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US and French presidents face differences on Iran and trade

‘Is better to protect Iran deal than getting rid of it’ WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump welcomes France’s Emmanuel Macron to the White House yesterday at the start of a…

China’s ‘men only’ job culture slammed in new HRW report

‘Gender Discrimination in Job Advertisements in China’   HONG KONG: Leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticized yesterday for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new…

Online myth busters fight tide of fake news in India

It is a herculean task exposing fake news before it spreads NEW DELHI: As grief and outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old crescendoed in India last week,…

Child rape case heightens Hindu-Muslim divide

8 Hindu men on trial for rape, murder of Muslim girl – Girl drugged, held captive in a Hindu temple for 5 days JAMMU: The internet is being cut for…

Iraqi shrine tablets offer blessings, cures and a living

KERBALA: For pilgrims, the clay tablets from Iraq’s Shiite Muslim Kerbala shrine are a blessing, an aid to prayer, even a cure for sickness. For local families, the are all…

A nude gunman kills four in US

WASHINGTON: A nude gunman shot dead four people and injured at least four more in the early hours of yesterday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police…

57 killed in Kabul blast; Amir sends condolences

KABUL: An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 57 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday in…

Iran threatens to ‘vigorously’ resume enrichment if US ditches nuclear deal

Tehran warns of further ‘drastic measures’   NEW YORK: Iran warned yesterday it is ready to “vigorously” resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and…

Trump’s travel ban faces US Supreme Court showdown

Conservative-majority court to issue ruling by end of June   WASHINGTON: The first big showdown at the US Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies is set for Wednesday…

India approves death penalty for child rapists

NEW DELHI: India’s government yesterday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl and a series of other horrific sexual assaults…

Mossad accused of killing Gazan prof in Malaysia

GAZA CITY: The family of a Palestinian professor and Hamas member accused Israel’s Mossad spy agency yesterday of killing him on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police said Fadi…

Comey memos add to Trump legal woes

Memos depicts president as obsessed with smutty video, Russia WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has lashed out after memos of his meetings with the FBI’s then chief James Comey depicted the president…