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Iranians swarm streets to mourn beheaded soldier

BEIRUT: Thousands of people took to the streets of Tehran yesterday to bury a soldier whose beheading by Islamic State has come to symbolize the righteousness of Iran’s military involvement…

Massive ‘yes’ vote in Kurd referendum

92.73 percent of voters backing statehood ARBIL: Iraq’s Kurds announced a massive “yes” vote for independence yesterday following a referendum that has incensed Baghdad and sparked international concern. Official results…

EU unveil plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

BRUSSELS: The EU unveiled plans yesterday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.…

Malaysian gets dressing down for wearing shorts

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian man has been reprimanded by Islamic authorities for “indecent dressing” after he was caught wearing shorts in public on the way to a football match, officials…

Nepal names 3-year-old as new ‘living goddess’

KATHMANDU: A three-year-old girl has been named the new Kumari of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu after her predecessor retired when she reached puberty, continuing an ancient tradition that sees young girls…

Russian women seek daughters who joined IS

MOSCOW: Three years ago, Petimat Atagayeva’s daughter Zalina secretly left Russia for Syria, taking her 10-month-old baby boy with her, to join the Islamic State group. Since then, her mother…

Slaughtered Hindus a testament to brutality of Myanmar conflict

YE BAW KYA: Myanmar authorities displayed yesterday the bodies of Hindu villagers they say were killed by Muslim insurgents, victims of a surge of violence in someone else’s fight now…

Stokes picked by England for Ashes despite arrest

LONDON: Ben Stokes was included yesterday in England’s 16-man squad for the Ashes series in Australia, two days after the allrounder was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm…

Macron govt cuts wealth taxes in budget

Tricky budget shows business-friendly face of govt PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron’s business-friendly government unveiled its first annual budget yesterday, fending off criticism that its tax cuts favor the very…

Electric car-sharing service to be launched in Singapore

Dyson to make electric cars by 2020 SINGAPORE: An electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said yesterday was a…

US healthcare bill collapses amid Republican infighting

Incumbents could be at risk in 2018 elections WASHINGTON: The failure by President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans to dismantle Obamacare has infuriated the party’s conservative flank and is…

In ‘American Made,’ a new (but the same) Tom Cruise

There are basically two kinds of Tom Cruise performances, and both can look pretty similar on the surface. Each likes sunglasses, going fast and smiling big. He never exactly loosens…