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Big oil is doubling down on Putin’s Russia

WASHINGTON: Russia may have become an international outcast in the wake of its annexation of Crimea and continued...

Royal tour of Australia is soft propaganda

This is succession planning. It’s about laying down memories in Australia against the time Queen Elizabeth II ...

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Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

CAIRO: When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery...

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Film-maker credits international pressure for his release from Syrian jail

IN 2011, near the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Damascus-based husband-and-wife film producers Orwa Nyrabia and...

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Russia vows response if ‘interests’ in Ukraine attacked

SLAVYANSK: Russia issued a sharp warning on Wednesday that it will strike back if its “legitimate interests” in...

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Gulf states must work to get nuclear know-how: Saudi prince

DUBAI: A senior member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family said on Wednesday that Gulf states should work on acquiring...

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Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip

TOKYO: US President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating...

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Children affected most by Myanmar fighting: UN

UNITED NATIONS: An estimated 1,000 children are among people forced to leave their temporary homes amid the fighting...

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Indian polls enter crucial phase

Indian elections are set to enter a crucial stage from now with 117 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats to be put to vote today.

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Obama fulfils sushi dreams

TOKYO: US President Barack Obama dined on Wednesday at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant — a revered spot with three...

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Brazil praises US for relaxing grip on internet

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease...

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Bahrain to deport Sistani’s representative

MANAMA: Bahrain’s interior ministry says the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shia cleric in a move that...

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Sri Lanka to send back UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an...

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Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings ‘shared pain’

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to...

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US visa denial: UN body fails to take action on Iran’s complaint

UNITED NATIONS: A committee of the UN General Assembly has decided not to take any action on the US refusal to grant...

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West should work with Russia against radical Islam, says Blair

LONDON: Western leaders should set aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the growing threat ...

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Iraqi officials targeted; violence kills 13

BAGHDAD: Militants shot dead an Iraqi provincial councillor and bombed the education minister’s convoy on...

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WHO hits back at vaccine deniers

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunisation is...

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All the world’s a stage for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

Shakespeare’s plays are to be performed in mid-air as Britain celebrates the 450th anniversary of his birth this week.

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