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Mud and mourning as Iranians mark Ashura

KHORRAMABAD: A huge burst of flame lights up a pre-dawn backstreet, silhouetting the young men caked from head to toe in brown mud, as chants for Iran’s most revered imam…

Two women stabbed to death in Marseille knife attack

We will not lower our guard MARSEILLE: A suspected Islamist knifeman killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille yesterday before being shot…

Indian policeman arrested

NEW DELHI: An Indian policeman has been arrested on suspicion of raping a seven-year-old girl, allegedly while he was drunk, a senior officer said yesterday. Colleagues raised the alarm after…

Thousands march to defend Hong Kong’s rule of law against China

Protesters fret over judicial independence in Hong Kong About 100 activists facing possible jail sentences HONG KONG: Tens of thousands marched in China-ruled Hong Kong yesterday in an “anti authoritarian…

Barca win behind closed doors

Barcelona fans’ groups threatened peaceful pitch invasion ‘There was no motive for the game to be abandoned’ BARCELONA: Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Las Palmas 3-0 in a…

Arsene breaks record he shared with Ferguson

Wenger savours 21st anniversary  as Arsenal sink Brighton 2-0 LONDON: Arsene Wenger celebrated the 21st anniversary of his arrival at Arsenal in winning style as the Gunners cruised to a…

Sharma’s ton takes India to victory against Australia

NAGPUR: Opening batsman Rohit Sharma smashed 125 to guide India to a convincing seven-wicket win against Australia in the fifth and final one-day international in Nagpur yesterday, for a 4-1…

Positive outlook against backdrop of New Kuwait Reforms, infrastructure expansion

OBG business barometer: Kuwait CEO survey published KUWAIT: Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of CEOs interviewed in Kuwait by the global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) for its…

Boursa Kuwait faces selling pressure

Boursa Kuwait ended September with mixed performance. The Price Index closed at 6,679.73points, down by 3.08 percent compared to the closings of the month before, the Weighted Index increased by…

Ooredoo launches iPhone 8 with the strongest offer in Kuwait

Thousands gather at Ooredoo head office until early morning KUWAIT: Continuing its annual Apple launch event, Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, took the lead in launching…

Madagascar plague kills 24, triggering WHO fears

ANTANANARIVO: The World Health Organization said yesterday it was boosting its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has killed 24 people, as the government banned public meetings to…

Don’t bathe more than once a week, says designer Westwood

Flamboyant fashion designer Vivienne Westwood revealed the secret of her eternal youth Saturday-only taking a bath once a week. The 76-year-old queen of punk fashion let it slip after watching…