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Walker gifts United opening win

MANCHESTER: Manchester United secured an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their opening Premier League game of the season yesterday thanks to an own goal from Kyle Walker. On…

Five years after the Arab Spring

It has been nearly five years since the Arab Spring revolutions engulfed the streets and occupied headlines, and many people lost their lives to bring change for the better –…

Only 28% bedoons eligible to get Kuwaiti citizenship – DNA testing could disqualify more applications

KUWAIT: The number of stateless residents in Kuwait who could be eligible to receive Kuwaiti citizenship has dropped to around 31,000, after the government earlier said at least 3,000 more…

Father of slain Palestinian toddler dies

DUMA: The father of a Palestinian toddler killed when their home was firebombed by Jewish extremists last week died yesterday from injuries he suffered in the attack, prompting a Hamas…

IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam’s army

BAGHDAD: While attending the Iraqi army’s artillery school nearly 20 years ago, Ali Omran remembers one major well. An Islamic hardliner, he once chided Omran for wearing an Iraqi flag…

First female justice leading quiet Palestinian revolution

RAMALLAH: Holding the young couple’s identity cards in one hand and the Holy Quran in the other, the Palestinian justice of the peace pronounces Thaer and Rawan man and wife.…

Shipwreck survivors grieve children swept from arms – Crossing was to start a new life in Europe

PALERMO: Their children slipped out of their grasp as the boat overturned and were lost to the waves. Now, traumatised parents brought to safety after a deadly Mediterranean shipwreck are…

How Southeast Asian economic zone could change the region

BANGKOK: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which yesterday marked 48 years since its establishment, aims to establish an economic community known as the AEC by the end of this…

44 dead, hundreds wounded in lethal wave of Kabul bombings

KABUL: Eight more fatalities were confirmed yesterday from a barrage of bombings in Kabul, taking the toll to 44 in the deadliest day in the Afghan capital since the NATO…

Typhoon heads to China after killing four in Taiwan

SHANGHAI: Typhoon Soudelor moved towards China yesterday, weaker but still packing a punch, after killing at least four people and leaving a trail of destruction in Taiwan. The typhoon ripped…

Trump barred from conservative gathering after latest barb

ATLANTA: Donald Trump opened his mouth and now finds the door closed to him at a high-profile gathering of conservative activists. His latest incendiary comment, about one of the Fox…

Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends – South African, Russian, Ukrainian hostages freed

BAMAKO: Malian security forces yesterday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which…