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Trump and Kim raise summit hopes

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to a planned meeting with US President Donald Trump, South Korean President…

Nipah claims new victim in India, death toll now 13

NEW DELHI: Another patient has died in India from the Nipah virus, taking the number of fatalities from an outbreak of the rare disease to 13, authorities said yesterday. Officials…

Northern Ireland under pressure after historic Irish abortion vote

DUBLIN: Pressure mounted yesterday for British-ruled Northern Ireland to liberalize its strict abortion laws after a historic referendum in the neighboring Republic of Ireland overturned its ban. A traditionally Catholic…

Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party vowed yesterday to oust the country’s “corrupt” rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on July 25. The poll…

‘Our families would be killed’: Rohingya brace for monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Marooned on a dusty slope in the world’s largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just…

Freed from a Venezuela jail, US couple arrive back home

WASHINGTON: An American couple who spent nearly two years in a Venezuelan jail received a heroes’ welcome at the White House as they returned home Saturday after Caracas freed them…

Colombia vote poses test for FARC deal

BOGOTA: Colombians vote today in a divisive presidential election likely to impact on the government’s fragile peace deal with the former rebel movement FARC. Conservative front-runner Ivan Duque has vowed…

Missing diver’s body found

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Navy found the body of the citizen Saud Al-Mislem afloat in Aryaq Al-Durrah, two kilometers from the location where he had gone missing, the army said in…

Crown Prince visits Disabled Club, Blind Association, Deaf Club

  KUWAIT: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, accompanied by Deputy National Guard Commander Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, visited Thursday the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club. His…

Collapse of Trump-Kim summit threatens to deepen US-China rift

BEIJING: US President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatens further strain on US-China ties amid a trade dispute that had been intertwined…

Deadly disputes over environment and land in India’s wealthiest states

BANGKOK: Deadly clashes last week in southern India, and farmers’ protests in the west against a refinery and a bullet train, highlight the increasingly fraught disputes over land and environment…

War, displacement reshuffle Syria’s demographic map

BEIRUT: Seven years of war and massive displacement have redrawn Syria’s demographic map, erecting borders between the country’s ethnic, religious, and political communities that will be hard to erase. Displaced…