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403 liquor bottles found in Salwa brewery

 KUWAIT: Hawally police busted an underground liquor brewery in Salwa and arrested a Nepalese national that ran the place. A total of 403 bottles of homebrewed liquor and 97…

Uncowed Qatar to meet milk needs in 2018 amid crisis

DOHA: Qatar will be self-sufficient in milk by next July, thanks to boycott-busting cows flown in to boost supplies after neighboring Gulf states severed links with Doha, a firm said…

Senior Saudi prince Miteb freed

DUBAI: Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, a former National Guard head once seen as a contender to the throne, has been freed after more than three weeks in detention,…

Egypt police kill 11 ‘terrorists’

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected “terrorist elements” during a raid on a hideout for militants in Ismailiya province providing support for militants in the northern Sinai, the interior…

Pope sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

Pontiff meets Suu Kyi, army chief during visit – Suu Kyi stripped of the ‘honorific’ freedom of Oxford NAYPYITAW: Pope Francis held talks with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi…

Ivanka, feted in India, calls for closing gender gap in business

HYDERABAD, India: Ivanka Trump urged India yesterday to close its yawning gender gap in the job market, telling a business summit in her biggest foreign mission yet that this would…

Bizarre sorcery ritual in Indonesia to make person invincible

JAKARTA: Seven Indonesians were hospitalized after rinsing their hands in acid, police said yesterday as they hunted for the self-styled sorcerer who promised the men it would make them invincible.…

Saudi Arabia executes 7

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed six Yemeni men convicted of murder and robbery and a Saudi man for smuggling drugs, the interior ministry said. The Yemenis were convicted of forming…

‘Honor killing’ in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistani police have exhumed the bodies of a couple believed to have been murdered and hastily buried by their families after they eloped, in the country’s latest “honor killing”…

Pakistan blasphemy law hands Islamists dangerous weapon

ISLAMABAD: An obscure Islamist group in Pakistan has brought down a federal minister and dealt the government a stinging blow with the help of a blasphemy law that authorities have…

Macron’s trip to Africa gets off to hostile start

Burkina grenade attack greets Macron’s Africa tour OUAGADOUGOU: Three civilians were wounded in Burkina Faso on Monday after a grenade was thrown at French troops shortly before President Emmanuel Macron…

Bangladesh police kill alleged Islamists – Security stepped up before Pope Francis visit

DHAKA: Three alleged Islamist extremists were killed yesterday in a raid by Bangladesh police as security was stepped up before Pope Francis’s landmark visit to the Muslim-majority nation, officials said.…