Kuwait curbs flights as global borders tighten

KUWAIT/WASHINGTON: The Cabinet yesterday decided to indefinitely postpone the transition to the second phase of a plan to resume operations of commercial flights at...

Israel opens embassy in Abu Dhabi; UAE to open Tel Aviv mission

JERUSALEM: Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said, in a historic move four months after the Jewish...

World lost 255m jobs in 2020: UN

GENEVA: The coronavirus pandemic took a huge toll on global jobs last year, the United Nations said yesterday, with the equivalent of more than...

Fears of Iraq execution spree after IS attack

BAGHDAD: Rights defenders fear Iraq may give the green light to a spree of executions of convicted jihadists in a show of strength, days...

Biden seeking to reinforce ‘Made in America’ approach favored by Trump

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden signed an executive order yesterday giving priority to US companies and products in contracts with the federal government, pushing a...

Greece, Turkey bow to EU pressure, open first direct talks since 2016

ISTANBUL: Greece and Turkey bowed to EU and NATO pressure yesterday and opened the first direct talks in nearly five years over their explosive...

Nine trapped Chinese miners confirmed dead, one still missing

BEIJING: Chinese rescue workers have found the bodies of nine more miners after an explosion a fortnight ago, local officials said yesterday, raising the...

UK govt under pressure over schools’ closure

LONDON: The UK government faced growing pressure yesterday to detail a strategy to reopen schools in England, following a backlash from lawmakers about reports...

India, China clash on Himalayan border again

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese troops fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border that left injuries on both sides, officials said yesterday,...

North Korean envoy to Kuwait defects to South

SEOUL: A senior North Korean diplomat who was acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to the South with his family, reports said yesterday. Ryu...

Rescuers save 11 trapped Chinese miners

BEIJING: Rescuers in east China yesterday pulled 11 miners from hundreds of meters underground where they had been trapped for two weeks, state media...

Amir renames Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled to form new govt

By B Izzak KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday named outgoing Prime Minister HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to form...

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26th January