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The long, arduous trek to find the American Dream

SEATTLE: In the spring of 2013, Buta Singh, a 34-year-old Sikh from India’s Punjab state, fled his homeland out of fear of religious and political persecution, hoping for a new…

Trump rolling back key reforms

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump took the first step yesterday to undoing key reforms enacted after the 2008 financial crisis, aiming to scale back toughened regulations on the banking industry. The…

US Defense Chief Mattis reassures Japan, S Korea

TOKYO: US Defense Secretary James Mattis said yesterday that the United States stands “100 percent” with Japan on a visit to reassure Asian allies rattled by President Donald Trump’s isolationist…

Trump slams university, threatens to revoke funds

LOS ANGELES: President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to withdraw federal funds from UC Berkeley after violent campus protests forced the cancellation of a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a firebrand editor…

Lawmaker proposes exit visa for expats

‘Population session’ fails to take place; no quorum KUWAIT: Kuwaiti MP Majed Al-Mutairi yesterday proposed an amendment to the labor law in the private sector stipulating that expatriates must obtain…

Our problem is corruption – not the expats

Symposium on ‘Argument on Demographics’ KUWAIT: The Women Cultural Society held a symposium on the ‘Argument on Demographics’ at its premises in Khaldiya on Wednesday. The issue has been highlighted…

SAVE EXPATS

Last week I raised the topic of animals that are abandoned on the streets by their owners or market vendors. This week, I feel obliged to call for ‘saving’ expats,…

Kuwaitis ‘not affected’ by US travel ban

WASHINGTON: Kuwaiti Ambassador to the US Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah stressed that the US administration’s travel ban will not affect Kuwaiti citizens who wish to travel to the United…

Police hunt suspects in niqabs

KUWAIT: A search is in progress for two women wearing niqabs seen on a surveillance camera stealing a female citizen’s purse at a shopping center in Ogaila, security sources said.…

Cabinet ‘mulls resignation’

KUWAIT: Well-informed ministerial sources said that the Cabinet is seriously considering submitting its resignation to HH the Amir during its weekly meeting on Monday and leaving the final decision to…

Temperatures to drop at 2 to 3 Celsius

KUWAIT: The Meteorology Department said yesterday that a Siberian High is expected to sweep into the country starting today and over the weekend, bringing the temperature down. Meteorologist Yasir Al-Bloushi…

Kuwaiti Sheikh Ahmad seeks re-election to FIFA Council

KUWAIT: Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait will seek re-election to the FIFA Council after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) named him as one of…