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Obama set for pardon frenzy as he leaves office

WASHINGTON: A Rastafarian pro, a former Taliban captive and thousands of minor drug traffickers have one thing in common: Their names have been submitted to President...

Nine things Obama will be remembered for

WASHINGTON: As Barack Obama prepares to leave office on January 20, here are nine things his presidency may be remembered for: Making history If historians were to write...

Taliban Shrugs at US Plans to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

KABUL (INP): The Taliban has dismissed American plans to send 300 troops to Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province as nothing but “solely to lend morale” to...

Abu Dhabi cruise sector celebrates record numbers of ships and passengers

Abu Dhabi(Online): Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), which is responsible for developing the tourism industry in the emirate along with its...

Hundreds more flights cancelled as snow blankets Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Heavy snow blanketed Istanbul for a second day on Sunday, resulting in the cancellation of hundreds of flights and more disruption for thousands of travellers....

Al-Qaeda chief denounces Islamic State ‘liars’

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has denounced what he said was a dishonest propaganda campaign by rival jihadist group the Islamic State against his...

US spy chiefs stand firm on Russia findings

WASHINGTON :US spy chiefs insisted Friday they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face...

Brexit will be ‘tough’ and ‘complicated’, admits UK finance minister

LONDON: British Finance Minister Philip Hammond has warned that Brexit negotiations would be difficult, but said he hoped to maintain strong economic ties with the...

Turkey paying price for US alliance with Kurdish militia; Defence Minister

Ankara:Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, Turkish...

UN rights envoy to probe Myanmar Rohingya violence

YANGON: The United Nations on Friday said its human rights envoy for Myanmar will probe escalating violence in the country, including a military crackdown on Rohingya...