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The ‘Rohingya island’

DHAKA:  Bangladesh approved a controversial $280 million project to transform a desolate island off its southern coast into a temporary camp for 100,000 Rohingya refugees yesterday, despite warnings the site…

Australia police foil New Year’s Eve ‘terror plot’

MELBOURNE: An Islamic State sympathizer planned to buy a gun and kill as many revelers as possible on New Year’s Eve in Melbourne’s popular Federation Square, police alleged Tuesday after…

City’s sharpshooter Sterling sets sights on Southampton

Manchester City favourites to win the title MANCHESTER: Raheem Sterling is looking to add to his best-ever goal-scoring tally as Manchester City attempt to improve on their own record-breaking Premier…

Ashes outcast Stokes eyes NZ hit-out

SYDNEY: Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes plans to play first-class cricket in New Zealand, officials said yesterday, potentially paving the way for a dramatic Ashes call-up. Social media went into…

Ishant’s resurgence welcome news for India’s pace stocks

MUMBAI: India’s batsmen plundered runs and spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin got among the wickets against Sri Lanka but it was the resurgence of paceman Ishant Sharma that probably pleased captain…

Slowing outflows let Qatar wind down bank support operation in Oct

DUBAI: Slowing withdrawals of deposits from Qatari banks permitted Qatar’s government to stop pumping money into the banks last month to shield them from sanctions imposed by other Arab countries,…

Tough OPEC meeting looms tomorrow

Cartel may rethink output cuts amid price rally DUBAI/VIENNA: OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week as its leader Saudi Arabia pushes to extend oil output cuts by…

KFH to participate in World Islamic Banking Conference

Conference to be held in Bahrain from Dec 4-6 KUWAIT: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) will participate in the 24th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) themed “Drivers of Economic Growth…

Scandal-hit Uber hits the road to reassure regulators

TOKYO: Uber executives are travelling the globe to reassure regulators that the company is changing the way it does business, after a massive data breach became the latest controversy to…

Abusive digital avatars might help schizophrenics fight ‘voices’: Study

Taking their medication throughout the trial “You’re rubbish. You’re rubbish. You’re a waste of space.” The computer avatar pulls no punches as it lays into the young woman, a schizophrenia…

Meghan Markle follows Grace Kelly in abandoning acting

Meghan Markle says acting will take a back seat when she marries Prince Harry, following the example of screen icon Grace Kelly who abandoned Hollywood to marry into royalty. The…

Indian court rejects bid to stop world release of ‘Padmavati’

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based…