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Xi: China will never permit loss of ‘any piece’ of land

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a tough line on national sovereignty Tuesday amid multiple territorial disputes with his country’s neighbors, saying China will never permit the loss of “any…

Almost 500 suspects on trial in Turkey’s biggest coup case

SINCAN: Nearly 500 people appeared in court yesterday in the biggest trial yet of suspects from Turkey’s failed coup, facing charges of conspiring to oust the government from an air…

Pakistan elects Abbasi as new PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s parliament elected ruling party loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister yesterday, days after Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court after a corruption probe. Abbasi is…

LA agrees to host 2028 Games, Paris set for 2024

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles announced its intent to host the 2028 Olympics on Monday, paving the way for Paris to host in 2024 in a deal hailed as a win-win-win…

New health fees to go into effect from Oct 1

KUWAIT: Health Minister Jamal Al-Harbi yesterday issued two ministerial decisions to increase health fees that will go into effect from Oct 1 in all hospitals and health centers. The move…

Gov slams loose labor ‘epidemic’ after twin killings

KUWAIT: Farwaniya governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Malek Al-Sabah renewed his warning against “marginal laborers” in the country, pointing to two killings in two days and an increase in the crime…

Amir meets KFAS members

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received yesterday at Bayan palace Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) Dr Adnan Shihab…

Kuwait begins preparations for Iraq donors’ conference: Deputy FM

KUWAIT: Kuwait said Monday it started contacts with world countries, the World Bank and Iraq to prepare for hosting a donors’ conference to rebuild areas liberated from so-called Islamic State…

Old woman, children rescued from burning house in Rabiya

KUWAIT: Fire broke out in a Rabiya house yesterday, prompting firemen from the Ardiya and Farwaniya fire stations to respond. The fire was on the ground floor, while an elderly…

Kuwait marks 27th anniversary of the 1990 Iraqi invasion

KUWAIT: Kuwait marks today the 27th anniversary of the Iraqi 1990 brutal invasion, that severely and harshly sought to efface the identity the country. Since the early hours of the…

Homicide probe in fire victims’ death

KUWAIT: A homicide investigation was opened in the death of a citizen in his thirties and an 11-month-old girl, who died in a Sabah Al-Ahmad house fire. Firemen found highly…