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Syria talks off to rocky start

ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Syrian rebels vowed yesterday to keep fighting if peace negotiations with the government of President Bashar Al-Assad fail, as talks between the two sides in Kazakhstan got off…

Glad to see Obama go, Gulf expects Trump to curb Iran

DUBAI: Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump’s short temper…

Aleppo’s Great mosque bears scars of war

Minaret where the call to prayer sounded for 900 years shattered ALEPPO: The Great Mosque of Aleppo, a centuries-old treasure at the heart of one of the world’s oldest cities,…

Mutilated bodies found in Mexican tourist port

GUADALAJARA: Seven headless, mutilated bodies have been found in a taxi abandoned near the seaside resort of Manzanillo in western Mexico, apparent victims of the country’s epidemic of drug violence,…

Philippine President tames words for Miss Universe hopefuls

Delivers speech without sex jokes, expletives MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered a speech without sex jokes and expletives yesterday, telling a gathering of Miss Universe contestants that he was…

Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

LONDON: A government health warning over the potential dangers of toast, roast potatoes and chips-all traditional staples of the British diet-had the country’s tabloids hitting out yesterday. The Food Standards…

Israel OKs settler homes after Trump takes office

US in ‘beginning stages’ of talks to move US embassy JERUSALEM: Israel approved hundreds of new settler homes in east Jerusalem yesterday, hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to…

Dubai toughens rules fire after high-rise blazes

DUBAI: Dubai yesterday announced tougher fire rules in a bid to minimize risks after several spectacular blazes that have ripped through skyscrapers in the modern Gulf emirate. Major fires have…

Nearly 70 killed in fresh Yemen fighting

‘Despite firepower, rebels still control capital’ ADEN: Clashes in Yemen killed at least 66 people in 24 hours, medics and security sources said yesterday, as pro-government forces pushed to oust…

Horror coach crash kills 16 in Hungary

‘Masses to hold National day of mourning’ BUDAPEST: Hungary was yesterday, mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying Hungarian teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in northern Italy.…

India rail disaster kills 36 – ‘Fears toll may rise’

NEW DELHI: Rescuers struggled yesterday to pull survivors from the wreckage of a train crash which killed 36 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on…

Ugandans invent ‘smart jacket’ to diagnose pneumonia

KAMPALA: A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a “smart jacket” that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any…

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