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 2020-10-29 10:37 

Kuwait Times

Knifeman kills three in 'terror' attack at French church...

NICE: A man wielding a knife at a church in the French city of Nice killed three people, slitting the throat of at least one, and injured several others before being apprehended by police, officials said Thursday. French anti-terror prosecutors have opene...

 2020-10-28 21:00 

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29th October...

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 2020-10-28 19:58 

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No change in quarantine procedures for arrivals...

By B Izzak KUWAIT: The government said yesterday that there has been no change in quarantine procedures for passengers arriving to the country, denying rumors that the two-week home quarantine has been reduced. Meanwhile, a special committee headed by Hea...

 2020-10-28 19:56 

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Massive blackout hits Hawally governorate...

KUWAIT: A main power transformer in Salmiya went out of service, causing outages in several areas in Hawally governorate. Power cuts were reported in parts of Salmiya, Hawally, Maidan Hawally, Jabriya, Rumaithiya and Bayan due to a fire in the main power ...

 2020-10-28 19:53 

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Top finance ministry officials resign over 'forced' reshuffle...

By B Izzak KUWAIT: Finance Ministry Undersecretary Saleh Al-Saraawi and five assistant undersecretaries resigned yesterday in a letter to the prime minister in protest against a decision by Finance Minister Barrak Al-Sheetan to rotate their posts. The top...

 2020-10-28 19:48 

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Kuwait expands boycott; Erdogan blasts cartoon...

KUWAIT/ISTANBUL: Kuwait's boycott of French products has expanded, with a leading union saying yesterday that most of its stores had stripped their shelves after French President Emmanuel Macron defended cartoons insulting Islam. Kuwait's Union of...

 2020-10-28 19:46 

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The tycoon who sued Britain over 1917 declaration...

NABLUS: Sitting in an antique armchair in the dappled light of his Renaissance-inspired West Bank mansion, Palestinian billionaire Munib Al-Masri raised a subject that has angered him for eight decades. "Can you quote me the 58 words of Balfour's ...

 2020-10-28 17:49 

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Amir receives Crown Prince, state officials...

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, at Bayan Palace yesterday, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. His Highness the Amir also received National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Gha...

 2020-10-28 17:40 

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Kuwait, WFP sign agreement to establish office in country...

KUWAIT: Kuwait and the World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday signed an agreement to establish an office for the organization in the country. This came during a meeting between Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah with the WFP representat...

 2020-10-28 17:37 

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CBK maintains 'historical low' 1.5% discount rate...

KUWAIT: As part of vigilant monitoring of economic, monetary, and banking developments and forecast trends, the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) decided on Monday to maintain the current Discount Rate at 1.5 percent. Based on its periodic review of movements ...

 2020-10-28 17:07 

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Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway...

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian faced a backlash Tuesday after chartering a private jet to fly her entourage to a remote tropical island for lavish 40th birthday celebrations during the Covid pandemic. Kardashian and her "closest inner circle" spen...

 2020-10-28 17:03 

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'Pioneer' octogenarian Vietnamese artist gets first solo exhibit...

Aged almost 90, Vietnamese artist Mong Bich picks a spot on the tiled floor of her favorite room, checks the light and sits down to paint. A "pioneer" who has inspired generations of women artists in Vietnam, Bich has won plaudits overseas and she...

 2020-10-28 16:37 

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Dodgers capture World Series title...

ARLINGTON: The Los Angeles Dodgers ended their 32-year wait for a World Series title on Tuesday, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to claim the Major League Baseball crown at last after a string of agonizing near-misses. Corey Seager drove in the go-ahead ru...

 2020-10-28 16:34 

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Bayern and English clubs win in Champions League...

PARIS: Holders Bayern Munich continued their perfect start to their Champions League title defense on Tuesday as Real Madrid had Casemiro's late goal to thank for scrambling a 2-2 draw away to Borussia Moenchengladbach. Liverpool and Manchester City a...

 2020-10-28 16:31 

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Djokovic wins Vienna opener to close in on Sampras record...

VIENNA: Novak Djokovic defeated Filip Krajinovic in the first round in Vienna on Tuesday to edge closer to Pete Sampras's all-time record of ending the year as world number one on six occasions. Djokovic beat compatriot Krajinovic 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 and n...

 2020-10-28 16:28 

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Facing Muslim anger, France warns citizens...

PARIS: France has urged its citizens to be cautious and avoid mass gatherings in countries that have announced boycotts of French products in a fast-spreading protest against perceived anti-Muslim bias from Paris. Muslims have reacted angrily to President...

 2020-10-28 16:25 

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Millions queue to vote as India state election gets under way...

PATNA: Millions of Indians turned out to cast ballots in a state election yesterday in the world's biggest vote since the coronavirus emerged, with booths packed out and many ignoring government advice on wearing masks and social distancing. Some 70 m...

