50 UAE, Bahrain troops killed in Yemen clashes – Black day for coalition *...

ABU DHABI: The UAE said 45 of its troops were killed in Yemen and Bahrain said it lost five soldiers yesterday, the deadliest day...

Obama meets King Salman

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Salman for a first and long-delayed White House summit yesterday, marked by warm public words...

IS blows up famed tower tombs at Syria’s Palmyra – Tower tombs were symbols...

DAMASCUS: Islamic State group jihadists have blown up several of ancient Palmyra's famed tower tombs as they press their demolition of the UNESCO-listed world...

Egypt court hands Jazeera reporters three years in jail

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison yesterday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation. Canadian Mohamed...

Oil rout forces OPEC to trim price expectations – Gulf delegate says market to...

DUBAI/LONDON: A second oil price rout of 2015 has forced Arab OPEC members to cut their price expectations for this year, showing they are...

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...

Turkey warlanes bombs 17 PKK targets after deadly attacks

ISTANBUL: Turkish warplanes yesterday carried out a new wave of air strikes against Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country in retaliation for...

Militants kill six Turkish forces, hit US consulate – Country hit by wave of...

ISTANBUL: Turkey was yesterday hit by a slew of deadly attacks, with six members of the security forces killed and the US consulate in...

Nusra leaves Turkey buffer zone – Insurgents escalate attack on govt-held Foua

BEIRUT: The Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front says it has quit frontline positions against Islamic State north of Aleppo and ceded them to other rebels, leaving...

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