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87K refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar

Aid agencies struggling to cope with the massive influx COX’S BAZAR: A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighboring Myanmar on August…

Syria army nears regime enclave besieged by IS

BEIRUT: Syria’s army battled the Islamic State group on the edges of Deir Ezzor yesterday, seeking to break the siege of a government enclave and oust the jihadists from a…

Houston faithful offer help for Harvey amid aid appeal

Thousands of people fleeing to emergency shelters HOUSTON: Houston’s faithful embraced the comfort of church Sunday with their hearts heavy after mega-storm Harvey’s destruction, as the Texas governor led appeals…

UN accuses Burundi govt of crimes against humanity

Fingers point towards the highest level of the state GENEVA: UN investigators yesterday accused Burundi’s government of crimes against humanity, including executions and torture, and urged the International Criminal Court…

Girl ‘just got into my car’, claims French wedding kidnap suspect

LYON: The man charged with kidnapping a nine-year-old French girl during a wedding in the Alps has admitted during police questioning that she got into his car but denies abducting…

BRICS urges UN reform, cooperation on terror

‘Islamist fundamentalists pose a universal threat’ XIAMEN: The BRICS group of five major emerging economies called yesterday for reform of the United Nations and tougher measures against terrorist groups, while…

Philippines probes second police killing of teenager

MANILA: Philippine authorities said yesterday they would investigate allegations police tortured and murdered a second teenager following an earlier killing that sparked the largest street protests so far against President…

France held by Luxembourg, Belgium qualifies for WCup

TOULOUSE: France wasted its chance to move a step closer to World Cup qualification after a 0-0 home draw with Luxembourg that leaves automatic qualification from Group A wide open…

Sharapova ousted at US Open, Venus, Kvitova advance

NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam return after a 15-month doping ban ended Sunday with a fourth-round defeat at the US Open but the former world number one considered it…

Rahim hits unbeaten 62 for Bangladesh against Australia

CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim hit an unbeaten 62 yesterday to steer his team to 253-6 at the end of the first day after winning the toss and batting in…

Hamilton says heart has led his surge to top

MONZA: Lewis Hamilton attributes his surge to the top of the Formula One drivers world championship to an increased level of “heart and passion” since winning the British Grand Prix…

Kuwait may project KD 6-6.5bn budget deficit for 2017/18

By the end of August 2017, the 5th month of the current fiscal year 2017/2018 ended and the average Kuwaiti oil price for most of August scored $48.5 per barrel,…