Regional jihadists expanding in West Africa – Security forces hunt down possible surviving Burkina...

OUAGADOUGOU: Security forces were hunting yesterday for any possible surviving gunmen from an attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso that left at...

Pakistan arrests imam after boy cuts hand off in blasphemy error

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police have arrested the imam of a mosque for inciting violence after a 15-year old boy who was told by the cleric...

Airbus plan heralds Iran boom as sanctions lifted – Rouhani says economy now ‘free...

DUBAI: A purchase of more than 100 aircraft from Europe's Airbus may be one of Iran's first big deals in a trade and investment...

Sierra Leone puts over 100 people in quarantine after new Ebola death

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone's government on Saturday urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following...

Iran, US swap prisoners as sanctions set to end – Tehran to buy 114...

VIENNA: Iran and the US announced yesterday a prisoner swap in an apparent gesture of goodwill ahead of the expected entry into force of...

Qatar provides 2,000 new homes for Gazans

GAZA: Qatari-funded construction projects have provided 1,000 new dwellings for Palestinians left homeless by the 2014 Gaza war with Israel, and a similar number...

Macedonian opposition threatens to boycott election called to end crisis

SKOPJE: A European Union-brokered deal to end a political crisis in Macedonia hung in the balance yesterday after opponents of conservative Prime Minister Nikola...

Economic ‘tsunami’ undermines war against Islamic State in Iraq

ERBIL: Iraq's Kurdistan region is in danger of being drowned by an economic "tsunami" as global oil prices plunge, its deputy prime minister said,...

Fleeing Syrians take chances at a remote Jordan crossing

HADALAT: Abdelhadi Zarara, six children in tow, juggles with his emotions as he crosses into Jordan, as thousands of other Syrian refugees wait in...

Indonesia identifies militants, shuts down radical websites

JAKARTA: Indonesian police yesterday named the five men they suspect launched this week's gun and bomb attack in Jakarta, which was claimed by Islamic...

Taiwan elects 1st female president – Voters turn their backs on closer China ties

TAIPEI: Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan's main opposition party will become the island's first female president in a landslide victory over the ruling Kuomintang yesterday,...

Jeb Bush sees similarities in his foreign policy and dad’s

IOWA: Jeb Bush believes he's got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea's nuclear ambitions, to destroying...

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