 2020-10-28 16:22 

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US early voting continuing on historic pace, tops 70 million...

WASHINGTON: More than 70 million Americans have cast ballots in the US presidential election, more than half the total turnout of the 2016 election with one week to go until Election Day, according to a Tuesday tally from the US Elections Project. The tal...

 2020-10-28 16:20 

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2nd night of clashes in Philadelphia after police kill Black man...

NEW YORK: Hundreds of people demonstrated in Philadelphia late Tuesday, with looting and violence breaking out in a second night of unrest after the latest police shooting of a Black man in the US. The police department warned on Twitter that "a large...

 2020-10-28 16:17 

Kuwait Times

Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalization...

TEL AVIV: Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel fear being kicked out once ties are normalized between the two countries, though some hope their presence will be seen as an advantage. Technically at war with Israel for decades, Sudan on Friday became t...

 2020-10-27 21:00 

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28th October...

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 2020-10-27 17:50 

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5-km-long artwork pays homage to abused Iraq Kurd women...

Along a five-kilometer (three-mile) stretch of road in Sulaimaniyah, an Iraqi Kurdish artist on Monday unveiled a stitched collage of clothes from women survivors of domestic violence. "Three months ago, I started collecting the clothes of women subje...

 2020-10-27 17:48 

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Cars, electro and sequins: Drive-in raves in virus-hit US...

Clearly visible from afar with her flashing earrings and sequined jacket, Charity Valente is attending her first drive-in rave: a night of electronic music where the party-goers are in or around their cars, owing to the coronavirus pandemic. "We'v...

 2020-10-27 16:59 

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Kuwait committed to Palestinian cause, slams Israeli aggressions...

NEW YORK: The State of Kuwait, addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), affirmed that the Palestinian cause is a "central issue" for the Arab world. Kuwait also asserted the Arab identity of East Jerusalem in line with a resolution b...

 2020-10-27 16:55 

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Trump buoyed by Supreme Court confirmation...

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's struggling reelection campaign received a boost Monday with the confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee, tilting the top body to the right and clinching his judicial legacy in a landmark victory for Ame...

 2020-10-27 16:52 

Kuwait Times

45 candidates file nominations on second day...

By B Izzak KUWAIT: Forty-five candidates including eight women filed their nomination papers yesterday to contest the National Assembly election on Dec 5, raising the number of hopefuls in two days to 138 including 14 females. The new candidates include f...

 2020-10-27 16:45 

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Amir receives State Audit Bureau's annual report...

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, at Bayan Palace yesterday, President of the State Audit Bureau Faisal Al-Shaya who presented to him the bureau's 2019-2020 annual report. Amiri Diwan Minister Sheikh Ali J...

 2020-10-27 16:41 

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Mudhawi platform backs women voters, building support for upcoming polls...

By Nawara Fattahova KUWAIT: The National Assembly elections this year are affected by the coronavirus pandemic, like all other activities. Strict rules by the health ministry banning gatherings and setting up election tents have prevented candidates from ...

 2020-10-27 16:29 

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Kuwait sets up team to supervise COVID-19 vaccination mechanism...

KUWAIT: Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah made a presentation during Monday's Cabinet meeting about the latest statistics relating to COVID-19 inside and outside Kuwait as well as the preventive measures to face up to the second wave of the ...

 2020-10-27 16:26 

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Kuwait reports 7 COVID-19 deaths, 775 new cases...

KUWAIT: Kuwait registered 775 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 123,092, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday. MoH spokesperson Dr Abdullah Al-Sanad said meanwhile that seven COVID-19 patients have ...

 2020-10-27 16:20 

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Number of Filipino runaway maids down by half...

By Ben Garcia KUWAIT: Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Filipino housemaids are continuing to abscond from their employers daily, according to the head of the social welfare office at the Philippine Embassy. But Welfare Officer Llewellyn Perez said the nu...

 2020-10-27 16:18 

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Kuwait govt resents publication of offensive cartoons...

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cabinet, during its weekly meeting, expressed resentment at the continued publication of cartoons offending Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The Cabinet echoed the statement of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denouncing such cart...

 2020-10-27 16:09 

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Amir receives cables from world leaders...

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received yesterday a cable of condolences from the President of Croatia Zoran Milanovic, over the demise of late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. In the cable, President Mi...

 2020-10-27 15:13 

Kuwait Times

Two dead, several hurt in attack on Afghan police base...

KHOST: A car bomb attack on an Afghan police base followed by an ongoing gun battle have killed two policemen and wounded dozens of people in a city bordering Pakistan, officials said yesterday. The complex attack in the city of Khost was launched early i...

 2020-10-27 15:10 

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Protests after police shoot dead Black man in Philadelphia...

