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Search for bodies, answers after Calif wildfire kills 42

PARADISE, California: The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history has burned a further 8,000 acres and remained only 30 percent contained, California fire officials said yesterday as search…

Fewer foreign students coming to United States

WASHINGTON: The number of international students entering US colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row, a nonprofit group said yesterday, amid efforts by the Trump…

Every breath you take: India capital’s smog leaves children gasping for air

Delhi’s well-off find ways to keep their kids away from smog NEW DELHI: Deepa Tampi worries a lot about the air her two children breathe. The garment exporter says she…

Al-Kharafi spearheads Zain’s empowerment of women with revolutionary steps

‘First to create new role, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, to drive Empowerment’ First to introduce flex time for working moms KUWAIT: Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in…

Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95

Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world’s movie screens, has died. He was…

Riyadh urges 1m bpd cut; Saudi, UAE giants team up for gas push

ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia’s energy minister called yesterday for a global output cut of one million barrels per day to re-balance the market, as Riyadh unveiled plans to cut production…

Violence flares after botched Israeli Gaza op turns deadly

GAZA CITY: Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed three Palestinians yesterday after a barrage of rocket fire towards its territory from the enclave, as renewed violence threatened to…

Bahraini court sentences four Shiites to death

DUBAI: Bahrain’s top criminal court yesterday sentenced four Shiite Muslims to death for a 2017 bombing that killed a policeman in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial official and the public…

150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida

International pressure mounts for a ceasefire HODEIDA: At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in Yemen’s Hodeida, medics and military sources said yesterday, as international…

Suicide bomber blow himself up in Kabul; At least six killed

Latest in a wave of violence across war-torn Afghanistan KABUL: Six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Kabul yesterday, close to where scores of Afghans…

UK’s PM stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

Pro-Europeans line up to trash May’s Brexit plans LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy came under attack from all sides yesterday, increasing the risk that her plan for leaving…

Netherlands resumes visa service in Pakistan after brief suspension

Twitter warns rights activists over government criticism ISLAMABAD: The Netherlands resumed visa and passport services in Pakistan yesterday following a brief suspension, denying that its embassy had closed over security…