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February 24, 2018 11:34 AM Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she was reported missing. Nader Essam Assaf was arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of murder, the Philippines department of foreign affairs said on Friday 82

February 3, 2018 4:30 PM Syria war: Outcry over ‘mutilated’ female Kurdish fighter

Kurds in Syria have reacted furiously to videos showing Turkish-backed rebels abusing the body of a female Kurdish fighter killed in battle. Barin Kobani was part of all-female unit challenging a Turkish-led offensive in north-west Syria. Kurdish officials accused fighters allied with Turkey of “playing with her corpse” and mutilating it. Last month 66

February 3, 2018 7:15 AM North Korea made $200m flouting sanctions, UN told

North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says. The report by a panel of experts said several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports. It said there was evidence of military co-operation with Syria and Myanmar 67

October 31, 2017 10:53 PM French foreign minister to visit Iran soon

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian defended the nuclear deal saying it "removes the possibility for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon" French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday he will soon travel to Iran to prepare a visit by President Emmanuel Macron and raise concerns about Tehran's missile programs and regional role. The visit 108

October 1, 2017 12:51 AM ISIS leader seemingly breaks 11-month silence in audio recording

Speech references North Korean nuclear threats (CNN) - The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to have broken his 11-month silence with a long audio message in which he mocks the United States, calls on jihadis to rally against the Syrian regime and insists that ISIS 'remains' despite its rapid loss of territory 79

September 28, 2017 8:17 AM Syrian busted for illegally practising as dentist

He is said to have applied for a licence from the MDC but he failed the registration examination on two occasions in February and October 2015. A source at the MDC told the Daily Graphic that after failing the examination in his first attempt, Dr Zouhair was given an introductory letter by the MDC to do a practical attachment at the 37 Military Hospital 15

September 27, 2017 8:30 PM Persepolis Takes Severe Drubbing From Al Hilal

Persepolis Takes Severe Drubbing From Al Hilal Persepolis of Iran suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat against Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia in the first leg of the 2017 AFC Champions League semi-final at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Omar Khribin’s hat-trick helped ensure Al Hilal take a commanding four-goal lead into the second leg of the semi-final 65

September 2, 2017 12:00 PM Thunder Bay's growing Muslim community marks Eid al-Adha with annual festival

Sharing, caring, and helping others goal of both the event and the religious holiday it marks Members of the Muslim community in Thunder Bay, Ont., marked the beginning of Eid al-Adha Friday with a special festival and get together. The religious holiday, which begins 10 days after the sighting of the new crescent moon, promotes sharing, caring and giving 63

September 1, 2017 1:01 PM Sacrifice and Hope on Eid al-Adha

In a divided Turkey, Eid is about charity, family — and a shared national meal When I was 9 years old, I witnessed my first sacrifice. My family was visiting my grandparents in the small village where my parents grew up, about an hour drive from the city of Kayseri in central Turkey. We arrived to find a tiny goat tied up in the front yard. My grandfather 102

August 27, 2017 8:40 PM ‘No agenda but peace, understanding’ – UN backs Kuwaiti mediation

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Sunday appreciated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s leading humanitarian role, and efforts to contain the Gulf crisis. Speaking during a meeting with His Highness the Amir, Guterres said it was an enormous honor and pleasure to be in Kuwait again and “very clearly 62