Monday, January 21, 2019

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...

Nepal temple authorities ban animal slaughter

KATHMANDU: In a victory for activists, Nepalese temple authorities said yesterday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter that attracts...

S Africa’s top poacher-hunting pooch ‘Killer’ flies into battle – Helped rangers arrest more...

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK: Barking and snarling in his cage, “Killer”-South Africa’s most successful poachercatching canine-looks ready for another helicopter mission tracking down armed hunters...

US security board hears case of Gitmo Kuwaiti – Kuwaiti envoy hopeful Kandari will...

ARLINGTON, Virginia: A suspected Al-Qaeda recruiter held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison for 13 years faced a US national security board yesterday to...

Philippine leader seeks to end Muslim rebellion

MANILA: The Philippine president asked Congress yesterday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion...

Saudi ‘friendly fire’ kills loyalists despite truce – Ceasefire to allow desperately needed aid...

ADEN: Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen hit positions of pro-government forces by mistake yesterday despite a humanitarian truce, killing...

Somali president defiant after Shebab bomb diplomats’ hotel – Hotel housing diplomatic missions leaves...

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s president yesterday gave a defiant warning to Shebab insurgents a day after they killed at least 13 people in a bomb attack...

Afghanistan commences ban on toy guns and weaponry – ‘Lead to physical, psychological damage...

KABUL: The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burnedout hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov...

North Korea marks end To ’53 Korean War – ‘Leave no Americans alive’, officials...

PYONGYANG: North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender...

Tracking slave boats to Papua New Guinea – Seafood from slaves

YANGON: From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But...

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