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110 rebels, 22 loyalists killed in Hodeida

Saudi coalition halts refueling deal with US HODEIDA: A total of 110 Houthi rebels have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in western Yemen’s Hodeida along with 22 pro-government…

Somalia blasts leave 20 dead

MOGADISHU: About 20 people were killed and dozens wounded Friday in a string of explosions near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said. “We are getting (information…

Melbourne knife attacker named as known extremist

MELBOURNE: A Somali-born Australian who carried out a deadly knife rampage in Melbourne held extremist views and was known to intelligence services, authorities said yesterday, as they carried out raids…

History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

Rising nationalism destabilizing the world PARIS: World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but…

Sanctions have no effect on Iran: Rouhani

DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that US sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran’s economy because Washington had already practically reimposed them earlier. The restoration…

Public Works Minister resigns, National Guard called in to help as rains wreak havoc across Kuwait

 KUWAIT: Heavy rains wreaked havoc across Kuwait Friday, resulting in massive flooding of major highways, streets and neighborhoods. The Minister of Public Works Hussam Al Roumi resigned in the…

Gunman kills 12 in California bar

Second mass shooting in US in less than a fortnight THOUSAND OAKS: A gunman killed 12 people, including a police officer, when he opened fire in a country music bar…

New Delhi’s ‘toxic air’ spikes after Diwali firework frenzy

Indian police arrest hundreds of revelers NEW DELHI: Indian police arrested hundreds of revelers after a frenzied night of festival fireworks turned city air toxic nationwide yesterday despite a preemptive…

White House bars CNN reporter after verbal duel with president

Trump branded reporter the ‘enemy of the people’ WASHINGTON: The White House has suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference,…

US warns ports and insurance firms to stay away from Iranian shipping

US grants Iraq sanctions waiver to buy Iranian electricity WASHINGTON: The United States yesterday warned all ports and insurance companies to steer clear of Iranian ships, which it called a…

Philippines marks five years since its deadliest storm

TACLOBAN: Philippine survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan recalled their terror and loss in memorial gatherings held yesterday for the thousands killed five years ago in the country’s worst storm on…

Barnier warns Europe of a ‘Farage in every country’

Britain’s Hunt does not see imminent Brexit deal HELSINKI: The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator told political allies yesterday to beware the rise of populist nationalism in Europe, warning of…