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Ministers examine recommendation by the Economic Affairs Commission

Government names new head for Silk City Authority KUWAIT: The Cabinet held its regular weekly session yesterday at Bayan Palace; presided by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak…

Officials discuss how to simplify domestic help transactions

KUWAIT: The Relations and Security Information Department at the Interior Ministry said Director General of Residency Affairs Maj Gen Talal Marafi held a meeting with the chairman and board members…

Food and Nutrition inspectors issue warning notices

KUWAIT: Capital and Farwaniya Food and Nutrition inspectors filed 18 citations and issued eight warning notices while inspecting foodstuff stores and restaurants in Farwaniya and Riggae. Farwaniya inspectors’ manager Sattam…

Agility supports more than 480 Syrian refugee families

Employees participate in collection drive in partnership with UNHCR KUWAIT: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has concluded an internal fundraising initiative to support the activities of the United Nations…

Bahrain makes largest oil and gas discovery

DUBAI: Bahrain yesterday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbors is not energy-rich. Authorities estimate…

Israel rejects probe of Gaza violence

The bloodiest day in the conflict since a 2014 war JERUSALEM: Israel rejected calls for an independent probe yesterday after its soldiers killed 16 Palestinians and wounded hundreds more when…

Pope urges end to ‘carnage’ in Syria in Easter message

Appealing to the ‘consciences of all political and military leaders’ VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis yesterday called for an end to “carnage” in Syria and “reconciliation” in the Middle East in…

16 killed as fighting rages across Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Sixteen people have been killed in Indian Kashmir in some of the fiercest fighting this year in the restive Himalayan region, police said yesterday, as authorities braced for more…

Bangladesh lawyer disappears after Islamist trials

DHAKA: A prominent Bangladeshi lawyer who fought the state’s case in a high-profile murder trial against Islamist extremists has disappeared, police said yesterday, with grave fears for his safety. Ratish…

Painful homecoming for residents in Philippines’ battle-torn Marawi

‘I have become a beggar, asking my relatives for things to eat’ MARAWI: After fleeing for their lives nearly a year ago, some residents of the battle-scarred Philippine city of…

Indian mob kills man accused of raping an eight-year-old girl

NEW DELHI: Two people were arrested after an angry mob beat to death a man accused of raping an eight-year-old girl on the rural outskirts of New Delhi, police said…

Expelled Russians arrive home as Moscow warns against UK travel

They could be singled out for harassment by local authorities MOSCOW: Russian diplomats expelled from the United States arrived in Moscow yesterday, with post-Cold War tensions peaking in the wake…