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Mountains of garbage and despair in India dirtiest city

GONDA CITY: Flies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell in the air is inescapable. Welcome to Awas Vikas: one of the most…

Palestinian prime minister visits Gaza in reconciliation move with Hamas

Unity government to take administrative control of Gaza Hamas disbands Gaza shadow government GAZA: The West Bank-based Palestinian prime minister crossed into the Gaza Strip yesterday in a move towards…

Brother of Islamist radical faces trial

PARIS: The brother of the Islamist radical who shot dead seven people in southwest France in 2012, including three Jewish schoolchildren, went on trial yesterday accused of complicity in the…

African migrants tortured

DUBAI: Migrants making their way from the Horn of Africa to Yemen are frequently abducted and tortured by “criminal gangs”, the UN Migration Agency warned yesterday. Despite a war that…

Russia busts ‘IS cell’

MOSCOW: Russia’s intelligence agency yesterday said it had arrested members of an Islamic State group “cell” which was preparing terror attacks. The FSB said in a statement it had “thwarted…

As sanctions bite, N Korean workers leave border hub

Latest sanctions affect 90% of North Korean exports DANDONG: North Korean workers have begun to leave the Chinese border city of Dandong, following the latest round of sanctions seeking to…

Ocampos brace helps Marseille stun Nice, moves up to third in Ligue 1

Marcelo sent off as Lyon’s winless streak extend to five matches PARIS: Ten-man Marseille moved up to third in Ligue 1 after Lucas Ocampos hit a brace in a thrilling…

Wily Herath spins Sri Lanka to 21-run victory over Pakistan

Second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets ABU DHABI: Rangana Herath became the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets as his six-wicket haul steered Sri Lanka to a thrilling…

South Africa rips through Bangladesh to win first Test

POTCHEFSTROOM: South Africa ripped through Bangladesh to win the first Test by 333 runs yesterday, taking seven wickets for 41 runs at the start of Day 5 as the tourists…

Monarch collapses; 110,000 stranded

Govt swings into emergency action to return home holidaymakers LONDON: LONDON: British short-haul carrier Monarch Airlines ceased trading suddenly yesterday following a financial collapse in the biggest airline failure in…

Kuwait invites bids for advisors to manage IPO

KUWAIT: Kuwait has invited bids for financial advisors to manage the initial public offering of its stock exchange, sources told Reuters. The country has been considering an initial public offering…

Qatar growth for 2017 downgraded as GCC dispute continues to linger

Crude oil production expected to be broadly flat KUWAIT: Qatar’s headline growth for 2017 lowered as dispute with neighbors persisted. We have revised down our forecast for overall economic growth…