Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Yearly Archives: 2018

DHAKA: The UN refugee agency called a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but said conditions in Myanmar were not ready for their return. Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye, who...
NEW DELHI: Indian police yesterday opened a rape inquiry against a powerful lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party in a case that has cast a new spotlight on impunity enjoyed by the elite. Kuldeep Singh Sengar and...
BANDA ACEH: Indonesia's Aceh province will stop whipping criminals in public after a wave of international condemnation of the practice, local officials said yesterday. The conservative region on Sumatra island-the only place in Muslim-majority Indonesia that follows Islamic law-passed...
The Cannes film festival made a dramatic show of support for dissident directors in Iran and Russia yesterday as it unveiled a highly political selection that mixed grit and glamour. Festival director Thierry Fremaux included films by Iranian director...
'Every Zimbabwean was happy when Mugabe decided to resign.' "The president is in charge and that means me too," says Zimbabwe's "former first lady Grace Mugabe" to howls of laughter from the theatre audience. "Everyone must rally behind me, the...
China vows to defend itself through reciprocal measures GENEVA: The World Trade Organization said yesterday that it expects strong trade growth through this year and next but warned progress would be “undermined” if governments implement threatened protectionist measures. The WTO...

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Juve staged a sensational comeback in the return MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid from a shock Champions League exit as his injury-time penalty allowed the holders to edge out Juventus in the most dramatic of quarter-finals yesterday, taking them...
KUWAIT: MP Riyadh Al-Adasani said the National Assembly budgets committee yesterday discussed launching an investigation into suspected violations in a $200 million investment fund. Adasani said the public prosecution is investigating the case, but the committee is discussing the...
KUWAIT: Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha denied anew press reports that there are hundreds of cases of scabies in Kuwaiti hospitals, adding that no patients have been transferred to any hospital in the past months. He said at...
KUWAIT: Acting Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah yesterday visited the US Army's Camp Arifjan in southern Kuwait. The visit aims to enhance cooperation and military coordination between the US and Kuwaiti armies in training...
IICO chief wins another term KUWAIT: Kuwaitis have always been helpful to those less fortunate, regardless of race, color, religion or creed, Minister of Justice Dr Fahad Al-Afasi said yesterday. Al-Afasi, who also serves as minister of Awqaf and Islamic...

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