Middle East

Hollande Calls for Halt to Israeli Settlements

RAMALLAH, Nov 19 — French President Francois Hollande has called on Israel to halt settlement building on occupied territory, saying it hampers chances for...

Riyadh Flash Floods Claim 15 Lives

By Md Al-Sulami  JEDDAH, Nov 19 –  At least 15 people have died and eight others are reported missing in flash floods caused by heavy...

Palestinians Decide to Internationalize Arafat Probe

RAMALLAH, Nov 13 — The findings of Swiss scientists probing Yasser Arafat’s death, which shows high level of a radioactive substance in the former Palestinian...

Thousands of Overstaying Expats Stage Sit-ins to Get Deported

MORE THAN 20,000 DETAINED IN FIRST TWO DAYS OF CRACKDOWN   By Irfan Mohammed JEDDAH, Nov 12 — Thousands of undocumented expatriates are desperately seeking to get...

UN Asks Qatar to Improve the Lot of Migrant Workers

DOHA, Nov 10 — A top UN official on Sunday urged Qatar to improve conditions for foreign laborers, as the Gulf emirate builds a...

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