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Defacing state utilities

Many people in Kuwait do not care about protecting state utilities. They think these belong to them and they can do whatever they want, even breaking and damaging them. This…

MPs demand action over escape of terror convicts

KUWAIT: MPs began yesterday signing a request to hold an emergency session of the National Assembly to discuss the developments surrounding the escape of several members of a pro-Iran cell,…

Why a Saudi woman’s skirt sparked an outcry

DUBAI: A short video of a Saudi woman walking around in a miniskirt and crop top sparked an outcry after going viral, leading to the woman being detained for several…

Thatcher mulled plan to resupply embassy during Iraqi invasion

KUWAIT: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher weighed the idea of sending special forces to Kuwait during the 1990-1991 Iraqi occupation. According to an article in the Guardian newspaper citing newly…

US ends laptop ban on Middle East carriers

DUBAI: The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to…

Iraq airports open to Kuwaiti flights

BAGHDAD: All of Iraq’s airports are open to Kuwaiti commercial flights, which will offer facilitations for the arrival of jets from the neighboring country, Iraq’s Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday. …

US envoy lauds Kuwait’s support of regional peace

KUWAIT: US Ambassador to the country Lawrence Silverman lauded Kuwait’s strong role in supporting regional peace and security, a statement said yesterday. This praise came during a meeting between Deputy…

Yacht on fire at Sharq marina

KUWAIT: Firemen put out a fire in a 50-ft yacht at Souk Sharq marina. The yacht was isolated before fire fighters tackled the blaze. No injuries were reported.   Separately,…

Customs foils bid to smuggle drugs in gloves

KUWAIT: Air cargo customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle one-and-a-half kilogram of heroin hidden in cricket gloves via courier. A customs source said the drugs arrived from Pakistan. Officers…

Kenya cattle herders defend ‘necessary’ land invasions

CROCODILE JAW BRIDGE, Kenya: Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya’s central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso…

Syrian actors bring cost of war home to NY audience

Six Syrian actors battled a fraught US visa process to tread the boards in New York this week, seeking to impress on American theater goers the human cost of a…

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