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Monthly Archives: October 2015

JERUSALEM: Jerusalem was shaken by its first stabbing in two weeks yesterday as violence intensified in the occupied West Bank with fresh clashes and knife attacks in a surge of Palestinian unrest. A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded an...
ATHENS: At least 17 children drowned when three boats sank en route from Turkey to Greece, officials said yesterday, the latest tragedy to strike migrants braving wintry seas to seek asylum in Europe. Nine adults also lost their lives...
LONDON: The last British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay landed back in London yesterday having been released after spending over 13 years at the US military jail in Cuba, officials said. "We can confirm that Shaker Aamer has been...
NEW YORK: Slowing US production is unlikely to offer much respite to low oil prices into next year as high OPEC output feeds a persistent supply glut, a Reuters survey showed yesterday. Benchmark North Sea Brent crude is expected...
KAWHMU, Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's star power has fallen among fellow Myanmar politicians critical of her management style and decision-making, and among fans abroad disenchanted with the Nobel Peace laureate's relative silence on human-rights abuses. But she's as...
WASHINGTON: For years, US President Barack Obama and newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan have been political foes and occasional policy allies. Obama has long admired Ryan's seriousness on fiscal issues, but pilloried the Wisconsin lawmaker and GOP vice presidential...
KUWAIT: The court of appeals, presided over by Judge Hani Al-Hamdan, has postponed hearings in the case of the Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque blast to Nov 5 in order to listen to civil claimants' pleadings. On Oct 25, the Court...
KUWAIT: Informed sources said Social Affairs and Labor Minister and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Subaih will issue a decision to allow the transfer of residencies of workers registered on government contracts to the private sector....
KUWAIT: Residency detectives arrested a Chinese woman for running a prostitution ring and holding some Chinese women captive, forcing them to practice prostitution for money. Undercover sources said the Chinese madam’s Hawally flat was raided, and five girls and...
KUWAIT: Policemen arrested a Bangladeshi expat for attempting to bribe the secretary of Jahra security director to release three women arrested in violation of residency law. The suspect met secretary of Col Waleed Shihab and pleaded to release the...
KUWAIT: Chairman of the Central Agency for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents Saleh Al-Fadhalah announced late Wednesday that the agency has presented its final report on the matter to senior state officials. In statements to reporters at the...
KUWAIT: Kuwait’s economy contracted last year for the first time since 2010 as the state suffered the consequences of the global drop in oil prices, the Central Bank said yesterday. The country’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank 1.6 percent...

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