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Kuwait mourns Al-Khorafi

Posted by on 22/05/2015
Filed under Kuwait, Other News, Top Stories, World

Kuwait mourns Al-Khorafi

Kuwait mourns Al-Khorafi

KUWAIT: Ahmadi Governor Sheikh Fawwaz Al-Khalid expressed deep condolences to Kuwait’s leadership, government and people on the sad demise of the former speaker of the house, Jassem Al-Khorafi, who passed away here Thursday. Khalid also extended his condolences to the Arab and Muslim nations and the whole world noting that Khorafi was a role model […]

Kuwait mourns Al-Khorafi – ‘Former parliament speaker dies at 75′

Posted by on 22/05/2015
Filed under Kuwait, Other News, Top Stories, World

Kuwait mourns Al-Khorafi – ‘Former parliament speaker dies at 75′

Kuwait mourns Al-Khorafi – ‘Former parliament speaker dies at 75′

KUWAIT: The body of the former speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Jassem Al-Khorafi was buried on Friday having achieved distinguished efforts that contributed to serving the country and its renaissance on the economic and parliamentary levels. Al-Khorafi, who was a renowned politician and businessman, passed away late Thursday at the age of 75. He […]

Islamic State cements grip on the Iraqi-Syrian border – Jihadists now control roughly half of Syria

Posted by on 22/05/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Islamic State cements grip on the Iraqi-Syrian border – Jihadists now control roughly half of Syria

Islamic State cements grip on the Iraqi-Syrian border – Jihadists now control roughly half of Syria

DAMASCUS: The Islamic State group consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border yesterday after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital and a famed Syrian heritage site in an offensive that has forced a review of US strategy. The jihadists, who now control roughly half of Syria, reinforced their self-declared transfrontier “caliphate” by seizing Syria’s Al-Tanaf crossing […]

Suicide bomber hits Saudi Shiite mosque; 21 die – Attack is worst of its kind in many years; IS claims attack

Posted by on 22/05/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Suicide bomber hits Saudi Shiite mosque; 21 die – Attack is worst of its kind in many years; IS claims attack

Suicide bomber hits Saudi Shiite mosque; 21 die – Attack is worst of its kind in many years; IS claims attack

DUBAI: A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers during Friday prayers in a packed Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group. It was one of the deadliest assaults in recent years in the kingdom, where sectarian tensions have been frayed by […]

Jayalalithaa to return as CM of southern state – Hundreds of supporters celebrate

Posted by on 22/05/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Jayalalithaa to return as CM of southern state – Hundreds of supporters celebrate

Jayalalithaa to return as CM of southern state – Hundreds of supporters celebrate

CHENNAI: One of India’s most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, is set to return as chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu following a nine-month break, after a court overturned her conviction in a corruption case. A former film star who has a cult-like following in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa also wields influence in national […]

US readies air patrols in search for boat people – Myanmar navy continues with rescue activities

Posted by on 22/05/2015
Filed under Asia, Top Stories, World

US readies air patrols in search for boat people – Myanmar navy continues with rescue activities

US readies air patrols in search for boat people – Myanmar navy continues with rescue activities

BANGKOK: Attention turned yesterday to the seas off Southeast Asia’s west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the US military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar and economic migrants from Bangladesh are believed to be trapped on crowded boats […]

Barred from Gulf, Bangladeshis head south – Lives at risk onboard horrific boat journeys

Posted by on 21/05/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Palmyra in peril as IS seizes ancient city – ‘An enormous loss to humanity’

Posted by on 21/05/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Fall of Ramadi leave Sunnis on the edge – City’s collapse deepens mistrust of govt

Posted by on 21/05/2015
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Irish premier: ‘Create history’, vote for gay marriage – ‘Barriers of fear and prejudice will be obliterated’

Posted by on 21/05/2015
Filed under Europe, Top Stories, World

Whites moving back to Detroit – Dwindling city seeing a major influx of Whites

Posted by on 21/05/2015
Filed under America, World

Whites moving back to Detroit – Dwindling city seeing a major influx of Whites

Whites moving back to Detroit – Dwindling city seeing a major influx of Whites

DETROIT: Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents and grandparents […]

Govt tries to stop separatist march – Army patrols streets to subdue anniversary rally

Posted by on 21/05/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Govt tries to stop separatist march – Army patrols streets to subdue anniversary rally

Govt tries to stop separatist march – Army patrols streets to subdue anniversary rally

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of government forces with automatic weapons patrolled the streets of Indian Kashmir’s main city to stop a rally by separatists to mark the anniversaries of the assassinations of two Kashmiri leaders. The two, Mirwaiz Mohammed Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, had supported Kashmir’s right to vote on whether it should be independent or […]

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