World Briefs: Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers attack caught

Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers attack caught

DUBAI • The main suspect in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a US military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured after nearly 20 years on the run.

Leader of the Hezbollah al-Hejaz, Ahmed al-Mughassil, who had been indicted by a US court for the attack that killed 19 US service personnel and wounded almost 500 people, was captured in Beirut and transferred to Riyadh. REUTERS

Yemen fires missile at Saudi Arabia

SANAA• • Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile towards southern Saudi Arabia yesterday, but the Saudi military said it intercepted the Scud with a Patriot missile. Saudi Arabia retaliated after the attack with air strikes on Yemeni territory. REUTERS

Serbia, Kosovo reach 'landmark' deal

BRUSSELS • Serbia and Kosovo reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas on Tuesday in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said. Serbia and Kosovo have had difficult relations since the 1998-1999 war. REUTERS

Giant panda focuses its care on larger cub

WASHINGTON • Giant panda Mei Xiang is focusing its care on the larger of its newborn twins, and the smaller cub's up-and-down weight is a concern, Washington's National Zoo said on Tuesday. Mei Xiang gave birth last Saturday after being artificially inseminated in April. REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2015, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Subscribe