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Philippine ex-general “The Butcher” jailed

MANILA: A retired Philippine army general was sentenced yesterday to decades behind bars over the 2006 disappearance of two activists, hailed by campaigners as a rare case of a top…

Forced to fight as soldiers, Afghan police demand reforms, good pay

Police role increases in counter-insurgency operations GHAZNI: Afghanistan’s poorly armed and underpaid police are usually on the frontlines against Taleban militants and they lost 90 men defending the strategic city…

Pay more for your clothes, Bangladesh workers cry out

CHENNAI: Garment workers in Bangladesh have rejected an increase in the minimum wage, saying it is still not enough to live on and urging global brands to pay more for…

Saudi sovereign fund secures $11bn loan, invests $1bn in Tesla competitor

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund said yesterday it has secured its first ever international loan, boosting the kingdom’s diversification drive after its flotation of state oil giant Aramco stalled.…

KAMCO celebrates 20 years of leadership

Preferred asset management and investment banking provider in the region KAMCO Investment Company, a leading investment company with one of the largest assets under management (“AUM”) in the region, officially…

Euromoney 10th Kuwait Conference to discuss ‘New Kuwait’ updates

Forum to showcase financial sector response to National Development Plan KUWAIT: Euromoney will celebrate its 10th annual Euromoney Kuwait Conference on 25 September. The conference will take place at the…

World Marrow Donor Day: Kuwaiti boy given a chance at life after transplant

Receives life-saving bone marrow transplant at London hospital LONDON: On World Marrow Donor Day on 15th September, a Kuwaiti mother urges people in Kuwait and the region to learn about…

‘Green Book’ wins Toronto film festival audience prize

Peter Farrelly’s dramatic comedy buddy movie “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize on Sunday, making it a surprise Oscar contender.…

‘Predator’ slays competition at N America box office

“The Predator”-the latest installment in the long-running sci-fi action series-chewed up its rivals to debut atop the North American box office this weekend, industry data showed Sunday. But the Fox…

Anna Wintour: We can all learn from Ralph Lauren’s success

  Anna Wintour has revealed what her favorite moments were from New York Fashion Week and puts Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary celebration show at the top. Anna Wintour says Ralph…

Finch faces dilemma for Test debut

SYDNEY: Hard-hitting Australian Aaron Finch has been a dominant opener in shorter forms of the game but admits he may have to curb his natural aggression if he makes his…

Kuwait shooting season begins on October 4

KUWAIT: Preparations for the start of the local season of Kuwait Shooting Sports Club began at Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex. The season will start with HH the Crown…