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Cook’s record double ends Australia’s whitewash hopes

Alastair betters Wally Hammond’s 200 set back in 1928 MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook reeled off a record-breaking double century to put England in full control of the fourth Ashes Test with…

Shooting federations thank Amir for his continuous support

Meeting discuss latest preparations by subcommittees KUWAIT: Secretary General of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Obaid Mnahi Al-Osaimi thanked HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his continued…

Philippines bank left red-faced over ‘faceless’ notes

MANILA: The Philippine central bank said yesterday it accidentally released defective 100-peso bills with the face of a former president left out. Officials at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)…

Bitcoin falls on S Korea digital currency curbs

SEOUL: Bitcoin fell more than 11 percent after South Korea said yesterday it would ban anonymous trading of virtual currencies and crack down on money laundering activities using them. The…

VietJet stands by controversial calendar in face of criticism

Models pose provocatively in bikinis in airline colors – Coffee, tea or bikini? A marketing ploy HANOI/SINGAPORE: Vietnam’s VietJet Aviation said yesterday it was standing by a controversial “bikini” calendar,…

Debts lurking in China’s shadow banking system

SHANGHAI/BEIJING/HONG KONG: In March 2013, retired chemical company employee Anne Xing, her older sister and their husbands visited a China Everbright Bank branch on the outskirts of Shanghai. A private…

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Under-30 expat ban put on hold; MPs slam abuses by policemen

KUWAIT: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh said the ministry has delayed the implementation of a decision to ban the recruitment of expatriates who are under 30 years…

Major events of the State of Kuwait in 2017

KUWAIT: Kuwait witnessed major events that dominated the local scene throughout 2017. The following are major events that took place this year.  His Highness the Amir: January 3: His…

Current winter weather ‘abnormal’: Saadoun

KUWAIT: Al-Fintas Astronomical Observatory Director Adel Al-Saadoun said the winter weather in December has been quite “abnormal” in Kuwait. “Yes, snow and cold weather in Syria and Lebanon are yet…

Ministry prepares for full power plants’ maintenance

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Electricity and Water is working on securing the needs of power and water grids for summer 2018, said Assistant Undersecretary for Power Station and Water Desalination…

Boyfriends attempt to kidnap bid fails

KUWAIT: A female citizen escaped from her boyfriend’s attempt to kidnap her in a public park. The couple decided to meet to hand over some belongings. On entering the park,…