DOHA, Qatar: Qatar, host of the 2022 football World Cup, pledged Sunday to introduce new legislation to replace the controversial “kafala” sponsorship system and improve conditions for migrant workers
BEIRUT: The Islamic State group on Sunday released a video claiming the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig in a warning to Washington as it prepares to send more troops to Iraq.
The video footage of a boy rescuing his little sister under sniper fire in Syria was scripted but deliberately misrepresented on YouTube to generate a discussion about children in conflict zones, a
DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood and local affiliates as terrorist groups, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday citing a cabinet decree.
BEIRUT: Lebanon, a nation fiercely proud of its cuisine, has been left with a case of severe indigestion after a scandal over restaurants and supermarkets selling tainted food.
KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi forces broke a months-long siege by jihadist fighters of the country’s largest oil refinery Saturday as the top US officer flew in to discuss the expanded war against the Islamic S
JERUSALEM: Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound.
KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi forces recaptured the strategic oil town of Baiji Friday in a significant victory over the Islamic State group, as the UN accused the jihadists of crimes against humanity in neighb
SANAA: Yemeni Shiite Houthi fighters backed by government forces drove the local wing of Al-Qaeda from one of its last strongholds in central Yemen on Friday in intense fighting that killed at least 3
TEHRAN: Iran will have “smart filtering” within six months to weed out Internet content the authorities deem offensive or criminal, the telecommunications minister said on Friday.
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