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Female flight crews ordered to wear hijab

BANDA ACEH: An Indonesian province said yesterday it is ordering Muslim female flight attendants landing in the region to don a hijab upon arrival-or face punishment by religious police. Muslim…

Turkey orders detention of top doctors

ANKARA: A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of 11 senior members of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) yesterday, including its chairman, after the body criticized Turkey’s military operation in northern…

Bomb kills eight Shiites in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A roadside bomb yesterday killed eight people including three women and a child in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, in the latest attack apparently targeting Shiite…

Kenya opposition leader Odinga sworn in as ‘people’s president’

Broadcasters shut as Odinga takes symbolic oath of office NAIROBI: Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president yesterday in front of thousands of supporters,…

60,000 North Korea children face starvation as sanctions slow aid

UNICEF warns of severe acute malnutrition GENEVA: An estimated 60,000 children face potential starvation in North Korea, where international sanctions are exacerbating the situation by slowing aid deliveries, the United…

KIPCO sponsors Kuwait International Arabian Horse Festival

KUWAIT: KIPCO, the Kuwait Projects Company (Holding) – is sponsoring the Kuwait International Arabian Horse Festival 2018, held under the auspices of HH the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al…

AKSF congratulates HH the Amir on 12th ’versary of his ascension to power

KUWAIT: President of Arab and Kuwait Shooting Federations (AKSF), CEO of Asian Shooting Confederation Eng Duaij Khalaf Al-Otaibi congratulated the Kuwait leadership and people on the 12th anniversary of HH…

India thrash Pakistan to reach U-19 World Cup

Porel, India’s hero with the ball with four for 17 CHRISTCHURCH: India crushed arch-rival Pakistan by 203 runs in their Under-19 World Cup semi-final in Christchurch yesterday to set up…

Middle East must broaden tax bases, says IMF chief

MARRAKECH: Middle Eastern countries should pursue fiscal policies to support growth and build broader tax bases to fund infrastructure projects and social spending, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on…

Al-Nahedh: Remarkable improvement in assets and sustainable profitability at KFH

87% of profits from core earnings, 8.1% increase in ToI KUWAIT: Group Chief Executive Officer at Kuwait Finance House (KFH), Mazin Al-Nahedh said that 87% of the total profits of…

UNHCR and Alghanim Industries launches Regional Syrian Refugee Education Initiative

Target of reaching 100,000 young and child refugees by 2020 KUWAIT: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the MENA region, yesterday announced the launch of its…

Amid iPhone X angst, Wall Street braces for a weak Apple forecast

‘Apple will have to answer the question of what’s next’ SAN FRANCISCO: When Apple Inc announces its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, investors will seek signs of whether the company’s $999…