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Israel strikes near Damascus airport

Rebel sources say airport used by Iran to resupply Hezbollah AMMAN/BEIRUT: Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport yesterday, targeting weapons sent…

Knifeman arrested near UK parliament

LONDON: Police swooped on a man armed with knives meters away from the Houses of Parliament in London yesterday, arresting him on suspicion of preparing “acts of terrorism”. The 27-year-old…

Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

Vessel collides with livestock carrier ISTANBUL: A Russian naval spy ship yesterday sank in the Black Sea off Turkey’s coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all…

Venezuela snubs regional powers as more people die

Caracas quits OAS in anger over pressure CARACAS: Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government’s handling of…

In Muslim Indonesia, tiny Jewish community lives on

Community feels safe to practice openly TONDANO, Indonesia: In a remote corner of the Indonesian archipelago, a modest synagogue stands in a tiny Jewish community that has found acceptance despite…

China bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang

BEIJING: Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic…

Muslim women fight family, tradition for property rights

Local customs determine inheritance rights LUCKNOW: Shabana was 18 years old when she was married to a man 15 years her senior, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.…

Protester, three soldiers killed in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Troops in Indian-administered Kashmir yesterday opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators outside an army garrison where militants earlier killed three soldiers, hitting one civilian who later died. Police…

Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna dies aged 70

Acclaimed Indian actor Vinod Khanna, who starred in dozens of hit Bollywood movies including “Amar Akbar Anthony” and “Mere Apne”, died aged 70 from cancer yesterday, a Mumbai hospital said.…

Traditional, classic moments at Bridal Fashion Week

For some designers, Bridal Fashion Week meant a turn to modern yet classic dresses with plenty of options in sleeves, necklines and silhouettes. Some highlights: Monique lhuillier She had it…

Trump proposes major tax cuts

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration Wednesday unveiled plans to dramatically cut taxes for US businesses and individuals, slashing the corporate rate to 15 percent, but the once-in-a-generation overhaul is headed for…

British tourism set for a bumper year

LONDON: The British hotel and leisure industry is set for a bumper year as a weak pound boosts demand from foreign tourists and deters Britons from travelling abroad, a survey…