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  • Women’s rights Afghan “red line” in Taliban talks

    Berlin:The rights of women constitute an “absolute red line” for the Afghan government in peace negotiations between the US and the Taliban, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said Tuesday. “There will be…

  • Turkey, small sums spell success as Syria kids go back to school

    Adana:Like many students of her age, 16-year-old refugee Fatmeh dreams of becoming a doctor. And a modest monthly sum of less than 10 euros could make all the difference. Originally from the…

  • Syria says US Golan move blatant attack on its sovereignty

    Damascus:The Syrian government said that Washington’s recognition Monday of Israeli claims over the Golan Heights were a blatant attack on its sovereignty. US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation recognising…

  • 19 dead in unprecedented Iran floods

    Tehran: Major floods across much of Iran have left 19 people dead and more than 90 injured, blocking roads and triggering landslides with warnings of more heavy rain to come, emergency services…

  • Dubai ruler congratulate Kenyan science teacher on $1 mn global award win

    DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, congratulated Kenyan teacher on winning the prestigious $1 million Global Teacher Prize…

  • Netanyahu to cut short US visit over Gaza strike

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his visit to the US on Monday, hours after a rocket launched from Gaza struck a house outside Tel Aviv, injuring seven people. “In…

  • Qatar’s $434m desert rose museum finally blooms

    DOHA: Almost a decade in the making, three years late and at an estimated cost of $434 million, Qatar’s vast national museum, built in the shape of a desert rose, opens this…

  • Dubai British school issues advisory to parents after Cyber attack

    Dubai: With no institution, government safe from Cyber attacks, hackers a British school in Dubai is the new victim of these anonymous hackers. The school has warned parents about a cyber attack…

  • Indian-American New York Senator shares Dubai memories

    Dubai: New Yorks first Indian-American state Senator Kevin Thomas, who assumed office at the beginning of this year and who was born in Dubai, is now advocating tolerance and pushing for the…

  • Turkey’s ex-premier squares up for Istanbul election battle

    Turkey:If former Turkish prime minister Binali Yildirim wants a reminder of how much he needs to win as Istanbul mayor in this month’s election, he just has to listen to his boss.…

  • Israeli army targets two Hamas posts in Gaza Strip

    Gaza/Jerusalem: The Israeli army claimed to have hit two targets of the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after Palestinian militants launched explosive devices at Israel. “We struck two…

  • Dubai policeman promoted for rejecting bribe

    Dubai: Dubai Police have honoured and promoted a policeman after he turned down a promised monthly bribe of 50,000 dirhams (Rs 942,000 approx). Officer Mohammed Abdullah Belal’s rank was elevated for refusing…

  • 90 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan: Police

    Kabul: More than 100 people, including 13 civilians, have been killed as government forces and Taliban fighters intensified operations over control of Talawka area in Afghanistan’s Kunduz city, police said on Sunday.…

  • Death toll mounts to 102 in Iraq ferry disaster

    Mosul [Iraq]: 102 people lost their lives after an overcrowded ferry capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul on Thursday. 60 people still remain missing following the tragedy. Celebrating Nowruz, or the…

  • 21 people hospitalised in Hama after suspected chemical attack

    Hama [Syria]: 21 people were admitted to the Al-Suqaylabiyah hospital here after a suspected chemical attack by militants who fired several shells at the city, according to local media. The admitted people…

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