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Police investigate money laundering case at Education Ministry

KUWAIT: The interior ministry’s financial crimes department completed its investigations in a money laundering case at the education ministry, and sent the case to the public funds prosecution. The ministry…

Domestic helper missing for 18 months, family lost all contact

KUWAIT: Filipina domestic worker Ronalyn Yonting Lagawan has been missing since February 2017. The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait recently issued a statement seeking information about her whereabouts, along with a…

UAE aims to wipe out Qaeda branch

MUKALLA: The United Arab Emirates, a key player in Yemen’s war, says it is determined to wipe out Al-Qaeda in the country and denies making deals with the jihadists. The…

Ritual burial of Abomey king begins in Benin

ABOMEY-CALAVI: “Darkness has fallen on the kingdom,” the prime minister of the Abomey kingdom in southern Benin told the 300,000 people gathered to mark the death of traditional monarch Dah…

Rights groups slam Egypt – five years after deadly crackdown

BEIRUT: Global rights groups have slammed Egyptian authorities for failing to prosecute members of the security forces over a bloody 2013 crackdown on protesters that left hundreds dead. Five years…

Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Up to 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals, police said yesterday, in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a…

Taleban captures northern base as Afghan forces fight in Ghazni

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Taleban fighters overran an army base in northern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, killing at least 17 soldiers with dozens feared captured in a stinging blow to security forces already…

EU faces fresh standoff over migrant boat

PARIS: European countries faced pressure yesterday to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean…

Tourists get surprise bonanza from Turkey woes

ISTANBUL: The collapse of the Turkish lira has caused trauma as Turks see their purchasing power slashed, but bargain-hunting foreign tourists visiting the country at the peak of the summer…

China revs up spending plan as economy cools, investment falls

BEIJING: The Chinese government is expediting plans to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects as its economy shows signs of cooling further, with investment growth slowing to a record…

World stocks regain footing as lira pulls out of nosedive

NEW YORK: – World share markets fought to regain their footing yesterday, as Turkey’s lira pulled out of its recent nosedive and reassuring data from Germany helped offset the latest…

Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach challenge

NABEUL: Bin bags at the ready, “long-distance activist” Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia’s Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he…