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1.4 million bachelors in Kuwait

KUWAIT:  The number of bachelors in Kuwait is 1.4 million, including 316,000 Kuwaitis, according to official statistics released recently. The number of male Kuwaiti bachelors is 170,000 while there are…

Teacher accused in student’s death released without bail

KUWAIT: Capital governorate prosecution released a public school teacher without bail after questioning in the case of the death of a student. The prosecution pressed four charges against an Egyptian…

Reckless truck driver identified

KUWAIT: Police have identified a pickup truck driver who escaped arrest, in addition to another motorist who helped him flee, as search is on to put them under arrest, the…

Indian-Kuwaiti trade: A deeply rooted relation

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti merchants of old had various interactions and business dealings with their counterparts in the region and beyond; however, trade and commerce with India had always been special and…

Fake news throws up real problems

Misinformation and disinformation have been around for as long as information has been, but the advent of social media has made it easy to reach the largest number of targets…

Silence is not working

Statistics and information published recently by the Supreme Family Council in Kuwait on attacks against children is worrying, and I feel we must dig into the reasons to find new…

Living together and working together?

Pros and cons of couples working together   With a surge in cases of divorce in Kuwait against the backdrop of growing financial hardships, Kuwait Times weighed the pros and…

Travel smarter and cheaper with our favorite smartphone apps

If your travels are about fancy restaurants, luxury hotels and business-class flights, this article is not for you. But keep reading if you are an adventurist and willing to try…

Saudi executes 48 in 2018, half on drug charges

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people in the past four months, half on non-violent drug charges, Human Rights Watch said, urging the kingdom to improve its “notoriously unfair” criminal…

Indian journalists ‘intimidated, ostracized’ for criticizing Modi

India ranked 138th out of 180 in press freedom index   NEW DELHI: India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse…

Turkey hands jail sentences to journalists – 50,000 taken into custody on terror charges

Turkey emergency laws create ‘climate of fear’ ANKARA: Amnesty International yesterday accused the Turkish government of creating a “chilling climate of fear” across society and curtailing the work of human…

Iran’s Supreme Leader urges Muslims to unite against US

Arch-foes Israel, Iran face off over Syria   ANKARA: Iran’s Supreme Leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying,” state…