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Saudi Arabia to auction detained billionaire’s real estate and cars

DUBAI/KHOBAR: Saudi authorities are preparing to auction billions of dollars of real estate and cars belonging to billionaire Maan Al-Sanea and his company as they look to hasten an end…

Pilgrims locked out as holy Jerusalem site remains shut

Closure in protest against Israeli tax measures, proposed law JERUSALEM: The Jerusalem church built at what many consider the holiest site in Christianity remained closed for a second day yesterday…

Dubai police say drowning caused Sridevi’s death

MUMBAI: India yesterday mourned Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor after her death in Dubai aged just 54, as police in the emirate said she drowned in her hotel bathtub. The body…

Five killed in building fire in central England

LEICESTER: Rescuers yesterday pulled another body from the wreckage of a building fire in the central English city of Leicester, bringing the death toll to five, with five more people…

After shooting, students return to school

Calls for swift action to address gun violence MIAMI: Students and teachers returned Sunday to a Florida school for the first time since 17 people were shot dead there, consoling…

Snow falls in Rome as Europe hit by icy weather

ROME: Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least seven lives,…

Merkel vows party renewal in bid to subdue rebellion

Chancellor has paid a high price to coax SPD back into ‘grand coalition’ BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel promised yesterday renewal for her conservative party as she moved to quell a…

Nepal victims despair despite new govt pledge over war crimes

KATHMANDU: It was shortly before lunch on a January afternoon when rebels stormed a village school in the mountains of central Nepal, dragged headmaster Muktinath Adhikari from the classroom, tied…

‘Emperor Xi’? China gambles on return to indefinite rule

Beijing pushes back against criticism of plan   BEIJING: China’s Communist Party has handed President Xi Jinping an open path to indefinite rule – a move analysts warn carries enormous…

PSG ease to 3-0 victory over arch-rivals Marseille

Lyon held 1-1 at home after late St Etienne goal   PARIS: Paris St Germain continued their stroll towards the French title with a 3-0 home win against bitter rivals…

British boxer dies hours after winning fight

LONDON: The death of heavyweight Scott Westgarth was described as a disaster by British Boxing chief Robert Smith yesterday although he said it was impossible to make the sport 100…

How PNB says they fell victim to India’s biggest loan fraud

MUMBAI: India’s Punjab National Bank, the second-biggest state-run lender, stunned the country’s financial sector this month when it announced it had discovered an alleged fraud worth $1.8 billion at a…