Years removed from war, Iraqis seek new desert escapades

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SAMAWAH, Iraq: Far from the hustle and bustle of major cities, young Iraqis are increasingly taking advantage of a renewed sense of safety to explore the country’s serene desert getaways.Sheltering amidst the golden dunes, Ghadanfar Abdallah and his friends gather around a flickering campfire in the Samawah desert south of the capital, humming tunes, laughing … Read more

Hundreds of inmates flee after armed gangs storm Haiti’s main prison, leaving bodies behind

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Hundreds of inmates fled Haiti’s main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility in an overnight explosion of violence that engulfed much of the capital. At least five people were dead Sunday. The jailbreak marked a new low in Haiti’s downward spiral of violence and came as gangs step up coordinated attacks in … Read more

Iran executes one over alleged Israel link to attack

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SAMAWAH, Iraq: Far from the hustle and bustle of major cities, young Iraqis are increasingly taking advantage of a renewed sense of safety to explore the country’s serene desert getaways.Sheltering amidst the golden dunes, Ghadanfar Abdallah and his friends gather around a flickering campfire in the Samawah desert south of the capital, humming tunes, laughing … Read more

Malaysia may renew the search for MH370 a decade after the flight disappeared

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Hundreds of inmates flee after armed gangs storm Haiti’s main prison, leaving bodies behind PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Hundreds of inmates fled Haiti’s main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility in an overnight explosion of violence that engulfed much of the capital. At least five people were dead Sunday. The jailbreak marked a new low in … Read more

Canada sanctions six Russians over Navalny death

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OTTAWA: Canada announced new sanctions on Sunday against six Russian officials following the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny last month in an Arctic prison colony. The sanctions target “senior officials and high-ranking employees of Russia’s prosecution, judicial and correctional services,” a statement by Canada’s foreign affairs department said. The six people “were involved in … Read more

Philippines foreign minister urges China: ‘stop harassing us’

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Hundreds of inmates flee after armed gangs storm Haiti’s main prison, leaving bodies behind PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Hundreds of inmates fled Haiti’s main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility in an overnight explosion of violence that engulfed much of the capital. At least five people were dead Sunday. The jailbreak marked a new low in … Read more

UAE Pro League review: Al-Wasl maintain 8-point lead over Al-Ain at top of table

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Eddie Howe answers Newcastle United tactics critics as Magpies outwit rivals Wolves Newcastle: Criticism, at this level, is only ever just around the corner. One year you may be returning a club to the Champions League after two decades, the next some may be calling for change at the top. That is the situation that … Read more

Nikki Haley says she no longer feels bound by the GOP pledge requiring her to support the eventual nominee

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Hundreds of inmates flee after armed gangs storm Haiti’s main prison, leaving bodies behind PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Hundreds of inmates fled Haiti’s main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility in an overnight explosion of violence that engulfed much of the capital. At least five people were dead Sunday. The jailbreak marked a new low in … Read more

Table-toppers Multan Sultans defeat Karachi Kings by 20 runs in PSL clash

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DUBAI: Relentless leaders Al-Wasl heaped pressure on Cosmin Olaroiu’s underperforming Sharjah, Spain icon Andres Iniesta’s sinking Emirates Club looked doomed, and Farhad Majidi’s inconsistent Ittihad Kalba-reign was brought to an ignominious end during ADNOC Pro League’s matchweek 15. Friday’s grandstand clash in Dubai witnessed goals from Abdulrahman Saleh and outstanding UAE attacker Ali Saleh to maintain … Read more