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Village named after Kuwait springs up in Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has unlocked a new suburb bearing the name of Kuwait in the eastern Filipino province of Samar. The Southeast Asian archipelago of the…

1,781 arrested in crackdowns

KUWAIT: Public security authorities carried out several security campaigns in Kuwait’s governorates during the period between Jan 19 and Jan 27 by setting up 326 inspection points. The campaigns resulted…

Al-Kharafi: Culture of innovation a necessity for corporate growth

Nuqat cooperating with Zain to re-engineer Kuwait’s education system KUWAIT: During the Human Capital Forum organized by local non-profit organization Nuqat and held in Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre, Kuwait…

Old enmity tips Lebanon into another crisis

BEIRUT: An old enmity between the Lebanese president and parliament speaker is fuelling a political row that threatens to paralyze government and inflame sectarian tension in the run-up to elections…

Syria regime air raids kill 33 civilians

BEIRUT: Regime air strikes have killed 33 civilians in the past 24 hours in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib where government forces are fighting jihadists, a monitor said on yesterday.…

Indonesia draft proposals aim to ban extramarital sex

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s parliament is drafting proposed revisions to the national criminal code that could ban all consensual sex outside marriage, sparking alarm among activists who it would breach basic rights…

‘More civilians killed’ as Turkey hits targets

55 civilians die as Turkey intensifies Syria campaign AFRIN: Clashes and air strikes again hit Syria’s border region of Afrin yesterday, with new civilian casualties reported as Turkey pursued an…

Fighting flares in Yemen’s Aden after separatist ‘coup’ attempt

ADEN: Fresh fighting flared in Yemen’s southern city of Aden yesterday after separatist forces seized government buildings in what the prime minister said was an attempted coup. Aden has served…

Challenged on all fronts, May faces pressure over Brexit law

Weakened PM under pressure; leadership in question LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May came under further pressure over her Brexit blueprint yesterday, with members of the upper house of parliament…

Indian man killed after being sucked into MRI machine

MUMBAI: An Indian man died after being sucked into an MRI machine while visiting a relative at a hospital in Mumbai, police said yesterday. Rajesh Maru, 32, was yanked towards…

Philippine police return to war on drugs; case filed

MANILA: Police in the Philippines yesterday resumed President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, making visits to the homes of users and dealers to convince them to surrender, but the national…

11 Afghan soldiers killed in latest attack in Kabul

Militants attack army post near military academy – IS claims responsibility for the attack   KABUL: Militants yesterday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers,…