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Social media in Kuwait: a double-edged sword – 72% Kuwaitis use Social media 5+ hours a day

KUWAIT: Social media plays an integral role in today’s world, shaping public and social opinions as well as increasing interaction amongst people. With this fact in mind, the public and…

Lanka spinners corner Aussies in tricky chase

PALLEKELE: Australia faced an uphill struggle to save the first Test against Sri Lanka’s rampant spinners after losing three early second innings wickets yesterday while trying to chase down a…

More than 200 arrested in Mahboula crackdown

KUWAIT: A total of 229 people were arrested during a wide scale crackdown carried out at Mahboula on Thursday, the Interior Ministry announced yesterday. The campaign, which was supervised by…

IS executes 24 civilians – Calls grow for Syria to end Aleppo siege

BEIRUT: The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said yesterday. The Syrian…

Pope walks alone through horrors of Auschwitz

OSWIECIM: Pope Francis yesterday walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate as he visited the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Free for once of his security entourage…

France mulls temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques – PM urges a ‘new model’ for relations with Islam

PARIS: France’s prime minister said yesterday he would consider a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, urging a “new model” for relations with Islam after a spate of jihadist…

India re-imposes curfew in Kashmir as clashes persist – ‘We want freedom. Go India, Go back’

SRINAGAR: Authorities re-imposed a curfew to prevent a protest march to the main mosque in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city yesterday, but fresh street demonstrations and clashes still occurred amid outrage…

Man dead, five hurt in Hawally crash – Employee charged KD 2,000 to lift companies suspension

KUWAIT: A motorist died and five others were injured in a collision reported yesterday at the crossroad between the Beirut and Muthana streets in Hawally. Paramedics, firemen and police arrived…

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Pearl diving event kicks off

KUWAIT: The annual traditional pearl diving event, organized by the Kuwait Sea Sports Club (KSSC) in Salmiya, kicked off yesterday morning. The 28th ‘Dasha’ ceremony, which celebrates the start of…

KISR campaign aims to instill social responsibility in youth

KUWAIT: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) launched a campaign yesterday in Kuwait International Airport, aimed at instilling the virtue of social responsibility in youngsters. The campaign, christened, “Kuwait’s Mark”,…

Russia’s depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

MOSCOW: A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro yyesterday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country’s doping scandal. Team members left on…