Makkah crane collapse highlights city’s boom

MAKKAH: The deadly collapse of a construction crane in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah has highlighted the controversial pace of high-end urban development...

Qaeda chief urges jihadists to unite, confront West

DUBAI: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al- Zawahiri called for jihadists to close ranks and take the battle to Western cities, especially in the United States,...

Pomp and protocol await Pope Francis on White House visit

WASHINGTON: When Pope Francis arrives in the United States, he will get an airport welcome that few world leaders have ever received: A planeside...

Germany buckles under strain of refugee influx – ‘You’re not welcome here so go...

MUNICH: Authorities in Munich said they were overwhelmed by the influx of refugees streaming into the Bavarian capital, with more than 10,000 arriving on...

34 refugees drown off Greek island – Fifteen babies and children die as boat...

ATHENS: Thirty-four refugees, almost half of them babies and children, drowned when their boat sank off a Greek island yesterday, almost certainly the largest...

Police hunt for explosives’ owner after deadly blast – Indian chief minister faces locals’...

NEW DELHI: Police in central India yesterday were looking for a man who was being blamed for a massive explosion at a restaurant that...

Zimbabwe cemetery becomes a bustling exercise hotspot – Poor exercise venues force people to...

HARARE: Caroline Vumbunu believes that exercising among the dead helps prolong her life. Every morning, the 59-year-old takes power walks in the Warren Hills...

Hajj to go ahead despite Makkah crane collapse; Death toll hits 107 – Accident...

MAKKAH: Saudi authorities said yesterday that the annual hajj pilgrimage will go ahead despite a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Makkah's Grand...

85 killed in India restaurant blasts

PETLAWAD, India: A powerful explosion triggered by a gas cylinder tore through a packed restaurant in India yesterday, killing at least 85 people and...

Pro-migrant rallies held in Europe – Hungary says EU ‘dreaming’ – Anti-migrant demos staged...

LONDON: Tens of thousands of Europeans hit the streets yesterday to show solidarity with huge numbers of refugees entering the continent, as Hungary’s premier...

Egypt government quits in wake of corruption scandal

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi yesterday accepted the resignation of the government after it was rocked by a corruption scandal, and tasked the...

Socialist Corbyn wins UK Labor leadership – New party chief slams ‘unfair welfare system’...

LONDON: Radical leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn yesterday won the crown of Britain’s main opposition Labor party in a landslide victory, becoming the nation’s most left-wing...

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