Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Kuwait returns to normal life after 20 months of closures

By B Izzak KUWAIT: The government yesterday announced a "cautious" return to pre-pandemic life, ending 20 months of closures. From Oct 24, the airport will...

Attacks kill 27 in Damascus, Idlib town

DAMASCUS: A rare bombing of an army bus in Damascus and shelling shortly after of a town in rebel-held northwest Syria killed at least...

Floods, landslides kill 116 in India and Nepal

DEHRADUN, India: The death toll from days of flooding and landslides in India and Nepal crossed 100 yesterday, including several families swept away or...

Vatican relaunches ‘Click to Pray’ app

VATICAN CITY: It's so secular, clicking to order food, clicking to buy shoes or clicking to reserve tickets. Pope Francis wants you to click...

Blinken promises US’ shift from military focus in Latin America

QUITO: The United States has focused too much on security over other assistance in Latin America, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said yesterday, as...

Nigerians protest a year after bloody EndSARS crackdown

LAGOS: Nigerian youths held memorial protests in Lagos and Abuja yesterday, one year after security forces violently suppressed mass protests against police brutality and...

Pakistani-American ‘raped and beheaded’ ex-envoy’s daughter

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani-American man accused of raping and beheading his girlfriend, the daughter of a former ambassador, went on trial yesterday in the capital...

UK health leaders urge COVID curbs as infections rise

LONDON: Healthcare leaders urged the British government yesterday to reinstate some coronavirus restrictions to ease pressures on hospitals because of spiraling case numbers. But...

Sudan’s Red Sea ports coveted by regional powers

SUAKIN: From Washington to Moscow, Tehran to Ankara, Sudan's strategic Red Sea ports, blockaded for a month by protesters, have long been eyed by...

MPs hail Amiri pardon of opposition figures

By B Izzak KUWAIT: Although no official announcement was made yesterday, several lawmakers said an Amiri order has been "officially approved" to pardon dozens of...

Lebanon elite united against blast probe

BEIRUT: They may often squabble but Lebanon's political parties seem united in rejecting an investigation into Beirut's massive port explosion that they fear could...

10 years after Gaddafi, stability still eludes Libya

TRIPOLI: Ten years since dictator Muammar Gaddafi was slain by Libyan rebels, the North African country is still struggling to emerge from the violence...

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