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Amir exchanges New Year greetings with world leaders

Crown Prince congratulates Amir on New Year KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday exchanged cables of congratulations with heads of Arab and friendly countries…

Al-Bashir thanks Kuwait for lifting US sanctions

KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir on Sunday expressed anew gratitude for Kuwait’s diplomatic role for lifting US sanctions on his nation. The curbs were lifted after the world acknowledged…

EQUATE wins Deal of the Year Middle East award

KUWAIT: The EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, earned regional recognition by receiving the Investment Grade Bond/Sukuk Deal of the Year Award at the 2017 GFC Media Middle East…

Traditional cafes still standing tall despite passage of time

 KUWAIT: While many people in Kuwait choose to have their coffee and leisure beverages at high-end cafes and malls, there are some who prefer the comfort of a traditional…

Two sisters beat Filipina hair dresser

KUWAIT: Two sisters beat a Filipina hair dresser inside a beauty salon where she works. The victim was accused of spoiling one of the offender’s hair dye, according to the…

Cable thieves confess to nine robberies

 KUWAIT: Power cables thieves who were arrested earlier while attempting to steal from Ardhiya W station, led officers to nine other locations where thefts were committed. Relations and security…

Rouhani defiant as 10 killed in Iran violence

Trump says ‘time for change’  – Israeli minister encourages protests TEHRAN: Ten people were killed overnight in the worst violence yet seen in Iran’s protests, local media reported yesterday, as…

Saudis, UAE introduce VAT; Oman projects budget deficit

DUBAI/MUSCAT: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced value-added tax from yesterday, a first for the Gulf which has long prided itself on its tax-free, cradle-to-grave welfare system. Saudi…

Trial runs begin of train linking Madinah, Makkah

JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Transport Nabil bin Mohammad Al-Amoudi on Sunday took the Haramain Express Train on its first full trip from Madinah to Makkah. It was the first journey…

Trump threatens to cut Pakistan aid, looks to US midterm polls

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump suggested yesterday he would cut off foreign aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of harboring violent extremists and lying about it. “The United States has foolishly…

India court orders rape victim’s baby exhumed for test

NEW DELHI: An Indian court has ordered the exhumation of the remains of a baby born to a teenage rape survivor so that a paternity test can be conducted, police…

‘Nuke button’ ready for use, N Korea warns

Kim says North Korea will mass-produce nukes – N Korea leader offers an olive branch to South SEOUL: Kim Jong Un yesterday warned the United States that he has a…