Germany eases asylum claims for Syrians, thousands pour into EU – Action hailed as...

BERLIN: Germany confirmed yesterday it has stopped returning Syrian asylum-seekers to their first port of entry in the EU, an action hailed as “European...

Bangkok bombing proves bad reputation of police – Legacy of corruption, brutality and political...

BANGKOK: Investigating a crime with little forensic evidence, no clear motive and no claim of responsibility - like the Bangkok bombing that killed 20...

US stocks surge after China cuts rates – European markets recover losses

NEW YORK: Stocks surged yesterday morning on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates...

Less-lethal weapons getting new interest – Police shootings spur new urgency

FITCHBURG, Massachusetts: Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets - “blunt impact projectiles” that...

Iranian epic ‘Muhammad’ aims to change Islam’s image

The award-winning director of Iran’s most expensive ever film, “Muhammad”, says he hopes it will improve Islam’s “violent image”, but the religious epic risks...

IS blows up famed temple in Palmyra

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has blown up a famed temple in Syria’s ancient Palmyra, in an act the UN condemned as a war...

Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan exchange fire

JAMMU: On the face of it, these villages in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir seem idyllic. Buffalo carts lazily make their way through...

Merkel, Hollande urge response to migrant crisis

BERLIN: The leaders of Germany and France met in Berlin yesterday to seek a unified stance on efforts to tackle the biggest migrant crisis...

Lebanese press demands as trash crisis exposes frustrations – ‘You Stink’ campaign postponed

BEIRUT: Activists in Lebanon vowed yesterday to press ahead with protests over a trash crisis that have become an outlet for deep-rooted, broad-based frustration...

US military depot blast and steel plant blaze hit Tokyo – Metal canisters-shooting out...

SAGAMIHARA: A blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post yesterday and started a fire, while a blaze broke out at a...

Great fall of China sinks world stocks – Shanghai loses 9%, Dow opens more...

NEW YORK: World stock markets plunged yesterday, as a near 9-percent dive in China shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major...

Britain and Iran reopen embassies

TEHRAN: Britain’s foreign secretary reopened his country’s embassy in Tehran yesterday in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years after a mob stormed...

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