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...

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...

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