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AWARDS LEAF goes to Abdullah Al-Salem Culture Center

KUWAIT: The design for Abdullah Al-Salem Culture Center won yesterday the AWARDS LEAF award, one of the most prestigious awards in architecture. The ceremony, attended by more than one hundred…

Fish market brawl suspects deported

KUWAIT: Police arrested a number of Iranians and Egyptians for fighting inside the fish market yesterday. The Egyptians claimed that the Iranians were cheating by selling fish imported from Iran…

Police seal off polling stations in Catalonia

BARCELONA: Police in Catalonia had already sealed over half of the 2,315 polling stations in the region yesterday to stop an independence referendum from taking place, the Spanish government said,…

Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official…

China’s Xi flaunts Trump budding friendship in talk with Tillerson

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday that he expected President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to be “wonderful”, as ties appear warmer following tensions…

Iraq cuts all Kurdistan air links

ARBIL: The Iraqi government cut autonomous Kurdistan’s direct air links with the outside world indefinitely on Friday, partially isolating the northern region after it voted a massive “yes” in an…

Myanmar refugee exodus tops 500,000 as more Rohingya flee

TEKNAF: He trekked to Bangladesh as part of an exodus of a half million people from Myanmar, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. But after climbing out…

New health fees start Sunday

KUWAIT: Public hospitals and polyclinics around Kuwait are gearing up to start collecting increased fees for services offered to expatriates on Sunday. The Health Ministry reportedly sent lists containing the…

The ins and outs of vehicle inspection in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Doing paperwork is a nightmare in Kuwait. Renewing the inspection permit of a vehicle can be one of the easier things to accomplish but it still requires time and…

Kuwait reiterates support to ‘one Iraq’

KUWAIT: An official source at the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry on Wednesday reaffirmed the country’s initial stance in support of ‘one Iraq’ with its independence, sovereignty, security and stability. The source…

Training female engineers enhances role in private sector: Minister

KUWAIT: The training program prepared by Turkey’s Limak Construction, which is carrying out the Kuwait International Airport’s new terminal, for the Kuwaiti female engineers is likely to help boost women’s…

ASEAN seventh largest economy in the world, says envoy

ASEAN celebrate 50th foundation ‘versary KUWAIT: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional bloc marked its 50th foundation anniversary Wednesday night with exhibitions, fashion and cultural shows, plus food…