NEW YORK: Protests erupted overnight in Philadelphia after police shot dead a 27-year-old Black man holding a knife in the latest police killing to spark anger in the United States, just a week before the election. Local media reported that two officers s...

 2020-10-27 15:08 

Kuwait Times

3 dead, dozen missing as Typhoon Molave pummels Philippines...

MANILA: Three people died and a dozen others are missing after a typhoon triggered flooding across the central Philippines, officials said yesterday, with thousands still sheltering in evacuation centers. Typhoon Molave struck Sunday, inundating low-lying...

 2020-10-27 14:53 

Kuwait Times

Ant Group launches $34bn dual IPO...

SHANGHAI: The most essential item in aircraft engineer Tao Rui's possession during a recent outing in Shanghai was the Alipay smartphone app from Ant Group, a company little known outside China until it unfurled plans for the biggest IPO in history. A...

 2020-10-27 14:50 

Kuwait Times

HSBC continues to take hit from virus, trade row...

HONG KONG: HSBC said yesterday its third-quarter post-tax profits fell 46 percent on-year as the Asia-focused banking giant continued to take a hammering from the coronavirus pandemic and spiralling China-US tensions. However, the profit falls were not as...

 2020-10-27 14:48 

Kuwait Times

Japan's ANA predicts record $4.87bn net loss...

TOKYO: Japan's biggest airline ANA Holdings yesterday forecast a record $4.87 billion net loss for this financial year and announced a major restructuring as the pandemic hammers the global aviation industry. The company said its first-half net loss c...

 2020-10-27 14:46 

Kuwait Times

Rams' defense clamps down on Bears...

CALIFORNIA: Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes and the Los Angeles defense made a statement Monday night in the Rams' 24-10 victory over the Chicago Bears at Inglewood, Calif. Malcolm Brown rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown while Gerald Everett a...

 2020-10-27 14:45 

Kuwait Times

First Rafael Nadal Academy Kuwait Tennis Tournament...

By Abdellatif Sharaa KUWAIT: The first Rafael Nadal Academy Kuwait (RNAK) Tennis Tournament was concluded in presence of President of Kuwait and Arab Tennis Federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdallah Al-Sabah and National Guard Undersecretary Lt Genera...

 2020-10-27 14:43 

Kuwait Times

'FC Erdogan'- Title-winners aim to unsettle Champions League elite...

ISTANBUL: Newcomers Istanbul Basaksehir face a tough baptism in the Champions League after shaking up the Turkish football hierarchy and earning a reputation as the plaything of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Basaksehir earned their place in Europe's...

 2020-10-27 14:40 

Kuwait Times

Blame game: Koeman and Barca's sense of injustice clouds Juve test...

MADRID: Two days before Barcelona were due to face Juventus in the Champions League, their toughest match in Group G, the Catalan club were still bemoaning the one thing they said won the Clasico for Real Madrid VAR. There was no talk Monday of Barca'...

 2020-10-26 21:00 

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27th October...

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 2020-10-26 17:41 

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Steelers hand Titans first loss...

NASHVILLE: Ben Roethlisberger passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers rode a big first half to a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Nashville. The Steelers built a 20-point lead in the third quarter, then held on a...

 2020-10-26 17:37 

Kuwait Times

'World-class' Vardy rocks Arsenal as Leicester go fourth...

LONDON: Brendan Rodgers saluted "world-class"; Jamie Vardy after he sealed Leicester's late 1-0 win as spluttering Arsenal crashed to a third defeat in their last four Premier League games on Sunday. Vardy was only fit enough for the bench afte...

 2020-10-26 17:35 

Kuwait Times

Sheikh Ahmad congratulates Tunisia over Ons...

By Abdellatif Sharaa KUWAIT: President of Kuwait and Arab Tennis Federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdallah Al-Sabah congratulated Tunisia Minister of Youth, Sports, and Vocational Integration Kamal Daqish as Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur reached t...

 2020-10-26 17:32 

Kuwait Times

Qadisiya tops standings with nine points...

By Abdellatif Sharaa KUWAIT: The final score of 2-1 in favor of Qadisiya football club does not reflect how tough and complicated the match was. The match of the third round between Qadisiya and Sahel saw Sahel's Talison score first in the 17th minute...

 2020-10-26 17:30 

Kuwait Times

New Chairman of Kuwait's Supreme Judicial Council takes oath before Amir...

KUAWIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace yesterday Chairman of Kuwait's Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) and the Cassation Court Ahmad Musaad Al-Ajeel, and several other SJC officials, who took oath o...

 2020-10-26 17:26 

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Candidates begin 10-day registration process for parliamentary elections...

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior's electoral commission began yesterday receiving people wishing to run for the December 5 parliamentary elections, a process that would continue for 10 consecutive days. Ninety three candidates submitted their applicat...

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