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US urges China to take ‘action’ against North Korea

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned in an interview published yesterday that the United States is prepared to act unilaterally to deal with North Korea’s nuclear program if China proves…

20 tortured to death at Pakistan shrine

Victims were given intoxicants before being slaughtered ISLAMABAD: The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and…

Filipino youth stage musical against Duterte’s drugs war

MANILA: A Philippine youth theatre club staged a musical at a Manila park yesterday, challenging President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. The 20-minute show features a casket salesman whose…

Pakistan sets up a life-saving helpline for women in need

Recording, aiding the horrifying tales of distraught women PESHAWAR: When Durdana married for a second time and to a man of her own choosing, her parents threatened to kill her…

Putin, friend or foe? Russia looms over French election

 ‘A divided Europe means that Putin is the boss’ PARIS: Russia looms large over France’s presidential election, with candidates on the hard left, right and far right all promising to…

Egypt court ruling backs islands’ transfer to Saudi

CAIRO: An Egyptian court ruled yesterday that a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was invalid, lawyers said, in a blow for…

Mortaza suspended for slow over rate

COLOMBO: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been suspended for one match for a slow over rate during the third one-day international against Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said…

Sindhu beats Marin to lift India Open badminton title

NEW DELHI: India’s PV Sindhu defeated top seed Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games to win the final match of the India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi yesterday.…

Iraq vows full compliance with oil cut deal

Baghdad to boost crude oil production by year-end BAGHDAD: Iraq has assured OPEC it will fully comply with an agreement to cut oil supply in order to bolster crude prices,…

Boursa Kuwait suspends shares of 13 companies

KUWAIT: Boursa Kuwait yesterday suspended trading of shares of 13 companies that failed to submit their annual financial statements for the year 2016. Boursa Kuwait said on its website that…

Brexit shakes europe while Fed remains optimistic – NBK MONEY MARKETS REPORT

Now that the UK has handed the official divorce papers to the European Union, markets are likely to change their complacency over the UK current and future economic affairs. Indeed,…

Three airliners in near-misses with drones at London’s Heathrow

LONDON: Three planes narrowly missed colliding with drones near London’s Heathrow Airport in the space of three weeks last year, underscoring increasing concerns about the devices being used near aircraft,…