What does Obama carry in his pocket? Find out on YouTube

WASHINGTON: When President Barack Obama feels tired or discouraged, reaching into his pocket can help him get over it. For inspiration he carries some...

EU, British officials upbeat about getting reform deal – Leaders hopeful of averting Brexit

BRUSSELS: Top officials in Britain and the European Union say they are optimistic about striking a deal next month on reforms aimed at discouraging...

Oman borrows $1 billion to fill gap left by falling crude – Oil price...

DUBAI: The government of Oman has borrowed $1 billion as the Gulf country tries to cope with strains on its finances as oil prices...

Starvation deaths stalk Syria’s Madaya – US military discloses civilian casualties in IS fight

BEIRUT: The UN children's agency said yesterday that it witnessed the death of a teenager who died of starvation "in front of our eyes,"...

Iraqi force enters oil city to disarm tribal fighters

BASRA: Iraq has sent an armored army division and a police strike force into the southern oil city of Basra to disarm residents amid...

Pakistani top militant in gov’t custody over attack in India

ISLAMABAD: The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group has been taken into "protective custody" amid a probe as to whether he is linked...

Police say Jakarta attack funded by IS in Syria – ‘We are not afraid’

JAKARTA: An audacious attack by suicide bombers in the heart of Indonesia's capital was funded by the Islamic State group, police said yesterday, as...

Trump-Cruz rivalry intensifies in rollicking GOP debate – ‘New York values’

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina: The rivalry between the Republican Party's two leading candidates for president intensified in Thursday's debate, which featured the most rollicking...

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

MIAMI: Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman...

Several dead as Shebab storm AU base in Somalia – Suicide commando blasts way...

MOGADISHU: Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base yesterday in the country's southwest, with several killed in fierce gun battles, soldiers said....

IS-linked suicide attackers hit Indonesia – Wave of killing bore hallmarks of Paris attacks

JAKARTA: Islamic State-linked jihadists struck the capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia yesterday, executing a Westerner and blowing up a Starbucks in a wave of killings...

US, Iran forge new diplomatic relationship as deal advances – Kerry talking to Zarif...

WASHINGTON: For diplomats from countries without diplomatic relations, Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sure are doing a...

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