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Five hurt in Sixth Ring Road accident

KUWAIT: Five people sustained various injuries yesterday in a collision reported on Sixth Ring Road, said security sources, noting that two of the injured were elderly women who were hospitalized…

Good grade gets arson student out of trouble

KUWAIT: Following up the case of the a school student who was sentenced to one year in a juvenile home for setting the school principal’s office on fire, the boy…

Philippines warns Islamist militants – Surrender or die

MARAWI: Philippine authorities yesterday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen’s strongholds where up to 2,000 residents were…

Putin talks Syria, oil with Saudi prince

Moscow, Riyadh eye long-term oil policy coordination DUBAI/MOSCOW: Russia and Saudi Arabia praised their growing partnership in oil markets and dialogue on Syria yesterday, in a formidable departure from past…

Nighttime, early morning blasts in Baghdad kill 31

Iraq forces battle IS militants in Mosul BAGHDAD: Suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 31 people in Baghdad, officials said yesterday, as Iraqi forces fight…

South Sudan troops tried for rape, murder in Juba hotel attack

JUBA: A South Sudan military court yesterday began the trial of 13 soldiers accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during fighting in Juba last July.…

Police reveal Manchester attacker’s criminal past

MANCHESTER: British police revealed the Manchester suicide bomber’s petty criminal past yesterday as the train station next to the scene of last week’s attack reopened for the first time since…

India court suspends controversial cow slaughter ban

NEW DELHI: An Indian court yesterday temporarily suspended a ban imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on the sale of cattle for slaughter, dealing the first legal blow to…

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka appealed yesterday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.…

Five dead as cyclone batters Bangladesh

Worst damage at camps housing Rohingyas DHAKA: Cyclone Mora battered Bangladesh yesterday, killing five people and seriously damaging a camp housing thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled violence in…

Strong Indonesia earthquake damages buildings, hurts some

  JAKARTA: A strong, shallow earthquake rocked Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province yesteraf evening, injuring at least three people and damaging some buildings and houses. The US Geological Survey said the…

‘Dinosaur’ Philippine jeepneys face uncertain future

MANILA: Peter Dallos shouts above the rumble of his smoke-belching engine urging passengers to clamber quickly on to his dilapidated red jeepney. Such scenes may soon disappear from Manila’s gridlocked…