• Iraq campaign kicks off with bizarre posters


     
     
    BAGHDAD — Baghdad and much of Iraq has been plastered with posters, ranging from the ordinary to the bizarre, of election candidates vying for voters’ attention ahead of provincial elections next month.

    Judging by the slogans and appeals …

  • Two corpses in Gaddafi’s secret morgue identified

     
     
    TRIPOLI — Two of the corpses kept in the secret morgue in Shara Zawia Hospital since 1984 have been identified as those of Hadi Masoud Umrani from Zwara and Azhari Saleh Mohamed Al-Megrahi from Tripoli’s Bab Ben-Ghashir district. …

  • Abducted Israeli, Norwegian set free


    An Israeli Arab tourist identified as Amir Omar Hassan (left) and Ingvild Selvik Ask, a Norwegian tourist, who were kidnapped by armed Bedouin tribesmen, sit in a car outside a police station in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula following their release early …

  • Applause as SNC takes up seat at Arab Summit


     
     
    DOHA — Syria’s main opposition group swept into a summit of the Arab League in Doha to thunderous applause Tuesday as its leader took up Syria’s seat for the first time, angering Damascus which denounced it as “theft”.…

  • PA requires $1.4b aid to meet budget

     
     
    RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — The Palestinian Authority Tuesday debated a draft budget amounting to $3.9 billion, of which it said $1.4 billion would have to come from foreign financing.

    Prime Minister Salam Al-Fayyad lamented a lack of payment …

  • Asiana flight attendants win fight to wear trousers

     
     
    SEOUL — Female flight attendants with South Korea’s Asiana Airlines on Tuesday won a long-running battle to overturn a skirts-only dress code after the national human rights commission ruled it discriminatory.

    Starting from early next month, Asiana’s 3,000-odd …