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Lukaku scores twice as Belgium prove too strong for Panama

SOCHI, Russia: Romelu Lukaku netted a brace as a much-improved second-half performance gave Belgium an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over tournament debutants Panama in their World Cup opener in Sochi…

Dozens of pro-regime fighters killed in eastern Syria strike

BEIRUT: An Iraqi paramilitary force key to the battle against the Islamic State group yesterday accused the US-led coalition of killing more than 20 of its fighters in an air…

Oil-addicted Nigeria hopes for revival

ILESA: Locals have always known that a vast deposit of gold sits underneath the cocoa trees and towering thickets of bamboo in the tropical jungle of Osun state in southwest…

256,000 passengers used airport in Eid holiday

KUWAIT: Up to 256,000 passengers have used the Kuwait International Airport during Eid Al-Fitr holiday, through 1,700 flights, said Director General of Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Eng…

Strong earthquake jolts Japan’s Osaka

TOKYO: A powerful earthquake rocked Japan’s second city of Osaka yesterday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 300, according to an official tally. Television images…

Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

NEW JERSEY: A suspected gunman was fatally shot after multiple people opened fire at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, wounding 20 people including a boy who is in…

Trump announces tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports

Washington: US President Donald Trump today announced tariffs of 25 percent targeting $50 billion in Chinese imports from “industrially significant” technologies, making good on a pledge to punish the alleged…

Host nation Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in WCup opener

MOSCOW: Denis Cheryshev struck twice for Russia as the World Cup hosts thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament in Moscow yesterday. Yury Gazinsky scored after…

Lopetegui sacked on eve of WCup

KRASNODAR: Spain dramatically sacked coach Julen Lopetegui yesterday and appointed federation sporting director Fernando Hierro —  just two days before the team’s opening game at the World Cup. In a…

Woman, child killed, seven injured in Hasawi blaze

KUWAIT: A woman and a baby girl were killed and seven others injured yesterday in a huge fire reported in Hasawi yesterday. Security sources said Kuwait Fire Service (KFSD) operations…

Trump: Summit ended North Korea threat

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump arrived home yesterday, insisting his historic summit with Kim Jong Un had ended North Korea’s nuclear threat and the world could sleep safer. “There is…

Iran supply gap to dominate OPEC

PARIS: An oil production shortfall in Iran and Venezuela may force OPEC and Russia to decide later this month to open their taps, the International Energy Agency said yesterday. Even…

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