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MPs, activists outraged after bedoon sets himself on fire

Lawmaker to demand special debate on freedoms KUWAIT: Lawmakers and activists yesterday expressed outrage and strongly lashed out at government agencies after a stateless man set himself on fire apparently…

Stranded Qatari camels heading home via Kuwait

KUWAIT: Hundreds of Qatari camels stranded in Saudi Arabia are being trucked to Shuwaikh Port daily to be shipped to Qatar. “Most camel owners in the smaller Gulf countries send…

Filipinos stay on despite free tickets, appeal by Duterte

Embassy officials concerned by no-shows at the airport KUWAIT: Despite an offer of free tickets to all undocumented Filipinos, many have opted to stay and there have been some no-shows…

Ministry terminates ‘hundreds’ of expat teachers

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has started preparations to hand over termination letters to hundreds of expatriate teachers and employees this month, ministry insiders said. The employees to be…

KRCS delivers aid to Syrians besieged in East Ghouta

KUWAIT: Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has delivered food parcels to besieged Syrians in East Ghouta, KRCS Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas said yesterday. The ongoing Kuwaiti relief operation, carried out…

Ministers briefed on efforts to issue UNSC Resolution on Syria

Cabinet holds post national days’ session KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed his fellow ministers about results of his recent visit to the…

854 kg of foul food items destroyed

KUWAIT: The imported food department at the public authority for food and nutrition destroyed 854 kg of foul food items imported via Shuwaikh Port. An examination for a coconut and…

Ex-convict kills brother in Omariya

KUWAIT: A man shot and killed his brother before being arrested in Omariya yesterday. Police responded to a call about a shooting incident in which a citizen shot his brother…

Qatari artist makes Amir’s portrait from gems

DOHA: Qatari artist Abdulsalam Al-Qadi has created a portrait of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah using quartz and Swarovski gems. The shining portrait displayed at Sheraton…

Hezbollah launches Syria war videogame

BEIRUT: Sidling down the mean streets of Syria with his rifle, he picks off his enemies relentlessly: Ahmed is the hero of the videogame Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement launched yesterday. The…

Egypt train collision kills at least 12

CAIRO: Two trains collided yesterday in northern Egypt killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens of others, the health ministry said, the latest in a string of deadly rail…

Thousands of Iraqis too scared to go home because of IS stigma

‘ISIS family’ daubed on some homes   LONDON: Hundreds of Iraqi families forced to flee last year’s fighting in Mosul are being prevented from returning home by their communities because…

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