IS kills two Iraq generals, jihadists advance in Syria

BAGHDAD: A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed two Iraqi generals yesterday in the key battleground province of Anbar, as the...

Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. It brought to 128...

Jordan hospital treats worst of Mideast’s war-wounded – Hospital, unique in region to gather...

AMMAN: They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off...

Bodies of 50 migrants found in truck in Austria – Europe’s migrant crisis rages...

VIENNA: The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants were found in a truck in Austria yesterday, highlighting the dark side of Europe's migrant...

US reporter, cameraman killed in on-air shooting – Gunman kills self after posting attack...

MONETA, Virginia: A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview yesterday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying...

Lebanon charges radical Islamist with ‘terrorism’ – Caught attempting to flee through airport

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s military prosecutor charged radical Islamist cleric Ahmad Al-Assir with “terrorism” yesterday over involvement in deadly clashes with the army, a judicial source...

Qaeda destroys army HQ in Yemen’s Mukalla city

ADEN: Al-Qaeda militants yesterday blew up an army headquarters and set up checkpoints in the jihadist network’s southeastern stronghold of Mukalla, officials in Hadramawt...

Palestine may raise flag at UN before pope’s visit – Move likely to upset...

UNITED NATIONS: In a move likely to upset Israel’s government, the Palestinians are seeking to raise their flag, along with the Vatican flag, at...

On Mississippi’s shore, memories of Katrina’s destruction still linger on

LONG BEACH: Between Mississippi’s seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago,...

Fear, despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

NAKYAL SECTO: India and Pakistan aborted rare talks this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line of their festering conflict...

Europe faces flight safety threat posed by drones

BERLIN/FRANKFURT: No-drone zones, software to block flights into sensitive areas and registration rules are among proposals from European regulators and aviation experts to ensure...

Aliwaxima, Tehran’s shoe-shine man in a red stiletto

A giant, racy-red motorized stiletto is not what you expect to see cruising down the avenues of Iran’s capital but it certainly attracts attention,...

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