Pakistan hangs four

PESHAWAR: Pakistan yesterday hanged four men sentenced to death by military courts for assisting in suicide bombings and attacks on soldiers, officials said. The...

Belgium arrests 2 over New Year’s terror plot

BRUSSELS: Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of plotting attacks in Brussels during New Year celebrations, just weeks after the jihadist bombings and...

23 killed as Taleban suicide bomber targets govt office

PESHAWAR: At least 23 people were killed and dozens wounded when a Taleban suicide bomber on a motorbike crashed into the main gate of...

Thai king’s favorite dog dies, after ‘insult’ arrest

BANGKOK: The favorite dog of Thailand's ailing monarch has died, days after a man was arrested under the kingdom's strict royal defamation laws for...

Prosthetic limbs put Pakistani terror survivors together again

PESHAWAR: Pakistani teen Ali Shah was on his way to school when he lost half of his right hand and his left leg after...

110 journalists killed in 2015, most in ‘peaceful’ countries – India ‘deadliest’ Asian country

PARIS: A total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said yesterday, noting that while many died...

Saudi bracing for a long period of cheap oil – OPEC heavyweight shows no...

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's planned cuts in spending and energy subsidies signal that the world's largest crude exporter is bracing for a prolonged period of...

Sri Lanka cricket stars sorry for Enrique concert chaos

An entertainments company owned by two Sri Lankan cricket legends apologized yesterday for an Enrique Iglesias concert where local women shed their underwear, sparking...

Iraqi flag raised above Ramadi govt complex

RAMADI: Iraq declared the city of Ramadi liberated from the Islamic State group yesterday and raised the national flag over its government complex after...

Saudis raise fuel, utility prices amid $98bn deficit – Kingdom vows reforms after record...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced a record budget deficit and cuts to fuel and utility subsidies yesterday as the oil powerhouse suffers from the drastic...

UAE cuts fuel prices – Bahrain cabinet OKs new diesel, kerosene prices

DUBAI: Bahrain’s cabinet has approved a new pricing system for diesel and kerosene that is set to begin in January, state news agency BNA...

Burundi rivals resume peace talks in Uganda

KAMPALA: Rival Burundi factions held talks in Uganda yesterday, resuming long-stalled negotiations aimed at ending months of violence that raised fears of a return...

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