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 2022-09-28 18:34 

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Kuwaitis vote in 'election of hope' for a new Kuwait...

By B Izzak KUWAIT: Kuwaiti voters head to the ballots on Thursday to elect a new parliament in a historic election, hoping to see an end to non-stop political bickering and put the oil-rich country back on the right track following years of turmoil. The s...

 2022-09-28 18:32 

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Kuwait Times Thursday, September 29, 2022...

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 2022-09-28 18:30 

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Kuwait supports peaceful use of nuclear power...

KUWAIT: Kuwait Foreign Minister Dr Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah took part in the IAEA 66th general conference of 2022 in Vienna on Tuesday, giving a speech addressing both members and constituents alike. He began by thanking the members for th...

 2022-09-28 18:28 

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National Guard lauds engineer, initiates visit to schools...

KUWAIT: National Guard Undersecretary, Hashem Al-Refaei, has congratulated cyber security engineer, Ahmad Ali Abdullah who was chosen as one of the best cybersecurity leaders in the Middle East for the year 2022 by the biggest assembly of global consultan...

 2022-09-28 18:22 

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KFF conducts metal protection workshop...

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) has initiated a workshop in cooperation with Jotun, to understand how metals can be better protected, held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday. The workshop was attended by the Head of Prevention at the KFF, Khaled A...

 2022-09-28 18:17 

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Of women and social conditioning...

By Jethu Abraham We live in an age where women's issues are getting an unprecedented amount of spotlight, perhaps, for the first time in media history ever since the suffragettes earned their spot with their cries, "votes for women" in the ear...

 2022-09-28 18:03 

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Security committee plans to fix issues with taxis...

KUWAIT: The ministerial security committee has announced plans to look into suggestions regarding the taxi situation in Kuwait and the noticeable increase in licensing that has been issued to them as well as its effects on traffic and the demographic imba...

 2022-09-28 17:56 

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Kuwait Olympic Committee celebrates 65 years...

KUWAIT: Since its establishment six decades ago, the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee (KOC) has played a key role in developing local sports and has offered its services to the Olympic movement in the country, in accordance with the principals of the Olympic cha...

 2022-09-28 17:51 

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Dr Khalid Al Saleh wins award for voluntary service in Riyadh...

KUWAIT: Dr Khalid. A. Al Saleh, Chairman of the Board of Kuwait Society for Smoking and Cancer Prevention (KSCP) and Chairman of Cancer Patients Fund was proud of the award the society received (the pioneer project in the voluntary field in Kuwait) at the...

 2022-09-28 17:32 

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 2022-09-28 17:28 

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$3bn railway to link Oman, UAE...

DUBAI: A new $3 billion railway is to link Oman's Sohar port with Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Wednesday. The 303-km railway, with passenger trains travelling up to 200 km per hour, will join up with the UAE's ...

 2022-09-28 17:26 

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Iran strikes kill 9 in Iraqi Kurdistan...

ZARGWEZ, Iraq: Iran launched cross-border missile and drone strikes that killed nine people in Iraq's Kurdistan region Wednesday after accusing Kurdish armed groups based there of stoking a wave of unrest that has rocked the Islamic republic. The Sept...

 2022-09-28 17:11 

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Kuwait celebrates 2nd anniversary of Sheikh Nawaf's proclamation as Amir...

KUWAIT: The State of Kuwait celebrates on Thursday, the second anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's proclamation as the country's top leader its guide toward further development and modernization. The occa...

 2022-09-28 17:09 

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Kuwaitis to vote in Parliament elections...

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti voters will go to the polls on Thursday, across five electoral constituencies, to cast their votes and elect members of the National Assembly (Parliament) for the 17th legislative term of 2022. Voters will bear responsibility to reshape th...

 2022-09-28 17:06 

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Embassy of Japan holds event for JKA...

KUWAIT: The Embassy of Japan held a gathering party with Japan Karate Association (JKA) Kuwait at the Ambassador's residence. In his opening remarks, His Excellency Ambassador of Japan to Kuwait, Morino Yasunari congratulated JKA Kuwait on having the ...

 2022-09-28 16:49 

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Hurricane Ian nears catastrophic Category 5...

