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Electronic passports stolen from Doha center

KUWAIT: Detectives and forensics department officers are carrying out an investigation to identify thieves who stormed Doha service center and stole several blank electronic passports, nationality certificates and modern equipment,…

Zain Group publishes thought leadership report: “Leveraging Technology to Protect Rights of Children”

Raising awareness of the plight of children in vulnerable situations BARCELONA: Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the publication…

Teens arrested with drugs

KUWAIT: Criminal detectives arrested three teenagers, a 15-year-old boy and two 14-year-old girls on drug-related charges. The boy was remanded in custody pending court procedures to face charges of drug…

Aramco to invest $7bn in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia’s Aramco will invest $7 billion in a giant Malaysian oil refinery project, Prime Minister Najib Razak said yesterday, as he declared ties with the kingdom were…

German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists

We all tried our best. But to no avail’ MANILA: Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the government in Manila said…

Iraq forces reach key Mosul bridge

Next step to defeat the jihadists in their stronghold SOUTH OF MOSUL: Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group in west Mosul reached the city’s southernmost bridge yesterday, a key…

Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven

COLOMBO: Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo yesterday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst gang-related violence to hit Sri Lanka in decades. Police…

Shrine for Islamist murderer reveals Pakistan’s challenges

BARA KAHU: Pakistan has renewed its vow to root out extremism after a fresh wave of attacks, but a rose-covered shrine in Islamabad built by radicals to glorify an Islamist…

Caning leads to collapses for breaking Islamic law

BANDA ACEH: An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned yesterday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of strict Islamic laws in a…

IS-linked Indonesian shot dead after bomb attack

Attacker storms building brandishing a dagger, starting fires BANDUNG: Indonesian police shot dead a suspected militant linked to the Islamic State (IS) group during a firefight at a government office…

Roger Federer off to smooth Dubai start

DUBAI:  Roger Federer took the opening step in his bid for a record eighth title at the Dubai Tennis Championships yesterday with a comprehensive 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Benoit Paire.…

Ibrahimovic will ‘stop on top’ but is coy on United future

LONDON: Ever the showman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems to be reveling in maintaining the suspense. Why accept a one-year contract extension from Manchester United now when you can sustain the ambiguity…