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  • Blame 'oath-breaker' US for woes

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani slammed his critics yesterday, defending the political achievements of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and calling the US an "oath-breaker".

  • UN expert to present report before June

    A UN judicial expert tasked with investigating the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said yesterday she would present her report by the end of May.

  • Palestinian PM, govt resign

    Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah has tendered his resignation and that of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas, he said yesterday, dealing a blow to faltering reconciliation efforts with Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers.

  • IS in Syria confined to four square kms

    The Islamic State group's once-sprawling "caliphate" has been reduced to a four-square-kilometre pocket of territory in eastern Syria, a senior Kurdish commander said yesterday.

  • EU adds S Arabia to draft 'terrorism financing' list

    The European Commission has added Saudi Arabia to an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax controls against terrorism financing and money laundering, two sources told Reuters on Friday.

  • Users now can only forward message to 5

    Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is limiting worldwide the number of times a user can forward a message to five, starting on Monday, as the

  • Physical Abuse in Saudi Arabia

    Back home, traumatised

    Halima Akhter was so traumatised and physically weak that she was struggling to walk after landing at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday night. Neither was there any relative to welcome her at the airport.

  • SYRIA WAR: Arab states call for return of refugees

    Arab states at an economic summit in Lebanon on Sunday urged world powers to step up efforts to enable refugees, particularly Syrians, to return home and to ease the burden on host countries.

  • Taliban-US Meet held in Qatar

    The Taliban said it met with US officials in Qatar yesterday, in the latest round of talks between the insurgents and Washington aimed at bringing an end to the 17-year war.

  • US-Saudi can't move on until crown prince 'dealt with'

    Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham yesterday said the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "dealt with", without being more specific.