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A DAY IN THE LIFE – The trials and ‘fake’ life of a promotor

She wears a black dress with shiny black shoes, and full makeup is required to attract customers, along with a (fake) smile. Waking up at eight in the morning to…

UN chief in Iraq backs fight against Islamic State group

Iraq police inch deeper into Mosul’s old city BAGHDAD: The UN chief offered support for Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State group during a visit to Baghdad yesterday, even as…

Qatar Airways to offer free laptops on US flights

DOHA:  Qatar Airways said yesterday it will offer free laptops to business class passengers flying to the United States, in an effort to get round an American ban on electronics.…

Ethiopia state of emergency extended by four months

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s parliament yesterday approved a four month extension of a state of emergency that was first imposed in October to quell nearly a year of anti-government protests. “The…

Germany deporting more ‘potential attackers’ now

Tougher approach after Berlin attack BERLIN:  Germany has deported 10 potential attackers since January as part of a tougher approach towards failed asylum seekers and other foreigners it deems dangerous…

Trump govt plans to okay sale of F-16s to Bahrain

Gulf state to purchase 19 fighter jets WASHINGTON:  The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human…

Muslim immigrant to join California Lt governor race

LOS ANGELES: A Pakistani-born doctor announced Wednesday that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor on a platform of saving the Affordable Care Act, providing free community college…

Duterte threatens top newspaper, broadcaster

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday described two major media outlets as “sons of whores” and warned them of karmic repercussions for their critical coverage of his deadly drug war.…

Bangladesh forces storm hideout, find eight bodies

Troops enter Islamist den after 2-day standoff DHAKA: Bangladesh security forces found the scattered remains of up to eight people, including women and possibly children, in a “horrific scene” when…

Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry friend

NEW DELHI: A senior Tibetan lama at the centre of a long-running row over one of Buddhism’s most important titles has abandoned the monkhood altogether after marrying a childhood friend…

Lights go out at historic Delhi cinema after 84 years

After years of slow but steady decline the colonial-era Regal cinema, a New Delhi institution, is enjoying a late flourishing-sadly just as it is about to close its doors. Manager…

First Afghan women’s orchestra tries to change attitudes

‘The formation of the orchestra is aimed at sending a positive message to the community’ Afghanistan’s first – and only – all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a…