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Newspaper calls for nominating Amir for the Nobel Prize for Peace

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Wasat has called for nominating His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for the Nobel Prize for Peace. The paper yesterday announced choosing His Highness…

Russian Embassy meets Kuwaitis who took part in youth festival

Russian parliamentary mission visits Kuwait late Jan: Envoy KUWAIT: The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kuwait received yesterday a delegation of Kuwaiti youth who participated in the World Festival…

24 imams referred for investigations over rule violations

KUWAIT: Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fahad Mohammad Al-Afasi said yesterday that 24 imams have been referred for investigation for violating the Charter of the…

Disabled child’s guardian awarded KD 27,400 in allowances

KUWAIT: A mother who cares for a disabled person was awarded KD 27,400 by a court ruling against the Disabled Public Authority, which confirmed her right for allowances to be…

Egypt hangs 15 militants

CAIRO: Egypt hanged 15 men convicted of attacks that killed security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said yesterday, in what appears to be the largest number of executions…

Some Saudi detainees freed

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has released 23 of the 200-or-so powerful individuals detained since November on corruption charges after they reached deals with the government, Okaz newspaper reported yesterday. The report…

Israelis seek compensation after Saudi chess snub

JERUSALEM: The Israel Chess Federation said yesterday it is seeking compensation from the organizers of a tournament in Saudi Arabia, after the Gulf state refused to issue visas for its…

Schoolgirls in Tunisia rebel against uniforms

BIZERTE, Tunisia: In Tunisian high schools, the dress code is not uniform. Actually, it is: but only for girls. Boys can wear what they like, and now the girls are…

India accuses Pakistan of harassing family of ‘spy’ on death row

NEW DELHI: India denounced Pakistan yesterday for its handling of the visit of the wife and mother of an Indian man on death row, saying they were harassed and prevented…

Blocked from Europe, migrants settle in Morocco

Morocco – from transit country into a host country RABAT: Unable to reach Europe in search of a better life, Aliou Ndiaye settled in Morocco instead, giving up on his…

Jihadists kill 45 since ‘liberation’ of Iraq’s Hawija

KIRKUK: Jihadists have killed 45 people around the Iraqi town of Hawija in the nearly three months since the government declared its “liberation” from the Islamic State group, police said…

South Africa blighted by racially charged murders

Rural crime epidemic inflames political, racial tensions TZANEEN: “They beat him with a pole… and you could hear the bones breaking,” said Debbie Turner, recounting her husband’s murder in a…