Thailand immigrant crackdown targeting ‘dark-skinned people’

Operation 'X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner' sparks fear BANGKOK: Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called "X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner" has...

Brazi’s Temer survival depends on Congress

BRASILIA: Brazil's Michel Temer hoped to save his presidency yesterday by persuading the corruption-riddled Congress to back him, despite growing calls for his head...

‘Intense’ fighting rages in Mosul as civilians flee

Forces making progress towards Raqqa MOSUL: Elite Iraqi forces engaged in "intense" fighting with militants in eastern Mosul yesterday, an officer said, as civilians who...

Overworked, underpaid Brazil nurses risk lives to care for patients

RIO DE JANEIRO: Health professionals check a patient infected with COVID-19 at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Doctor Ernesto...

Philippine troops rescue abducted Catholic priest

MANILA: Philippine troops have rescued a Roman Catholic priest and another civilian who were among dozens of people abducted in May when hundreds of...

Many Muslims voice dismay at Trump win

JAKARTA/ISLAMABAD/CAIRO: Many Muslims around the world expressed dismay yesterday at Donald Trump's election as US president, saying they feared it might raise tensions between...

Floods from Laos dam collapse force evacuations in Cambodia

27 dead, 131 still missing as rescuers battle rains ATTAPEU , Laos: The torrent of water unleashed in a deadly Laos dam collapse has drained...

Sikhs respond to shooting near Seattle with fear and disbelief

'Go back to your own country,' gunman shouted KENT: Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple...

Russian, Syrian bombings leave at least 69 dead

BEIRUT: Renewed Syrian army bombardment of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus yesterday killed 14 people, despite a ceasefire deal for the region, a monitor...

Philippines plans party crackdown on reopened Boracay

MANILA: Beach boozing and smoking will be consigned to the past when Boracay, the Philippines' top holiday island, welcomes back a capped number of...

Two dead in Bangladesh militant hideout blast

DHAKA: Two suspected followers of a banned Bangladeshi Islamist outfit were killed yesterday in an explosion outside the capital Dhaka as security forces raided...

Lebanon’s ‘You Stink’ campaigners slam trash plan

BEIRUT: The organizers of Lebanon’s “You Stink” mass protests over piles of festering trash in the streets yesterday criticized the government’s long-awaited plan to...

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