Monday, February 18, 2019

Assad says army ‘fatigued’ but will ultimately prevail – Embattled president vows to win...

DAMASCUS: Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad acknowledged the shrinking ranks of his government’s army in a rare public speech yesterday, but insisted the force was...

Bollywood star, judge urge clemency for riot bomber

NEW DELHI: A Bollywood superstar and a former senior judge yesterday urged India’s top court to consider sparing the life of a convicted bomb...

Greece pushes for quick cash injection – Debt problem to keep Greek banks in...

FRANKFURT/ ATHENS: Greek banks are set to keep broad cash controls in place for months, until fresh money arrives from Europe and with it...

A pampered life for Japan’s prizefighter bulls

Blood-shot eyes fixed menacingly on their foe and snorting furiously, two giant bulls smash into each other with shuddering force: in Japanese bullfighting, matadors...

Sierra Leone president unveils post-Ebola ‘battle plan’

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has unveiled a post-Ebola “battle plan” to help the West African country turn the page on the...

Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

NAIROBI: People in Nairobi yesterday gave a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama’s firm support for gay rights during his visit...

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back...

Bahrain disrupts bid to smuggle in explosives – Manama recalls envoy from Iran over...

DUBAI: Bahrain authorities have disrupted an attempt to smuggle high-grade explosives, automatic weapons and ammunition into the country by sea and have arrested two...

Britain lifts Iran travel warning – Iran hits out at Kerry’s ‘empty threats’

LONDON: Britain lifted an official warning against all but essential travel to Iran yesterday, citing “decreased hostility” in the wake of a landmark nuclear...

Tunisia adopts anti-terror law despite rights concerns

TUNIS: The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks...

Saudis declare Yemen truce to allow in aid

ADEN: The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemeni rebels since March declared a five-day truce yesterday so aid can reach a country the UN says is...

Monsoon to worsen Nepal’s earthquake survivors’ misery – Nepal still reeling from the impact...

KATHMANDU: As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal’s earthquake, three...

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