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‘Wanted man’ nabbed

KUWAIT: Jahra detectives recently arrested a GCC national after a fierce resistance. The suspect had been on the run for two years and is wanted for a 3-year prison sentence…

Qatar says no sign Arab states willing to negotiate over boycott

DOHA, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that his country was willing to negotiate an end to a Gulf diplomatic rift but had seen no sign…

Pilgrims gather for start of annual hajj pilgrimage

Environmentally-conscious worshipers eye green inspiration MAKKAH: More than two million Muslims from around the world began the hajj pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest sites yesterday, a religious duty and an epic…

Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth

CAIRO: Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi…

Harvey hits again in Louisiana

Texas rescuers race against clock • Nighttime curfew in Houston NEW ORLEANS: Monster storm Harvey made landfall again yesterday in Louisiana, evoking painful memories of Hurricane Katrina’s deadly strike 12…

Trump says ‘talking is not the answer’ for N Korea

Mattis still sees room for diplomatic solution WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump says that “Talking is not the answer” when it comes to North Korea. And he’s claiming the US has…

18,500 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh as unrest rages

DHAKA: At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar’s neighboring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organization for Migration said yesterday. Plumes of smoke…

Pakistan National Assembly condemns Trump comments

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a resolution yesterday condemning US President Donald Trump’s accusations that Islamabad was prolonging the war in Afghanistan, denouncing them as “hostile” and “threatening”. Speaking before…

Ahead of Modi visit, China sees huge potential for cooperation

Asian giants’ ties remain strained after border standoff BEIJING/NEW DELHI: China yesterday sought to cast its strained ties with India in a positive light ahead of a likely meeting next…

Mumbai floods toll jumps to 14, rain eases up

MUMBAI: Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods caused by heavy monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financial capital, police said, but lighter-than-feared…

KFA amends laws to get FIFA suspension lifted

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Football Association (KFA) plans to move forward with an effort to have its suspension from FIFA lifted after amending its statues this week. “We should have met a…

UAE beat Saudi Arabia to boost World Cup hopes

AL-AIN: The UAE maintained their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a shock 2-1 victory at home against regional giants Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. It…