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‘Defaming’ army is treason, Egypt president warns

EL ALAMEIN: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi told media yesterday they should prevent defamation of the military, which he warned would be seen as “high treason” amid a campaign to…

Deadly blizzards, snowfall hit Europe

Death toll mounts to 21, poor hardest hit PARIS: Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe yesterday, forcing Geneva’s busy airport to close, as the region shivered in a deep…

New York to pay Muslim women

NEW YORK: The city of New York has agreed to pay $180,000 to three Muslim women forced by police to remove their headscarves to have mug shots taken, officials said…

Turkish court jails the MP niece of PKK chief Ocalan

Turkey TV blacklists songs, sparking censorship row ISTANBUL: A Turkish court yesterday handed the MP niece of the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, a…

German man arrested with Afghan Taleban

KANDAHAR: A German national has been arrested with the Taleban in Afghanistan’s insurgency-racked Helmand province, Afghan officials said, one of the only Europeans found among the militants throughout the 16-year…

Hamburg Islamist knife attacker gets life in prison

HAMBURG: A Palestinian jihadist who killed one man and wounded six other people in a German supermarket knife rampage last year was sentenced yesterday to life in prison. Ahmad Alhaw,…

Sri Lanka probes ‘disappearances’

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has appointed commissioners to a special panel tasked with investigating war-era disappearances, three years after President Maithripala Sirisena was elected promising justice for victims of the island’s…

Putin unveils new nuclear weapons to counter West

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin unveiled an array of new nuclear weapons yesterday, in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying they could hit almost any point in the…

DiCaprio and Pitt team up for new Quentin Tarantino movie

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt-two of Hollywood’s biggest stars-are teaming up for Quentin Tarantino’s next project, a movie set in the 1969 Hollywood hippy era around the Charles Manson murders.…

Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer

Luxury British fashion house Burberry yesterday announced the appointment of Riccardo Tisci, formerly of Givenchy, as its new chief creative officer to replace Christopher Bailey. The 43-year-old Italian, who was…

Pakistan aims to revive glory of ancient Mughal city Lahore

 Perched on scaffolding, restoration experts chip away at decades of grime and repair broken mosaic tiles in a bid to save the colossal murals depicting historic battles and regal…

Australian batsmen kept in check in South Africa

Philander bowled with excellent control to take 2 for 36 DURBAN: David Warner and Steve Smith hit half-centuries but Australia were unable to dominate South Africa’s bowling attack on the…