Monthly Archives: August 2015

BEIRUT: A powerful blast in the ruins of Syria’s ancient Palmyra raised fears yesterday that the Islamic State group has damaged another of the Middle East’s most treasured heritage sites. Both Syria’s antiquities chief and a monitor reported Sunday’s...
KABUL: The Taleban yesterday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar’s death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants. The group confirmed in July that Omar...
NEW DELHI: Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in...
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday said the refugee crisis facing Europe is testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of the European Union. “Universal civil rights have been closely linked with Europe and its history...
BANGKOK: With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. Yesterday, they handed out the cash - to themselves. They arrested a suspect Saturday, though the man has not...

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NEW YORK: World stock indexes fell while oil prices dropped yesterday amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher US interest rates. US stocks were poised for their worst monthly drop in more...
KUWAIT: Kuwait’s trade surplus shrank further in 1Q15, as oil export revenues continued to tumble. The surplus fell to a six year low of KD 1.7 billion in 1Q15, or an annualized 20 percent of projected GDP in 2015....
KUWAIT: The upbeat sentiment of the UAE property sector has been underlined by a new survey conducted by global market research company YouGov, which revealed that 60 percent of investors expect Dubai’s real estate market to grow over the...
LONDON: Gold fell yesterday extending last week’s slide as indications the Federal Reserve may still raise interest rates this year, despite recent market turmoil, offset a retreat in the dollar. Spot gold fell 0.4 percent to $1,129.01 an ounce...
KUWAIT: Home to Shakespeare, Bond and the British Royal Family, it is little wonder why London is still a favorite holiday hotspot among Kuwait residents. To encourage residents of Kuwait to explore London and beyond, British Airways is offering special...
SAN FRANCISCO: Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to strap their technology on people’s wrists. The move thrusts Google on to Apple’s turf in an attempt to boost...

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