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Labour newcomer Ardern to become New Zealand PM

AUCKLAND: New Zealand's centre-left opposition leader Jacinda Ardern was poised to become prime minister on Thursday in a stunning rise to power, after maverick populist Winston Peters backed the charismatic 37-year-old to form a…

Theresa May: The leader who gambled and lost

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May presented herself as a stable leader to take Britain through Brexit, but her gamble of an election backfired and has left her deeply wounded. The Conservative Party leader refused to resign after losing…

UK PM’s party secures big gains in local polls

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives secured big wins Friday in local elections, a month ahead of a Brexit-dominated snap general election. Final results showed the centre-right party gaining ground across the…

UAE orders employers to house low-paid workers

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has ordered employers to offer free accommodation to workers paid $540 or less per month, in the latest move in the Gulf to address alleged abuses of migrant labour.

HRCP moot calls for GSP+ compliance

LAHORE: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) called a moot in which it was agreed that the federal government and the trade community must act expeditiously to ensure compliance with the GSP Plus conditionalities if they want to…