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Trump eyes Afghanistan’s mineral riches

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan's mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost...

No to investment in gambling and sex, says China

SHANGHAI: A recent crackdown by China on overseas investments has been assumed to be mainly focused on high-profile acquisitions of things like hotels and...

UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

LONDON: Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging...

Brazilians glued to TV screens over corruption claims

BRASILIA: Brazilians are glued to a mesmerizing, disturbing new version of reality TV: back-to-back broadcasts of jailed executives accusing President Michel Temer and almost...

India offers $10 billion investment, $5 billion loan to Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: India will invest up to $10 billion in Bangladeshi sectors including infrastructure and medicine and will provide $5 billion in loans, including...

Ukraine to receive $1 billion from IMF, Poroshenko

KIEV: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced on Monday. Poroshenko wrote...

China is creating new economic zone outside Beijing

BEIJING: China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a...

The Ukraine conflict: Five things to know

KIEV: The war between Kiev and Moscow-backed rebels has killed more than 10,000 people, rattled eastern Europe and plunged relations between the West and...

Gambia’s president declares state of emergency

BANJUL: Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency Tuesday just two days before he was due to step down, as British and Dutch...

U.S. economy shows strength on eve of Trump presidency

NEW YORK: U.S. homebuilding rebounded sharply in December as a firming economy boosts demand for rental housing, while an unexpected drop in the number...

China is creating new economic zone outside Beijing

BEIJING: China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a...

Philippine Environment Secretary unleashes rage on miners

MANILA: After two decades as a yoga missionary, Philippine Environment Secretary Regina Lopez is unleashing her inner rage on the mining industry while aiming...

Women across the world march in anti-Trump

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of thousands of women across major cities in the US took to the streets on Saturday to protest against President Donald Trump...

Saudis to tighten curbs on foreign workers in local jobs push

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to tighten restrictions on foreign workers to pressure companies into hiring more Saudi citizens and reduce unemployment among Saudis, government...
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