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Monthly Archives: February 2018

DUBAI/KHOBAR: Saudi authorities are preparing to auction billions of dollars of real estate and cars belonging to billionaire Maan Al-Sanea and his company as they look to hasten an end to one of the kingdom's longest-running debt disputes. The...
Closure in protest against Israeli tax measures, proposed law JERUSALEM: The Jerusalem church built at what many consider the holiest site in Christianity remained closed for a second day yesterday to protest Israeli tax measures and a proposed law, leaving...
MUMBAI: India yesterday mourned Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor after her death in Dubai aged just 54, as police in the emirate said she drowned in her hotel bathtub. The body of Sridevi, one of the biggest names in Hindi...
LEICESTER: Rescuers yesterday pulled another body from the wreckage of a building fire in the central English city of Leicester, bringing the death toll to five, with five more people still in hospital. An explosion on Sunday evening caused...
Calls for swift action to address gun violence MIAMI: Students and teachers returned Sunday to a Florida school for the first time since 17 people were shot dead there, consoling each other even as they called for swift action to...
ROME: Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least seven lives, disrupted travel and closed schools. The "Beast from the...
Chancellor has paid a high price to coax SPD back into 'grand coalition' BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel promised yesterday renewal for her conservative party as she moved to quell a rightwing rebellion and seek blessing for a hard-fought coalition deal...
KATHMANDU: It was shortly before lunch on a January afternoon when rebels stormed a village school in the mountains of central Nepal, dragged headmaster Muktinath Adhikari from the classroom, tied him to a tree trunk, and shot him in...
Beijing pushes back against criticism of plan   BEIJING: China's Communist Party has handed President Xi Jinping an open path to indefinite rule - a move analysts warn carries enormous risks by abandoning a succession model that brought stability after turbulent...
Lyon held 1-1 at home after late St Etienne goal   PARIS: Paris St Germain continued their stroll towards the French title with a 3-0 home win against bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille on Sunday but forward Neymar left the field...
LONDON: The death of heavyweight Scott Westgarth was described as a disaster by British Boxing chief Robert Smith yesterday although he said it was impossible to make the sport 100 percent safe. Westgarth, 31, won his fight against Dec Spelman...
MUMBAI: India's Punjab National Bank, the second-biggest state-run lender, stunned the country's financial sector this month when it announced it had discovered an alleged fraud worth $1.8 billion at a single branch in Mumbai. The fraud, by far the...

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