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Citybus announces fare revision for 2017

KUWAIT: Citybus provided Kuwait Times with the followed statement yesterday in response to an article published in yesterday’s issue under the headline ‘Commuters face bus fare increase’: Citybus, part of…

Filipina hit and run victim still alive

KUWAIT:  A Filipino woman who was struck in a hit and run accident in Kuwait City yesterday remains in a coma. The woman, widely reported to have died on social…

Man uses ‘charming’ voice to lure victims

KUWAIT: The electronic crimes department arrested a Gulf blackmailer who made victims believe he was a girl and lured more than 150 men. He made phone recordings and got compromising…

Kuwaiti man beats up ‘home-wrecker’; Bangladeshi beaten over KD 10

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti man beat his Egyptian neighbor and accused her of destroying his family. The woman went to Abu Halifa police station and lodged a complaint against him. The…

The Disappointing Protest

Those who recently demonstrated outside the Russian embassy should also hold similar demonstrations outside many other embassies, including those of the United States, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, GCC states in…

Across Mideast, goodbyes to Istanbul dead

BEIRUT: Funerals were being held across the Middle East yesterday for victims of the Istanbul nightclub shooting, many of them young party-goers whose lives were cut tragically short by the…

Ford axes Mexico plant as Trump targets GM

WASHINGTON: Ford scuttled a plan to build a new factory in Mexico yesterday following criticism from Donald Trump, and just hours after the president-elect attacked General Motors for importing Mexican-made…

Prison, flogging for workers over unrest during protests over unpaid wages

RIYADH: Dozens of foreign workers have been sentenced to flogging and jail for unrest during protests over unpaid wages by Saudi Binladin Group several months ago, reports said yesterday. Al-Watan…

Dubai arrests Indian businessman for fraud

DUBAI: The Indian owner of a Dubai-based foreign exchange trading firm who had promised to double investors’ money has been arrested in the emirate for suspected fraud, a newspaper reported…

GOP primed to dismantle Obama’s policies

‘We have a lot to do – and a lot to undo’ WASHINGTON: Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in, setting off an aggressive campaign by Republicans who…

UN: At least 6,878 civilians killed in 2016 Iraq violence

BAGHDAD: Violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year, the United Nations said on Monday, as the Iraqi government struggles to maintain security nationwide and to…

Gunman in Switzerland flees after injuring police

GENEVA: Swiss police said yesterday they had located but not yet detained a “dangerous” gunman who fled after injuring two officers carrying out a house search. Police stressed the incident…