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Monthly Archives: October 2015

ZAKANY, Hungary: A small gap in coils of newly laid razor wire is all that remains of the Zakany- Botovo border crossing between Hungary and fellow European Union member Croatia, as Budapest prepares to close off another route for...
WASHINGTON: Republican US presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said that he would send thousands of Syrian refugees back to their home country if he is elected in 2016. Trump argued that Syrians coming into the US may include members...
KABUL: Afghan forces retook control of the strategic northern city of Kunduz yesterday after a three-day Taleban occupation that dealt a stinging blow to the country’s NATOtrained military. The fall of the provincial capital, even temporarily, highlights the stubborn...
BEIJING: A fresh explosion rocked a southern Chinese town yesterday, one day after 17 parcel bombs killed at least seven and wounded scores in the same district, state media reported. The latest blast occurred in the early morning in...
KATHMANDU: Nepal feels like it is being choked. It’s running out of gasoline. Medical supplies are becoming scarce. All because of an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies. Many Nepalese...
There was wind, there was rain but all anyone really cared about was looking at the stars as filmmakers from Asia and beyond gathered in South Korea last night for a Bollywood-flavored launch of the 20th Busan International Film...
KUWAIT: Kuwait will invite private investors, including foreigners, to take part over the next two years in nine infrastructure projects worth about $36 billion, under a new law designed to facilitate such deals, an official said. The country has...
DUBAI: Net earnings of Gulf banks are expected to slide as government spending slows due to a dive in oil revenues, the Standard and Poor’s ratings agency said yesterday. Growth in net income declined to 4.0 percent in the...
JEDDAH: At a gas station in Saudi Arabia’s second largest city of Jeddah, drivers are fueling up their cars at just 45 cents a gallon - four times less than the price of water. To make that possible, the...
HARARE: Legspinner Yasir Shah took 6-26 as Pakistan thumped Zimbabwe by 131 runs in the first one-day international yesterday. Shah ran through Zimbabwe’s top and middle order, taking five of the first seven wickets as the home team crumbled...
WUHAN: Britain’s Johanna Konta pulled off a stunning third-set revival on Wednesday as she floored top seed Simona Halep in the biggest upset yet at the shock-prone Wuhan Open. As defending champion Petra Kvitova joined the exodus of top...
MUMBAI: India’s glitzy super league returns this weekend, but a struggling national team and insufficient facilities in the cricket-mad country means the “sleeping giant” of world football is unlikely to stir anytime soon. India languish in 155th place in...

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