Friday, April 19, 2019

Palestinian economy in ‘crisis’ over Israel standoff: World Bank

JERUSALEM: The World Bank warned yesterday of a deepening economic crisis in the occupied West Bank if the Palestinian Authority and Israel...

9,500 inmates granted ‘amnesty’ in Myanmar

YANGON: Myanmar started releasing more than 9,500 prisoners yesterday as part of its annual amnesty marking the country's traditional new year, but...

Health Minister increases hospital fee for expats

KUWAIT: Health Minister Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah gave orders today to increase public hospital fees for expatriates...

Christianity growing in Syria town

Experience of IS onslaught pushed Syrians towards new faith DAMASCUS: A toddler in angel costume pinches a man...

Notre-Dame fire was ‘God’s punishment’: Serb tabloids

YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to 9/11 attacks BELGRADE: The fire that has devastated Notre-Dame is "God's punishment"...

India Supreme Court considers call to open mosques to women

NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to...

Omar caught in a political maelstrom

WASHINGTON: A former refugee and the first black Muslim woman elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar embodied the American dream in her November...

Germany plane crash lands, disrupts traffic

BERLIN: A German government plane crash-landed yesterday, briefly disrupting traffic at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, in the latest of a series of technical...

Qatar wants to cut off arms supplies to Haftar

East Libyan forces' push for Tripoli stirs foreign divisions TRIPOLI: Qatar called yesterday for a blocking of foreign...

Bahrain jails 139, revokes citizenship

DUBAI: A court in Western-allied Bahrain sentenced 139 people to jail on terrorism charges yesterday and revoked the citizenship of all but...

Devastating inferno ravages Paris Notre-Dame Cathedral

Spire, roof of centuries-old landmark collapse - Macron tweets 'emotion of a whole nation' PARIS: This combination of...

Global taskforce tackles cybersex child trafficking in the Philippines

New taskforce track down the exploited girls MANILA: The tip-off came from the FBI: details of an arrest in...

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