Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gulf-backed Yemen forces extend gains in the south – Exiled government’s troops retake fifth...

ADEN: Gulf-backed forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government retook a fifth southern province yesterday, extending recent territorial gains against Iran-backed rebels who control the...

American flag raised as US reopens embassy in Cuba

HAVANA: Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday called for "genuine democracy" in Cuba as the American flag was raised over a US embassy in...

Bush declines to rule against use of government torture

DAVENPORT, Iowa: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the US...

China’s silence after deadly blasts stokes citizens’ fears

BEIJING: China's stone-walling after a huge industrial explosion in Tianjin has generated fear and suspicion among citizens shocked by the apocalyptic images and skeptical...

Oceanic junk ranges from toys to suspected debris – 8.8m tons of plastic dumped...

NEW DELHI: For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya,...

China battles fires, contamination at blast site

TIANJIN: Chinese authorities struggled yesterday to extinguish fires and identify dangerous chemicals at a devastated industrial site, two days after giant explosions killed dozens...

On prison island, Kurd leader sidelined as peace unravels

ISTANBUL: With a ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in tatters, the man who could hold the key to restarting the...

Life in Sadr City: ‘We are living in a state of fear’

BAGHDAD: In this torrid Baghdad summer, Karim Kadim, his wife and five children have been sleeping in their living room, where the air conditioning...

Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India traded heavy gunfire yesterday, killing one person and forcing villagers in divided Kashmir to flee to safety even as the...

Another terrorist cell busted – ‘Massive weapons, explosives cache uncovered’

KUWAIT: Three members of an alleged terrorist cell were arrested yesterday and a massive cache of weaponry and explosives hidden at a farm in...

Turkey warlanes bombs 17 PKK targets after deadly attacks

ISTANBUL: Turkish warplanes yesterday carried out a new wave of air strikes against Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country in retaliation for...

Ukraine vows to use ‘entire arsenal’ against rebels

KIEV: Ukraine vowed yesterday to use all weapons at its disposal to withstand an alleged new pro-Russian rebel advance that added urgency to a...

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