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Attack in Jerusalem as clashes erupt in W Bank – Israeli forces kill Palestinian youth

JERUSALEM: Jerusalem was shaken by its first stabbing in two weeks yesterday as violence intensified in the occupied West Bank with fresh clashes and knife attacks in a surge of…

17 children die as boats sink – Refugees brave stormy seas to reach Europe

ATHENS: At least 17 children drowned when three boats sank en route from Turkey to Greece, officials said yesterday, the latest tragedy to strike migrants braving wintry seas to seek…

Last UK resident jailed in Gitmo returns home – Family relieved after Aamer freed

LONDON: The last British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay landed back in London yesterday having been released after spending over 13 years at the US military jail in Cuba, officials…

OPEC-fueled oil glut to offset US output – Cartel’s October output falls led by Saudi, Iraq

NEW YORK: Slowing US production is unlikely to offer much respite to low oil prices into next year as high OPEC output feeds a persistent supply glut, a Reuters survey…

Despite critics, support for Suu Kyi strong before polls – NLD expected to win

KAWHMU, Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi’s star power has fallen among fellow Myanmar politicians critical of her management style and decision-making, and among fans abroad disenchanted with the Nobel Peace…

Obama and Ryan: Political foils, occasional partners – Two men face uncertain 14-month stretch

WASHINGTON: For years, US President Barack Obama and newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan have been political foes and occasional policy allies. Obama has long admired Ryan’s seriousness on fiscal issues,…

Court of Appeals adjourns mosque blast case to Nov 5

KUWAIT: The court of appeals, presided over by Judge Hani Al-Hamdan, has postponed hearings in the case of the Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque blast to Nov 5 in order to listen…

Nod to govt to private visa transfer seen

KUWAIT: Informed sources said Social Affairs and Labor Minister and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Subaih will issue a decision to allow the transfer of residencies of…

Chinese prostitution ring busted

KUWAIT: Residency detectives arrested a Chinese woman for running a prostitution ring and holding some Chinese women captive, forcing them to practice prostitution for money. Undercover sources said the Chinese…

Bangladeshi expat arrested for bribing official to release three Filipinas

KUWAIT: Policemen arrested a Bangladeshi expat for attempting to bribe the secretary of Jahra security director to release three women arrested in violation of residency law. The suspect met secretary…

Final report of bedoons handed to state officials

KUWAIT: Chairman of the Central Agency for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents Saleh Al-Fadhalah announced late Wednesday that the agency has presented its final report on the matter to…

Economy contracts on falling oil prices – GDP shrank 1.6% in 2014

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s economy contracted last year for the first time since 2010 as the state suffered the consequences of the global drop in oil prices, the Central Bank said yesterday.…