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April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Catholic cardinal meets SaudiKing in historic visit to Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in Riyadh on Wednesday during the first visit to the kingdom by such a senior Catholic authority, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. The meeting between the king and Tauran, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is the first between the current 2

April 17, 2018 12:00 AM Russian investigative journalist dies after balcony fall

MOSCOW, Russia: A Russian journalist who wrote on Moscow’s "shadow army" in Syria has died after falling from the balcony of his fifth-floor flat, but investigators said Monday they were not treating the death as suspicious. Maksim Borodin fell from his apartment in Yekaterinburg, a major city in the Urals, last week and died from his injuries in hospital 3

April 16, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi king slams Iran’s ‘interference’ as Arab leaders meet

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran’s "blatant interference" in regional affairs as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for an annual gathering. Opening the 29th Arab League summit, the king also criticised the US decision to transfer its embassy in Israel to Occupied al-Quds and described "terrorism" as the biggest challenge 2

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM EU stands by allies over Syria strikes

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: European Council President Donald Tusk said Saturday the European Union stood by the United States, France and Britain over their air strikes in Syria after alleged chemical attacks by the Damascus regime. “Strikes by US, France and UK make it clear that Syrian regime together with Russia and Iran cannot continue this human tragedy 1

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Syrian army announces eastern Ghouta free of militants

BEIRUT: Syria´s army command on Saturday announced that the eastern Ghouta region was free of militants, following the departure of the last rebel fighters from the city of Douma towards the north of the country, state media reported, citing a statement by the Syrian army general command. "All the terrorists have left Douma city, their last bastion in eastern 1

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Miles from home, disillusioned Syrians say air strikes ‘not enough’

AL-BAB, Syria: Hundreds of miles from their homes in Syria’s wrecked Eastern Ghouta, displaced Syrians say Western air strikes on Saturday in response to an alleged chemical attack there were too little, too late. The United States, Britain and France targeted military and research sites in Syria after the purported toxic attack on Eastern Ghouta’s last rebel

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Israel in ‘direct combat’ with Iran after Syria raid: Hezbollah

BEIRUT: Israel’s strike on a Syrian airbase this week has put it in direct confrontation with regional foe Iran, the head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah movement said Friday. “The Israelis committed a historic mistake... and put themselves in direct combat with Iran,” Hassan Nasrallah warned in a televised address. Seven Iranian personnel were killed

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi aims to pressure rival Iran at Arab League summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s push for a tough stand against its arch-rival Iran is expected to dominate an Arab League summit on Sunday as regional tensions grow over the wars in Syria and Yemen. The fate of Occupied al-Quds will also be on the summit’s agenda, as the United States prepares to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city after declaring 1

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM Number of migrants in Germany hits record high

BERLIN: More people with foreign citizenship live in Germany than ever before, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday, putting the 10.6 million record figure down to an influx of people seeking asylum and migrants from other European Union countries. Of the 82 million people living in Germany, roughly one in every eight is a foreign national 2

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM Tehran accuses Israel of strike that killed four Iranians in Syria

TEHRAN: Tehran accused Israel on Monday of "flagrant" aggression in Syria after an air strike hit a regime base killing four Iranian "military advisers", Iranian media said. The Islamic Republic condemned "strongly the aggression and the air strike by the Zionist regime" against the T-4 airbase in Homs, Iran’s foreign ministry said in a statement. The ministry 7