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Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

The Dubai government on Sunday announced the launch of ‘Dubai Font’, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in 23 languages.

Erdogan says 'saddened' by US flags with Syrian YPG

Erdogan says 'saddened' by US flags with Syrian YPG

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara was ‘seriously saddened’ by footage showing American military vehicles operating close to the border with Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey sees as a terror group.

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said.

US-backed Syria force advances against IS in Tabqa

US-backed Syria force advances against IS in Tabqa

A US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance is advancing against the Islamic State group in the key town of Tabqa near the jihadist bastion of Raqa in northern Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Five suspected members of Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch were killed on Sunday in what local authorities said was a US drone strike east of the capital Sanaa.

Raisi criticises Rouhani’s economic management

Raisi criticises Rouhani’s economic management

Hardline Iranian presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi condemned President Hassan Rouhani’s economic management yesterday, speaking at an election campaign rally in a packed Tehran stadium.

Egypt urges US to play active Mideast peace role

Egypt urges US to play active Mideast peace role

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi yesterday urged the United States to help restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a statement from the presidency said.

Dashed dreams of an aspiring stylist in Syria

Dashed dreams of an aspiring stylist in Syria

Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London.

Pope calls for promoting dialogue

Pope calls for promoting dialogue

Pope Francis rejected fanaticism and appealed for charity yesterday as he addressed thousands of faithful during a visit to Egypt to promote reconciliation.

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

Pope Francis led a jubilant mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics on Saturday during a visit to support the country's embattled Christian minority and promote dialogue with Muslims.

Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia

Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, but it was not clear why the ban had been imposed.

Clashes at protests to support hunger strikers

Clashes at protests to support hunger strikers

Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers across the occupied West Bank yesterday in support of hundreds of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons.

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