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Ministry officials interrogated over missing stamps

KUWAIT: The Minister of State for Services Affairs has referred a number of ministry officials to the Public Anticorruption Authority for questioning on charges of stealing valuable stamps. In a…

Policeman arrested for running over a Filipina and escaping

KUWAIT: Hawally detectives arrested a policeman for running over a Filipina and escaping. The accident took place in Salmiya. Passersby informed police, who rushed to the area along with paramedics.…

Female citizen threatens of sexual harassment

KUWAIT: A female citizen threatened a Kuwaiti man that she would press sexual harassment charges against him if he refuses to become a partner in a business with her. The…

Kuwait Autism Center for Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Welfare opens

Serves autistic children and youth from Kuwait and neighboring countries KUWAIT: Under the auspices of Minister of Justice and Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fahd Al-Afasi, the Kuwait Autism Center for…

Acting Deputy FM, US envoy discuss cooperation

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Acting Deputy Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah held talks yesterday with the US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman. The crux of discussions revolved around strategies to…

Crown Prince urges fresh graduates to contribute to development

Sheikh Nawaf attends KU’s graduation ceremony for academic year 2016-17 KUWAIT: His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Monday urged Kuwait University (KU) fresh graduates to be…

Saudis to compensate contractors

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday said it would reimburse contractors for increased expatriate worker fees in government projects approved before Dec 2016, as the labor-intensive construction industry reels from an economic…

As cash from Gulf dries up, families fret

VENNIYUR, India: Every evening, three generations of worried Angatt family women meet outside a half-built bungalow in this village in India’s southern Kerala state. Nearly six months after the house’s…

Egyptians urged to vote as Sisi cruises to win

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities pressed for a high turnout yesterday on the second day of a presidential election expected to give President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi a sweeping victory in the absence…

Camel power turns sesame into precious oil in Afghanistan

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Old Afghan men looking to soothe their aching joints or enrich their rice dishes stand around a tiny shop where they are lulled by a camel’s steady steps as…

Russia mourns; anger mounts as fire kills 64

Angry residents protest, allege cover-up   KEMEROVO: President Vladimir Putin flew to the scene of a deadly shopping mall fire in Siberia that killed 64 people and promised angry residents…

Trouble at Hindu festival in India triggers clashes with Muslims

KOLKATA: Clashes in India between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party and those of an opposition party snowballed into Hindu-Muslim rioting, with three people killed and dozens injured over…