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Panel mulls proposal to reduce expats in public schools

KUWAIT: The parliament’s education committee approved a proposal to review the number of expatriate students in public schools. Expats are generally not allowed to enroll their children in state-run schools,…

Scammers calling, texting! Beware

Scammers change style and tactics When Favor Tata, an African expat, got a call last month from someone posing as a customer care representative at one of the telecommunication companies…

Third suspect arrested in Arab man’s murder

KUWAIT: Police arrested a man identified as the third suspect in the murder of an Arab man recently. The suspect, who has been at large since Sunday, was arrested in…

What is privacy online?

Kuwait has begun blocking caller ID apps for violating privacy of individuals. The Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) said such apps violate a person’s privacy because they access…

IOC temporary lifts ban on national sports

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri yesterday expressed relief at a decision taken by the executive bureau of the International Olympic Committee…

‘Al-Haris Al-Khafeer’ joint military exercise concludes

Featuring forces from police, military, national guard, American troops  KUWAIT: A military exercise joining forces from the police, military and national guard in addition to American troops concluded yesterday.…

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE affirm support to Bahrain’s financial stability

Bahraini Crown Prince hails financial support MANAMA: Finance ministers of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, affirmed in a joint statement Wednesday on their commitment to support…

#stopandthinkchallenge

There is a new challenge in town, the #stopandthinkchallenge. Not in the middle of the road or any place unsafe, not with a bucket of ice or in plank post.…

Carrom: Traditional game widely loved in Gulf region

 KUWAIT: Carrom is a game consisting of a square-shaped wooden board, played by two or four players similarly to billiard, and is very famous in the Gulf region. Abu…

Iraq religious tourism hit by Iran sanctions

BAGHADA: With hotels facing mass cancellations, Iraqis in the holy city of Najaf are being hit hard by US sanctions on neighboring Iran, which have forced cash-strapped pilgrims to stay…

Monsoon fury in Kerala unabated, toll rises to 100

More troops deployed as thousands remain stranded across state –  Cochin Airport to remain closed till August 26  COCHIN: Helicopters airlifted stranded families from rooftops and dam gates were…

Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day

Between 10-20 people may still be missing GENOA: Italy’s populist government was on a war footing yesterday with the Italian operator of the bridge that collapsed and killed dozens in…

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