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Blast at Syria’s Palmyra prompts fears for temple – ‘Boxes and barrels’ detonated filled with explosives

Taleban concealed Omar’s death till foreign troops left

KABUL: The Taleban yesterday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar’s death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against…

Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

NEW DELHI: Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of…

Refugee crisis tests Europe’s core ideals – Austria stops migrants at Hungarian border

Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of suspect – Saturday’s arrest was thanks to ‘good police work’

Malaysia

World stocks plunge on oil, Fed worries

NEW YORK: World stock indexes fell while oil prices dropped yesterday amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher US interest rates. US stocks…

Kuwait trade surplus shrinks as oil sinks – NBK ECONOMIC REPORT

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s trade surplus shrank further in 1Q15, as oil export revenues continued to tumble. The surplus fell to a six year low of KD 1.7 billion in 1Q15, or…

GCC investors send powerful message to property community

KUWAIT: The upbeat sentiment of the UAE property sector has been underlined by a new survey conducted by global market research company YouGov, which revealed that 60 percent of investors…

Gold falls, awaiting fresh clues on US rate rise

LONDON: Gold fell yesterday extending last week’s slide as indications the Federal Reserve may still raise interest rates this year, despite recent market turmoil, offset a retreat in the dollar.…

British Airways launches special fares in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Home to Shakespeare, Bond and the British Royal Family, it is little wonder why London is still a favorite holiday hotspot among Kuwait residents. To encourage residents of Kuwait…

Google wooing iPhone owners with Android watch app

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to strap their technology on people’s wrists. The move thrusts Google…