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Four Pakistani soldiers killed in India fire across tense frontier

The latest clash between nuclear-armed neighbors – Pakistani forces respond, killing 3 India soldiers ISLAMABAD: Four Pakistani soldiers were killed yesterday in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir…

Car bomb wounds Hamas official in southern Lebanon

SIDON, Lebanon: An official of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas was wounded yesterday in a car bomb blast in Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon. Hamas’s Lebanon branch named the…

Islamic State vanquishes from its ‘caliphate’

Anti-jihadist coalition looks to future role after IS defeat WASHINGTON: With the Islamic State group all but vanquished from its self-proclaimed “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition that…

Israel destroys Gaza tunnel under Israel, Egypt border

Tensions high since Trump’s Jerusalem declaration   GAZA: The Israeli military said yesterday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by…

Netanyahu in India; first visit by Israeli leader in 15 years

NEW DELHI: Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi yesterday for the first visit by an Israeli leader to India in 15 years, promising closer ties with the regional power. Netanyahu…

Hawaii ‘missile alert’ sparks anger

Panicked Hawaiians scramble to find shelter   HONOLULU: Authorities faced anger and demands for answers Sunday after a false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile caused panic in Hawaii, a…

US migrant workers face uncertain future

As Trump clamps down, tech firms seek protection for ‘Dreamers’ WASHINGTON: Two decades ago, Fatima Nolasco walked over the border into the United States in search of a better life,…

Trump scrambles as slur fuels universal outrage

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump sought to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from “sh**hole countries” – a slur slammed at home and abroad as racist.…

Saudi women attend match; women-only car showroom opens

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the ultraconservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes.…

East-west clash as Czechs vote for a new president

PRAGUE: Czech President Milos Zeman appeared yesterday to be heading for a run-off as voters cast their ballots on day two of a presidential election pitting the pro-Russian incumbent against…

Hope turns to despair seven years after Tunisian revolt

TUNIS: Seven years since the Tunisian revolution that ignited the Arab Spring uprisings, 38-year-old Walid has no job and says people are even more hungry than they were under dictatorship.…

Chinese authorities demolish Megachurch amid criticisms

BEIJING: Authorities in northern China have demolished a Christian megachurch in a move denounced by a religious rights group as “Taleban-style persecution”. China’s officially atheist Communist authorities are wary of…