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‘Baqer Tax’

The National Assembly passed a law 10 years ago called the “zakat tax” or “Baqer law”, through which the state imposed a 1 percent levy to be paid by shareholding…

Saudis foil plot to bomb World Cup qualifier

Two cells busted …

Turkey sacks 10,000 civil servants, shuts media

Opposition lawmakers describe crackdown as ‘coup’…

Pakistani police and opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

Pakistan to free National Geographic ‘Afghan girl’

ISLAMABAD: An Afghan woman immortalized on a National Geographic magazine cover is to be freed on bail days after being arrested in Pakistan for fraud, a government minister said yesterday.…

Iraq militiamen gaining ground

Second day of operations to cut supply lines…

Iceland set for coalition haggling after close vote

Prime Minister accepts results, set to resign…

Pakistan to probe ex-minister for army maligning news leak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will investigate a former information minister over a leaked news report which sparked a rift between the government and the powerful army, it was announced yesterday. The report…

Philippines: China guarding shoal, but Filipinos return

MANILA: Philippine aerial surveillance showed Chinese coast guard ships were still guarding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, but they did not harass and stop Filipinos from fishing…

Bangladesh telecoms in $500 million tax scandal

Consumer credit drives growth in banking sector: OBG Kuwait Economic Update

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s banking sector remained stable last year despite growth easing from double-digit levels in 2013 and 2014, according to the most recent Financial Stability Report released by the Central…

Saddek El Kaber gets Arab Bankers Association’s award

KUWAIT: The London-based Arab Bankers Association has given its annual award for ‘Distinguished Service to Arab Banking’ to Saddek Omar El Kaber, the Chairman of Bank ABC and the Governor…