US Congress blocks Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump

Arms sales could aggravate devastating war in Yemen WASHINGTON: The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in...

‘You had the Nobel Prize?’ Trump learns of Yazidi activist Murad

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared unfamiliar with the work and cause of Nobel laureate Nadia Murad as she pleaded...

Minibus overturns in Turkey killing 15

ANKARA: Fifteen people were killed and 28 wounded after a minibus carrying migrants overturned in eastern Turkey yesterday, the private news agency...

Ships deploying unarmed guards in Gulf waters

LONDON: Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave...

Missile sold to third country: Qatar

DOHA: A missile once owned by the Qatari army and seized by police in Italy among other weapons was sold to a...

Palestinians protest Lebanon crackdown on foreign workers

BEIRUT: A couple of hundred Palestinian refugees protested yesterday in the streets of Beirut against Lebanon's labor ministry cracking down on businesses...

Khamenei: Iran to give no quarter in standoff with US

Zarif warns Washington ‘playing with fire’ - Trump not seeking ‘regime change’ DUBAI/NEW YORK: Iran’s supreme leader upped the...

HRW: Return of dissidents unlawful

DUBAI: Kuwait's deportation of eight Egyptian dissidents linked to the Muslim Brotherhood is unlawful and put them at "grave risk" of torture...

Britain sees a ‘small window’ to salvage Iran nuclear deal

With Iran deal teetering on brink, Europeans assess next steps BRUSSELS: Britain said yesterday there was a "small window"...

Erdogan hails S-400 deal on coup ’versary

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday hailed the controversial delivery of a Russian missile defense system despite the threat of US sanctions,...

Qatar opens biggest coast guard base

SEMAISIMA, Qatar: Qatar inaugurated its largest coastguard base yesterday as a standoff between Iran and the United States continues to boost tensions...

Israel warns Hezbollah of crushing retaliation

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday warned the head of Lebanon's Tehran-backed Hezbollah that "crushing" retaliation would follow any attack, after...

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