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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Rebel sources say airport used by Iran to resupply Hezbollah AMMAN/BEIRUT: Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport yesterday, targeting weapons sent from Iran via commercial and military cargo planes, Syrian rebel...
LONDON: Police swooped on a man armed with knives meters away from the Houses of Parliament in London yesterday, arresting him on suspicion of preparing “acts of terrorism”. The 27-year-old man was pinned to the ground in the middle of...
Vessel collides with livestock carrier ISTANBUL: A Russian naval spy ship yesterday sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards. The...
Caracas quits OAS in anger over pressure CARACAS: Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly political crisis. The announcement late Wednesday raised international...
Community feels safe to practice openly TONDANO, Indonesia: In a remote corner of the Indonesian archipelago, a modest synagogue stands in a tiny Jewish community that has found acceptance despite rising intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. The...
BEIJING: Authorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland. "Muhammad", "Jihad" and "Islam" are among...
Local customs determine inheritance rights LUCKNOW: Shabana was 18 years old when she was married to a man 15 years her senior, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It wasn't long before he began beating her. Worried for...
SRINAGAR: Troops in Indian-administered Kashmir yesterday opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators outside an army garrison where militants earlier killed three soldiers, hitting one civilian who later died. Police said the soldiers fired on a crowd of protesters...
Acclaimed Indian actor Vinod Khanna, who starred in dozens of hit Bollywood movies including "Amar Akbar Anthony" and "Mere Apne", died aged 70 from cancer yesterday, a Mumbai hospital said. Tributes poured in from the world of Hindi cinema...
For some designers, Bridal Fashion Week meant a turn to modern yet classic dresses with plenty of options in sleeves, necklines and silhouettes. Some highlights: Monique lhuillier She had it all in stretch satin that hugged the body and full tulle skirts...
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration Wednesday unveiled plans to dramatically cut taxes for US businesses and individuals, slashing the corporate rate to 15 percent, but the once-in-a-generation overhaul is headed for a tough fight in Congress. As Donald Trump's presidency...
LONDON: The British hotel and leisure industry is set for a bumper year as a weak pound boosts demand from foreign tourists and deters Britons from travelling abroad, a survey by Barclays showed yesterday. Nearly two-thirds of international holidaymakers...

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