BAGHDAD: A spokesman for Iraqi Kurdish President Massud Barzani said Thursday national premier Nuri Al-Maliki had “become hysterical” and should step down after he accused the autonomous region of har
DUBAI: Yemen’s president has ordered a raft of austerity steps, including a review of state-owned companies’ viability and curbs on foreign travel by government officials, to ease pressure on the impo
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Thursday the appointment of Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the new special envoy tasked with resolving the war in Syria.
ANKARA: Turkey’s parliament approved a legal framework on Thursday for peace talks with Kurdish militants, in an important step toward ending a three-decade insurgency a month before a presidential el
ABU DHABI : The United Arab Emirates pledged $25 million in humanitarian aid Thursday to “support the steadfastness” of Palestinians in Gaza where Israeli strikes have killed more than 70 people in th
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Five Palestinian children were among 25 people killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza early Thursday, medics said, with most of the bloodshed in the southern city of
The US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor has been slammed by GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani, for his interference in Bahrain’s internal affairs.
DAMASCUS: Twenty members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in Syrian air force raids Wednesday against the jihadists’ bastion in Raqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
DUBAI: Bahrain interrogated its top opposition leader on Wednesday after expelling a senior US diplomat for meeting him, a remarkable slap at Washington from the ally that hosts the US Navy’s Middle E
LONDON: Egypt is challenging a British museum’s planned sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue that is expected to fetch up to 6 million pounds ($10 million) at a London auction.
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