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Cable thieves under arrest in Khairan

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti man was arrested along with his Iranian accomplice for stealing electricity cables, as they were caught by road patrols in Khairan shortly after they stole cables from…

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens

BEIRUT: A jihadist assault led by suicide bombers killed dozens yesterday at a camp for the displaced near Syria’s border with Iraq, as pressure grows on the Islamic State group…

Motive unclear for University of Texas stabbings

AUSTIN: A student with a large hunting knife stabbed at least four people on the University of Texas campus, killing one and seriously wounding the others before surrendering to police,…

Israel shows off new F-35 stealth fighters

TEL AVIV: Israel showed off its new F-35 stealth fighter jets recently delivered from the United States yesterday as part of an air show marking its annual Independence Day celebrations.…

Mosul’s kids feared ‘lost to poverty and conflict’

Thousands of children out of school MOSUL: Ahmed Abdelsattar was 14 when Islamic State swept into Mosul and declared a caliphate in 2014. Fearing he would be indoctrinated and sent…

Pay for news? More than half of Americans do pay

NEW YORK: A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously. …

Electric shocks: Chechen gay men recount days of torture

MOSCOW: Anzor was lying on a dirty floor as a man in army boots jumped on his back.  His agony worsened when his captors started torturing him with electric shocks.…

Merkel meets with Putin on rare Russia visit

SOCHI, Russia: German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks yesterday with President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine and Syria in a signal of renewed dialogue despite profound rifts on her first visit…

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition over ‘seductive’ dress

KUALA LUMPUR: A 12-year-old girl was barred from a Malaysian chess tournament over her “seductive” dress, her coach has claimed, igniting public outrage against the organizers of the competition in…

China demands halt to US missile shield in S Korea

THAAD system becomes operational BEIJING: China demanded yesterday an immediate halt to a controversial US missile shield hours after Washington announced that the defense system was now operational in South…

US aims to eliminate IS from Afghanistan this year

WASHINGTON:  After dropping a monster bomb on its fighters, then targeting its leader, the US military is looking to destroy the Islamic State group’s Afghan branch before battle-hardened reinforcements arrive…

Crazy Can cracker tightens Liverpool’s hold on third

WATFORD: Emre Can scored a sensational overhead bicycle kick as Liverpool galvanized their grip on third place in the Premier League by winning 1-0 at Watford on Monday. Having seen…