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Niqab-wearing beggar arrested

KUWAIT: An Asian man was arrested for wearing a niqab and begging outside the woman’s section of a Salmiya mosque. Case papers indicate that a female citizen suspected the beggar…

Fake cop caught

KUWAIT: A search is on for a suspect who impersonated a police detective and stopped a female citizen in a co-op’s parking lot, where he started harassing her. But the…

Philippine troops kill 89 Islamist militants

MARAWI: Philippine troops have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of urban battles but a final showdown is expected to be fierce as the gunmen protect their…

A massive truck bomb kills 90 in Afghanistan

Taleban ‘strongly condemn’ the attack   KABUL: At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded yesterday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to…

Saudi King earns more retweets than Trump

Trump cryptic tweet ‘covfefe’ trends on Twitter WASHINGTON: Not for the first time, a Donald Trump tweet has lit up the internet. But this time, users the world over have…

Weird faceless fish found

SYDNEY: Faceless fish and other weird and wonderful creatures, many of them new species, have been hauled up from the deep waters off Australia during a scientific voyage studying parts…

Saudi school shooting

RIYADH: A gunman killed two staff at a private school in the Saudi Arabian capital yesterday, a security source said.  “A teacher took a gun and then he went to…

Calabar: Slave trade to people trafficking in Nigeria

CALABAR, Nigeria: They travel thousands of kilometers across west Africa to get to the southeast Nigerian city of Calabar where small boats are supposed to take them to a better…

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria

MOSCOW: Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group’s positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said yesterday. The announcement came as…

How the 1967 war began

JERUSALEM: The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War erupted early on Monday, June 5, 1967, a morning that saw heavy Israeli bombing of Egyptian air bases near Cairo and in the Suez desert.…

Six days that changed the face of the Middle East

JERUSALEM: The Arab-Israeli war of June 1967, or Six-Day War, radically changed the map of the Middle East. Between June 5 and 10, Israel defeated Egypt, Jordan and Syria and…

Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll tops 200

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka pledged yesterday to tighten construction laws as the toll from heavy rains rose to 203, saying many landslide victims would have survived had their homes not been…