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Trump’s travel ban jolts globe

President downplays the impact as fallout deepens WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump yesterday struggled to contain the political fallout from his ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, as his own…

Morocco king hails ‘return home’ to AU after 33 years

ADDIS ABABA: “I am finally home”, King Mohammed VI said yesterday as the African Union readmitted Morocco after a 33-year absence, deferring the issue of Western Sahara for another day.…

UK lawmakers take first step to starting Brexit

Britain to embark on a historic divorce LONDON: Britain took a key step towards leaving the European Union yesterday as lawmakers begin debating whether to empower Prime Minister Theresa May…

Pakistan cracks down on group linked to 2008 Mumbai attacks

Chief suspect Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest LAHORE: Pakistan has placed the chief suspect behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks under house arrest as it cracks down on the group…

Murky Indonesian cults in the spotlight after scandals

JAKARTA: Desperate and despondent after losing an Indonesian local election, Abdul Junaidi was the perfect prey for a charismatic cult leader promising great wealth and political success. Lured in with…

Philippines’ President pulls police off drug war

Duterte suggests troops might play role MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suggested yesterday he may seek military support after withdrawing the national police from his war on drugs and handing…

Heat push streak to 8, top Nets 104-96

MIAMI: Led by James Johnson’s spectacular last-minute dunk, the Miami Heat won their eighth straight game, defeating the Brooklyn Nets 104-96 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. After a missed…

Wayne Rooney going nowhere: Mourinho

MANCHESTER: Jose Mourinho has confirmed Wayne Rooney will remain at Manchester United for the rest of the season despite reports linking him with a move to the Chinese Super League.…

Kuwait tops medal table with 5 gold

KUWAIT: President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of HH the Amir 6th Shooting Grand Prix congratulated HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber…

KFH achieves KD 165.2m net profit for 2016

17% cash dividend, 10% bonus shares, and 32.01 fils earnings per share KUWAIT: Chairman of Kuwait Finance House (KFH) Hamad Abdulmohsen Al-Marzouq said that KFH has, by the grace of…

Bangladesh treats first case of tree girl syndrome

Hope for quick recovery from rare skin condition DHAKA: A young Bangladeshi girl with bark-like warts growing on her face could be the first female ever afflicted by so-called “tree…

Israel’s Arabs divided by film’s portrayal of changing world

‘It is the time now for women to come and speak up’ In Israel’s Arab community, life is imitating art. A new award-winning film about Arab women battling their conservative…