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OPEC agrees on first output cut since 2008

Brent crude jumps to above $50 a barrel VIENNA: The OPEC oil cartel defied expectations yesterday and nailed down its first joint output cut since 2008 after tough talks in…

Alwaleed: Let women drive

RIYADH: An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince has called for an “urgent” end to his country’s ban on women driving, saying it is a matter not just of rights but of…

Iraqi family’s search for ‘Lost Girl’ taken by IS

KHAZER: In a camp near Mosul a picture of a three-year-old girl, snatched from her mother’s breast by Islamic State militants when they overran her Christian town two years ago,…

Gaza private security firms’ muscle men ring up dollars

GAZA: Trained in martial arts and firearms, their muscled physiques bursting out of tight t-shirts, young men in Gaza are increasingly finding work with private security firms retained by banks,…

Clinton team sees recount as big waste of resources

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton’s aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes – just not into efforts to recount ballots in…

3 guilty in Air France ‘shirt-ripping’ trial

PARIS: Three former Air France employees on trial for ripping company executives’ shirts during a dispute over layoffs were found guilty yesterday in a case that highlighted the country’s fraught…

Urgent rush to build bunkers in Pakistani Kashmir as fears grow

NEELUM VALLEY, Pakistan: Residents in Pakistani Kashmir are racing to build underground bunkers for the first time since the 1990s, frightened by what they say is the worst cross-border violence…

UN: Over 10,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh

‘Actual number could be much higher’ DHAKA: At least 10,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks after fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar, the United Nations said yesterday. An…

Philippines ends siege against rebels pledged to Islamic State

MANILA: Troops in the southern Philippines retook a disused building from Muslim militants yesterday, ending an intense five-day siege that killed dozens of fighters the authorities say had pledged allegiance…

At revolt site, Filipinos protest Marcos burial

MANILA: Thousands of Filipino protesters returned yesterday to the site of a 1986 revolt that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos, this time to condemn his burial at a heroes’ cemetery. Police…

Woodburn helps Liverpool reach League Cup semis

LONDON: Liverpool reached the League Cup semi-finals after 17-year-old Ben Woodburn enjoyed a night to remember by becoming the club’s youngest ever goalscorer when he wrapped up a 2-0 victory…

KSSC to organise shooting tourney

OtaibiKUWAIT: Kuwait Shooting Sports Club (KSSC) will organize the Public Sports Authority tournament at Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex from December 2-4. The tournament includes skeet, trap, double…