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Woman in ‘love jihad’ case

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court has ordered a 24-year-old woman whose marriage to a Muslim man was annulled at her Hindu father’s request to give evidence in person, saying only…

Who is in charge? Catalonians wonder as Spain takes control

Sacked regional leaders may face criminal charges   BARCELONA: Catalonia’s civil servants returned to work yesterday for the first time since Spain’s central government rejected an independence declaration by imposing…

Crackdown on Mumbai street vendors sparks a row over public spaces

MUMBAI: A crackdown on street vendors in Mumbai after they were blamed for a stampede at a train station last month highlights the diminishing access to public spaces for the…

Losses, looting as Filipinos return to Marawi city

MARAWI CITY: Khaliluddin Ismail returned home yesterday after five months of war in the southern Philippines to find his house ransacked. But he’s still smiling. “At least we have something…

Japan offers Philippines aid for fighting terrorism, rebuilding

Military campaign leaves over 1,100 fighters, civilians dead   TOKYO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won pledges from Japan of help with fighting terrorism and assistance in building the country’s crumbling…

PSG, Barcelona on verge of Champions League last 16

Man Utd among teams to book last-16 place PARIS: Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, five-time champions Barcelona and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are among the teams looking to book a Champions League…

Hamilton wins fourth career F1 title at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY: Lewis Hamilton won his fourth career Formula One season championship on Sunday with a ninth-place finish at the Mexican Grand Prix in a race won by Red Bull’s…

Saudi plans to extract uranium domestically

Key step toward ‘self-sufficiency’ in producing atomic fuel ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power program and sees this as a step…

Kuwait real estate market gains traction in Q3 2017

Sales pick up, property prices stabilize KUWAIT: Activity in the real estate market is gaining traction with a pickup in sales and stabilizing prices. Real estate sales posted healthy 20…

‘Suburbicon’ tanks, ‘Jigsaw’ No. 1 in the box-office

George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween weekend where the horror sequel “Jigsaw” topped all releases despite an underperforming…

China agency denies dead Russian model, 14, was overworked

The Chinese agency representing a “beautiful” 14-year-old Russian model who died after taking part in Shanghai Fashion Week yesterday denied allegations that she was overworked and underpaid. The death of…

Spanish bomb disposal unit