A general view shows cranes in front of the Dubai skyline on Tuesday. Faced with heavy losses from low oil prices, Gulf states have embarked on belt-tightening measures to cut spending and boost non-oil revenues, but analysts warn much more needs to be done. (AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB)
Workers fill cars with gasoline at a a filling station in Dubai on Tuesday. Faced with heavy losses from low oil prices, Gulf states have embarked on belt-tightening measures to cut spending and boost non-oil revenues, but analysts warn much more needs to be done. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB.
BAGHDAD: Iraqi politician Osama Al-Nujaifi filed a court case seeking to remain vice president, a position the prime minister sought to abolish during a reform drive, a judicial statement said Tuesday
CAIRO: An Egyptian doctor sentenced to two years in prison over a girl’s death during a female circumcision operation said Tuesday he was on the run, but an NGO claimed he is still practicing.
PARIS: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Syria could be weeks away from a “big transition,” following on from international talks in Vienna.
ANTALYA: US President Barack Obama on Monday said America would stick to its current strategy in the fight against Daesh militants in Syria and Iraq, again ruling out putting US troops on the ground i
ADEN: Yemeni loyalists and Saudi-led coalition forces launched an offensive Monday to retake the key battleground province of Taez from Iran-backed rebels, as uncertainty surrounded the fate of UN-bro
CAIRO: A leading Sunni imam called Monday for an ideological battle against Daesh militants, including the deployment and training of moderate clerics in Europe to counter extremist thought.
GENEVA: Daesh militants have consolidated control over central Libya, carrying out summary executions, beheadings and amputations, the United Nations said on Monday in a further illustration of the No
BELEK, Turkey: The leaders of Britain and Germany on Monday said they would hold a conference next year to raise funds for Syrians displaced or plunged into poverty by the country’s civil war, saying
AMMAN/PARIS: Jordan’s King Abdallah II on Sunday said terrorism is the “greatest threat to our region” and that Muslims must lead the fight against it.
Facebook has been criticized for its decision to introduce its “safety check” feature for the attacks in Paris, but not after bomb blasts in Beirut a day earlier.
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