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Kuwait advocates tolerance, interfaith peace: official

VIENNA: The Vienna-based King Abdullah International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) is instrumental in promoting interfaith harmony and cross-cultural co-existence, a Kuwaiti official said yesterday. Addressing a KAICIID-hosted…

Crown Prince thanks citizens, residents on national greetings

Amir cables Moroccan King over successful operation   KUWAIT: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah thanked all Kuwaitis and residents who congratulated His Highness on the…

Kuwaiti national fervor sweeps over missions abroad

Embassies celebrate 57th National Day and 27th Liberation Day  KUWAIT: The gaieties of Kuwait’s national celebrations continue to pervade its overseas missions, as the Gulf country marks its 57th…

Saudi shakeup sees younger generation, woman elevated

Saudi crown prince to visit Britain on March 7 RIYADH/LONDON: Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers in a shake-up that elevates a younger generation, brings a…

5G wireless race heats up

BARCELONA: The race to bring super-fast 5G wireless services to market is heating up with the first commercial deployments of the much-anticipated technology expected at the end of the year.…

Two Indonesian Christians flogged publicly

Christians accused of playing sharia-banned child’s game BANDA ACEH: Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in conservative Aceh province yesterday for playing a children’s entertainment game seen as violating Islamic…

Warplanes strike Ghouta despite a five-hour truce

BEIRUT: Syrian government warplanes struck the eastern Ghouta region yesterday and Damascus accused rebels of shelling a safe route out, despite a Russian call for a five-hour truce that failed…

Jailed for ‘witchcraft, sorcery’ in the Central African Republic

Women accused of ‘charlatanism and sorcery’ BANGUI: Among the bunk beds in a dimly lit cell deep inside a women’s prison near the Central African Republic capital Bangui, religious murmurs…

‘Beast from the East’ sends Arctic blast across Europe

2 killed as snow, sub-zero temperatures paralyze Europe PARIS: A blast of Siberian weather sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe yesterday, causing headaches for travelers and leading to several…

UK terror plots foiled

LONDON: British police foiled four extreme right-wing terror plots in 2017, according to the country’s chief counter-terrorism officer, warning of a “significant” threat. “The right-wing terrorist threat is more significant…

Football beats politics for fans ahead of Iraq, Saudi clash

FIFA president Gianni Infantino invited BASRA: With his social media campaign welcoming Saudi Arabia’s football team to Iraq-”Greens, you’re at home!”- Arkan Taqi has broken a taboo in his hometown…

Neymar could still face Real, no operation planned

PARIS: Neymar still has a “small chance” of playing against Real Madrid in the Champions League and there are no plans for an operation on his cracked bone, Paris Saint-Germain…