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Officer assaults traffic policeman for issuing traffic ticket

KUWAIT: A special task forces officer physically assaulted a traffic policeman for issuing him a traffic ticket. The attacker was sent to Sharq police station and detained pending further investigations…

Coastguards foil drug smuggling attempt

KUWAIT: Three persons were arrested while trying to smuggle drugs into the country by sea. Coastguard patrols stopped a boat that entered Kuwait’s territorial waters illegally from the south, and…

Kuwait, China eyeing cooperation on Al-Harir City, islands’ projects: Envoy

Embassies continue to celebrate Kuwait’s national days BEIJING: The State of Kuwait and the People’s Republic of China are both eager to collaborate on Al-Harir City and the five Kuwaiti…

Let Ahmad go…

It was heartbreaking to read a report published by Kuwait Times regarding a young man who is being held without charge or a fair trial for two years now. According…

The history of Kuwait’s oil and gas

 At the summit of Kuwait’s economy sits the power of the lucrative oil and gas industry. Though Kuwait now hopes to diversify its sources of revenue, there is no…

Civilians stay put despite pause in Syria bloodshed

Syrians shun Russia’s offer to quit besieged enclave WAFIDEEN CHECKPOINT: Civilians in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta have continued to shun Russia’s offer to quit the besieged enclave, as rebels and Moscow…

‘Defaming’ army is treason, Egypt president warns

EL ALAMEIN: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi told media yesterday they should prevent defamation of the military, which he warned would be seen as “high treason” amid a campaign to…

Deadly blizzards, snowfall hit Europe

Death toll mounts to 21, poor hardest hit PARIS: Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe yesterday, forcing Geneva’s busy airport to close, as the region shivered in a deep…

New York to pay Muslim women

NEW YORK: The city of New York has agreed to pay $180,000 to three Muslim women forced by police to remove their headscarves to have mug shots taken, officials said…

Turkish court jails the MP niece of PKK chief Ocalan

Turkey TV blacklists songs, sparking censorship row ISTANBUL: A Turkish court yesterday handed the MP niece of the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, a…

German man arrested with Afghan Taleban

KANDAHAR: A German national has been arrested with the Taleban in Afghanistan’s insurgency-racked Helmand province, Afghan officials said, one of the only Europeans found among the militants throughout the 16-year…

Hamburg Islamist knife attacker gets life in prison

HAMBURG: A Palestinian jihadist who killed one man and wounded six other people in a German supermarket knife rampage last year was sentenced yesterday to life in prison. Ahmad Alhaw,…