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Money exchange … An historic profession in Kuwait

 Currency exchange is one of the oldest professions in Kuwait, associated with travelling and trade. The trade movement in old Kuwait required the existence of places to exchange and…

For Sawaber, the writing’s on the wall

 Once an urbane symbol of modernity and refined city living, the Al-Sawaber Complex in Kuwait City is today a blot on the urban landscape. Slated to be torn down…

Turkey vows to retaliate against US

Diplomatic crisis intensifies over detained American pastor ISTANBUL: Turkey was yesterday drawing up retaliatory measures after Washington slapped sanctions on two Turkish ministers in the one of the biggest crises…

Kosovo rape survivors battling ‘code of silence’ for recognition

Sworn secrecy has helped shield perpetrators from the law PRISTINA: Raped during Kosovo’s war for independence, Zana and thousands of other women are now eligible for financial aid from the…

Israel reimposes blockade of fuel deliveries to Gaza

Ban imposed in response to firebombs, border tension JERUSALEM: Israel reimposed a blockade on fuel deliveries to Gaza yesterday citing a resurgence in kites carrying firebombs over the border and…

Zimbabwe army clears streets as election panel begs for ‘patience’

Troops open fire on demonstrations against alleged electoral fraud HARARE: Soldiers and police cleared the streets of central Harare yesterday a day after a deadly crackdown on protestors as the…

Trump tells attorney general Sessions to end Russia probe

Aides insist president not issuing an order WASHINGTON: Donald Trump yesterday told his attorney general to end the high-profile investigation into Russian election meddling that has ensnared key members of…

Fifth day of protests in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh shut down high schools across the country yesterday as tens of thousands of students protested for a fifth straight day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding…

China wants military drills with ASEAN in disputed sea

Beijing insists on excluding US to diminish influence SINGAPORE: China wants military exercises and energy exploration with Southeast Asian nations in disputed waters, according to a draft document, but insists…

Kidman, Theron to star in film on harassment at Fox News

Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron are to lead an all-star cast in a new movie about former Fox News hosts Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, who spoke up about sexual…

Right at home: Diaper bags get a stylish update

In generations past, the array of baby paraphernalia needed by new parents was carried in cumbersome totes of heavy plastic, often emblazoned with prints and patterns that spoke more to…

Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia: Study

Long-term teetotallers roughly 50% more likely to suffer Alzheimers PARIS: People who have sworn off alcohol for decades or longer run a higher risk of dementia late in life than…