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Mexico ambush kills 11, including 5 federal police

Mexico ambush kills 11, including 5 federal police

MEXICO CITY: A gang ambush on federal police in western Mexico killed five officers, three suspects and three bystanders in the deadliest day for the country’s new gendarmerie. The attack took place late Thursday as seven vehicles carrying the paramilitary ...

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Obama says ‘nothing new’ in Netanyahu speech

Obama says ‘nothing new’ in Netanyahu speech

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama said there was “nothing new” in Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress Tuesday, insisting the Israeli Prime Minister did not offer a better option than negotiations. Netanyahu “did not offer any viable alternatives,” Obama said ...

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Israel denounces US push for nuclear accord with Iran

Israel denounces US push for nuclear accord with Iran

WASHINGTON: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced President Barack Obama’s drive for a nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, warning Washington is paving Tehran’s path to a bomb. After Netanyahu delivered an impassioned address to the US Congress, an exasperated ...

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Saudi beheads rapist, murderer

Saudi beheads rapist, murderer

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia beheaded a convicted rapist and a murderer on Tuesday, bringing to 37 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year. Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed al-Bishi, a Saudi national, raped his victim at ...

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Saudi honours Indian telepreacher Dr Zakir Naik

Saudi honours Indian telepreacher Dr Zakir Naik

RIYADH: An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job” received one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for “service to Islam.” Zakir Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation in India, was one ...

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Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran on Saturday shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the US Congress. “I believe this effort is fruitless ...

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‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as Londoner

‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as Londoner

LONDON/WASHINGTON: The masked “Jihadi John” killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do London family who was known to the security services. The black-clad militant brandishing a ...

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Suicide attack on Turkish vehicle kills two in Kabul

Suicide attack on Turkish vehicle kills two in Kabul

KABUL: A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle killed two people in Kabul Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government presses for peace talks with the militants. The blast came shortly after 8:00 am (0330 ...

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Russia, Cyprus sign military deal on use of Mediterranean ports

Russia, Cyprus sign military deal on use of Mediterranean ports

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades signed an agreement to give Russian military ships access to Cypriot ports. “We signed a number of documents regarding our military cooperation. For example regarding the entrance of our ...

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