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Syrian ground forces seek to gain territory

BEIRUT: Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave yesterday, seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for five-hour daily ceasefires,…

Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens after protest

JERUSALEM: Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered as the site of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial, reopened yesterday after Israel backtracked on Tuesday from a tax plan and draft property…

Body odor haters likely to vote for President Trump

PARIS: People easily disgusted by body odors (BO) seem to prefer authoritarian leaders and were likelier to support Donald Trump, an unusual study into the origins of ideology suggested yesterday.…

Whole villages flattened by deadly quake

Death toll hits 20 in Papua New Guinea SYDNEY: Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, residents said yesterday…

School restarts in South Sudan, in theory; 30% of teachers quit

Classrooms filled with hungry displaced families JUBA: Some of South Sudan’s 6,000 schools opened for a new academic year this month-but the government does not know how many. Teachers have…

Guardiola’s City a painful reminder of Arsenal’s past

Wenger faces the might of City for second time in five days   LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces the might of Manchester City for the second time in five…

Pakistan ban Shahzaib Hasan for year in fixing case

LAHORE: Pakistan yesterday hit former opener Shahzaib Hasan with a one-year ban and a million rupee ($9,050) fine for a spot-fixing incident that rocked the country’s Twenty20 League last year.…

Stokes steers England home in second New Zealand ODI

‘Hopefully it’s a stepping stone for other games coming up’ MOUNT MAUNGANUI: All-rounder Ben Stokes set aside his off-field troubles to steer England to a six-wicket win in the second…

IOC lifts doping ban on Russia

‘Rights of Russian Olympic Committee have been fully restored’ MOSCOW: The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban against Russia, Moscow officials said yesterday, after the country was barred from…

Zain taps Google’s Apigee Edge API Platform to boost digital strategy

Zain to first launch Zain Apigee-powered platform in Kuwait, Saudi BARCELONA: At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the…

Zain Group and Ericsson create roadmap to 5G

  BARCELONA: Zain Group and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and test selected 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)…

VIVA participates in Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona

KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, participated in the Mobile World Congress 2018 organized by Group Special Mobile association “GSMA” that took place in Barcelona between 26…