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No water cuts today

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Electricity and Water’s (MEW) Assistant Undersecretary for Water Operation and Maintenance Khalifa Mohammed Al-Fraij denied social media warnings that water supplies will be disconnected today. Fraij…

Chronology of govt resignations at backdrop of grilling motions

KUWAIT: His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah yesterday submitted the resignation of his cabinet to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. His Highness…

Why don’t Arabs read?

There was an actual war on reading that poisoned our ancestors’ love for books. After the spread of Islam, it became well-known that the Muslim nation was a nation of…

Victim and attacker

The punishment should be strict enough to set an example The statement “in case of fights, both victim and attacker will be deported if they are expatriates” issued by the…

Man sold drugs from employer’s house

KUWAIT: An Indian man turned his sponsor’s house into a drug vending outlet and was arrested with the help of his employer. The sponsor became suspicious after noticing strangers visiting…

Deported for fighting in Friday market

KUWAIT: Four Bangladeshis and an Egyptian were sent to Residency Affairs Detectives’ Department, where they were held pending deportation. The men were identified and arrested after a video clip showing…

Saudi women to be allowed into sports stadiums

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to…

Bahrain calls for freeze on Qatar’s GCC membership

DUBAI: Bahrain called yesterday for Qatar’s membership of the Gulf Cooperation Council to be suspended until it accepts the demands of its neighbors and said Manama would not attend GCC…

Death brings home reality of Gulf workers

JAGTIAL, India: On a hot, sleepy afternoon at Kalleda village in the southern Indian state of Telangana, Laxmi Malaya sat on the porch of her house where the body of…

Six dead as Israel blows up tunnel

GAZA CITY: Six Palestinians were killed yesterday as Israel blew up what it said was a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into its territory, a rare case of such…

Bahrain court convicts 19 Shiites for spying for Iran

Bahraini woman, relatives jailed for ‘fake bomb’ DUBAI: A Bahraini court yesterday sentenced 19 Shiites to lengthy jail terms on charges of spying for Iran and plotting to overthrow the…

Singapore bans foreign Islamic preachers on religious cruises

Preachers accused of promoting disharmony, segregation   SINGAPORE: Singapore has barred two foreign Islamic preachers from entering the country to preach during religious-themed sea cruises, the interior ministry said yesterday.…