Fur trade a goldmine for China’s Olympic bid city

China’s proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country’s “fur capital” is also...

Air India staff arrested over people smuggling opera

NEW DELHI: Indian police said yesterday they have arrested two Air India employees after uncovering a people smuggling operation at New Delhi airport that...

Boko haram slits 10 fishermen throats

KANO: BBoko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria,...

Taleban leader Mullah Omar dead – Afghan statement casts doubt over tentative peace talks

KABUL: Afghanistan said yesterday that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taleban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul, died more...

Turkey launches air strikes on PKK, stoking Kurdish ire – Parliament set to debate...

ISTANBUL: Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip...

Pakistan police kill leader of banned sectarian group – Group claims responsibility for civilian...

LAHORE: Pakistani police killed the leader of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, his two sons and 11 others yesterday in a shootout after gunmen...

Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens – France and Britain struggle...

LONDON/PARIS: A Sudanese man died yesterday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries...

New video shows more of Sandra’s time in texas jail – ‘Bland was alive...

HEMPSTEAD: Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland’s three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before...

Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India – Top court rejects Memon’s final...

NEW DELHI: Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over...

Blast kills two Bahrain policemen, Iran blamed – Six injured in bombing ; Amir...

MANAMA: A bomb killed two policemen and wounded six in the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in months, and state media said the explosives...

NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over IS – Turkish planes strike Kurdish militants

BRUSSELS: NATO strongly backed Turkey’s fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks yesterday but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on...

Summer camp for Iraqi Shiite boys: Training to fight IS – Many intend to...

BAGHDAD: A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State...

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