A general view shows cranes in front of the Dubai skyline on Tuesday. Faced with heavy losses from low oil prices, Gulf states have embarked on belt-tightening measures to cut spending and boost non-oil revenues, but analysts warn much more needs to be done. (AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB)
Workers fill cars with gasoline at a a filling station in Dubai on Tuesday. Faced with heavy losses from low oil prices, Gulf states have embarked on belt-tightening measures to cut spending and boost non-oil revenues, but analysts warn much more needs to be done. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB.
ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said Turkey does not buy any oil from Daesh, insisting that his country’s fight against the jihadi group is “undisputed.”
LONDON: The Times on Thursday corrected a “misleading” headline that claimed a fifth of British Muslims had sympathy for the Daesh, amid accusations Muslims have been demonized after the Paris attacks
DOHA: Qatar has launched an investigation after heavy rains exposed poor construction in a country set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a deluge that saw water cascade through the roof of its $15 bil
JERUSALEM: Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate incidents Thursday in the West Bank as Israel announced plans to build a new fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to conta
MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday stepped up its retaliatory measures against Turkey for the downing of one of its warplanes, tightening controls over Turkish food imports as President Vladimir Putin demande
DUBAI: A senior UN official has accused the Houthi group of obstructing the delivery of humanitarian supplies to civilians in Taiz and warned that up to 200,000 people are living under “virtual siege”
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of a Russian warplane by
BOSTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry said the violence between Israelis and Palestinians could “spin out of control” unless they take immediate steps to ease tensions.
MOSCOW: Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday said the downing of its fighter jet by Turkey appeared to be a “planned provocation” but said the countries would not go to war over the incident.
TEHRAN: The body of a senior Iranian diplomat missing since the Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia in September has been identified, Iranian media said Wednesday, quashing speculation he was kidnapped.
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