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Trump backs stiff curbs on legal immigration

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday threw his weight behind efforts to give English-speakers priority for US residency cards and halving the number of legal migrants admitted to the country.…

MoH details fee increases for expatriates, visitors

KUWAIT: According to a ministerial decree issued by Health Minister Jamal Al-Harbi on Tuesday, the new health fees that will be paid by expatriates for using services at public hospitals…

India CB cuts rates By 25 basis points

MUMBAI: India’s central bank yesterday cut interest rates for the first time in almost a year amid sluggish growth and record-low inflation in the world’s fastest growing economy. The Reserve…

US plans probe over China’s demands for tech transfers

BEIJING: The Trump administration is weighing plans to punish China for forcing US and foreign companies to share their technology in return for access to the vast Chinese market, a…

Musicians flee Libya for ‘right to rap’

A group of rappers who say they had to flee Libya for their art were on their way to Italy yesterday after being rescued by a charity boat. The self-described…

Brazil’s Michel Temer: Political plotter who risks losing the game

RIO DE JANEIRO: Michel Temer is the ultimate political kingmaker who rose unexpectedly to take Brazil’s presidency himself but now faces a vote by lawmakers on whether he should be…

US VP Pence: Balkans future is ‘in the West’

PODGORICA, Montenegro: Vice President Mike Pence said yesterday the future of the Balkans belongs in the West, reaffirming US commitment to the still-tense European region amid strong Russian pressure to…

46 years on, family of S African activist call for murder charge

PRETORIA: A South African policeman present at the suspicious death of a anti-apartheid campaigner in 1971 should be charged with murder, a court heard yesterday as the official version of…

Floods in Thailand’s northeast kill 23

BANGKOK: Heavy rains have brought some of the worst floods in years to Thailand’s rural northeast where 23 people have died over the past month, officials said yesterday. Flash floods…

At 96, Prince Philip finally retires

LONDON: Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, conducted his final solo public engagement yesterday, overseeing a military parade in the pouring rain that capped a lifetime of…

Turkey replaces land, air, naval forces commanders

ANKARA: Turkey yesterday replaced the land, air and naval commanders of the military, in a major shake-up of the armed forces just over a year after a failed coup bid.…

Huawei Kuwait launches next generation nova 2

KUWAIT: The Consumer Business Group (CBG) at Huawei Technologies – Kuwait yesterday launched the HUAWEI nova 2 and HUAWEI nova 2 Plus smartphones, which feature bold new breakthroughs including an…