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Qatar upholds rare death sentence in UK teacher’s murder

DOHA: A Doha court yesterday upheld the death penalty in the retrial of a Qatari man convicted of murdering a 24-year-old British female teacher. Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah Al-Jabr was…

Kuwaiti businessman shot dead in Istanbul

Iran satellite TV head also killed in armed attack KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti businessman was shot dead in Istanbul late Saturday together with his Iranian business partner. The citizen Mohammad Metab…

Trump hails first 100 days in office

President says ‘great battles’ ahead would be won HARRISBURG:  Donald Trump hailed a “very productive” first 100 days as America’s president on Saturday, telling a roaring crowd of supporters other…

Merkel to press Saudi on refugees and rights

German Chancellor to visit UAE today RIYADH:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived yesterday in Saudi Arabia where she is expected to press royals on a number of sensitive issues, including…

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

TRIPOLI: Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said. Oil is Libya’s main…

Sri Lanka coastguard rescues Rohingyas aboard Indian boat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s coastguard yesterday detained an Indian boat which had illegally entered the island’s territorial waters and rescued 30 Rohingya refugees including 16 children who were on board, an…

Trump invites Duterte to Washington for talks

Leaders discuss war on drugs in ‘friendly call’ WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited his Philippine counterpart to Washington in a “friendly” call in which the leaders discussed…

Hong Kong celebrates big to mark 20 years of Chinese rule

Critics say show out of step with political tensions HONG KONG: A multi-million dollar program of events in Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the city was handed back…

Australia probes ‘jihadi child’ video

SYDNEY: Police in Australia said Sunday they were investigating a report that the eightyear- old son of a notorious Islamic State fighter was filmed wearing a suicide vest and threatening…

Alli, Kane earn Spurs stirring derby win

LONDON: Dele Alli and Harry Kane kept Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League title hunt as their side torpedoed Arsenal 2-0 in White Hart Lane’s last north London derby yesterday.…

Pedro gem moves clinical Chelsea closer to PL title

LIVERPOOL: Pedro’s sublime strike fired Chelsea a step closer to the Premier League title as the ruthless leaders swept to a 3-0 win at Everton yesterday. Antonio Conte’s side had…

Joshua stops Klitschko in 11th round of heavyweight epic

LONDON: Anthony Joshua remained in the ring long after 90,000 of his supporters had filed out of Wembley Stadium, posing happily for pictures with his team and hugging just about…