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Sierra Leone mudslide survivors living back in the danger zone

FREETOWN: Four months after the landslides that killed her husband and more than a thousand others, Mariama Kamara has returned to the mountainside that collapsed onto their home to live…

Crossing the river a major challenge in Iraq’s Mosul

Districts still devastated months after IS was forced out – ‘90%’ of the bridges totally or partially destroyed MOSUL: It used to take Ahmad Meyssar just a few minutes to…

Indian state leaves 13 million citizens off the register

NEW DELHI: Around 13 million people living in northeastern India’s largest state have been left off a controversial draft list of citizens released yesterday by authorities, who are under pressure…

Pakistan plans to take over charities run by Islamist leader targeted by US

India and US blame LeT for 2008 Mumbai bombings ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s government plans to seize control of charities and financial assets linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, who Washington has…

Mahrez magic steers Leicester to first win in five league games

Wilson grabs point for Bournemouth LEICESTER CITY: Riyad Mahrez scored one and set up another as Leicester City strolled to a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League…

Cartoon for soul 2018

Halep, Sharapova begin season with easy wins in Shenzhen

Konta overcomes blip to get past Keys in Brisbane SHENZHEN: World number one Simona Halep swatted aside American Nicole Gibbs while Maria Sharapova was flawless in her straight sets victory…

October saw total credit contract by KD 220 million

Kuwait’s credit growth weak in October; remains at 4.6% y-o-y   KUWAIT: Credit was weaker than expected in October, though growth rose to 4.6 percent y/y on base effects. The…

Boursa Kuwait closes year on lackluster note; indices mixed

Random buying operations limit weekly growth KUWAIT: Boursa Kuwait ended last week with mixed performance. The Price Index closed at 6,408.01 points, down by 0.09 percent from the week before…

Indian regulators face legal challenge in probe over prescient messages

MUMBAI: A series of raids by India’s market regulator, investigating whether corporate announcements were prematurely leaked by market participants in social media chatrooms, were the largest it has conducted. But…

Dog poisoning sparks outcry in Lebanon

BEIRUT: Video footage of stray dogs apparently being poisoned by municipal staff has sparked a public outcry in Lebanon, with politicians rushing to post pictures of themselves with their pets.…

Indonesians celebrate New Year with mass wedding

Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated getting married in Jakarta on New Year’s Eve in a free mass wedding. The communal event, attended by 437 couples, was staged by authorities to…