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Monthly Archives: December 2016

BEIJING: China's economy is on a steady growth path as 2016 ends, supported by a housing boom and billions in government investment, but the mood of policymakers is more cautious than celebratory as they face "complexity" in the New...
TAIPEI: Taiwan's leader yesterday urged China to engage in "calm and rational" dialogue to maintain peace, vowing not to give in to Beijing's recent moves to "threaten and intimidate" the self-ruled island. "As long as we can be calm,...
WASHINGTON: For eight years, a leaderless Republican Party has rallied around its passionate opposition to President Barack Obama and an unceasing devotion to small government, free markets and fiscal discipline. No more. On the eve of his inauguration, Donald...
MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin yesterday ruled out any tit-for-tat expulsion of Americans after Washington turfed out dozens of Russian diplomats over alleged interference in the US presidential election. The Kremlin strongman's surprise decision came after the foreign ministry asked...
GAZIANETP, Turkey: Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) yesterday inked a memo of understanding (MoU) with the Turkish Red Crescent Society to examine relief projects in eastern Aleppo. The MoU was signed by the KRCS Chairman Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer and...
BEIRUT: Clashes, shelling and air raids in western Syria marred a Russian- and Turkish-backed ceasefire that aims to end nearly six years of war and lead to peace talks between rebels and a government emboldened by recent battlefield success. Russian...
NEAR MOSUL: Iraqi forces faced car bombs and fierce resistance from Islamic State militants in southern Mosul yesterday, the second day of a renewed push to take back the city after fighting stalled for several weeks. An officer in...
CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before leaving with a leg injury and Kevin Love scored 30, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers hold off a late rally for a 124-118 victory over the Boston Celtics...
ANKARA: A Turkish parliamentary commission yesterday cleared a set of draft constitutional amendments that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The constitutional commission approved the reforms at the end of a 17-hour session that lasted into...
BERLIN/PARIS: European capitals tightened security on Friday ahead of New Year's celebrations, erecting concrete barriers in city centres and stepping up police numbers after the Islamic State attack in Berlin last week that killed 12 people. In the German capital,...
YANGON: Myanmar said yesterday it will take back 2,415 citizens from Bangladesh, only a tiny fraction of the 300,000 people who Bangladesh says are Myanmar citizens taking refuge there and should go home. Tension has been rising between the...
NEW YORK: Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure meant to stop deadly truck-driving attacks into...

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