Syria’s rebels claim capture of missiles in Damascus

BEIRUT: Syria’s rebels on Tuesday claimed that they had seized from the regime’s arsenal 10 missiles in the eastern belt of Damascus province, amid a marked escalation of violence in the area.

UAE's Burjeel Hospital pledges 100 free heart surgeries

ABU DHABI: Burjeel Hospital Monday announced it would provide 100 free heart surgeries to patients in the Middle East who might not be able to afford this life-saving surgery.

Nine Iraqi soldiers killed in north Baghdad attacks

BAGHDAD: At least nine Iraqi soldiers including a colonel were killed on Tuesday after insurgents fired rockets at an army convoy north of Baghdad and gunmen battled troops at checkpoints in a wave of

Corrie family loses case; deeply troubled over Israel ruling

HAIFA, Israel: The mother of US activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003, said the family was “deeply troubled” after a court found the Israeli army was no

Egypt’s president visits China

BEIJING: China is hosting Egypt’s newly elected president despite its uneasiness with the Arab Spring revolution that helped bring him to power, while the new leader seeks to shore up his country’s fl

Gaza not ‘liveable’ by 2020 barring urgent action: UN

GAZA: Gaza will no longer be “liveable” by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water supply, power, health, and schooling, the United Nations’ most comprehensive report

World ‘must share Syria refugee burden’

French President Francois Hollande warned yesterday that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime would be a legitimate reason for a foreign intervention.

UAE tourism official: Saudis visiting Abu Dhabi on the increase

JEDDAH:  More than 40,000 Saudi tourists have visited the Emirate of Abu Dhabi during the first half of this year, an increase of 73 percent compared to the same time last year, a United Arab

Lebanon ex-minister admits planning killings

BEIRUT: A former Lebanese minister has confessed to plotting sectarian killings along with Syria’s security chief, according to alleged leaked security documents published by a local newspaper yesterd

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