Monthly Archives: June 2018

GAZA CITY: Israeli aircraft pounded over a dozen militant targets in Gaza, the army said yesterday, after Palestinian projectile fire shattered a ceasefire reached just days ago after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war. The latest escalation came...
BAGHDAD: An Iraqi court yesterday jailed a French woman for 20 years for belonging to the Islamic State group, as her lawyers accused authorities in Paris of “interference” to prevent her returning to France. Melina Boughedir, a mother of...
TUNIS: The bodies of 35 migrants have been recovered off Tunisia’s southern coast, the country’s defense ministry said yesterday, revising upwards an earlier government death toll. As of 1:00 pm, “35 bodies were recovered and 68 migrants rescued,” said...
LONDON: Britain held a national minute of silence yesterday, one year on from the London Bridge terror attack that killed eight people and injured dozens more. Flowers were laid, candles were lit and a religious service was held at...
MASAYA, Nicaragua: Nicaraguan protesters fired homemade mortars to fend off a police crackdown Saturday in new unrest that left at least six people dead, including a US citizen, as the opposition renewed calls for President Daniel Ortega’s resignation. But...
KAIRANA, India: Indian farmers voted overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 general election that swept him to power. He cannot count on them doing so again, as a crash in commodity prices and surging fuel costs...
DUBAI: Qatar has weathered the economic impacts of a stifling Saudi-led blockade, maintaining healthy growth, but some sectors continue to pay the price a year after the crisis erupted. On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates...
MUMBAI: India wants to encourage aircraft makers to manufacture in the country, starting with components and moving eventually to complete aircraft, Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday. In a series of messages on Twitter, Prabhu appealed to Airbus...
KONI GHIL: The passage of time seems to have slowed down at Zarif Mukhtarov’s paper mill in a village not far from ex-Soviet Uzbekistan’s silk road city, Samarkand. Here in the countryside, where rulers of the Timurid Empire once...
UNITED NATIONS: The United States vetoed Friday an Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for measures to protect the Palestinians but failed to win any backing for its own text condemning Hamas for the violence in Gaza. The two failed...
KUWAIT: In an annual Ramadan sporting event, the government team (Kuwait ministers) beat the National Assembly team (Kuwait lawmakers) 2-0 in an indoor soccer match yesterday as part of the 39th Al-Roudhan Ramadan Tournament. National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim...
KUWAIT: The Palestinian Ambassador to Kuwait Rami Tahboub highly commended Kuwait's efforts as a representative of the Arab nations in the UN Security Council, noting that Kuwait managed to block a US resolution in favor of Israel. "This proves that...

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