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Saudi Arabia bans spying on spouse’s phone

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday announced “spying” on your spouse’s phone is now a criminal offence potentially punishable by a hefty fine – and a year in jail. “Married individuals planning…

Fighters start to quit last rebel pocket of Ghouta

DAMASCUS: Syria’s regime drew closer to taking full control of Eastern Ghouta yesterday as state media reported that fighters began evacuating the last rebel-held pocket of the former opposition stronghold…

Caste protests across India leave 7 dead

NEW DELHI: Low-caste Dalits fought street battles with police yesterday that left at least seven dead as protests against a Supreme Court rights ruling swept across large swathes of India.…

Winnie Mandela: S Africa’s flawed heroine dies

Played a high-profile role in battle to end white-minority rule JOHANNESBURG: Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of…

18 killed in Boko Haram attack on army base

KANO: Boko Haram killed at least 18 people and wounded scores in coordinated attacks overnight on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which they…

Bodies of Indian workers killed by IS arrive home

AMRITSAR: The bodies of 38 Indian construction workers kidnapped and murdered in Iraq by the Islamic State group returned home yesterday four years after their disappearance. Grieving families-who were told…

Indian police accused of failing rape victims despite new reforms

BHARATPUR: More than five years after a horrific rape sparked promises to empower women in India and reform the handling of sexual assault cases, victims say they still face harassment…

Malaysia government approves ‘fake news’ law despite outcry

‘This is something very dangerous for our country’ KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s government yesterday pushed a law through parliament that makes “fake news” punishable by a maximum six-year jail term despite…

Gaza protests fade out for now, but both sides brace for more

Hamas has called for more mass demonstrations GAZA CITY: Protests along the Gaza border with Israel have dwindled after the conflict’s deadliest day in years, but both sides braced for…

Dominant SA build massive lead amid injury concerns

South Africa declare to set target of 612 JOHANNESBURG: Captain Faf du Plessis ended his run of low scores with a classy century, but fitness concerns over all three seamers…

Liverpool style can make tie ‘unpleasant’ for City: Klopp

Klopp believes City can clinch title with a win over Man United MANCHESTER: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is not about to change his team’s trademark style against Champions League quarter-final…

China slaps tariffs on 128 US goods

Trump to unveil China tariff list this week BEIJING: China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 US products, from frozen pork and wine to certain fruits…