Pope canonizes couple, first in modern times – Parents of St Therese of Lisieux...

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis canonized the Catholic Church's first married couple in modern times yesterday, declaring the parents of the beloved St Therese of...

Cambodian deminers bring expertise to Cyprus

MAMMARI, Cyprus: Half a world from home, Cambodian experts toil under a beating sun to demine the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, using skills they...

Spanish women knit blankets of love for Syria’s displaced

Working at home or huddled together in cafés, women of all ages across Spain have furiously knitted hundreds of blankets to send to war-torn...

Brotherhood missing from ballots as Egyptians vote

CAIRO: One party - the banned Muslim Brotherhood - will be conspicuously absent from ballot papers today when Egypt's voters head to the polls...

Hebron shrine torched

JERUSALEM: A shrine in the occupied West Bank was set on fire and an attacker disguised as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier yesterday...

Afghan migrant shot dead as EU strikes deal with Turkey – Migrants ‘did not...

SREDETS: The European Union yesterday grappled with a dark new turn in its refugee crisis after Bulgarian border guards shot dead an Afghan migrant...

Afghanistan welcomes Obama pledge to keep US troops – US troops accused of damaging...

KABUL: Kabul welcomed the US decision to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan past 2016, vowing to respond to a resurgent Taleban "with full...

Clinton outspends all rivals in building campaign juggernaut – Hillary’s campaign officials say they...

DES MOINES:  Hillary Clinton spent $26 million over the summer building up her 2016 campaign, more than any of her rivals either within her...

Nigeria hit again, army warns on Boko Haram – Militants threaten country’s sovereignty

MAIDUGURI: At least 34 people were killed in a wave of suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria, as the military yesterday warned Boko Haram...

Syria launches Aleppo offensive – Turkey’s jets shoot down unidentified drone

BEIRUT/ANKARA: Turkey shot down a drone yesterday in an incident highlighting the dangers of the multiple air combat operations over Syria, where government troops...

Suicide bombing, gunbattle kills 12 in western Yemen – Saudi-led coalition bomb house of...

SANAA: A suspected al Qaeda suicide bombing, accompanied by an attack with guns and grenades, killed 10 soldiers guarding an intelligence building in the...

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan till 2016 – Casts aside promise to end...

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside...

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