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9 dead as van runs over pedestrians in Toronto

TORONTO: A white Ryder rental van killed nine people and injured 16 when its driver plowed through a busy Toronto sidewalk on a sunny afternoon yesterday, police said. Toronto Deputy…

Kuwait vows response amid diplomatic row with Manila

Third suspect arrested – MPs keep up pressure – Lawyer files case against embassy KUWAIT: Kuwait has taken effective measures in response to “incendiary remarks” made by the Filipino ambassador…

Panel rejects amendments to penal code

KUWAIT: The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee yesterday rejected proposed amendments to the penal code because they suggest a jail term and hefty fines. Head of the panel MP…

Migrant workers in Kuwait remain vulnerable to abuse: HRW Report

World Report 2018 highlights events of 2017 in Kuwait NEW YORK: In January 2017, Kuwait carried out its first executions since 2013, hanging seven people. Despite recent reforms, migrant workers…

US Department of State’s Report on Human Rights Practices in Kuwait for 2017 – Part II

Section 2. Respect for civil liberties, including: a. Freedom of Expression, Including for the Press The constitution provides for freedom of expression including for the press, although these rights were…

Forum stresses need to fight fake news

KUWAIT: Under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the 15th Arab Media Forum kicked off yesterday at Regency Hotel. Information Minister and Minister…

Govt won’t ask to postpone grilling motions

KUWAIT: The government has decided to attend today’s session to discuss parliamentary grilling motions without asking to postpone them, which means that the session would be a long one that…

Ministers examine grilling motions, call for focus on basic issues

Cabinet seeks collective effort to revamp corruption index KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cabinet at its weekly session yesterday examined interpellation motions tabled by MPs against His Highness the Prime Minister and…

36 percent of illegals availed amnesty: report

KUWAIT: The grace period the interior ministry gave to residency violators to leave the country without paying any fines and with the possibility of returning, or correcting their status, ended…

32 Chinese tourists die as bus crashes

Bus plunges from a bridge in North Korea   BEIJING: Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a bus plunged from a bridge in North Korea, Chinese…

Will and Kate return home with baby boy

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital yesterday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple’s third child who is fifth in line…

Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years

BRUSSELS: A Belgian court yesterday sentenced the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, to 20 years in prison on terror charges over a bloody gun battle with…

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