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Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India – Top court rejects Memon’s final appeal

NEW DELHI: Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent…

Oculus debuts virtual reality film ‘Henry’

Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers – and Hollywood – about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The…

Hermes to probe, punish ‘cruelty’ to crocs used for handbags

Hermes said yesterday it was probing claims of cruelty at crocodile and alligator farms that supply the French fashion house with skins for its luxury handbags and accessories. British singer…

Zain Group generates revenue of $1.9 billion – Zain records net income of $269 million

KUWAIT: Zain Group, a pioneer of mobile telecommunications across the Middle East and Africa, announces its consolidated financial results for the six months ended 30 June, 2015. Active customers served…

Kuwait travelers exhibit high future travel optimism

KUWAIT: Future travel optimism among Kuwaiti travelers is high in the Middle East and Africa region, according to the latest Global Travel Intentions Study 2015 launched by Visa (NYSE:V), the…

For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

HONG KONG: Move over Tinder-a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of…

Anderson’s Ashes best rocks Aussies

BIRMINGHAM: James Anderson returned the best Ashes figures of his career as England took charge on the first day of the third Test against Australia at Edgbaston yesterday. Anderson took…

Boy gets double-hand transplant

PHILADELPHIA: An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double- hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion Harvey’s…

A tooth for a tooth

Kuwait in Tier 3 in US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 – Ranking unchanged for eighth straight year

KUWAIT: Kuwait is a destination country for men and women subjected to forced labor and, to a lesser degree, forced prostitution. Men and women migrate from South and Southeast Asia,…

Residency violation fine to double

KUWAIT: The residency directorate headed by Major General Talal Maarafi had submitted a study to Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khalid Al-Sabah suggesting increasing the fines paid for violating residency visa…

Kuwait withdraws passports from IS sympathizers, deports others

KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry has withdrawn the passports of supporters of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in a bid to ensure that sympathizers do not engage in evil acts…