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Doubts over the claim that suicide bomber is from Chibok

ABUJA: Parents of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram say they are waiting to go to Cameroon to identify an arrested child suicide bomber who says she is from Chibok, the…

Hundreds of Islamic extremists protest in Pakistan’s capital

ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of Islamic extremists resumed protests in Pakistan’s capital yesterday over the execution of a man who killed a secular governor, in a show of defiance amid a government…

Bangladeshi woman to be executed for cutting lover’s heart out

DHAKA: A young woman who cut her lover’s heart out and slashed his throat has been sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi court, a prosecutor said yesterday. Fatema Akhter Sonali,…

Pakistan detained more than 5,000 after Easter bombing killed 70 – ‘All law enforcement agencies involved’

Al-Ittihad to play Al-Salam for basketball title

KUWAIT: Al-Ittihad team beat its Shuhada counterpart 20-18 in the basketball for the mentally handicapped competitions, during the second local handicapped games which started Sunday, at the handicapped club hall…

Serena, Murray ousted in Miami shockers

MIAMI: World number one and three-time defending champion Serena Williams and second-ranked Andy Murray both crashed out of the ATP and WTA Miami Open on a Monday filled with upsets.…

Hero’s welcome for Afghan team after historic win

KABUL: Hundreds of dancing, flag-waving Afghan fans yesterday gave a hero’s welcome to their cricket team as they arrived home after a historic triumph over the mighty West Indies at…

Kagawa double helps Japan smash Syria 5-0

SAITAMA: Japan thrashed Syria 5-0 to finish top of their World Cup qualifying group yesterday but they needed a flurry of late goals to give the scoreline a flattering complexion.…

NBK-Egypt reports EGP 575.6m in net profits in 2015, up 53.3%

KUWAIT: National Bank of Kuwait-Egypt, the subsidiary of National Bank of Kuwait Group (NBK) in Egypt, reported a net profit of EGP 575.6 million for the year 2015 compared to…

Ooredoo signs MoU with Kuwait Clearing Company

KUWAIT: Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, has recently announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Kuwait Clearing Company (KCC) to assist with 2015 cash dividends transfer…

Shareholders approve plans for new Ithmaar group structure

KUWAIT: Shareholders of Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, today approved (ed note: 28/03/16) plans for a new group structure designed to further develop the growth achieved in the…

NREC announces 2015 financial results

KUWAIT: National Real Estate Company (NREC), a leading regional developer, yesterday announced the company’s financial results for the year 2015 and reaffirmed a growth outlook for 2016. The company recorded…