Bodies of Egypt crash victims arrive in Russia

Saint Petersburg: A plane carrying the remains of 144 people killed when a Russian airliner crashed in Egypt landed in Saint Petersburg early on Monday, hours after investigators probing the doomed flight said it...

Yemeni island lashed as cyclone heads for mainland, Oman

 ADEN: The Yemeni island of Socotra near the entrance to the Gulf of Aden was lashed on Sunday by strong winds and rain, damaging dozens of homes, an official said. The storm presaged the...

Divided Turkey holds critical snap election as violence spirals

ANKARA: Turks were voting Sunday in one of the most crucial elections in years, as the deeply divided country confronts a bloody wave of terrorist attacks and a renewed Kurdish conflict. The poll is...

Investigators probe deadly Russian plane crash in Egypt

CAIRO: International investigators have begun probing why a Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashed in a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing everyone on board in one of the deadliest Airbus incidents of...

Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent UNSC seats

WASHINGTON: Pakistan opposes the creation of new permanent seats in Security Council terming it a violation of UN charter and contrary to the universally agreed principles of democracy, accountability and transparency. This was stated...

Saudi Arabia says Assad, Iran-backed foreign forces must quit Syria

RIYADH: Russia and Iran must agree to a date and means for Syria s President Bashar al-Assad to quit the country, and agree to withdraw all foreign forces from Syria, Saudi Arabia s Foreign...

Iran threatens Arabs as much as Islamic State: Bahrain FM

MANAMA: Iranian support for subversion in Arab states is as big a threat to the region as the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group, Bahrain s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said...

Egyptian authorities confirm Russian plane has crashed

CAIRO: Egyptian military planes have spotted the wreckage of the Russian passenger plane that crashed Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula with 224 people on board, the government said. "Military planes have discovered the wreckage...

Kerry reaches Bishkek to reassure nervous Central Asia

BISHKEK: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Central Asia on Saturday for a five-day, five-nation tour of the "Stans," to reassure them they will not be forgotten. Concern is mounting in the...

Russian passenger plane with 224 people crashes in Egypt

CAIRO: A Russian civilian plane carrying 224 people crashed in Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian Prime Minister said, amid earlier conflicting reports that the plane was safely continuing its journey. Egyptian air traffic control...

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