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Myanmar climbers eye Hkakabo Razi – the peak conquered only once

HPA-AN: A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of icy pinnacles awaits three Myanmar mountaineers planning to take on Hkakabo Razi,…

Kuwait denies injecting KD 500m to prop up lira

KUWAIT: Kuwait has rebuffed as “ungrounded” reports that it injected KD 500 million ($1.6 billion) to back the Turkish lira, which has been in free fall over deteriorating ties with…

Jordan: Militants who attacked police support IS

AMMAN: Militants behind an attack on Jordanian police supported Islamic State and investigations had revealed plans for more attacks on security and civilian targets, Jordan’s interior minister said yesterday. Jordanian…

Khamenei vows ‘no war, no negotiations with the US’

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader said yesterday there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than…

Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Musk

WASHINGTON: Tesla chief executive Elon Musk disclosed yesterday he was in talks with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and other investors to take the electric automaker private. The revelation comes…

Amir meets Sheikh Hamad, receives biography of late Suad Al-Humaidhi

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday received Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah at Seif Palace, where he presented to His Highness a book and a…

Ministers review recommendation to provide services to Wafra residential area

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti cabinet yesterday reviewed a recommendation by the public service committee to provide services to Wafra residential area, along with relevant procedures jointly taken by the Public Authority…

Kuwait to employ UN migration agency expertise for labor body

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti government plans to sign several agreements for International Office for Migration program aimed at improving the role of the Public Authority for Manpower, Minister of Social Affairs…

Palestinian President hails Kuwait’s support to Palestine, its people

RAMALLAH: The State of Kuwait has always been a supporter of Palestine and its people, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. This came during a meeting between President Abbas…

Couple arrested for man’s stab murder in Bneid Al-Gar fight

KUWAIT: An Egyptian man in his thirties was killed after an Asian man stabbed him in the heart during a fight in Bneid Al-Gar. Paramedics pronounced the man dead on…

Authority increases efforts to limit marginal labor, Kuwaitize jobs

KUWAIT: Informed sources at the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) said that the employment sector is reviewing administrative decisions and circulars regarding organization of the marketplace in a way that…

Amiri Diwan mourns Sheikha Fareeha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

KUWAIT: The Amiri Diwan yesterday mourned Sheikha Fareeha Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, widow of Sheikh Rashed Al-Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. In the early hours of yesterday, Kuwait mourned the death of Sheikha…