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India clears beggars off the streets ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit

HYDERABAD: Indian authorities have cleared beggars off the streets and brought in 10,000 extra security forces for Ivanka Trump’s biggest foreign mission since her father became president. President Donald Trump’s…

Russian, Syrian bombings leave at least 69 dead

BEIRUT: Renewed Syrian army bombardment of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus yesterday killed 14 people, despite a ceasefire deal for the region, a monitor said. Eastern Ghouta, one of the…

Pope Francis meets Myanmar army chief in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Indian Catholics hurt at missing out on Pope’s tour   YANGON: Pope Francis held talks yesterday with Myanmar’s military chief at the start of a delicate visit to a majority-Buddhist…

ISIS desert hideouts

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces said yesterday they face a tough battle against the Islamic State group in deep gorges and other natural hideouts in the western desert along the Syrian border,…

Thousands stranded; Bali volcano alert ‘raised to the highest level’

Disaster agency warns of imminent risk of major eruption   DENPASAR: Indonesia raised its warning for Bali’s Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert yesterday, closed the holiday…

KFH participates in Kuwait Int’l Arabian Horse Festival

KUWAIT: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) participated in the Kuwait International Arabian Horse Festival organized by Bait Al Arab Kuwait Stud Show Arena as part of its continuing efforts to support…

Barcelona salvages late draw to keep its lead over Valencia

Las Palmas hold Real Sociedad to a 2-2 draw MADRID: After being denied a legitimate goal, Lionel Messi made sure nobody would keep Barcelona from mounting a comeback against Valencia.…

Ashwin takes 300th wicket as India thrash S Lanka

NAGPUR: India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs yesterday, equaling India’s biggest ever test victory and handing the tourists their biggest ever test defeat. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin…

Australia coast to 10-wicket victory in Ashes series opener

Warner, Bancroft pile on Gabba misery for England BRISBANE: A record-breaking opening partnership between David Warner and Cameron Bancroft cemented a crushing 10-wicket victory for Australia yesterday, leaving England with…

Listed companies in Kuwait continue to post solid profits

Softness in business activity impacts revenues KUWAIT: Listed Kuwaiti companies continued to post a notable rise in profits for the first nine months of 2017, though softness in business activity…

NBK to attend Kuwait’s first forum on ‘professional and practical ethics’

Kuwait Banking Association to host forum KUWAIT: The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) will participate in the “Kuwait First Forum for Professional and Practical Ethics”, which will be held under…

Bubble or breakthrough? Bitcoin keeps CBs on edge

$10,000 in sight for bitcoin as it rockets to new record high FRANKFURT: Central bankers say the success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is just a bubble. But it keeps…