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China executes man who stabbed nine children to death

BEIJING: A man whose brutal knife attack left nine schoolchildren dead and injured 12 others was executed in China yesterday. Zhao Zewei was sentenced to death in July for the…

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

PARIS: Only one in 20 kids in the United States meets guidelines on sleep, exercise and screen time, and nearly a third are outside recommendations for all three, according to…

Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam opens ‘UR’ in Munich

“UR”, the latest offering from the mind of Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam, will premiere at the Residenz theater in Munich today. The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), one…

‘J’accuse’: Polanski takes on Dreyfus Affair in new film

He has spent half his life as the accused, but director Roman Polanski’s next film will be called “J’accuse” (I accuse), its producers told AFP yesterday. The Polish-born film legend,…

‘We have the blues’: ZZ Top star says genre will live on

Though the great Mississippi bluesmen have passed away, blues music will survive and thrive because it always grabs the rawest human emotions, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons told AFP. The…

The End of Plastic: Eco-fashion becomes catwalk reality

  It may have been a long time coming, but eco-fashion is no longer a hippie pipe dream. Biker jackets made from pineapple leaves and leather tanned with olive extract…

Bahrain plans to approve VAT

Govt to submit VAT and pension reform bills DUBAI: Bahrain plans to get structural reforms through parliament before a November election, including the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) and changes…

Kuwait central bank keeps rates on hold after Fed hike

DUBAI: Kuwait’s central bank decided to keep its key discount rate unchanged at 3.0 percent, it said on Wednesday. The decision followed the announcement of a 25 basis point interest…

Saudi Arabia’s legal revamp offers hope for cautious investors

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s first comprehensive bankruptcy law went into effect last month, one of many reforms to the legal system that economists say may be more important in the long…

IMF bumps up Argentina bailout package to $57 billion

Program aims to support Argentina’s vulnerable people in society NEW YORK: The International Monetary Fund agreed on Wednesday to boost its crisis loan package aimed at restoring confidence in Argentina’s…

Germany beat Turkey for right to host Euro 2024

Germany receives 12 of the 17 votes with four for Turkey NYON: Germany will host the Euro 2024 soccer tournament after comfortably beating the only other bidders Turkey in a…

KFA to announce national women’s football team

Kuwait’s women in blue KUWAIT: The women’s committee of Kuwait Football Association (KFA) will announce tomorrow the official women’s national team, which is expected to start playing from late November…