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Life goes on without Trump

Life goes on without Trump

PARIS: A slimmed-down trade pact to be signed yesterday will allow eleven Asia-Pacific nations to push forward with economic integration in the face of…

Ghouta aid convoy postponed

HAMMURIYEH: Aid agencies postponed a convoy of vital food and health supplies to Eastern Ghouta yesterday, as the Syrian regime pressed a relentless ground and air assault against the rebel enclave, reports AFP. Dozens of people, including many children, were treated overnight for breathing problems…

Israel gets right to hold Palestinian assailants’ bodies

JERUSALEM: Israeli lawmakers have passed a controversial bill allowing police to hold the corpses of alleged Palestinian assailants indefinitely, parliament said yesterday, reports AFP. The act was passed late Wednesday by 48 votes to 10, a Knesset statement said, hours after another measure permitting…

India Supreme Court restores ‘love jihad’ marriage

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court yesterday ruled that a woman who converted to Islam should be allowed to live with her Muslim husband in a case that sparked debate about inter-religious relationships and women’s rights. Judges overturned a lower court’s ruling that the December 2016…
Meghan Markle baptised ahead
of royal wedding

Meghan Markle baptised ahead of royal wedding

LONDON: US actress Meghan Markle has been baptised by the leader of the Church of England ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry in May, the Daily Mail…

US drone kills 21

KABUL: Two missiles fired from a US drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban, two Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban commanders said yesterday, reports The Times of India. The strike, which…

Pakistanis detained and sentenced to death in Saudi

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Pakistanis imprisoned in Saudi Arabia and dozens sentenced to death in the ultra-conservative kingdom have been denied their legal rights to a defence, a report in Islamabad warned Wednesday, reports AFP. Saudi Arabia executes more Pakistanis than any other foreign nationality…

Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab

YOGYAKARTA: A pair of Indonesian Islamic universities is pushing female students to ditch niqab face veils—with one threatening expulsion for non-compliance—as concerns grow over rising fundamentalism in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation, reports AFP. Sunan Kalijaga State…

Doshi wins Pritzker Prize

AHMEDABAD: Trailblazing Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi vowed yesterday to use his award, considered architecture’s Nobel equivalent, to escalate his campaign for proper housing for the poor as the country battles a massive shortage of homes, reports AFP. The 90-year-old told AFP he had no plans…
Big competition at Bangkok’s elephant polo games

Big competition at Bangkok’s elephant polo games

BANGKOK: Elephants tromped across a manicured pitch in Bangkok yesterday in the kick-off of a polo tournament raising money for the animals, who are celebrated…
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