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100 in Indonesia’s Papua feared dead from malnutrition

JAKARTA: A measles outbreak is feared to have killed about 100 malnourished people in Indonesia’s Papua, an official said yesterday, highlighting a health crisis in the country’s easternmost province. A…

Israel won’t prosecute embassy a guard over Jordan shootings

Guard killed 2 Jordanians in self-defense, Israel claims   JERUSALEM: Israel will not prosecute a guard from its embassy in Amman who killed two Jordanians in July, as had long…

US Christian tourists see deep meaning in US’ Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM: Near the olive grove where Christians believe Jesus agonized before his crucifixion, an American visitor spoke of a decision by US President Donald Trump some believe also holds spiritual…

Troubled history of modern Cyprus

NICOSIA: Cyprus holds a presidential election on January 28 that could determine if the divided eastern Mediterranean island relaunches a push to reunify. Here are the key dates in the…

Over 25,000 murdered in Mexico in 2017

MEXICO CITY: Mexico saw a total of 25,339 murders last year, official data has shown, after 2017 was already established as a record-breaking year based on killings carried out until…

China accuses US of violating ‘South China Sea sovereignty’

Philippines staying out of US-China ‘intramural’   SHANGHAI: A US Navy destroyer this week sailed near the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed lagoon claimed by China in the South China Sea,…

Qatar Amir discusses youth, sports with minister Al-Roudhan

DOHA: Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani discussed yesterday with Kuwait’s Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan relations between the two…

Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

Mueller has now scored 100 Bundesliga goals in his career BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller both netted twice as Bayern Munich went 16 points clear in the Bundesliga yesterday…

Perera halts S Lanka slide after win over Zimbabwe

DHAKA: Thisara Perera starred with bat and ball as Sri Lanka ended their recent dismal run by beating Zimbabwe by five wickets in the tri-nation one-day international tournament in Dhaka…

Buttler serves up series success for England against Australia

England take unbeatable 3-0 lead in five-match ODI series SYDNEY: A scintillating century from Jos Buttler brought England a 16-run win and a one-day international series victory against Australia in…

Zain recognized as ‘Best Telecom Company in Kuwait’

KUWAIT: Leading regional business magazine International Finance awarded Zain the ‘Best Telecom Company in Kuwait’ at the prestigious Achievement Awards, held in Dubai. The International Finance Awards recognize and reward…

Extend OPEC-non-OPEC cooperation: Saudis

Agreement helped shore up crude prices: A-Faleh MUSCAT: Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called yesterday for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC producers beyond 2018, after a deal to cut…