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Afghanistan welcomes Obama pledge to keep US troops – US troops accused of damaging evidence in hospital strike

KABUL: Kabul welcomed the US decision to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan past 2016, vowing to respond to a resurgent Taleban “with full force” even as the rebels promised…

China warns against US South China Sea move – ‘Firmly oppose’ infringement of sovereignty

China’s billionaires overtake US: Survey – Turning point for the super-wealthy

SHANGHAI: The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said yesterday, calling it a “turning point” for the…

Three foreign hostages in Philippines appear in video

Little-known Indonesian writers tackle taboos on world stage

Little-known Indonesian writers will take centre stage at the world’s largest book fair this week, led by trailblazing women tackling taboos in their conservative homeland, from historic injustices to sex…

Tokyo fashion: A-bombs and equality on the runway

Philippines’ turbulent election season kicks off – Mayor of southern island of Mindanao shot dead

MANILA: The Philippines’ election season kicked off yesterday with politicians registering for thousands of posts, launching a typically raucous and deadly seven months of campaigning in a famously chaotic democracy.…

Philippine firms on billion dollar shopping spree – ‘Filipino companies are moving into global space’

MANILA: Philippine firms are on an unprecedented global shopping spree, spending billions on everything from vineyards to food manufacturers and casinos, reflecting the nation’s recent economic rise. A combination of…

Croatia outclass Bulgaria

ZAGREB: Croatia thrashed hapless Bulgaria 3-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier played behind closed doors at the Maksimir stadium on Saturday to remain in the hunt for an automatic Group…

Indian police arrest 21 after cow ‘slaughter’ violence – Modi’s reform push faces crunch test in Bihar vote

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested 21 men after a mob thrashed two Muslims suspected of slaughtering a cow and set fire to some dozen shops, officials and reports said…

N Korea ready for ‘any’ US war, leader tells parade – Kim presides over military parade on 70th anniversary

PYONGYANG: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un said yesterday his country could fight any war provoked by the United States, as he presided over a vast military parade to mark the…

IS at outskirts of Aleppo despite Russia air strikes – ‘Warplanes hit 60 terrorist targets’

BEIRUT: Islamic State group fighters advanced yesterday to the outskirts of Syria’s second city Aleppo, despite 10 days of Russian air strikes that Moscow says are aimed at routing the…