Saudi, Gulf growth forecasts cut – GCC states to avoid recession: Anlaysts

DUBAI: Analysts have cut their forecasts for economic growth in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf's other rich oil states this year but still expect...

Iran frees US Navy sailors

TEHRAN: Iran moved yesterday to head off a potential crisis days before the expected implementation of its nuclear deal with world powers by releasing...

Obama tells US to embrace change – Farewell State of the Union address draws...

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama told Americans nervous about terror and a changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State...

Once accommodating neighbors Lebanon turns back on refugees

BEIRUT: After taking in a million Syrian refugees, Lebanon has quietly changed course in recent months, forcing refugees to return to Syria - where...

Turkey arrests one after Istanbul tourist attack – ‘I see no reason to refrain...

ISTANBUL: Turkey said yesterday it had arrested one person in connection with a deadly suicide bombing that ripped through the historic heart of Istanbul,...

Teen jihadist ‘proud’ of Jewish teacher attack

MARSEILLE: A 15-year-old supporter of the Islamic State group who slashed a Jewish teacher with a machete in southern France has said he was...

Pakistan arrests militants over attack on Indian air force base

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said yesterday it has arrested several militants belonging to the group believed to be behind a fatal attack on an Indian air...

IS claim Pakistan’s Afghan consulate attack, 7 killed

KABUL: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Pakistani consulate in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, which Afghan officials said left at...

With Ebola in check, are we ready for next outbreak? – ‘We know how...

MONROVIA: The world will have a collective sigh of relief when west Africa's Ebola epidemic is finally declared at an end after claiming more...

Murderer on vocals: Malawi prison band vies for Grammy glory

On vocals: Convicted murderer Elias Chimenya, on bass guitar: burglar Stefano Nyerenda, and prison guard Thomas Binamo is one of the band's songwriters. Malawi's...

Kenya’s Rudisha going for repeat Olympic gold

ITEN: World 800 metres record-holder David Rudisha told AFP yesterday he had fully recovered from injury and was ready to defend his Olympic title...

Suicide bomber kills 10 in Istanbul – Nine Germans, one Peruvian among those killed...

ISTANBUL: A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed at least 10 people, most of them German tourists, in Istanbul's historic...

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