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Daimler AG launches new partnership with AR Albisher& Z Alkazemi Company

KUWAIT: Daimler AG has enhanced its relationship with AR Albisher& Z. Alkazemi Company, Mercedes-Benz Kuwait, by entering into an additional distribution agreement to supply the new “Mercedes-Benz Accelo 915C” medium-duty…

Bloody anti-crime purge could haunt next Philippine president – Davao still affected by Duterte’s death squads

MANILA: Nine years ago, Father Amado Picardal helped bury a teenager from a slum family who was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assassins in the southern Philippine city of Davao. The…

Top China official promises to ‘listen’ to Hong Kong – The city is resentful of Beijing’s tightening grip

HONG KONG: One of China’s most powerful officials said he would listen to political demands from Hongkongers in a conciliatory start to a visit yesterday that has stirred anger in…

Afghanistan backs Beijing stance on South China Sea

BEIJING: Yesterday China said landlocked Afghanistan has expressed support for Beijing’s stance on the South China Sea dispute, the latest country from outside the region to line up behind China’s…

US set to renew, but tweak sanctions against Myanmar – Military continues to wield considerable power

WASHINGTON: The US business lobby says it is high time to drop the remaining US sanctions on Myanmar, but human rights activists and US lawmakers say not so fast. Former…

Fallen hero: How the tide turned for Ma

TAIPEI: He won Taiwan’s largest ever landslide victory, a safe pair of hands promising prosperity and stability – but president Ma Ying-jeou leaves office this month caricatured as incompetent, aloof…

Duterte set for wild foreign policy ride – Thrilling supporters but outraging critics

New Philippine leader seen as emancipator, looming dictator – ‘Your victory is the victory of our people’

MANILA: Rodrigo Duterte, the bombastic mayor of a major southern city, was heralded yesterday as president-elect of the Philippines after an incendiary and populist campaign that projected him alternatively as…

Indonesian teens jailed for brutal murder, gang rape

Duterte wins Philippine presidential elections

Kim crowned as party leader at North Korean congress – Congress seen as a coronation for the young leader

Security forces on alert ahead of tense Philippine elections – Duterte has a clear lead