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Ministry denies phone tap rumors

KUWAIT: Director of the Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Media Department Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash strongly denied rumors claiming that the ministry is monitoring phone conversations and personal social media messages,…

Six killed in Canada mosque shooting

Trudeau slams ‘terror attack’ –  Amir sends condolences  QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO: Police were investigating a single suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six people, which Canadian…

Tax-free days end for Saudis after oil slump

RIYADH: Tax-free living will soon be a thing of the past for Saudis after the cabinet yesterday approved an IMF-backed value-added tax to be imposed across the Gulf following an…

Religious groups slam Trump’s refugee order

2,000 people gathered to rally against new policy WASHINGTON DC: Rabbi Joel Mosbacher had just finished the morning’s Shabbat service when he got an urgent message: Rabbis were needed at…

Jihadists laugh at travel ban, vow more attacks

CAIRO: Supporters of Islamic State mocked US President Donald Trump’s decision to deny entry to citizens of seven Muslim- majority countries, saying it would fail to stop attacks in the…

Iranian students feel robbed of all their American dreams

‘Future of all our plans in jeopardy’ DUBAI: The new US immigration curbs have cast uncertainty over the futures of thousands of Iranian students in the United States, with many…

UK rebuffs calls to cancel Trump visit

One million sign petition for invitation be withdrawn LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday she was looking forward to hosting US President Donald Trump in a state visit,…

Pakistani bloggers abroad for safety

ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistani bloggers freed after vanishing earlier this month have now left the country because of safety fears following a virulent media campaign painting them as blasphemers, relatives said…

Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island

Island for refugee relocation a ‘squalid dump’ DHAKA: Bangladesh will push ahead with a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to a remote island…

Mourners gather for funeral of Muslim lawyer shot at airport

Prominent member of Myanmar’s Muslim minority YANGON: Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Myanmar city of Yangon yesterday for the funeral of Ko Ni, a Muslim lawyer shot…

Kuwait women team excel on Day 2

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s women trap team snatched first place in the teams trap competition in HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Sixth International Grand Prix with 182 targets by…

India’s Devi outpunches Bedo in professional debut

NEW DELHI: India’s Laishram Sarita Devi made a winning start to her professional boxing career, silencing the taunts of her Hungarian opponent who had vowed to leave her in tears.…