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International

Americans seized from party flat – US, Iraq search for kidnapped 3

BAGHDAD, Jan 18, (Agencies): Search operations were underway Monday for three Americans kidnapped from a “suspicious apartment” in Baghdad, in a rare abduction of Western …

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IS captures ground in Syria

BEIRUT, Jan 18, (Agencies): Opposition activists say Islamic State fighters have captured new areas near the eastern Syrian city of Deir el-Zour. The Britain-based Syrian …

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Richest ‘62’ people now own as much as half world’s population

LONDON, Jan 18, (RTRS): The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world’s population, some 3.5 billion people, as the super-rich have …

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Iran sanctions end – Freed Americans head home

WASHINGTON/ANKARA, Jan 17, (Agencies): Three Iranian-Americans left Tehran on Sunday under a prisoner swap following the lifting of most international sanctions on Iran under a …

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Qatar provides 1000 new homes for Gazans

GAZA, Jan 17, (RTRS): Qatari-funded construction projects have provided 1,000 new dwellings for Palestinians left homeless by the 2014 Gaza war with Israel, and a …

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Graffiti sprayed on Jerusalem church – ‘Go to hell’

JERUSALEM, Jan 17, (AP): Israeli police discovered Hebrew graffiti Sunday on the walls of a famous Jerusalem church, in what appears to be the latest …

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Jakarta attack shows jostle to lead IS – Death toll in Indonesia rises to 8

JAKARTA, Jan 17, (RTRS): Last week’s attack on Jakarta showed for the first time that Islamic State violence has arrived in Indonesia, but security experts …

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Extremists slay 23 – Burkina Faso mourns

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Jan 16, (AP): The overnight seizure of a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital by al-Qaeda-linked extremists ended Saturday when Burkina Faso …

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V. K. Singh to look after Gulf Indians as ministries merge

NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will now on look after all issues related to expatriate Indians in the …

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US and Tehran swap ‘detainees’ ahead of N-implementation day

VIENNA/DUBAI, Jan 16, (RTRS): Iran freed five Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday as the two countries staged a series of goodwill gestures …

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