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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...
ISLAMABAD: US President Donald Trump on Sunday lambasted Islamabad by saying that the country 'doesn't do a damn thing for us' as well as claiming that Pakistan helped shelter the then al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Trump also defended his administration's decision to pull hundreds of millions of dollars...
Republicans eye another short-term bill to fund government WASHINGTON: A deal on immigration as part of a new stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown appeared less likely on Wednesday after a Democratic senator said the White House is making unacceptable demands on immigration measures. The White House dispatched chief...
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...
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...
SEOUL: A prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her. In her first appearance on the global stage,...
LOS ANGELES: The United States government doubled its financial support for solar power projects overseas last year under a climate-friendly investment policy written in the last days of the Obama administration, according to a Reuters review of government documents. The growing U.S. support for foreign solar projects comes despite an...
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...
BEIRUT: The Syrian army broke apart the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta on Sunday, cutting off two major towns from the rest of the area, state media said, after a fierce battle waged under cover of an unrelenting bombardment. State television on Sunday broadcast from the eastern Ghouta town of...
WARSAW: Four people died and about 20 were injured in an apartment building collapse in Poznan, western Poland, most likely to have been caused by a gas explosion, state-run news agency PAP said on Sunday. The explosion on Sunday morning destroyed four of 18 apartments in the building, PAP said,...
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...