Obama returns to father’s homeland with history

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will land in Kenya today with a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties, but his personal connection to...

India scandals threaten ‘scam-free’ government pledge

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold promise of a squeaky clean government is under threat just over 12 months after his landslide...

China ire as Myanmar jails scores for illegal logging

YANGON: Beijing yesterday hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest...

Cosby loses latest legal bid to block sexual abuse lawsuit

Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in...

Pyongyang style: North Korean girl bands rock China’s border

Like many Chinese hotels, the Kunlun International hotel has rock bottom prices. It also boasts rooms with round beds and dance poles, and an...

Greece passes second crucial bailout bill – Government facing ‘political problem’

ATHENS: Greece’s parliament yesterday approved a second batch of reforms needed to help unlock a huge international bailout for the stricken economy. The bill...

UAE to scrap fuel subsidies

DUBAI: Leading oil producer the United Arab Emirates will scrap subsidies on petrol and diesel from August to cut spending as low crude prices...

Qaeda chief Fadhli killed in US strike

WASHINGTON: A US-led coalition air strike earlier this month killed the Kuwaiti leader of an Al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria that American officials accuse of...

‘World’s oldest’ Quran parchments found

LONDON: Fragments of a Holy Quran manuscript found in a British university library are from one of the world’s oldest surviving copies of the...

Iraq bomb attacks kill 32 – Pentagon probing reports of downed drone

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal fighters launched an offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants and secure a supply route in Anbar province,...

Wanted Egyptian militant urges jihad against Sisi

CAIRO: One of Egypt’s most wanted men, a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant commander, has condemned President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and called...

India’s sex workers seek law change to ply trade

NEW DELHI: Sitting on a cold concrete slab, Sunita Devi reapplies her red lipstick as she prepares for customers at a dingy brothel along...

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