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Man arrested for killing pregnant wife

KUWAIT: A man was arrested on charges of killing his pregnant wife in Taima. Police and paramedics rushed to a house in the area in response to an emergency call,…

Saudi king, Turkish premier discuss status of Jerusalem

UAE diplomat: Arabs won’t be led by Turkey – Erdogan calls Assad a terrorist RIYADH/DUBAI/TUNIS: Saudi King Salman and Turkey’s premier yesterday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem,…

Saudi chess PR gambit checked by controversies

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia brushed aside rulings from top clerics to host a big money chess tournament, but the gambit to improve the kingdom’s image has been jolted by regional powerplays.…

Delhi ‘godman’ may have enslaved and trafficked women

MUMBAI: A self-proclaimed “godman” may have trafficked and enslaved dozens of women including minors at several retreats in Delhi and across the country, officials said Tuesday, in the latest case…

Israel to name station after Trump

French magazine pulled after saying Israel ‘not real country’ JERUSALEM: Israel is to name a planned new railway station close to Judaism’s hallowed Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem after…

DR Congo steps up arrests of South Sudan refugees to weed out rebels

Congolese authorities tighten the border   ABA: The Congolese army has stepped up arrests of South Sudanese refugees and tightened the border in a bid to block rebels from seeking…

Pakistan grieves Benazir Bhutto, 10 years after assassination

KARACHI: Thousands of mourners visited the shrine of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto yesterday as the country marked 10 years since her assassination, with her killers yet to face…

Rising humidity can worsen ‘impact’ of high temperatures

MUMBAI: High humidity will magnify the effects of rising heat from South America to India, affecting people’s ability to work and even survive, unless greenhouse gas emissions are substantially cut…

Kuwait and UAE meet today

KUWAIT: Kuwait and the UAE football teams will meet at Jaber International Stadium today at the end of Group A competitions of the 23rd Gulf Cup. The match is important…

Centurion Cook, Broad defy critics as England hit back

England claims last seven wickets for 67 runs MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook hit a long-awaited century and Stuart Broad snapped up four wickets as England’s much-maligned old guard finally enjoyed a…

Airbus ready to axe A380 superjumbo

A380 fate hinges on deal with Emirates PARIS: Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the world’s largest jetliner, the A380 superjumbo, if it fails to…

Long queues form across Nigeria petrol stations as shortage bites

Monster traffic jams clog up Nigeria this Christmas LAGOS: Long queues formed at petrol stations across Nigeria yesterday, with motorists sometimes waiting up to 24 hours to fill up their…