Beirut swims in trash after landfill protest – Capital reeks of garbage, locals suffer

BEIRUT: The humid summer air of Beirut has started to reek as uncollected trash piles up in the streets after protesters shut down Lebanon’s...

Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev – Government’s first visible reform since...

KIEV, Ukraine: Only a few months ago, Kiev residents would normally avoid the police if they could help it. The officer would be of...

Hard lives of China’s ‘left behind’ children – Kids pay a lonely price

XIANGHE, China: Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic...

Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

For years Karachi’s walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack...

Maharashtra mandates schoolbag weight limit

MUMBAI: Children struggling under the weight of an oversized schoolbag is a common sight the world over, but now one Indian state has ordered...

‘Medicine Baba’: India’s Robin Hood for drugs – ‘The rich have extra medicines but...

NEW DELHI: Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. A call to the phone number printed boldly on his saffron-colored tunic reveals...

Football frenzy waning in turbulent Egypt

CAIRO: Denied entry to watch his favorite football team, Osama Gamal glumly settled on a pavement outside and followed the match live on his...

18 dead as ship hits Egypt party boat – Five survivors rescued, many still...

CAIRO: A cargo ship collided with a boat on the Nile carrying people celebrating an engagement, leaving at least 18 dead, Egyptian police said...

US defence chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS – Around 2000...

BAGHDAD: Pentagon chief Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad yesterday for talks on Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” is shrinking but...

Islamic State group bigger threat than al-Qaeda: FBI – Group have 21,000 English-language followers...

ASPEN: The Islamic State group’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the US than an...

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...

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