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‘Must not fail’ Syria peace talks uncertain – Key opposition members keep away from talks

GENEVA: The biggest push to date to end Syria’s bloody civil war looked in trouble yesterday with key opposition members staying away from the scheduled start of peace talks with…

Hunger grips millions across Mideast – Fighters using food as weapon in region torn apart by war

BEIRUT: In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Millions of people across countries like Syria, Yemen and…

Cameron closes in on EU migrant benefits deal – Last-ditch bid to keep Britain in EU

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister David Cameron was making a final push yesterday in Brussels to seal a deal on curbing welfare benefits for migrants in a bid to keep Britain…

Heartbreak as historic Hong Kong village demolished

HONG KONG: A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong-the last of its kind-will be destroyed to make way for development in what critics say is another nail in the…

Integrating students with special needs in education – Part IV

Developing the strategy of vocational development for school directors in terms of integration in mainstream schools in Kuwait, we have to review the elements of achieving success of this strategy…

Kuwaitis celebrate His Highness the Amir’s 10-year ascendency

KUWAIT: The sun shines ever so brightly on a Thursday which marks 10 years since His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah stood before the parliament to take…

First ever snow in Kuwait – maybe

KUWAIT: Videos and photos from social media claimed to show snow falling in Kuwait near the Salmi border, possibly for the first time in modern history. Temperatures in Kuwait can…

‘Partial’ amnesty for violators

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Interior announced a partial amnesty for all illegal residents in Kuwait. The decision will allow residency violators to pay their fines and either legalize…

Gulf road to be closed

KUWAIT: Relations and Security Department at the Interior Ministry said that preparations have been made for Hala February carnival, including security and traffic. Gulf road will be closed from 1:00…

Kuwait eyes well-trained, skillful Egyptian workers

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti officials have demonstrated their commitment to linking Egypt and Kuwait electronically to ease the importation of Egyptian labor to the Kuwaiti marketplace, said a visiting Egyptian minister yesterday.…

Kuwait sees a record budget deficit on falling oil income – Cabinet approves draft budget for 2016-17 fiscal year

KUWAIT: OPEC member Kuwait projected a record budget deficit for the fiscal year starting April 1 on the sliding price of oil, the finance ministry said yesterday. The shortfall for…

Shut up and shoot: The importance of street Photography in Kuwait

The scene is quiet. A tall Kuwaiti man crosses his hands, a Leica camera hanging from a strap from his shoulder to the side of his waist. He’s chatting with…