Turkey ends military operation in Syria: Yildirim

ANKARA: Turkey has ended the "Euphrates Shield" military operation it launched in Syria last August, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday, but suggested there might be more cross-border campaigns to come. Turkey sent troops,...

“Thank you and goodbye”: EU chief accepts Brexit notice

BRUSSELS: The European Union is unhappy Britain is leaving, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Wednesday after receiving formal notification from London. But the other 27 states are now more united and will...

US probably had role in Mosul deaths: US Lt. General

WASHINGTON – The top United States commander overseeing the anti-ISIS operation has said that the U.S. “probably had a role” in the March 17 explosion in Mosul, Iraq that resulted in some 100 civilian...

Brexit: Theresa May signs the Article 50 letter

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk notifying the European Union of Britain's intention to leave the bloc. The letter is due to be delivered by hand...

Abbas optimistic about Arab summit backing ahead of talks with Trump

JORDAN: The Palestinian president said Tuesday that he expects this year's Arab summit to deliver a "clear message to the world" about Palestinian rights. Mahmoud Abbas spoke to reporters on the sidelines of the summit,...

Amnesty International lashes out at U.S-Led Coalition for Mosul civilian deaths

BAGHDAD: Amnesty International warned that a rise in civilian casualties in Iraq suggests the U.S-led coalition is not doing enough to prevent civilian deaths. A report by the group quoted Mosul residents and eyewitnesses of...

Saudi businessman shows interest in investment in Afghanistan

KABUL: A renowned businessman hailing from the royal family of Saudi Arabia named as Walid bin Talal has shown keen interest in investing in Afghanistan, urging international companies to do business with the landlocked...

Royal Marine Blackman gets 7 years for killing wounded Afghan Taliban fighter

LONDON: Court Martial Appeal Court sentenced Royal Marine Sgt Alexander Blackman to seven years jail for killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan in 2011. Blackman, 42, will be freed in a few weeks as...

US vows to end ‘Israel-bashing’ at United Nations

WASHINGTON: The US ambassador to the United Nations received a rapturous welcome Monday at Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum, where she vowed never to allow “Israel-bashing” at the world body. Nikki Haley was addressing the annual...

Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner will appear before a Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the US election, the White House said Monday. Kushner, 36, was Trump’s main intermediary with foreign...

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