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3,888 patients underwent laparoscopic procedures

KUWAIT: There are 3,888 patients underwent laparoscopic procedures from Jan to Oct 2016, including 500 cases that required intervention during the procedure, either to remove a benign or malignant tumor…

Nurseries to be transferred to the education ministry

KUWAIT: Social Affairs and Labor Minister and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Subaih said the transfer of nurseries to the education ministry is proceeding according to the legal process.…

KISR releases 165,000 fish in bid to boost food security

KUWAIT: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has released around 165,000 fish into territorial waters in efforts to enhance food security. In a speech yesterday during the closing ceremony for…

Iraq commends Kuwait’s help in security efforts

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi yesterday lauded Kuwait’s relentless support to his country, especially regarding Iraq’s efforts to maintain security and stability. Abadi made the remark during a meeting…

Customers fight with car mechanic; Harasser caught

KUWAIT: Two Kuwaiti citizens attacked a Syrian car mechanic and an Egyptian cashier with a stick over a dispute in regards to spare parts. There actions were caught on camera.…

Kerry slams Israeli settlements

Netanyahu hits back at ‘skewed’ speech WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry warned yesterday that Israel’s building of settlements was endangering Middle East peace, expressing unusually frank frustration with…

Air strike disables last Mosul bridge

BAGHDAD: An air strike has disabled the last bridge linking eastern and western Mosul, a city Iraqi forces are fighting to retake from jihadists, residents and a provincial official said.…

Venezuela military trafficking food

Generals make huge profits as country goes hungry PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela: When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets last summer in protest, President Nicolas Maduro turned…

Homeless in graves shock Iran

TEHRAN: Images of homeless drug addicts living in empty graves just outside the Iranian capital have deeply shocked the public and prompted reactions even from President Hassan Rouhani. Shahrvand newspaper…

German police detain alleged Contact of market attacker

40-year-old Tunisian man may be involved BERLIN: German prosecutors said yesterday that they have detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week’s truck attack on…

Suspects held after Pakistan alcohol poisoning kills 34

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police yesterday caught three men accused of preparing home-made liquor mixed with aftershave that killed 34 people including a fourth suspect after they consumed the toxic brew on…

Rise in baby trafficking in India cuts adoption rates

MUMBAI: An increase in baby trafficking in India is reducing the number of children available for adoption and fuelling the lucrative trade as more couples wait to adopt, government officials…