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Envoy compares S Korea-Kuwait relations to ‘unsinkable’ warship Kang Gam Chan

KUWAIT: A destroyer from South Korea began an official four-day visit to Kuwait in an elaborate ceremony held at Shuwaikh Port yesterday. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Kang Gam Chan…

Prankster, coughing fits mar Theresa May’s speech

MANCHESTER: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to reassert her dwindling authority was marred yesterday by a calamitous keynote speech interrupted by repeated coughing fits, a prankster and even letters…

‘Battle of the sexes’: Saudi men react to women driving

  RIYADH: With many carrots and some sticks, ultraconservative Saudi Arabia seeks to tackle entrenched male attitudes towards women drivers before millions take the wheel, many for the first time,…

Kuwait workforce up 3.6% in June

KUWAIT: The Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said yesterday the workforce in Kuwait, excluding housekeepers, hit 2,009,071 in June. The figure reflects an increase by 70,828 or 3.6 percent from the…

Was IS claim for Las Vegas attack ‘fake news’?

PARIS: Claims of responsibility for terror attacks by the Islamic State group were once seen as credible, but in the wake of the Las Vegas atrocity, experts stress that the…

For many hotels, terror risks make tight security a routine

HONG KONG: Across the globe, risks of terrorism and other violence have made tight security at hotels and resorts routine, even in countries where strict gun control laws may help…

Witches buried and burned for land in princely India state

BHILWARA: Gulabi Kumawat was an elderly widow living in a modest home in India’s Rajasthan state, until the day she was branded a witch by fellow villagers and her life…