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Hamas hails ‘victory’ after Israel defense minister quits

JERUSALEM: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation yesterday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal, throwing the government into turmoil. Hamas…

Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram: emir

KANO: One of Nigeria’s leading and respected Islamic figures on Tuesday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence. More than…

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

WASHINGTON: Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars,…

Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse

Sri Lanka showdown looms as new PM loses confidence vote COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s parliament yesterday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure…

Modi govt, RBI set for uneasy truce

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: India’s government and its central bank are getting close to ironing out some of their policy differences, said two sources familiar with the discussions, as they seek to…

Bangladeshi police fire rubber bullets, teargas to disperse opposition protest

DHAKA: Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and teargas at a group of opposition party supporters in the capital, Dhaka yesterday as tension soared weeks before a general election. Activists of…

Oil market will face surplus in 2019: IEA

EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unraveling LONDON: Global oil supply will outpace demand throughout 2019, as a relentless rise in output swamps growth in consumption that…

UBC signs KD 75m contract for suburb of Sabah Al-Ahmed City

Project includes 40 residential buildings and infrastructure works KUWAIT: United Building Company K.S.C.C (UBC), a subsidiary of United Real Estate Company K.S.C.P (URC), one of the leading real estate development…

Tamdeen Group wins gold award from ME Council of Shopping Centers

KUWAIT: Tamdeen Group, Kuwait’s leading mixed-use property developer, won the “Design and Development” gold award for the innovation in “Al-Kout Mall” in the “New Development” category in shopping malls. Al-Kout…

NREC reports KD18.42 million operating revenue for 9M in 2018

KUWAIT: National Real Estate Company (NREC), which is developing properties valued at over $2 billion in the Middle East and North Africa region, today announced its financial and operational earnings…

Huawei wins first prize of King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award

Annual Award Gala held at Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh KUWAIT: Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize…

‘Incomparable’ $50m pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a…