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Kuwait anti-corruption authority refers officials to prosecution

KUWAIT: Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority has referred six senior civil servants including government officials to the public prosecution for failing to disclose their financial statements as scheduled. The authority said in…

Man killed, children injured in accident

KUWAIT: A bedoon man was killed and three of his children were injured during a car accident on Fifth Ring road yesterday morning. Firemen arrived to the scene shortly after…

Man arrested for nurses recruitment scam

KUWAIT: An Indian national has been arrested for his involvement in a high profile nursing recruitment scam involving Kuwait. The man, who had fled to Abu Dhabi, was arrested at…

Police arrest sorcerer with VIP clients

KUWAIT: Criminal detectives put an end to the activities of a Sri Lankan sorcerer, who claimed his customers were VIPs and charged KD 250 for each job. The Sri Lankan…

Citizen who appeared in a video clip disrobing a girl arrested

KUWAIT: Detectives arrested a citizen who appeared in a video clip disrobing a girl. He said in the video that he “gets” a girl every day from an educational institute.…

Senior citizens trade charges

KUWAIT: A citizen in his seventies and a woman in her sixties exchanged charges of beating and verbal insults at Jabriya police station, as each claimed to be beaten by…

No turning back: UK triggers Brexit

LONDON: Britain launched the historic process of leaving the EU yesterday, but its European partners were quick to warn of the difficult path that lies ahead. Prime Minister Theresa May…

BJP abattoir crackdown spreads, stoking unease

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: A crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs in India’s most populous state has spread to other states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, as Hindu hardliners press a political…

Indian dad accused of burying baby girl alive

Incident highlights the scandal of female foeticide NEW DELHI: Indian police said yesterday they have arrested a man on suspicion of burying his newborn daughter alive because he wanted a…

Iraq forces besiege landmark mosque

Battle edges toward densely populated Old Mosul MOSUL: Iraqi Special Forces and police fought Islamic State militants to edge closer to the Al-Nuri mosque in western Mosul yesterday, tightening their…

Freed from Islamic State, Iraq’s Qaraqosh is now a ghost town

QARAQOSH: In the Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh, time stands still. The Islamic State group was expelled in October 2016, but life has not returned to its once-vibrant and wealthy…

Ruby rush brings gangland turf war to Mozambique

MONTEPUEZ: The stakes are high in Montepuez where the discovery of rubies has led to violence among miners that has turned the northern town into what some describe as Mozambique’s…