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Pope warns against defining power as ‘military strength’

Baltics nervous about giant former master and next door TALLINN: Pope Francis said yesterday as he wound up a trip to the Baltic states, all nervous about what they see…

Philippines arrests lawmaker fiercely critical of Duterte

MANILA: A Philippine lawmaker fiercely critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war was arrested yesterday on charges for which he had been granted amnesty, a move condemned by watchdogs as…

‘China’s big mistake’: Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang

BEIJING: Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China’s restive Xinjiang are travelling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation’s new government…

Indian police officers suspended after assault video goes viral

NEW DELHI: Three Indian police officers were suspended yesterday after footage emerged showing a constable attacking a female student they had accused of socializing with a Muslim man, officials said.…

Love Corbyn, hate Brexit’: UK Labor faces Brexit split

Tumultuous debate on the toxic issue of Brexit LIVERPOOL: Britain’s main opposition Labor Party is bracing for a tumultuous debate on the toxic issue of Brexit at its annual conference…

Maldives destroys statues deemed offensive to Islam

COLOMBO: Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in the tourist haven declared…

Afghan ‘mullah’ faces stoning death over sex tapes scandal

Mullah allegedly filmed himself while having sex with women MAZAR-I-SHARIF: A self-proclaimed mullah in Afghanistan, who allegedly filmed himself having sex with women, is on the run after the videos…

Kuwait to push reforms to boost private sector

Al-Hajraf opens 10th Euromoney Conference Kuwait KUWAIT: Kuwait Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf yesterday underlined the importance of a planned economic reforms to activate the role of the private sector and…

Kuwait banking system well-positioned for future growth: Shaikha Al-Bahar

NBK Deputy CEO addresses 10th Euromoney Kuwait Conference 2018 KUWAIT: National Bank of Kuwait Deputy CEO Shaikha Al-Bahar said yesterday that the banking system in Kuwait is among the healthiest…

China shuts thousands of websites

SHANGHAI: China has shut down more than 4,000 websites and online accounts in a three-month campaign against “harmful” online information, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the…

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

PARIS: Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to program…

Michael Kors bags Versace for $2.1bn

Fashion house Michael Kors announced yesterday it had agreed to buy Italian luxury giant Versace, signalling an intention to move deeper into the international big league after snapping up shoemaker…