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Monthly Archives: October 2017

DUBAI: Bahrain has decided to impose visas on travellers from Qatar, which is embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with its Arab neighbors, Bahraini state media reported yesterday. Under Gulf Cooperation Council agreements, citizens of countries in the six-state bloc,...
MULTAN: A Pakistani woman who gave her husband poisoned milk ended up killing him and 12 of his family when the tainted liquid was turned into a yoghurt drink and served to him and his relatives, police said. The...
Murders by relatives continue despite new law - 280 such murders recorded from Oct 2016 to June 2017 ISLAMABAD: A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the flow of "honor killings", scores of young women in...
Fall of Kirkuk deepens Kurdish rifts; Iran to exploit fallout   ERBIL: There are no winners among Iraq's Kurds, just weeks after Kurdish president Masoud Barzani gambled away his people's autonomy in a defiant independence referendum. The losing bet has come...
SAN ANTONIO: Investigators say a San Antonio-area couple punished their three young children by forcing one to brush her teeth with cat feces, using a shock collar as punishment and beating them with a thorny switch. Thirty-two-year-old James Chalkley...
Puigdemont denies seeking asylum   BRUSSELS: Catalonia's deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said yesterday that he would stay put in Brussels after being dismissed by the Spanish government, but denied he would seek asylum to avoid possible rebellion charges. "I am...
PARIS: For French and Belgian investigators, the fall of the Islamic State group's strongholds in Syria and Iraq kindles hopes of ensnaring some of the ringleaders of the 2015-16 terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. Among the most wanted...
Suspect plans to kill as 'many as possible' BERLIN: German police yesterday arrested a Syrian man suspected of preparing a terror attack using powerful explosives, prosecutors said, almost one year after a deadly jihadist truck rampage at a Berlin Christmas...
Installation of the US THAAD system angered China   SEOUL: Seoul and Beijing yesterday agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a US anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to South Korean...
BEIJING: China's largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect the national anthem or flag in public, while an existing anthem law will be applied in Hong Kong, state media said...
Pyeongchang gets Olympic flame ATHENS: The Olympic torch was formally handed over from Greece to Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games organisers yesterday in a simple ceremony. Under overcast skies at the Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in...
KUWAIT: Kuwait Shooting Sports Club will organize the tournament of the late Sheikh Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah tournament Nov 2-4, over three days, in which club, National Guard, Bahrain and UAE shooters will participate. The tournament will be in...

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