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Aramco to invest $7bn in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia’s Aramco will invest $7 billion in a giant Malaysian oil refinery project, Prime Minister Najib Razak said yesterday, as he declared ties with the kingdom were…

German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists

We all tried our best. But to no avail’ MANILA: Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the government in Manila said…

Iraq forces reach key Mosul bridge

Next step to defeat the jihadists in their stronghold SOUTH OF MOSUL: Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group in west Mosul reached the city’s southernmost bridge yesterday, a key…

Shrine for Islamist murderer reveals Pakistan’s challenges

BARA KAHU: Pakistan has renewed its vow to root out extremism after a fresh wave of attacks, but a rose-covered shrine in Islamabad built by radicals to glorify an Islamist…

IS-linked Indonesian shot dead after bomb attack

Attacker storms building brandishing a dagger, starting fires BANDUNG: Indonesian police shot dead a suspected militant linked to the Islamic State (IS) group during a firefight at a government office…

Iran’s ‘The Salesman’ wins Oscar as Farhadi boycotts

Iranian film “The Salesman” on Sunday won the Oscar for best foreign language film, but director Asghar Farhadi skipped the Hollywood gala in protest at a travel ban by US…

German police probe driver’s motive in deadly car ramming

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Investigators are probing the motives of a 35-year-old German student who rammed his car into a group of pedestrians, killing one person and injuring two others, officials…

Egyptian Christians fearing terror flee Sinai for 4th day

ISMAILIA: Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State group militants fled the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day yesterday, after a string of sectarian killings…

Refugees crossings from US to Canada

MONTREAL: Most of the hundreds of people streaming over the US border into Canada in recent weeks are asylum-seekers, coming from Syria, Yemen, Turkey or Sudan, according to the United…

India demands ‘strongest action’ from Trump after Kansas killing

‘They should come out openly to condemn such actions’ NEW DELHI: India demanded the “strongest action” from the US government yesterday after an Indian expatriate was killed and another wounded…

Malaysia says Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

Officers in protective gear swept budget terminal where Kim was attacked KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s health minister said yesterday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim…

City Group launches double decker buses

KUWAIT: To coincide with the commemoration of the National day and Liberation day of Kuwait, City Group launched yesterday “double decker buses” as a part of its ongoing commitment to…

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