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30 years on, ‘new age militancy’ stokes on-going Kashmir conflict

Indian troops are now also fighting a social media war SRINAGAR: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but “new age” fighters…

Van bomb in south Philippines kills 10

COTABATO: Ten people, including troops and civilians, were killed when a bomb in a van blew up at an army checkpoint in the southern Philippines yesterday. The powerful explosion, claimed…

Gunmen storm Afghan govt building, 11 die in bus bombing

JALALABAD: Gunmen stormed a government building after multiple explosions in an ongoing attack in Jalalabad yesterday that has left at least 11 people wounded, the latest in a series of…

Pakistan election sees the rise of anti-blasphemy party

ISLAMABAD: A relatively new anti-blasphemy party whose leader has reportedly vowed to nuke the Netherlands should he ever come to power did surprisingly well in Pakistan’s elections last week, which…

Zain Group records 5% profit growth to reach KD 86.4m for first 6 months of 2018

Data revenue grew by 10%, representing 27% of total Group revenues KUWAIT: Zain Group, a leading mobile innovator with operations in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces…

KIPCO announces net profit of KD 12.1m for first half of 2018

KIPCO draws its strength from its portfolio diversity strategy: Hayat KUWAIT: KIPCO – the Kuwait Projects Company (Holding) – announced a net profit of KD 6.42 million ($21.2 million), or…

Arun Hari appointed Group Chief Risk Officer at GIB

KUWAIT: Gulf International Bank (GIB) is pleased to announce that Arun Hari has been appointed as Group Chief Risk Officer as of June 2018. Arun Hari has over 27 years…

French lawmakers ban smartphones in schools

PARIS: French schoolchildren will have to leave their smartphones switched off or at home as the new academic year begins in September, after lawmakers voted for a ban on Monday.…

World’s biggest king penguin colony shrinks by 90 percent

Climate change, increasing population contribute towards decline PARIS: The planet’s largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90 percent in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday. The last…

Vivendi says wants to sell 50% of Universal Music Group

French media group Vivendi said Monday it plans to sell up to 50 percent of Universal Music Group as it reported a drop in net earnings. As revenue dipped 1.4…

Lindsay Lohan to make US TV comeback in MTV reality series

Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, is returning to US television in a reality series about her night club ventures…

Emotional Andy Murray makes triumphant hardcourt return

WASHINGTON: An emotional Andy Murray made a triumphant return to hardcourts Monday in his first match on the surface for nearly 17 months, outlasting Mackenzie McDonald at the ATP Washington…