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Many Filipino returnees still eye jobs abroad

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Many Filipino returnees still eye jobs abroad

Many Filipino returnees still eye jobs abroad

MANILA: After the murder of a Philippine maid in Kuwait, domestic helpers are streaming back to Manila with tales of abusive employers – but many are still prepared to take their chances overseas again. For them, the sometimes brutal conditions and the hide-and-seek with Kuwaiti police are outweighed by the need to provide for their […]

65 ‘killed’ in Iran plane crash; Amir sends condolences

Posted by on 18/02/2018
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

65 ‘killed’ in Iran plane crash; Amir sends condolences

65 ‘killed’ in Iran plane crash; Amir sends condolences

DUBAI: All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran yesterday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not […]

Saudi women can start own business; cabinet approves bankruptcy law

Posted by on 18/02/2018
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Saudi women can start own business; cabinet approves bankruptcy law

Saudi women can start own business; cabinet approves bankruptcy law

RIYADH: Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the […]

Israel kills 2 Palestinians; soldiers hurt

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Israel kills 2 Palestinians; soldiers hurt

Israel kills 2 Palestinians; soldiers hurt

Israel forces attack 18 ‘terror targets’   GAZA: Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers in the Gaza Strip, medical sources said yesterday, as tensions rose after an apparent bomb attack that wounded several Israeli soldiers on the enclave’s border. The Saturday explosion and ensuing Israeli air strikes marked one of the most serious escalations […]

Nigeria frees another 475 Boko Haram suspects

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Nigeria frees another 475 Boko Haram suspects

Nigeria frees another 475 Boko Haram suspects

ABUJA: Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said yesterday. Over the course of the week, hundreds of suspected Boko Haram extremists have appeared before a court at the Kainji military base in central Niger […]

‘Painful’: Britons, Europeans count Brexit’s personal cost

Posted by on 18/02/2018
Filed under Europe, Top Stories, World

‘Painful’: Britons, Europeans count Brexit’s personal cost

‘Painful’: Britons, Europeans count Brexit’s personal cost

Some Europeans frustrated, afraid of the future LONDON: Frustrated by Brexit negotiations, angry at Brussels or simply afraid of the future, ordinary Britons and other Europeans are already taking life-changing decisions a year before Britain leaves the EU. Office workers, farmers and radio hosts are taking on new nationalities, relocating their businesses or looking forward […]

Canadian leader tours Taj Mahal

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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Canadian leader tours Taj Mahal

Canadian leader tours Taj Mahal

AGRA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday toured the Taj Mahal with his wife and children as he began a week-long visit to promote trade and investment with India. Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire and their three children posed for a family portrait before marvelling at the legendary marble monument frequently visited by foreign leaders […]

18 killed as massive explosion rocks Indian wedding; 5 hurt

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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18 killed as massive explosion rocks Indian wedding; 5 hurt

18 killed as massive explosion rocks Indian wedding; 5 hurt

Gas cylinder explodes at the hotel in the city of Beawar AJMER: Rescuers discovered nine more bodies yesterday beneath the ruins of a Indian hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wedding party to 18, an official said. A gas cylinder exploded late Friday at the hotel in the […]

$1.8bn Punjab National Bank fraud ripples through India’s banks

Posted by on 18/02/2018
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$1.8bn Punjab National Bank fraud ripples through India’s banks

$1.8bn Punjab National Bank fraud ripples through India’s banks

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Close on the heels of the arrest of two employees of Punjab National Bank, the state-run lender that has been the victim of a $1.77 billion fraud, India’s Income Tax department warned in an internal note seen by Reuters that domestic banks could take a hit of more than $3 billion from loans […]

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

LAHORE: A Pakistani court yesterday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for killing Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month. He […]

Qatar calls for EU-style security pact for Mideast

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Qatar calls for EU-style security pact for Mideast

Qatar calls for EU-style security pact for Mideast

MUNICH: Middle Eastern states should put their differences behind them and forge a security pact modeled on the European Union in order to pull the region back from the brink, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said on Friday. He asked the international community to keep up diplomatic pressure on the countries concerned to […]

Pentagon to counter rivals’ hypersonic missiles

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Pentagon to counter rivals’ hypersonic missiles

Pentagon to counter rivals’ hypersonic missiles

Authorities turning attention to a new generation of threat WASHINGTON: Even as the Pentagon hustles to ensure that its defenses keep pace with North Korea’s fast-growing rocket program, US officials increasingly are turning attention to a new generation of missile threat. These weapons under development by China and Russia-as well as by the United States-can […]

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