Sunday, February 24, 2019

GOP in turmoil after speaker race withdrawal – McCarthy’s astonishingly decides to abandon campaign

WASHINGTON: Jolted by political lightning for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin...

Tunisian democracy activists win Peace Prize – ‘An inspiration to the turbulent Middle East’

OSLO: Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for helping to save the only democracy that emerged from the Arab Spring,...

IS at outskirts of Aleppo despite Russia air strikes – ‘Warplanes hit 60 terrorist...

BEIRUT: Islamic State group fighters advanced yesterday to the outskirts of Syria's second city Aleppo, despite 10 days of Russian air strikes that Moscow...

Australian mullah tells violent Muslims to leave the country – ‘We do not need...

SYDNEY: The leader of the Sydney mosque attended by a 15-year-old who killed a police worker has called for an end to violent extremism,...

Expats tense after foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh – Are Islamic radicals getting a...

DHAKA: The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more...

First asylum seekers leave under EU relocation plan – Scheme to ease burden of...

ROME: A small group of Eritreans left Italy for Sweden yesterday, the first contingent of asylum seekers to be relocated under a much-contested European...

Airstrike kills 28 at wedding in Yemen; Saudi denies role as US peace moves...

SANAA: A suspected Saudi-led air strike killed at least 28 people at a wedding in a rebel-held town in Yemen, witnesses and rebels said...

Syria army in ‘vast offensive’ backed by Russian strikes; NATO voiced alarm at escalating...

BEIRUT: Regime forces advanced yesterday in western Syria in a “vast offensive” against armed opposition groups, as NATO voiced alarm at escalating Russian military...

‘Hajj disaster may have killed at least 1,310’

DUBAI: A crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah killed at least 1,313 people during the annual Hajj...

EU govts agree to get tough on deportations

LUXEMBOURG: European Union governments agreed yesterday to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an border guard force among measures to cope...

After Obama apology, medical charity presses probe request; Important for NGOs working in conflict...

KABUL: A day after President Barack Obama apologized for a tragic US airstrike that killed at least 22 people at a hospital run by...

Lawmaker attacked as beef row grows

SRINAGAR: Lawmakers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party tried to assault an opposition member in a state parliament yesterday over eating beef, as debate...

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