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Syria Christians battle IS in Raqa

‘Islamic caliphate’ straddling areas under its control RAQA: An ivory-colored rosary swings from the rearview mirror of Abboud Seryan’s pickup truck as he speeds through Syria’s Raqa, inspecting the positions…

Iraqi forces take landmark mosque blown up by IS

Troops are pushing deeper into the Old City MOSUL: Iraqi forces yesterday captured the compound of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the Islamic…

Berlin blocks Erdogan Germany speech

BERLIN: Germany said yesterday it had rejected a request by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address ethnic Turks living in Germany next week on the sidelines of a G20…

Pell case brings the taint of abuse to top of the Church

Catholic church struggling to bury damning accusations VATICAN CITY: Australia’s move to bring sexual assault charges against Cardinal George Pell is the latest chapter in a damaging saga of abuse…

Women warned to avoid traveling tuk-tuks in Sri Lanka – Sexual harassment on rise

COLOMBO: The US embassy in Colombo warned yesterday its citizens visiting Sri Lanka to avoid travelling alone in tuk-tuks after a spate of sexual harassment complaints. The embassy, in a…

Killing people over cows ‘not acceptable’: Modi

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned yesterday a string of murders targeting minorities under the pretext of protecting cows, which are considered sacred by many Hindus, after critics…

Year of fear, but no quick win in Philippine drug war

Hopes of an end to the war have faded MANILA: Meth addict Reyjin is still able to score on the frontlines of the Philippines’ drug war, living proof that a…

Rare Siamese crocodile eggs found in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: Conservationists in Cambodia have found a nest with 19 eggs from one of the world’s most endangered crocodiles, boosting hopes for a rare species threatened by poachers and…

Air India’s sale signals the possibility of new India

India eyes sale of its debt-laden airline NEW DELHI: New Delhi is hoping to privatize Air India to make the ailing national carrier more competitive, but experts say debts of…

Federer backs injured Murray to recover for Wimbledon

LONDON: Roger Federer expects Andy Murray to defend the Wimbledon title despite his hip injury scare, but he warned the world number one not to play through the pain if…

Review: Holland, cast delight in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

One thing is certain: Culture has not been lacking in takes on Spider-Man for the past 15 years. First there was Tobey Maguire, who under the direction of Sam Raimi…

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