russian plane crash in Egypt, as...

War on IS needs ‘boots on the ground’: US Air Force – At least...

DUBAI: The air campaign against the Islamic State group has made progress in degrading the jihadist organization but will not be enough without local...

Airliner tragedy crushes Egypt hopes on tourism

SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Tourism in Sharm El-Sheikh was picking up again after years of political turmoil, with so many Russians enjoying the sun and fun...

Saudi carries out 146th execution

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed a citizen convicted of killing a policeman, the Interior Ministry announced, bringing to 146 the number of death sentences...

Jordanian policeman kills US, S African instructors – Attack coincides with 10th anniversary of...

AMMAN: A Jordanian policeman shot dead two US instructors, a South African and a fellow Jordanian at a police training centre yesterday before being...

Saudi Arabia executes 3 Iranian drug traffickers

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed three Iranians convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said, bringing to 145 the number of death sentences carried...

Yemen fighting kills more than 50

ADEN: More than 50 people were killed in Yemen in the past two days in fighting pitting an Arab coalition against Houthi fighters backed...

Adapt to oil price drop, IMF chief urges Gulf – Lagarde expects crude prices...

DOHA: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned yesterday that global energy prices could remain low for years and urged Gulf countries to adjust...

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7th March