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US indicts woman at heart of Philippine graft scandal

MANILA: A businesswoman at the centre of a massive Manila corruption scandal has been charged in the US with laundering about $20 million allegedly pilfered from the Philippine state, prosecutors…

Indian police probe use of growth hormones on children in brothels

CHENNAI: Indian police are investigating the use of growth hormones in a sex trafficking case, following the arrest of eight people charged with exploitation of children in brothels in Telangana…

IS fighters surrender in Afghanistan’s north

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: More than 150 Islamic State fighters surrendered in Afghanistan yesterday, Afghan officials said, a move which they and the Taleban hailed as the end of the extremist group in…

NBK-Bahrain reports net profits of BHD 55 million for H1 2018

Al-Sager: Solid results reflect Group’s sound strategy KUWAIT: National Bank of Kuwait-Bahrain (NBK Bahrain), the branch of NBK Group in Bahrain, reported net profits of BHD 55 million (equivalent to…

Al-Tijaria achieves a net profit of KD 7,154,131 up to Q2 of 2018.

KUWAIT: Abdulfatah M R Marafie – Chairman of The Commercial Real Estate Company (Al-Tijaria) has stated that the business outcome of the company for the financial period which ended on…

KFH holds webcast to highlight financial results, Group strategy

Management presents overview of Kuwait’s operating environment KUWAIT: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) held a webcast on its earnings on July 30 in which speakers from KFH executive management Mazin Al-Nahedh,…

GOSH experts encouraging children to be active during the summer

KUWAIT: This summer, medical experts across departments at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) in London have come together to raise awareness of the importance of children keeping active…

Facebook uncovers political campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook shuts down 32 fake pages, accounts SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said Tuesday it shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent “coordinated” effort to stoke hot-button issues…

Survivor of acid attack hopes art can change law

Doused in acid as punishment for rejection, Patricia Lefranc is typical of the thousands of women whose lives are ruined by ex-partners armed with acid. But instead of hiding away,…

‘Superfood’ craze makes big business of Africa’s baobab

Taerou Dieuhiou has been shinning barefoot up baobab trees in Senegal’s southern Casamance region to collect the oblong fruit since he was 15. Business has never been better. Inside the…

Mathews and Dickwella help Sri Lanka to 244-8 in 2nd ODI

Half-centuries from skipper, Dickwella lift Sri Lanka   DAMBULLA: Half-centuries from skipper Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella helped Sri Lanka post 244 for eight against South Africa in the second…

Williams and Russell power West Indies over Bangladesh

BASSETERRE: Kesrick Williams’ career-best bowling figures and a hurricane batting cameo by Andre Russell highlighted an efficient effort by the West Indies in defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets in the…