Bahrain women detainees end hunger strike

DUBAI: A group of detainees at a Bahraini women's detention centre ended a six-day hunger strike yesterday after negotiating better prison conditions with authorities,...

Gaza-Israel hostilities flare up with rocket attacks, air strikes

Violence up before Ramadan, Independence Day, Eurovision GAZA: Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel yesterday, drawing...

With oil drop, Saudi takes steps out of welfare state

RIYADH: Faced with a massive decline in oil revenues, Saudi Arabia's King Salman marked his first year in power by taking steps to end...

In Iraq’s oil-rich Basra, shanty towns flourish

Basra's informal settlements remain an anarchic clutter BASRA: From his small home nestled alongside train tracks in the southern Iraqi province of Basra, Sultan Nayef...

Qatar’s beIN targets piracy with ‘reveal all’ website

DOHA: Qatar's beIN media group yesterday stepped up its campaign against alleged Saudi-backed piracy, launching a website exposing what it says is...

Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper, scarier’ than threats

Governor: 'This is an act of terrorism' MINNEAPOLIS: The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other US mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and...

Hawaii ‘missile alert’ sparks anger

Panicked Hawaiians scramble to find shelter   HONOLULU: Authorities faced anger and demands for answers Sunday after a false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile caused...

Search for ‘Jihadi John’ took months

WASHINGTON: The US-British missile strike believed to have killed "Jihadi John" came together at lightning speed, but was months in preparation. Shortly before midnight...

Terror-hit French town suffers 2nd trauma in floods

PARIS: A French town that was the scene of a jihadist shooting spree earlier this year has been swamped by floods, with one local...

Syrian Arab women battle IS, social stigma

NEAR AL-TORSHAN, Syria: They are fighting the world's most feared jihadists, but hundreds of Arab female fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria...

Riyadh defends itself in Khashoggi case

DUBAI: Saudi King Salman has begun weighing in to try to defuse the growing crisis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the kingdom goes...

Philippines’ President pulls police off drug war

Duterte suggests troops might play role MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suggested yesterday he may seek military support after withdrawing the national police from his...

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