DOHA: World Cup 2022 football host Qatar, widely criticized for its record on workers’ rights, is to introduce a pioneering electronic contract system for laborers early next year, officials said Tues
PARIS: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Tuesday that there was a risk of a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising, erupting if violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem did not ease and
ADEN, Yemen: Yemeni President Abed-Rabbu Mansour Hadi landed in Aden on Tuesday, airport sources said, returning to the southern port city for the first time since he escaped to Saudi Arabia as Houthi
RAMALLAH: More than half of Palestinians no longer support a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, a survey released on Monday showed, rejecting the goal that has underpinned four decades of
GENEVA: Justice will catch up with Syrian President Bashar Assad even if he remains in power under a negotiated end to Syria’s war, UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte said on Monday.
ADEN: Yemen’s Vice President and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah stressed that the rebuilding process and the re-formation of its armed leaders and forces would be “the most difficult stage” in Yemen’s ne
LONDON: A growing number of “disillusioned” Daesh fighters are defecting from the terror group and could be used by governments to deter potential recruits, a report published Monday said.
OSLO: Syria’s civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a “doomsday” vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies, officials said on Monday.
JERUSALEM: Israeli police said Sunday they had arrested 39 Palestinians in the West Bank and east Jerusalem after days of protest and clashes over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
ISTANBUL: More than 100,000 people — many waving Turkish flags — attended an “anti-terrorism” rally in Istanbul Sunday, AFP reporters estimated, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses a major offen
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