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Animal rights in Kuwait

Regardless of the fact that government efforts have restricted some animal rights violations by creating shelters in the desert for lizards and birds, there is a growing problem of stray…

Noura Al-Mutairi: Drawing as expression

The manifestation of creativity and imagination in humans is called art, and we tend to exercise it in various ways. Honing such creativity and talents can be achieved with the…

US is Iran’s ‘number one enemy’

Iran’s Supreme Leader blasts US president   ANKARA: The United States is Iran’s “number one enemy” and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s…

Under pressure, social media giants acknowledge meddling

Facebook, Twitter, Google used to create division   WASHINGTON: In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to…

Sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

WASHINGTON: America’s registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas. The State Department said Wednesday it would begin revoking…

Imbalance of power at heart of Westminster sex scandal

New Defense Minister named amid sex scandal   LONDON: At the heart of the Westminster harassment scandal, which claimed its first ministerial casualty this week, is an imbalance of power…

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turning to militant Islam abroad

Hundreds have joined Islamic State MOSCOW: Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behavior and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those…

CIA releases Bin Laden files with ‘Iranian connection’

Iran denies any involvement with Al-Qaeda DUBAI: The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran’s…

Suu Kyi makes first visit to violence-hit northern Rakhine

SITTWE: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time yesterday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen…

Hardline preacher finds refuge in Malaysia; politicized Islam grows

Naik could face charges in India for preaching hatred   KUALA LUMPUR: When Zakir Naik emerged from a prominent Malaysian mosque last month fans swarmed about him, seeking selfies with…

Director, radio boss implicated in another Hollywood abuse scandal

 More women come out with stories of abuse Blockbuster director Brett Ratner and the head of news at American radio station NPR were drawn into Hollywood’s widening sexual misconduct scandal…

Plane-sized ‘void’ discovered in Great Pyramid: Scientists

Secret and untouched for 4,500 years PARIS: A passenger plane-sized “void” has been discovered in the middle of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, where it has lain secret and untouched…