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Monthly Archives: August 2018

US president under pressure to honor late senator WASHINGTON: Donald Trump yesterday bowed to pressure to honor the late John McCain, ordering the lowering of flags across the country to half-staff, as the late senator fired a parting shot at...
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump took aim yesterday at Google, claiming that news search results were "rigged" against him, which prompted a White House aide to suggest the administration may look at regulating the huge Internet platform. In early...
Washington cites security concerns in its first legal response THE HAGUE: The United States told UN judges yesterday they had no jurisdiction to rule on Tehran's demand for them to order the suspension of debilitating nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. Washington...
GENEVA: All sides in Yemen's bloody conflict may have committed war crimes, UN investigators said yesterday, highlighting deadly air strikes, rampant sexual violence, and the recruitment of young children as soldiers. In their first report, a team of UN-mandated...
Group calls for Duterte indictment MANILA: Activists and families of eight victims of the Philippines’ “war on drugs” filed a complaint yesterday with the International Criminal Court (ICC), a second petition accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder and crimes against...
KANO: A Nigerian Christian schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram jihadists has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to secure her release, local media said yesterday, citing a purported audio recording of the hostage. Leah Sharibu, 15, was among more than...
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian Islamic court postponed the caning yesterday of two women convicted of lesbian sex as activists hoped it would give them time to stop the punishment being carried out. The women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested...
Softer demand for durable goods and services KUWAIT: Growth in the NBK consumer spending index eased to 6.5 percent y/y in July, despite recording a strong rise in month-on-month terms. Signs of the summer lull were apparent, with softer demand...
Deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles TOKYO: Toyota will pump about $500 million into ride-share firm Uber as part of a deal to work together on mass-producing self-driving vehicles, the Japanese car giant said yesterday. The deal, which reportedly...
Born among black slaves on sugar plantations, Cuba's rumba has since become a national icon almost as renown as its cigars or amateur boxers and two years ago was designated by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. Set to...
 Donning a helmet inside a pearl silver sports sedan, Rana Almimoni skids and drifts around a Riyadh park, engine roaring, tyres screeching and clouds of dust billowing from the back. For Saudi women, such adrenaline rushes were unimaginable just...
SYDNEY: The Al Jazeera TV news channel is planning a follow-up documentary about alleged corruption in cricket, Australian and global cricket chiefs revealed yesterday, appealing for access to unedited footage to properly investigate the claims. The Qatar-based broadcaster made a...

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