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Human rights bureau

Finally, a Kuwaiti law has been issued with the specific task of considering human rights issues in Kuwait, by setting up the National Human Rights Bureau. Terms of membership of…

A bitter compromise

The other day at a chalet in Khairan, I began chatting with the caretaker, a lanky fortysomething man from India. What he told me boggled my mind. He said he…

Pakistan finance minister invites Kuwait to invest in mega projects

Pak-Kuwait JMC session held – Roudhan, Alvi call for bolstering ties ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar yesterday invited Kuwait to invest in the mega projects of Pakistan including the…

Prime Minister addresses UN General Assembly

Sheikh Jaber tackles peace efforts, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, SDGs NEW YORK: Representative of HH the Amir of Kuwait, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, delivered a speech…

The psychological impact of no rest day

‘Domestic helpers in Kuwait typically do not get weekly day off, despite labor law’ Domestic helpers are a vulnerable group in most labor markets in the world. In Kuwait, abuse…

The sociocultural reality of people of mixed heritage

Around the world, the subject of race plays a big role in stereotyping, discrimination and objectification. Religion, race, gender, nationality and culture are things that are bound to be different…

Adultery no longer a crime in India

Court declares a colonial-era law unconstitutional NEW DELHI: Adultery is no longer a crime, India’s top court ruled yesterday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time…

Malaysian to be caned and jailed for prostitution

KUALA TERENGGANU: A Malaysian woman was sentenced yesterday to be caned and jailed for six months for prostitution in violation of Islamic laws, weeks after the flogging of two lesbians…

Bin Laden business grew from humble beginnings

Family came under scrutiny at home and abroad after 9/11 JEDDAH: In Saudi Arabia, the Bin Ladens are known as the Kennedys of Jeddah for their wealth and tragedies. They…

Trump pledges Middle East peace plan within months

US President vows a ‘very fair’ peace plan UNITED NATIONS: President Donald Trump vowed yesterday to present a “very fair” Middle East peace plan by the end of the year…

China fumes as US B-52s fly over disputed seas

Trump admits friendship with Xi could be over BEIJING: The Chinese defense ministry yesterday denounced flyovers by US B-52 bombers over the South China Sea and East China Sea as…

Cash cows: Pakistani PM’s house auctions buffalos for austerity

The latest push for highly publicized austerity drive ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani premier’s house milked its livestock reserves yesterday as dozens gathered for a buffalo auction in the capital Islamabad, in…