KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait's richest independent businessman, Jassem Al-Khorafi, who served as speaker of the Gulf emirate's parliament for a decade, has died at the age of 75, his family said.
BEIRUT: The Islamic State militant group has seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq controlled by the Syrian government after security forces withdrew, according to the Syrian Observat
WASHINGTON: Two children were likely killed by a US airstrike in Syria in November, the US military has said, the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged civilian casualties since it began an air cam
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan: Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, who has led a massive ongoing crackdown on radicals, said on Friday that the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-han
DOHA: From a distance it could be a scene from Qatar’s ancient past, long before the country’s modern-day wealth was secured by the discovery of gas and oil.
WELLINGTON: Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. “I’ve been lonely all my life,” he said. “Been rejected by people. Used by people. Abused by people.”
BEIRUT: Islamic State militants tightened their grip on the historic city of Palmyra in Syria, days after capturing a provincial capital in neighboring Iraq, suggesting the growing momentum of the gro
TEL AVIV: The Israeli government is worried the Obama administration will allow a UN conference this week to adopt a resolution that could compel Israel to acknowledge its nuclear arsenal.
CANBERRA, Australia: Quietly — almost secretly — Zehra Duman morphed from private school student to Islamic State bride and online recruiter for the movement. Her family did not see it coming.
CAIRO: The leader of Sinai Province, a militant group in Egypt with links to Islamic State, called on followers to attack judges in an audio statement posted on a prominent jihadi website.
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