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Kurds accuse Turkey of using banned incendiary weapons
Agence France Presse
BEIRUT: The embattled Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria accused Turkey Thursday of resorting to banned weapons such as napalm and white phosphorus munitions.

The use of such weapons since
U.N. Security Council concerned by situation in northeast Syria
UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council said Wednesday it was concerned by the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Daesh (ISIS) fighters but made no reference to a Turkish assault on Syrian Ku
Yemen govt, south separatists set to ink deal
DUBAI: Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are expected Thursday to announce a deal to end a power struggle in the southern port of Aden that fractured an Arab coalition battling the Iran-aligned H
US envoys open Sudan bank accounts for first time in decades
Agence France Presse
KHARTOUM: Four U.S. diplomats Wednesday opened accounts at a Sudanese bank for the first time in decades, as Khartoum seeks to draw international businesses back to the country to help revive the ailing economy.
Algerian court places journalist in custody
ALGIERS: A court in Algeria Tuesday ordered the detention of a journalist and activist on charges of "undermining the morale of the army", according to a committee that defends detainees.

A judge at the court i

Lebanon: Cabinet meets as backlash grows over tax proposals
BEIRUT: Cabinet convened Thursday to discuss a 36-item agenda in a session headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The meeting comes as ministers face backlash over a series of government proposals to increase taxes and impose fees in th
Lebanese govt to charge $0.20 a day for WhatsApp calls
BEIRUT: The Lebanese government will attempt to impose a fee of $0.20 a day for using WhatsApp calls and other internet calling applications, Telecommunications Minister Mohamed Choucair confirmed Thursday.

“This decision is the
Hundreds run for municipal, mukhtar councils by-elections
BEIRUT: Hundreds of candidates across Lebanon will run for the upcoming municipal and mukhtar by-elections, after the deadline to submit candidacies passed midnight Wednesday.

The by-elections will be held on Oct. 27 to fill around 78

Democracy on a knife-edge across the world
Dani Rodrik
In Mohammed Hanif’s novel “Red Birds,” an American bomber pilot crashes his plane in the Arabian desert and is stranded among the locals in a nearby refugee camp. He finds himself talking about th
Betrayal of Kurds sickens U.S. soldiers
David Ignatius
At a gathering last Saturday night of military and intelligence veterans, one topic shrouded the room: President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria who had fought and died to help

Child marriage a stunting development
Moha Ennaji
At last month’s United Nations summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, child marriage did not get top billing. Yet ending this cruel practice, which steals girls’ childhoods, bodily autonomy and ch
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