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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…

Fears for civilians as forces edge closer to lifeline port

Yemen’s forces advance to rebel-held Hodeida ADEN: Yemeni pro-government forces advanced closer to rebel-held Hodeida overnight, a military source said yesterday, raising fears over humanitarian aid deliveries through the lifeline…

Muslim, Native American women in historic wins

CHICAGO: A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress. Both women…

Iranians vent anger at rich and powerful

Anger comes as US sanctions send rial tumbling, prices rising GENEVA: More Iranians are using social media to vent anger at what they see as the corruption and extravagance of…

Colorado State elects first openly gay governor in US

Dead Republican brothel owner wins election in Nevada LOS ANGELES: Democratic Congressman Jared Polis has won the governor’s race in Colorado, networks projected on Tuesday, making him the first openly…

Pakistan blasphemy Christian still in jail

ISLAMABAD: One week after the country’s highest court ordered her release, a Pakistani Christian who has spent eight years on death row for blasphemy was still in prison yesterday, with…

Zain Group reports robust third-quarter 2018 results

Revenues up 55%, EBITDA up 48%, net income up 26% KUWAIT: Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces its consolidated…