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UN meet adopts migration pact despite pullouts

MARRAKESH: A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco yesterday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant…

‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi’s final words: CNN

ISTANBUL: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers “I can’t breathe” during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, CNN reported yesterday. Quoting a source who said they…

Indian central bank governor quits; fugitive tycoon faces extradition

NEW DELHI/LONDON: The head of India’s central bank resigned yesterday following a public spat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration about alleged government interference. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor…

A year after IS defeat, Iraq in throes of political crisis

Iraq’s political elites now at loggerheads BAGHDAD: A year since Iraq announced “victory” over the Islamic State group, the country finds itself in the throes of political and economic crises…

Serial killer convicted of 56 murders

Siberian cop raped, killed women after offering late-night rides IRKUTSK: A Siberian policeman who raped and killed women after offering them late-night rides was found guilty of dozens more murders…

May pushes Brexit deal; EU court offers way out

EU court rules Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday began a final push to persuade parliament to back her Brexit deal as the European…

Amir calls for end to media campaigns that sow discord

Saudi king urges regional unity against terrorism at GCC summit RIYADH: HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said yesterday that “malicious media campaigns” will never succeed…

Syrian girl born without legs walks on new prosthetics

SERJILLA, Syria: Eight-year-old Maya Merhi had to struggle around a Syrian displaced persons camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans. But now the girl, who was…

Sexual harassment in the sky

Hong Kong flight attendants fight back HONG KONG: Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image…

Britain’s Prime Minister ignores doubts on historic Brexit mission

May seeks to steer Britain out of Europe LONDON: Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe-a cause she…

Secrets, threats, controversy: Month One of El Chapo’s trial

Guzman’s trial loaded with twists and turns NEW YORK: From documents under seal and accomplices with colorful nicknames to suspicions about his wife and surreal details about his high-flying lifestyle,…

Macron faces heat as ‘yellow vest’ grips France

Authorities count the cost of violent protests, looting PARIS: Calls mounted yesterday for President Emmanuel Macron to bring an end to the “yellow vest” crisis gripping France as authorities in…

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