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Australia foils ‘terror plot’ to down airplane

CANBERRA: Police disrupted the first alleged plot in Australia to bring down an airplane and arrested four men in raids on Sydney homes, officials said yesterday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull…

China prez oversees army parade

BEIJING: China’s military has the “confidence and capability” to bolster the country’s rise into a world power, President Xi Jinping said yesterday as he oversaw a large-scale military parade meant…

Two dead in German nightclub shooting

KONSTANZ: A gunman opened fire at a packed nightclub in southern Germany early yesterday, killing one and wounding four before being shot by police, authorities said, in an attack likely…

Pique lifts Barca as El Clasico lives up to hype

MIAMI: Gerard Pique delivered Barcelona’s match winner over Real Madrid on Saturday as El Clasico Miami lived up to the hype. The Spanish international steered in a Neymar free-kick in…

New employment law amendments

I know I have written about it previously, but I have been receiving a lot of questions about the new July 9 employment amendments. The new amendments were made in…

30th Jul

Daily E- Paper – Kuwait Times…

Republican women keep Trump in check

WASHINGTON: The stunning collapse of President Donald Trump’s health reforms was due in large part to the defiance of two Republican women who resisted relentless White House pressure to toe…

Strong demand at American Airlines; Lean times ahead?

DALLAS: Double-digit increases in fuel and labor costs caused second-quarter profit at American Airlines to fall 15 percent despite higher revenue. The world’s biggest airline still beat Wall Street expectations,…

Frank Ocean, gentle R&B voice, finds live intimacy at NY festival

Frank Ocean has captivated audiences since his debut with his tenderness, a gentle but unwavering voice in the often hyper-macho world of R&B and hip-hop. Nearly a year after he…

Gulf hosts thousands of N Korea workers

DUBAI: As pressure over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program grows, America’s most valued Arab allies host thousands of its laborers, whose wages help Pyongyang evade sanctions and build the missiles…

Squeezed in Raqa, jihadists ramp up counter-attacks

RAQA: As Islamic State group fighters steadily lose chunks of their Syrian bastion Raqa to a US-backed force, the jihadists are ramping up the ferocity of their counter-attacks. The Syrian…

Mosul’s schoolgirls aim to catch up on lost years

MOSUL: Despite having fallen three years behind their peers elsewhere in Iraq, it’s been mostly smiles all around for the girls at Mosul’s Trablus school since it reopened its damaged…