Will Libya-Tunisia ‘unity’ talks end chaos in North Africa?

M. Nasir Jawed |   Libya seems back in news for all the right reasons. A government is in place that will oversee the country heading to presidential and parliamentary elections in December this year; and nearly all the warring factions have rallied round to support the transitional arrangement. Yet it will be too early […]

Russian goat who made unlikely friends with tiger dies

Moscow: A Russian goat named Timur whose unusual friendship with a tiger won him nationwide fame, has died, the director of the safari park where the pair lived, said Friday. “Timur’s heart stopped beating on Nov. 5,” Dmitry Mezentsev, director of a safari park outside the Pacific port of Vladivostok, told AFP. The billy goat, […]

Demolished Palestinian home becomes conflict symbol

The pile of rubble that Latifa Naji used to call home has become an unlikely symbol in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The two-story cement house in the Al-Amari refugee camp in the occupied West Bank has been demolished by the Israeli army four times, most recently this month, as punishment for attacks carried out by the […]

US Democratic candidates take unprecedented stance on aid to Israel

US Senator Bernie Sanders has been the most outspoken critic WASHINGTON: US aid to Israel has become a contested issue in the race for the Democratic Party nomination for president, a point underscored by candidates at the J Street Conference in Washington. With Democrats increasingly distrustful of US President Donald Trump’s relationship with Israeli Prime […]

‘Davos in the Desert’ a major draw for world business and finance

The event was an opportunity for the kingdom to showcase its eagerness to reshape its economy by diversifying its activities from oil. World leaders and economy titans from 30 countries converged on Riyadh for the third Saudi investment conference that sought to enhance collaboration on issues such as sustainability, technology and the future of societies. […]

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