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International

Al-Habtoor discusses anti-Muslim sentiment

DUBAI, UAE, Dec 20: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor met with Michael Wolfe, award-winning producer and co-founder of United Production Foundation …

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UN backs Syria peace plan – OPPOSITION REACTS COOLLY TO INITIATIVE

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19, (Agencies): The UN Security Council’s unanimous support of a peace process for Syria that is set to begin next month with …

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Pakistan Taleban reject IS leader’s ‘caliph’ claim – US embassy warns of possible terror attac

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19, (Agencies): The US Embassy in Islamabad said it has received information on possible terrorist attacks in the Pakistani capital in late December, …

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Iraq probes coalition strike that killed 10 Iraqi soldiers – Iraq’s defence min predicts Ramadi victory by year-end

BAGHDAD, Dec 19, (AFP): Iraq has opened an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of 10 Iraqi soldiers in a coalition air …

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Delhi gang-rape attacker to walk free on Sunday

NEW DELHI: An attacker in the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi will be freed this weekend, a court said Friday, days after …

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Saudi-led anti-IS coalition is ‘suspicious,’ says Hezbollah – Lebanon’s participation slammed

BEIRUT, Dec 18, (RTRS): The Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah said on Thursday that a Saudi-led 34-nation anti- Islamic State coalition announced this week had …

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Foreign firms accused of exploiting Qatar’s ‘World Cup 2022’ workers

BRUSSELS, Dec 18, (AFP): Foreign companies working on construction projects for football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar are exploiting underpaid workers used as “modernday slaves”, …

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‘War on terror’ fails in extremism fight – ‘We keep on getting cancer’

ISLAMABAD, Dec 18, (AFP): Worshippers at the infamous Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital Islamabad still gather in their hundreds for Friday prayers, but the …

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Mosque in Germany shut for backing IS

BERLIN, Dec 18, (Agencies): German authorities Thursday raided, shuttered and banned a Muslim association and mosque they accused of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group …

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Confusion clouds Riyadh’s anti-Islamic State coalition – Indonesian, Pakistani officials unaware of military alliance

RIYADH, Dec 17, (RTRS): Some key members of the 34-nation anti-Islamic State coalition announced by Saudi Arabia have a fundamental question: just what is it? …

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