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Domestic helper jumps to death from Ardiya house blaze

KUWAIT: A domestic helper died while three children and their mother suffered smoke inhalation during a fire in an Ardiya house at dawn yesterday, Kuwait Fire Force said. A call...

Syria Kurds retake Ghwayran prison

HASAKEH, Syria: Kurdish forces yesterday retook full control of a prison in northeast Syria where Islamic State group jihadists had been holed up since attacking it six days earlier. The brazen IS jailbreak attempt and ensuing...

Greece, Turkey reel from political fallout of snowstorm

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s main airport stirred back to life yesterday and Greece’s under-fire prime minister issued a formal apology as the east Mediterranean neighbours faced the political fallout of a paralysing blizzard. Public anger has been boiling...

At Spain border, migrants’ holy grail is France

IRUN, Spain: “Guys, we’ve got to get out of here!” urges Junior, a 20-year-old migrant from Ivory Coast, breaking the tense silence inside the train crossing the Spanish border into France. Crossing from Irun in Spain...

Poland’s pigeon fanciers eye moving up the pecking order

Opening one of his many cages, Michal Trojczak watches proudly as more than 70 dusty-blue pigeons take flight, soaring high above snow-covered fields in eastern Poland. “My birds are athletes,” says the 42-year-old pigeon fancier, who...

The exiled sculptor of ‘all that is no longer there’ in Syria

A Syrian neighborhood targeted by regime bombing lies in ruins, with bodies and broken toys poking out of the rubble; tall, grey buildings are reduced to crumbling, empty shells, their walls blown away or pockmarked by...

Afghan women rally at Taleban approved protest

KABUL: Scores of Afghan women rallied in Kabul yesterday in a Taleban sanctioned protest endorsing their regime and calling on the West to unfreeze the nation’s assets as its humanitarian crisis deepens. Since...

India showcases military might in Republic Day parade

NEW DELHI: Lumbering tanks and the deafening roar of fighter planes echoed through New Delhi yesterday as India’s military showcased its might on Republic Day. The annual January 26 event marks the adoption of India’s constitution...

At up to $8,000/week, America’s travel nurses keep COVID-hit hospitals afloat

WASHINGTON: For Allyssa Findorff, the decision to hit the road on short-term nursing contracts was an easy one: she’d always wanted to see the rest of America, and the attractive rates on offer helped seal the...

Used cars turn to gold as Sri Lanka economy falters

COLOMBO: Supermarket shelves are bare and restaurants can’t serve meals, but Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is a bonanza for used car dealers, with vehicle shortages pushing prices higher than a house in a nice area. The...

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