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US envoy applauds Kuwait’s humanitarian initiatives

KUWAIT: US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence R Silverman has lauded the positive effects of Kuwait’s humanitarian initiatives on regional and international humanitarian action. Kuwait has been a backer of global…

Egyptian man deported for ‘peeping’ into a ladies’ fitting room

KUWAIT: An Egyptian man was arrested for peeping into a ladies’ fitting room while a female diplomat was trying some garments, said security sources. Although the diplomat dropped charges to…

Search for thief

KUWAIT: A Bangladeshi man reported that an unidentified person stopped him in Zahra area showing a police ID and searched him. The man added that the suspect, who turned out…

Emirati foreign minister defends Trump visa ban

Russia calls for Syria’s return to Arab League ABU DHABI: US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations is not anti-Islam, the United Arab Emirates foreign…

Islamic State flying machines guide suicide bombers

IS using drones, other innovating tactics MOSUL: First the tiny drones buzz overhead to observe Iraqi soldiers. Then, the Islamic State group’s flying machines return to drop a small explosive…

After setbacks, where do Syria rebels stand?

BEIRUT: Forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad have dealt another blow to the faltering Syrian rebel movement, regaining control of a strategic area near Damascus at the weekend. The capture…

Islamic State suspect arrested in Germany

BERLIN: A Tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the Islamic State group and building a network of supporters to carry out an attack in Germany was arrested yesterday…

Bangladeshi police warns booksellers – ‘Don’t not to offend Muslims’

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s largest book fair began in Dhaka yesterday, with police warning organizers against selling books that hurt “religious sentiment” in the Muslim-majority country. The month-long Ekushey Book Fair draws…

Indonesian women seeking to become suicide bombers

JAKARTA: Indonesian women are taking on a more active role in violent extremism, with some seeking to become Islamic State (IS) group suicide bombers, a leading security think tank has…

‘Criminals not human,’ says Philippine Justice Secretary

Shadowy killings persist after police quit drugs war MANILA: The Philippine justice secretary yesterday brushed aside accusations that police killings of thousands of drug suspects may be crimes against humanity,…

Mignolet atones to keep Chelsea tethered

LIVERPOOL:  Simon Mignolet went from zero to hero as Liverpool prevented Chelsea from significantly extending their lead at the Premier League summit in a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Tuesday.…

Boubyan Bank clinches KBC trophy

KUWAIT: Kuwait Cricket hosted the prestigious Kuwait Banks League at the Sulaibiya cricket ground on Saturday with an explosive finals day. Boubyan Bank had to pull out all of their…