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Pain at the pump: Cabinet hikes petrol prices by 83%

KUWAIT: The Cabinet yesterday decided to raise petrol prices by more than 80 percent from September 1 as part of economic reforms aimed at countering falling oil revenues. A statement…

Proud Deehani refuses to carry Olympic flag

RIO DE JANEIRO: Legendary Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani has refused to carry the Olympic neutral team flag at the Rio Games opening ceremony, where the Gulf state’s athletes cannot march…

Close ranks and unite: Cabinet urges Kuwaitis on invasion’s eve – Kuwait Cabinet hopes Yemenis reach concord

KUWAIT: On eve of the 26th anniversary of the flagrant Iraqi invasion, the Cabinet urged Kuwaiti citizens to close ranks and maintain their national unity “so that Kuwait may be…

South Saad Al-Abdullah, Kuwait’s first smart city – Over 59 square kilometers to accommodate 400,000 people

KUWAIT: Saad Al-Abdullah city will be the first smart and environment-friendly city in Kuwait in line with international standards, and spread over 59 square kilometers to accommodate 400,000 people. Minister…

18th children, youngsters cultural festival kicks off

KUWAIT: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah inaugurated Sunday the 18th edition of the children and youngsters cultural festival. This annual event…

Kuwait marks 26th Iraqi Invasion anniversary – Kuwait returned to providing aid to Iraqis in 1993

KUWAIT: Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, which took place on August 2, 1990. The Iraqi Army attempted to erase the existence and identity of…

Firemen injured in Hawally shop blaze

KUWAIT: Four firemen were injured fighting a fire in a boat repair workshop in Hawally. The fire was in a two-storey building, and Hawally, Salmiya and technical rescue centers responded.…

Djokovic beats Nishikori for Rogers Cup title – Halep eases past error-prone Keys to Montreal title

TORONTO: Novak Djokovic paused after accepting the Rogers Cup trophy for the fourth time, scanned the stands Sunday at York University’s Aviva Centre and asked everyone in the crowd to…

Taleban truck bomb rocks hotel for foreigners in Kabul – Highlighting growing insecurity

KABUL: A Taleban truck bomb blasted a hotel for foreigners in Kabul yesterday, triggering a seven-hour gun and grenade assault that highlighted growing insecurity in a city still reeling from…

China releases prominent human rights lawyer on bail – Condemning campaign against legal activism

TIANJIN: China released a prominent human rights lawyer on bail amid protests yesterday outside a northern city court, where supporters of other jailed lawyers and activists condemned the secrecy surrounding…

Clinton’s ‘Rust Belt’ tour courts white working class

PITTSBURGH: Hillary Clinton took a bus tour across the US “rust belt” region this weekend in a quest to win over white, working class voters who tend to support populist…

US launches airstrikes targeting IS in Libya

WASHINGTON: The United States launched multiple airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya on Monday, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United…