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“Hope you do not think you are Messi”

KUWAIT: A Pakistani man told police that his eight-year old-son was beaten by an unknown person. The father said his son was playing football in front of a school when…

Detective robber gang busted

KUWAIT: Abu Halaifa detectives put an end to the activities of three members of a gang that was robbing expatriates and small shops in the area. The detectives uncovered the…

Message from the grave

The news of the death of the Egyptian lady Eman Abdul Ati occupied all headlines. She was known as the lady of half a ton. She passed away last Monday…

Balancing the ‘Triangle’

One of the more vital realizations most students undergo is the Work-Play-Sleep balance. Common knowledge dictates that you can only have two of these at a time, sacrificing the third.…

Red Arrows perform airshow in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The Royal Air Force (RAF) aerobatic team the Red Arrows presented a spectacular show yesterday on the Gulf Road near the Kuwait Towers. The show started with a 15…

A walk through The Cemetery of Fahaheel

Cemeteries are sacred in all parts of the world. Enter a graveyard and the dead impose respect. Even the most callous will walk lightly, treading carefully so as to step…

Putin heads to Turkey for talks on weapons deal, Syria

‘Russia and Turkey cooperating very tightly’ ANKARA: Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday meets his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal, hoping to…

At least 14 dead as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

UN postpones visit to Rakhine state due to bad weather COX’S BAZAR: At least 10 children and four women were killed when a boat carrying Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar…

Saudi women to be allowed to drive from age 18, same as men

RIYADH: Saudi women will be allowed to drive from the age of 18, a government spokesman said yesterday, partially allaying speculation they could still face tighter controls than men even…

Rights watchdog condemns abuse in Iraq’s anti-IS hunt

BEIRUT: Human Rights Watch yesterday condemned abuse by paramilitary units fighting alongside Iraqi security forces to expel Islamic State group jihadists from their last redoubts in the country. “Right now,…

Deep divisions over plan to change Kenya’s election law

NAIROBI: Kenya’s opposition yesterday criticized a government move to amend the electoral law as it walked out of a meeting aimed at settling differences over the presidential re-run due next…

Baghdad cranks up pressure on Kurds with flight ban

ARBIL: All foreign flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil will be suspended from today, officials said, as Baghdad increases pressure on the Kurds over this week’s independence…