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India ‘cash catastrophe’ prompts chaos

NEW DELHI: Indians endured more turmoil yesterday as they rushed to spend old notes at petrol stations before a midnight deadline as the opposition denounced the scrapping of high denomination…

Stars begin to align for Putin

MOSCOW: Held at diplomatic arm’s-length for years, Russian President Vladimir Putin is pivoting back to centre stage as his admirers and international allies rise to power, a move that analysts…

US still grappling with lone wolf attacks

LOS ANGELES: One year after a newlywed couple stormed an office party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 22 others, the country is still grappling with how…

Gambian president Jammeh concedes defeat in election

BANJUL: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to the opposition, the chairman of the electoral commission said yesterday, bringing a dramatic end to his 22 years in power. “It’s…

Heavy rain hits Kuwait

KUWAIT: Rain drenched various areas across Kuwait yesterday with heavy downpours throughout the day. Patches of flooding appeared in Shuwaikh, Farwaniya, Jleeb and other areas in the south. Scattered showers…

Kuwait’s opposition ‘needs unity’ after poll comeback

Radical Salafists and their supporters won 5 seats KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Islamist-dominated opposition made a strong showing in the Gulf state’s parliamentary elections, but analysts say the loose coalition must forge…

Kuwait’s KISR wins ‘Arab Best Award’

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has won the prize of the best Arab research institution (Best Arab Award) for 2016, KISR said yesterday. KISR’s Director General Samira…

Abuse of expat women

When Kuwaiti citizens fall victim to abuse, they can find many ears to hear their plight at the police station, and if not, at least they can find friends and…

Cyberactivist loses court appeal

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s appeals court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence against an online activist on charges of insulting the emir and harming national interests, a newspaper reported yesterday. Waleed Fares…

Forgery and embezzlement

KUWAIT: Relations and Security Information Department said in a statement that during a review by the new board of directors of social Guarantee Fund, cases of forgery and embezzlement were…

Egyptian Sorcerer arrested; Egyptian Haris disappears with KD 3200 rent money

KUWAIT: A 35-year-old Egyptian has been accused of sorcery. The suspect charges KD 350 to bring couples closer or to separate them. Later, he raised the price to KD 1000.…

Dear Independent Newspaper, Kindly correct your information

The Independent, on the 25th of November 2016, published an article entitled “Israel is burning: inflammatory social media posts celebrate wildfires raging in Jewish state – The imam of Kuwait’s…