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Officers foil cigarettes smuggling

KUWAIT: Nuwaiseeb land border customs officers confiscated 1,973 cartons of cigarettes with passengers traveling out of the country. The commerce ministry bans such items from being taken out of the…

Forging of a society

The Kuwaiti society has been preoccupied over the past two days with the issue of forged educational certificates that were sold and given to some people by corrupt employees. This…

Carpenter erupts for historic 3 homers, 2 doubles

CHICAGO: Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and drove in seven runs to back five strong innings of pitching from Jack Flaherty as the St Louis Cardinals powered their way…

Sri Lanka building domineering lead over in 2nd Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka surged to 151 for 3 in their second innings yesterday-a 365-run overall lead-as they sought a whitewash triumph over South Africa in their two-Test series. After their…

Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity

ZALAMBESSA: Eighteen years after the guns fell silent following Ethiopia’s bloody border war with Eritrea, the frontier town of Zalambessa is a quiet, rubble-strewn outpost crossed by a road to…

Hundreds protest in HK against attempt to ban pro-independence party

HONG KONG: Hundreds of people protested Saturday in Hong Kong after police sought to ban a pro-independence political party, as Beijing ups pressure on challengers to its territorial sovereignty over…

The bane of Pakistani politicians: Young voters with smartphones

ISLAMABAD: The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician’s car and begin streaming live footage of something extraordinary: angry voters asking their elected representatives what they…

Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling party sailed through a confidence vote in a theatrical parliamentary session which saw a startled Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced by his chief political foe. Modi’s…

Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes

GAZA CITY: A ceasefire announced by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas largely held yesterday after a wave of deadly air strikes across Gaza sparked by the death of an Israeli…

After the fall of Rajoy, Spain conservatives pick a new leader

MADRID: Spain’s conservatives pick a new leader yesterday after ex-prime minister Mariano Rajoy was ousted, with his former right-hand woman Soraya Saenz de Santamaria vying against 37-year-old Pablo Casado, who…

Knife attacker on Germany bus arrested, nine injured

BERLIN: Nine people were injured in an attack by a man wielding a knife on a bus in northern Germany, officials said, although his motive remained unclear. The packed bus…

IMF warns G20 economic leaders that tariffs hurting global economy

BUENOS AIRES: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned world economic leaders yesterday that a recent wave of trade tariffs would significantly harm global growth, a day after US President Donald…