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Ashour: Expats gain most from subsidies – MP claims ‘medical visitors’, consultants a drain on budget

KUWAIT: MP Saleh Ashour claimed that according to reports made by the parliamentary finance and budget committees on the total cost of subsidies and how they are spent, the majority…

Storms kill 17 in southern US

CHICAGO: Millions of residents in the southern United States struggled yesterday to recover from the deadly storms and floods that struck the region over the past days. At least 17…

Man Utd loses 4th in row at Stoke

LONDON: Louis van Gaal hinted that he could vacate the Old Trafford hot seat after watching Stoke City swat aside his timid Manchester United team 2-0 in the Premier League…

Figuring it out: official talks statistical bureau’s role, future

KUWAIT: Many public departments and institutions do important work, but are not well known. For instance, census and other official statistics are very important for public and private institutions and…

Syria rebel group names successor to slain leader

BEIRUT: Militant groups in Syria yesterday mourned the death of a powerful rebel commander killed the previous day in an airstrike near Damascus – a high-profile assassination that may shift…

Homes evacuated, cars submerged as flooding hits UK

LONDON: Homes were evacuated, cars were submerged and boats were brought in to help bring people to safety yesterday as parts of England, Scotland and Wales faced severe flooding caused…

Forces in final push to retake Ramadi – City capture will further shrink jihadists ‘caliphate’

Frenchman who decapitated boss commits suicide in jail

Pakistan minorities live in fear after blasphemy mob killings

Malaysia’s Islamic airline takes off with a prayer – Islamic conditions adopted to avoid retribution

Survivors found as China pledges landslide probe – Probe into nation’s latest industrial disaster

In Greenland, hopes for climate change boost economy – Greenlanders hope to cash in on rising temperatures