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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Kuwaitis do not want to scare away winter, as they superstitiously believe that winter will flee once people are seen wearing heavy clothes. The weather in Kuwait these days is puzzling. Winter is not officially here, but the climate is...
Elite Syrian troops move east ALEPPO: Hundreds of elite Syrian troops moved into east Aleppo yesterday ahead of a push into the most densely populated areas, after the UN warned the city risked becoming a “giant graveyard”. Despite fierce global...
DOHA: An independent English-language news site in Qatar accused the Gulf state of censorship yesterday, saying two Internet service providers had simultaneously blocked access to it. "We can only conclude that our website has been deliberately targeted and blocked...
MOSUL: Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city. Already suffering from a severe lack of food and electricity,...
Foreign governments warn citizens JAKARTA: More than 100,000 Indonesians are expected to rally today to call for the arrest of the Christian governor of the capital, Jakarta, for alleged blasphemy, as police staged drills and prepared water cannon after violence...
NEW DELHI: India has signed a $750 million agreement with the United States to buy 145 howitzer artillery guns from BAE Systems, an official said yesterday, its first such deal in three decades.  India, the world's number one defense...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Foreign Ministry yesterday said Islamabad welcomes US President-elect Donald Trump's overtures, saying Trump told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Pakistan is "amazing" and its citizens are "one of the most intelligent people." Trump's transition team offered few details...
KATHMANDU: When aspiring chef Bijay Shrestha left Nepal last year for the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia his goal was an international degree, work experience, and a chance at a well-paid career. But instead, after 14 months living in...
Gold fell to its lowest since February on Thursday, extending losses after its biggest monthly decline in more than three years, as a surge in oil prices boosted bond yields, denting interest in non-yielding gold as an alternative investment. The...
It took a fair bit of cheek-and not a little phlegm on a freezing Paris night-for the brash US lingerie brand Victoria's Secret to hold its first-ever fashion show in the city that invented sexy underwear.  And true to...
Drake owned the year on Spotify: He's the most streamed act on the platform with 4.7 billion streams. The rapper has the most streamed album and song - "Views" (2.45 billion) and "One Dance" (970 million) - on Spotify...
Veteran producer Frank Marshall says 2016 is shaping up to be his biggest year-quite a claim for the man who, alongside Steven Spielberg, gave the world "Indiana Jones" and "Back to the Future." The five-time Oscar nominee defined the...

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