Central Bank protects clients against fraud

KUWAIT: Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait Yousef Al-Obeid yesterday affirmed the bank's long-standing policy of protecting clients from fraud and high-risk...

Delhi clashes overshadow army parade

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indian farmers fought street battles with police across New Delhi yesterday as they took protests against agriculture reforms into the...

Pfizer or Sinopharm? ‘Vaccine diplomacy’ in the Middle East

JERUSALEM: Pfizer or Sinopharm? The US or China? In the Middle East and North Africa, novel coronavirus vaccine orders are driven by diplomatic and...

Lebanese fear poverty more than virus

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Lebanon may be under a strict pandemic lockdown to stem raging coronavirus rates, but father-of-six Omar Qarhani is still working, desperate to...

Second night of Netherlands violence

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: The Netherlands has been hit by a second night of riots, as coronavirus curfew frustrations boiled over, even as US President...

Amid new hopes, Moscow, Tehran call for ‘rescue’ of Iran nuclear deal

MOSCOW: Moscow and Tehran called for the rescue of the Iran nuclear deal yesterday as their top diplomats held their first talks since Joe...

South Africa turns to temporary morgues as COVID deaths soar

JOHANNESBURG: The cold hits you first. Then comes the smell. Inside a refrigerated shipping container are 17 plastic-wrapped corpses, each bearing a yellow label...

Secretive Vietnam congress begins under cloud of ‘repression’

HANOI: Vietnam's secretive, twice-a-decade political transition kicked off yesterday, with the Communist Party poised to select its future leaders who will have to contend...

What’s next for Italy after PM Conte’s resignation?

ROME: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's resignation has triggered what Italians call a government crisis "in the dark"-meaning it has no obvious solution. Italian politics...

Myanmar army raises prospect of coup after voter-fraud claims

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Myanmar's powerful military yesterday raised the spectre of staging a coup as it ramped up demands for an investigation into alleged voter...

Kuwait curbs flights as global borders tighten

KUWAIT/WASHINGTON: The Cabinet yesterday decided to indefinitely postpone the transition to the second phase of a plan to resume operations of commercial flights at...

Israel opens embassy in Abu Dhabi; UAE to open Tel Aviv mission

JERUSALEM: Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said, in a historic move four months after the Jewish...

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27th January