Thursday, October 28, 2021

Abu Dhabi airport now exempt from US ban on laptops

DUBAI: The capital of the United Arab Emirates became the first city to be exempt from a US ban on laptop computers being in...

Israel offers to pay migrants $3,500 to leave, threatens jail

Government sets a three-month deadline   JERUSALEM: Israel said yesterday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, threatening them...

At least 56 mourners killed in stampede at Soleimani funeral

KERMAN, Iran: Iranian mourners gather around a vehicle carrying the coffin of slain top general Qasem Soleimani during the final stage...

A year after blast, Lebanon still bleeds

BEIRUT: On Aug 4, 2020, a fire at the Beirut port ignited one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. It disfigured the city,...

Erdogan calls for justice over Khashoggi murder

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said that the “savage murder” of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was meticulously...

Russia to start building nuclear reactors in Iran – French Senate head, on rare...

TEHRAN: Russia will start constructing two nuclear reactors in Iran next week, the spokesman for the Iranian atomic agency said yesterday. It comes a...

Israeli strikes in Gaza kill 3 after soldier wounded

GAZA CITY: Israeli strikes killed three Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after a soldier was wounded by gunfire in a fresh...

Dubai amusement park to add $454m Six Flags

DUBAI: A massive Dubai amusement park project still under construction plans a $454-million addition to include a Six Flags, the company said yesterday, yet...

Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region

CAIRO: An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts...

In Iraq vote, big blocs lurk behind ‘independents’

BAGHDAD: When Iraqis go to the polls Sunday, they will vote for individual candidates rather than parties for the first time under a new...

Syrian kids play with ‘rocket’ swings

DOUMA, Syria: Syrian children love playgrounds like kids all over the world but in rebel-held towns near Damascus swing sets are made of spent...

Iraq launches operation to retake Anbar town

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces and allied fighters launched an operation yesterday to retake the town of Rutba from the Islamic State jihadist group, the...

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