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Trump acclaims Amir’s influential Mideast role

Melania Trump receives Kuwait-America Foundation Humanitarian Award WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump lauded HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his influential role in the Middle East region.…

Prayers turn to a nightmare in Kabul mosque bombing

KABUL: After finishing work on Friday Jan Ali took his two sons to their local Shiite mosque in Kabul to worship, along with dozens of other ordinary Afghans. Despite the…

In Kirkuk, Kurds’ joy turns to fear after the army takeover

Turkmen and Arab residents feel safer now   KIRKUK: Turkmen and Arab shoppers stroll through an open-air food market in an ethnically mixed area of Kirkuk, haggling over the price…

Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Airlines urged to ban large, personal electronic devices   WASHINGTON: The US government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage…

Philippine soldiers comb Marawi, hunt militants

FBI tests confirm that man killed was ’emir’ of IS   MARAWI CITY: The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five…

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

EU to offer support for Italy’s work with Libyan authorities ISCHIA, Italy: G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block…

Dozens killed; Taleban launches fresh assaults on Afghan bases

At least 43 Afghan soldiers die; nine wounded KANDAHAR: Militants launched two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers yesterday, the latest in a series of devastating…

Spain, Catalonia political crisis worsens

PM threatens to trigger Article 155 MADRID: Spain said yesterday it will seize some of the Catalan regional government’s powers after its leader warned he could declare independence, escalating the…

100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

Fear of sectarian reprisals driving out Kurds – Iraq orders arrest of Kurdish Vice President Rasul ERBIL: About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk for fear of sectarian reprisals since Iraqi…

G7 focusing on foreign fighter fallout from Islamic State rout

Fighters seek revenge for destruction of ‘caliphate’ ISCHIA: The threat of fresh attacks on the West by foreign fighters fleeing the fallen Islamic State stronghold of Raqa is set to…

Marawi: city destroyed in the longest urban war

MARAWI: At first glance, the endless rows of devastated buildings could be the aftermath of a great earthquake. But the punctured, bullet-riddled walls tell the true story of the Philippines’…

Warning for China as US hails India partnership

Tillerson promises ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific WASHINGTON: The United States vowed Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a “free and open”…

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