Iran, China vow tighter ties

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday hailed a "new chapter" in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the...

Kerry reassures Gulf allies

RIYADH: US Secretary of State John Kerry, on a visit to Saudi Arabia, sought yesterday to reassure Gulf allies concerned about a perceived warming...

Saudi-Iranian proxy war spreads to Davos – Zarif, Turki exchange barbs in closed-door meeting

DAVOS: Senior Saudi and Iranian figures clashed behind closed doors at a private meeting convened by the World Economic Forum in Davos this week...

Uganda bans maids to Saudi Arabia

KAMPALA: The government of Uganda said on Friday it will stop sending housemaids to Saudi Arabia, eclipsing a deal between the two nations to...

At least nine killed in storm-related deaths ‘Snowzilla’ blizzard pummels US

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: A monster blizzard that has paralyzed the US East Coast intensified yesterday afternoon as it barreled into New York City, prompting a...

Four dead in worst Canada school shooting in decade – Suspect killed two of...

WINNIPEG/VANCOUVER: The gunman suspected of killing four people and injuring several others in Canada's worst school violence in a decade first shot his two...

UN council, AU meet for Burundian crisis talks

ADDIS ABABA: UN Security Council ambassadors and African Union leaders met yesterday for crisis talks on Burundi, after the government refused a proposed AU...

Sex abuse scandal rocks exclusive US prep school – Dozens of former students ‘raped...

MIDDLETOWN: For more than a century, St George's School has been part of the pedigree of some of America's richest and most influential families....

Mumbai travelers log on as Google starts train station Wi-Fi

MUMBAI: Google Inc has begun offering free Wi-Fi to Mumbai train passengers in hopes of boosting its role in the Indian market. Giggling groups...

China busts 35 restaurants using opium as seasoning

BEIJING: Thirty-five restaurants across China, including a popular Beijing hot pot chain, have been found illegally using opium poppies as seasoning, one of the...

Saleh: Low oil chance for economic reforms – Abadi lauds Kuwaiti financial support to...

DAVOS, Switzerland: The sharp drop in the price of oil, the lifeblood of Gulf economies, is an opportunity to end subsidies and introduce reforms...

Monster blizzard hits US

WASHINGTON: A massive blizzard began dumping snow on the southern and eastern United States yesterday, with mass flight cancelations, five states declaring states of...

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