Cameron closes in on EU migrant benefits deal – Last-ditch bid to keep Britain...

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister David Cameron was making a final push yesterday in Brussels to seal a deal on curbing welfare benefits for migrants...

Heartbreak as historic Hong Kong village demolished

HONG KONG: A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong-the last of its kind-will be destroyed to make way for development in what critics...

Rouhani hails ‘new relationship’ with France – Iran, France to sign host of post-sanctions...

PARIS: President Hassan Rouhani hailed a "new relationship" between Iran and France during a visit yesterday that saw the signing of a host of...

Syria opposition groups meet; clock ticks down on UN talks – ‘Russian strikes’ kill...

RIYADH: Syrian opposition members met for a third day yesterday to decide whether to attend UN peace talks, with less than 24 hours before...

Sudan opens border with South Sudan

KHARTOUM/JUBA: Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country's border with South Sudan for the first time since the south's secession...

Bettered Iraqi refugees in Germany head home – A change of heart for many...

BERLIN: It's a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming. Agho was among the wave of nearly 1.1 million asylum-seekers...

Pakistani cleric willing to review blasphemy law – Misuse of law led to hundreds...

ISLAMABAD: The head of a powerful religious body said yesterday he is willing to review Pakistan's harsh blasphemy laws that critics say are regularly...

Japan unveils first stealth fighter jet

KOMAKI, Japan: Japan yesterday unveiled its first stealth fighter jet, officials said, with the maiden test flight planned for next month. The defence ministry's...

Big-spending Philippines posts strong Q4 growth

MANILA: Growth in the Philippine economy picked up late in 2015 as strong domestic demand and government spending cushioned the impact of weak exports...

Angola’s chaotic capital chokes under trash piles

LUANDA: For half an hour, the passenger boat sat stranded off the coast of Angola's seaside capital Luanda. Streams of rubbish clogged its engine...

US race discomforts US Muslims

CEDAR RAPIDS: The imam of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has long considered explaining Islam his mission. But when Republicans start ruminating over jihad and US...

Jazeera America closure marks a quieter Qatar

DOHA: When Qatar announced the closure of Al Jazeera America this month, the decision by its new ruler marked a more cautious approach to...

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