IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam’s army

BAGHDAD: While attending the Iraqi army's artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hardliner, he once chided...

First female justice leading quiet Palestinian revolution

RAMALLAH: Holding the young couple's identity cards in one hand and the Holy Quran in the other, the Palestinian justice of the peace pronounces...

Fears mount for Croatian abducted by Islamic State

CAIRO: Fears mounted over the fate of a Croatian abducted in Egypt by Islamic State group militants who have threatened to execute him by...

Islamic State abducts dozens of Christians Hundreds of people remain missing in Syria

BEIRUT: Islamic State militants have captured dozens of Christian families after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs, a...

Bomb attack on Saudi mosque kills 15 – IS claims bombing against police in...

RIYADH: A suicide bomber struck a mosque in southwestern Saudi Arabia used by Interior Ministry's special forces yesterday, killing at least 15 people, ministry...

Sisi inaugurates ‘new Suez Canal’ – Amir takes part in celebrations

ISMAILIYA: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged a lavish ceremony yesterday to unveil a "new" Suez Canal, seeking to boost the country's economy and...

Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension – IS threatens to kill Croatian abducted in...

CAIRO: Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal today, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah...

‘Extensive’ fight against IS to start soon: Turkey – US planning to fly manned...

ANKARA: An armed drone taking off from Turkey launched a strike on the Islamic State group yesterday, a US official said, as Turkey's foreign...

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