87 dead as crane crashes in Makkah Grand Mosque – Amir sends cable...

RIYADH: At least 87 people were killed when a crane crashed in Holy Makkah’s Grand Mosque yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense authority said, in...

East Europe rejects migrant quotas – EU remains divided over crisis

PRAGUE: Eastern Europe rejected migrant quotas yesterday despite German warnings over the “biggest challenge” in EU history, amid disturbing footage of refugees in Hungary...

In Jordan, Syrians who can afford it dream of Europe – ‘God help the...

AL-ROQBAN: “Those with money go to Europe,” said Fawzia Soltan, a Syrian refugee who this week fled her war-torn country into Jordan, her face...

Bangladesh arrests militant chief over blogger murders

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s elite security force on Thursday arrested the head of a banned hardline Islamist group over the murders of two atheist bloggers that...

India court convicts 12 in 2006 Mumbai train blasts – Men convicted of conspiracy...

NEW DELHI: An Indian court yesterday convicted 12 people over a series of blasts that ripped through packed commuter trains in the financial capital...

Subdued gathering at ground zero for anniversary – Appeals to remember Sept 11 as...

NEW YORK: Sept 11 victims’ relatives marked the anniversary of the terror attacks yesterday in a subdued gathering at ground zero, saying their determination...

Drinks, clubs, music: Karachi’s nightlife behind closed doors

Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest and most diverse city, was once home to a famous nightclub scene where luminaries from the world of jazz played to...

Social media helps savvy refugees ease trip to West – Migrants take advantage of...

MOLIVOS, Greece: The 26-year-old Syrian economics graduate knew exactly what to do and where to go. Amr Zaidah, with the aid of GPS, helped...

South African cave yields new human species

MAROPENG, SOUTH AFRICA: The fossilized bones of 15 members of a previously unknown branch of the human family tree have been discovered in a...

Pacquiao demands punishment, rematch over anti-doping row

GENERAL SANTOS: Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao called for punishment and a rematch yesterday after his fierce rival Floyd Mayweather was accused of violating anti-doping...

Lebanon’s ‘You Stink’ campaigners slam trash plan

BEIRUT: The organizers of Lebanon’s “You Stink” mass protests over piles of festering trash in the streets yesterday criticized the government’s long-awaited plan to...

Dozens trapped as powerful floods sweep across Japan – Houses away by raging torrents

JOSO CITY: Dozens of people were trapped in buildings and several were missing after powerful floods ripped through parts of Japan yesterday, in the...

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