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31 killed in Russian plane crash

MOSCOW: Thirty-one people were killed on Monday when a Russian passenger plane crashed and burst into flames while trying to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off near the western Siberian city of Tyumen, officials said.

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Qatar’s representation in Baghdad a ‘message’

BAGHDAD: The Qatar's Prime Minister, Mr Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabr Al Thani says that his nation is sending Baghdad a “message” with its low-level representation at an Arab summit in the Iraqi capital, criticizing what he says is the marginalisation by the country's Shiite-led government of its Sunni Arab minority.

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