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KABUL: An explosion at a mosque used as a voter centre in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Sunday killed at least 17 people and wounded 34, local officials said, in the latest attack on preparations for long-delayed parliamentary elections. Basir Bina, spokesman for the provincial police, said people...
ALGIERS: At least 15 African migrants died on Sunday when their boat trying to reach Europe capsized off the Algerian coast, a coast guard official said. Coast guard and civil protection authorities rescued 19 of 34 people on board, state news agency APS said. The boat sank off the coast of...
DUBAI: Emirates, the world's largest international airline, has been recognised at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2018 with four awards - Middle East's Leading Airline, Middle East's Leading Airline Brand, Middle East's Leading Business Class Airport Lounge and Middle East's Leading Cabin Crew, says a Press release. The red...
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia would send troops to Syria under the US-led coalition if a decision was taken to widen it, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday. “We are in discussion with the US and have been since the beginning of the Syrian crisis about sending forces into Syria,” Jubeir...
MOSCOW: Russian President Vlad­imir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, while signs emerged that Moscow and Washington wanted to pull back from the worst crisis in their relations for years. Putin made his remarks in a telephone conversation with Iranian counterpart Hassan...
JERUSALEM: Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. The government has been trying to finalize an agreement with Uganda to take...
Western strikes early on Saturday hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital, a monitor said, as the United States (US) announced a joint operation against the Damascus government. “The Western coalition strikes targeted scientific research centres, several military bases, and the bases of the...
Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: More than 250 people including members of Western Sahara's Polisario independence movement were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria's capital on Wednesday, officials said. Television footage showed crowds gathering around the smoking and flaming wreckage near Boufarik airport southwest of Algiers. A line...
DUBAI: Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday. "The attack apparently affected 200,000 router switches across...
Facebook said on Wednesday the personal information of up to 87 million users, mostly in the United States, may have been improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica , up from a previous news media estimate of more than 50 million. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a conference call with reporters that Facebook...
Gaza City: Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest on Friday, leaving 15 Palestinians dead and hundreds more wounded in the conflict´s worst single day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war. Late in the day, Israel´s military targeted three...