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US to overtake Saudi as oil producer

IEA sees 2018 record-setting year for US   NEW YORK: The United States is set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s number two oil producer after Russia this year,…

52 killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

One of the deadliest accidents in five years – Survivors climb through a door and window ASTANA: Fifty-two people were killed yesterday when the Russia-bound bus they were travelling on…

Islamic State group poses threat to Iraq a month after ‘liberation’

IS fighters take refuge in the vast desert – Jihadists build up stockpiles of weapons MOSUL: Barely a month after Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State group, the jihadists…

Snowstorm and deep freeze leaves four dead in US South

Winter storm coats roads with ice – A vehicle plunges over 30 feet off a frozen overpass ATLANTA: A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the US…

South Africa’s Ramaphosa piles pressure on president

President Zuma under pressure to resign JOHANNESBURG: South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday called on prosecutors to act urgently in pursuit of a firm owned by friends of scandal-plagued…

India test-fires intercontinental missile amid ‘perceived threats’

Three women killed as India, Pakistan trade fire NEW DELHI: India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile yesterday, the defense ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against…

Kuwait shooters stand out with seven gold medals at Amir Int’l Grand Prix

Kuwait is home for best ranges complex at the world level     KUWAIT: HH Sheikh Al-Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Seventh Shooting International Grand Prix competitions continued yesterday at Sheikh Sabah…

Warnings of fallout after US freezes UNRWA funding

RAMALLAH: The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned yesterday it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move…

Trump doctor says president ‘healthy’, has no cognitive issues

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has “no cognitive issues whatsoever”, according to full results from his first medical examination…

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

ABIDJAN: There’s nothing covert about Roxy-a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world’s poorest continent.…

US freezing Palestinian aid mean

RAMALLAH: The US government has frozen tens of millions of dollars in contributions to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. What is UNRWA and what will the impact be?…

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar’s police fire on riot

Rakhine clash exposes Myanmar’s combustible ethnic mix   YANGON: Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said…