Iran releases US marines after apology

 TEHRAN: The US marines, who entered Iran's territorial waters yesterday, were released because their entrance was unintentional and they apologized, IRGC said in a statement. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department...

Iran questions US sailors, dismiss talk of prompt release

DUBAI: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday it was interrogating 10 American sailors it had detained a day earlier, and dismissed talk of their prompt release. Iran detained the sailors who were aboard two...

Evacuation talks under way for besieged Syria town

BEIRUT: Aid groups pressed on with talks to evacuate hundreds of people, many starving, from a besieged Syrian town, as the UN warned more would die unless blockades are lifted. Elsewhere in Syria, forces...

Turkey arrests three Russians after Istanbul suicide attack

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained three Russian nationals suspected of links with Islamic State following a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists, according to the Doğan news agency. Police in the...

Iran detains 10 US sailors; prompt return expected

TEHRAN: Iran detained 10 US sailors aboard two US Navy boats in the Gulf on Tuesday in an incident that rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord with...

Obama says fight against Daesh is not World War III

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama accused critics on Tuesday of playing into the hands of Daesh by comparing the fight against the militant group to World War Three, in an address aimed at laying out...

Erdogan show determination to eradicate terrorism

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday’s suicide blast that killed nine in a popular tourist area of central Istanbul has proofed that Turkey is not immune to the troubles plaguing its southern...

No rationale to doubt Pakistan’s assurance: Indian Home Minister

NEW DELHI: The Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has said that there was no rationale to turn-down Pakistan’s assurances that it would take action against those responsible for the Pathankot attack. “Pakistani government has...

No reason to distrust Pakistan’s assurances: Indian minister

NEW DEHLI: The Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, on Tuesday said there was no reason to distrust Pakistan's assurances that it will take action against those responsible for the Pathankot attack, reported Indian media....

Obama gives last state of the union address

WASHINGTON: Barack Obama gives his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, perhaps the last opportunity of his presidency to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election. The White House is...

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