Middle-East



Anti-Israel slur used by Turkish premier

ANKARA: Turkey’s prime minister shouted an anti-Israel slur as he was mobbed by angry protesters at the site of a deadly mine blast this week, local media reported Friday.



Iranians demand hijab rules enforced

TEHRAN: Around 1,000 Iranians staged a rally on Friday to demand that the government fully enforce obligatory rules that women be veiled in public.



Iran pursues ballistic missile work, complicating nuclear talks

* US brought up missiles as Vienna nuclear talks resumed * Iran refusing to discuss ballistic missiles -Iranian official



President says Yemen in ‘open war’ with Al-Qaeda

SANAA, Yemen: Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said Thursday that his country is in an “open war” with Al-Qaeda as one of the country’s largest offensive against the terro



Death toll rises to 282 in Turkey mine tragedy

SOMA: Women sang laments and swayed with grief Thursday over the graves of relatives killed in Turkey’s worst mining disaster, even as more hearses pulled up and backhoes dug more graves arou



Syrian presidential election a ‘farce’

LONDON: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday the US and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that Bashar Assad’s planned presidential election is a “farce” because tens of



Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on Nakba Day

RAMALLAH: Palestinians in the West Bank clashed with Israeli forces Thursday, the 66th anniversary of the Nakba or “catastrophe” of the Jewish state’s creation when 760,000 Palestinians fled their hom



Jazeera journalists’ lawyers quit over ‘insult’ to Egypt

CAIRO: The main lawyers representing Australian journalist Peter Greste and another Al-Jazeera reporter on trial in Cairo quit in court on Thursday, accusing the broadcaster of working against Egypt.<



Lebanon eyes tourism boost as Saudi ‘ends unofficial ban’

BEIRUT: Saudi Arabia and other Gulf governments have lifted an unofficial ban on travel to Lebanon, boosting prospects for the summer tourism season, Lebanon’s tourism minister told AFP on Thursday.



Egypt’s Sisi asks for US help in fighting terrorism

CAIRO: Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the general who ousted an elected president and is set to become Egypt’s next head of state, called on the United States to help fight terrorism to avoid the crea

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