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Turkey will not accept new Kurdish entity in Syria - prime minister

Turkey will not accept new Kurdish entity in Syria - prime minister

Turkey will not accept the creation of a new Kurdish entity inside Syria and the territorial integrity of the country must be maintained, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday.

Pakistan forces seal MQM headquarters after TV station attack

Pakistan forces seal MQM headquarters after TV station attack

Pakistani paramilitary forces raided the headquarters of a powerful political party in the port city of Karachi on Tuesday after supporters of the party stormed the office of a television channel the day before.

Test for the best

Test for the best

The Gulf will widen — with laughs — as 18 comedians of the region pitch their talent at the Doha Comedy Festival this weekend. Qatar’s standup comedians Hamad al-Ammari and Mohammed al-Tamimi tell Anand Holla what it takes for them to tick

Philippine war on crime packs decaying jails

Philippine war on crime packs decaying jails

Mario Dimaculangan shares a toilet with 130 other inmates in one of the Philippines’ most overcrowded jails, and conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime.

Indonesian executions a ‘complete mess’: lawyer

Indonesian executions a ‘complete mess’: lawyer

Indonesia executed four drug convicts yesterday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a “complete mess”.

4 hospitals hit by air raids in Syria's Aleppo

4 hospitals hit by air raids in Syria's Aleppo

Four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in Syria's battered Aleppo city have been hit by air raids in the past 24 hours, a group of doctors said Sunday.

Cummings called in to Britain’s road team for Rio Games

Cummings called in to Britain’s road team for Rio Games

Veteran Steve Cummings has been called up to the British cycling team for the Olympic road races in Rio after Peter Kennaugh failed to recover in time from a broken collarbone.

Verdict on dissolving Bahrain opposition due next week

Verdict on dissolving Bahrain opposition due next week

A Bahraini court will hand down its verdict next week in the government's bid to dissolve the main opposition group Al-Wefaq, accused of harbouring "terrorism," a judicial source said on Monday.

Pakistan’s Amir strikes on England return vs Somerset

Pakistan’s Amir strikes on England return vs Somerset

Pakistan’s Mohamed Amir marked his return to first-class cricket in England with three wickets as Somerset collapsed at Taunton yesterday.

Breakthrough technologies on the anvil

Breakthrough technologies on the anvil

A diverse range of breakthrough technologies could soon be playing a role in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges, according to the Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2016 list published last week by the World Economic Forum.

Rio declares financial ‘calamity’ ahead of Olympics

Rio declares financial ‘calamity’ ahead of Olympics

Rio state authorities declared a “state of public calamity” Friday over a major budget crisis in order to release emergency funds to finance the Olympic Games due to begin in August.

Iraq sees $15bn in aid through 2017 as IMF agreement looms

Iraq sees $15bn in aid through 2017 as IMF agreement looms

Iraq’s possible loan accord with the International Monetary Fund may unlock at least $15bn in aid this year and next, central bank chief Ali al-Allaq said,...