Opposition, Cabinet, pro-govt MPs set for major showdown

By B Izzak KUWAIT: National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem yesterday invited MPs for special sessions to approve the state budget for the 2021/2022 fiscal year,...

China gives billionth jab, Brazil reels

BEIJING: China yesterday announced it had administered its one-billionth shot in the world's biggest coronavirus inoculation drive as Brazil's death toll from the pandemic...

Indians throng markets after COVID surge

NEW DELHI: A few weeks ago, New Delhi's crematoriums were operating around the clock dealing with COVID-19 victims. Now the Indian capital's shopping malls...

Clerical power wanes in Saudi religious reset

RIYADH: Muezzins issuing high-decibel calls to prayer have long been part of Saudi identity, but a crackdown on mosque loudspeakers is among contentious reforms...

Iran’s ultraconservatives hail Raisi win

TEHRAN: Iran's ultraconservatives yesterday hailed the election victory of their candidate Ebrahim Raisi, after Washington charged the vote was unfair. Raisi, 60, won Friday's...

Downtown Chicago emerges from pandemic – hobbled by crime wave

CHICAGO: Businesses in downtown Chicago that survived the pandemic-related economic slump and two spasms of looting last summer should be ecstatic with the reopening...

Taleban: ‘Islamic system’ only way to Afghan peace, women’s rights

KABUL: The Taleban said yesterday they remain committed to peace talks but insisted a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan was the only way to...

Women migrants reduced to sex slaves in Libya ‘hell’

TRIPOLI: For Aisha, sexual slavery was something you only heard about happening to others in television reports, until she found herself locked in a...

Surgeons to reconstruct face of boy after hyena attack

SANDTON, South Africa: Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in...

Ethiopia’s election board ‘confident’ despite vote worry

ADDIS ABABA: Twice delayed, hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic, violent insecurity, and planning chaos, Ethiopia's electoral board says it is ready for today's crucial...

WHO, MoH to tackle COVID together

KUWAIT: The World Health Organization (WHO) will work with the Kuwaiti Health Ministry to help tackle the COVID-19, the organization’s representative in Kuwait Dr...

India mourns as ‘Flying Sikh’ dies of COVID

NEW DELHI: India yesterday mourned the loss of track legend Milkha Singh, who overcame childhood tragedy to seek Olympic glory, after he died aged...

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