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International

Saudi cuts diplomatic ties with Tehran amid spiralling tension – BAHRAIN, SUDAN FOLLOW SUIT; UAE DOWNGRADES

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4, (Agencies): The hostile comments by Iranian officials towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the mob attacks on Saudi diplomatic facilities …

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IS kills 11 troops in western Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan 4, (Agencies): Islamic State militants attacked Iraqi troops and allied tribal fighters outside the western town of Haditha on Monday, killing at least …

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42 alleged IS supporters held in Pakistan

A Pakistani minister says counter terrorism officials in the country’s eastern Punjab province have arrested 42 militant suspects with alleged links to the Islamic State …

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Al Habtoor receives HH Sheikh Isa Bin Ali Al-Khalifa

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman, Al Habtoor Group welcomes His Highness Sheikh Isa Bin Ali Al-Khalifa at his Majlis on Al Wasl Road on Monday …

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GCC DENOUNCES ‘BARBARIC’ ATTACK ON SAUDI MISSION – Kuwait sharply condemns storming of Saudi Arabia Embassy in Tehran

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3, (Agencies): Kuwait sharply condemns attacks by Iranian demonstrators on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, and the Saudi Consulate in Mashhad, an …

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Jihadists kill 12 in raid on Iraq police trainees – Arab-Kurd fighters kill 16 DAESH near Raqa

TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan 3, (Agencies): Suicide attackers from the Islamic State group killed at least 12 Iraqi forces Sunday in a brazen attack on police …

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IS threatens UK in new execution video – Five ‘spies’ killed

BEIRUT, Jan 3, (AFP): The Islamic State group threatened Britain in an Internet video Sunday showing the killing of five “spies” it said worked with …

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Saudi asserts itself with execution but risks escalation: experts – Riyadh shrugs off Iran’s reaction as ‘irresponsible’

DUBAI, Jan 3, (AFP): Saudi Arabia’s execution of a leading Shiite cleric reflects an assertive but risky new approach that threatens to escalate its proxy …

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Saudi executes Shiite cleric, 46 others – GULF NEIGHBOURS REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR RIYADH EFFORTS AGAINST TERRORISM

RIYADH, Jan 2, (Agencies): Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia executed Saturday a prominent Shiite cleric, who had been behind anti-government protests, drawing angry condemnation from Shiite-majority …

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Dubai blaze raises ‘design’ questions – 3rd high-rise fi re in 3 yrs

DUBAI, Jan 2, (RTRS): A blaze that engulfed a Dubai skyscraper on New Year’s Eve — the emirate’s third high-rise fi re in three years …

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