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Philippine soldiers comb Marawi, hunt militants

FBI tests confirm that man killed was ’emir’ of IS   MARAWI CITY: The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five…

Marawi: city destroyed in the longest urban war

MARAWI: At first glance, the endless rows of devastated buildings could be the aftermath of a great earthquake. But the punctured, bullet-riddled walls tell the true story of the Philippines’…

China’s central bank warns of Minsky moment as economy powers ahead

 China credit bubble threatening global economy – Efforts to curb financial risks beginning to weigh BEIJING: China’s central bank chief yesterday issued a stark warning about asset bubbles in the…

Warning for China as US hails India partnership

Tillerson promises ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific WASHINGTON: The United States vowed Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a “free and open”…

Cash-loving Japanese savers opt to stash money in home safe

People wary of possible negative interest rates – Americans hold just 13% of their savings in cash TOKYO: The Tokyo stock market might be riding two-decade highs, but a growing…

China leader declares ‘new era’ as Communist Party congress opens

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and…

Duterte declares Marawi liberated

MARAWI, Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday declared a southern city “liberated from terrorists’ influence” but the military said the five-month battle against militants loyal to the Islamic State group…

With paper in hand, Indonesian maids fight exploitation

KUALA LUMPUR: Like millions of Indonesian women who earn a living through domestic work, Leni Suryani thought that long hours for a meagre salary was just the lot of a…

Suicide bombers, gunmen target Afghan security forces killing 71

GARDEZ: Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan left at least 71 dead and nearly 170 wounded yesterday in the latest devastating assaults on beleaguered…

Asia struggles to meet the target to lower deaths during childbirth

BANGKOK: It seemed a simple statement: women should not die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. Yet two years after world leaders agreed to 17 global goals at the…

Malaysian teacher seen as new ’emir’ of pro-IS militants

KUALA LUMPUR: The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as…

Indonesia considers ban on ‘destructive’ LGBT contents, ads

JAKARTA: Days after a long-running Indonesian television comedy aired last month, its producers got a letter from the broadcast commission warning that a male character in the show was “dressed…

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