PORT CHARLOTTE, United States: Hurricane Ian intensified to just shy of catastrophic Category 5 strength Wednesday as its heavy winds began pummelling the US state of Florida, with forecasters warning of life-threatening storm surges after leaving million...

 2022-09-28 15:59 

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BoE steps in to shore up market as IMF criticizes British budget...

LONDON: The Bank of England stepped in Wednesday to shore up market confidence after the International Monetary Fund criticized Britain's inflation-fighting budget. Reacting to markets turmoil, the BoE announced it was temporarily buying up long-dated...

 2022-09-28 15:57 

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Pie from the sky: Drone delivery lands in America...

FRISCO, United States: The little aircraft appeared out of the blue sky above a Texas home, deposited its payload of a mid-morning snack in the yard and zoomed off, as deliveries by drone start becoming a reality in America. Flying shipments of pizzas and...

 2022-09-28 15:55 

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Sales of new US homes surge but gain may be short-lived...

WASHINGTON: Sales of new US homes soared in August to the highest rate since early this year as prices fell, according to government data released Tuesday, but analysts cautioned the gain is unlikely to last. Defying widespread expectations of another slo...

 2022-09-28 15:50 

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Banana thrown at Richarlison as Brazil overpower Tunisia 5-1...

PARIS: Richarlison was the target of a banana thrown from the crowd as Brazil thrashed Tunisia 5-1 in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday, while Neymar edged closer to Pele's all-time scoring record for the five-time world champions. The game at the Parc d...

 2022-09-28 15:48 

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Kuwait Futsal team eye quarter finals...

By Abdellatif Sharaa KUWAIT: Kuwait Futsal team seek to reach the quarter finals when they play against Thailand on Thursday in the second round of group one matches of AFC FUTSAL ASIAN CUP KUWAIT 2022. Kuwait is hosting the games with participation of 16...

 2022-09-28 15:45 

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Kuwait Badminton Challenge 2022 on October 6-8...

By Sajeev K Peter KUWAIT: The stage is set for the 7th edition of the Kuwait Badminton Challenge (KBC 2022) which will be hosted by the Indian Badminton Association (IBAK) on October 6,7 and 8. Teams from many countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qa...

 2022-09-28 15:37 

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San Siro demolition on table; Milan Inter's stadium dream put to public...

MILAN: A crucial step towards the demolition of the iconic San Siro begins on Wednesday when Milan hosts the first of a series of meetings with the public necessary for the new stadium proposed by the city's two footballing giants. AC Milan and Inter ...

 2022-09-28 15:23 

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Burberry replaces creative chief Riccardo Tisci with Daniel Lee...

Italian designer Riccardo Tisci will step down this week as creative director, Burberry said Wednesday, announcing his unexpected and sudden departure. Tisci, who transformed and modernized the British fashion house since his arrival in 2018, is to be rep...

 2022-09-28 15:22 

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David Bowie's handwritten 'Starman' lyrics sell for over 200,000...

David Bowie's original handwritten lyrics for the pop classic "Starman", part of an album that catapulted him to international stardom, on Tuesday sold at auction in Britain for 203,500. Released as a single in 1972, the song about a Starman w...

 2022-09-28 15:14 

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Sudan traditional wind instrument trumpets harvest time...

Near the lush fields of his village in Sudan's southern Blue Nile state, Youssef Ismail has crafted a traditional horn-like instrument used for generations to usher in the harvest season. "We make new wazza instruments every year," Ismail, in ...

 2022-09-28 13:03 

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Kuwait's Amir receives anniversary congratulations from Crown Prince...

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Wednesday a cable of congratulations from His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the second anniversary of his rule. In the cable, His Hig...

 2022-09-28 12:53 

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Half world's birds in decline, species moving 'ever faster' to extinction...

PARIS: Almost half of all bird species are in decline globally and one in eight are threatened with extinction, according to a major new report warning that human actions are driving more species to the brink and nature is "in trouble". The four-y...

 2022-09-28 12:42 

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UAE, Oman agree on establishing joint railway company...

RIYADH: Oman and the United Arab Emirates inked on Wednesday an agreement on establishing a joint railway company at projected investments worth some $3 billion, according to Oman News Agency, OMNA. The planned company, in which each side would own half o...

 2022-09-28 12:03 

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Inflation in Kuwait climbed by 4.15% in August on annual basis...

KUWAIT: The consumer prices on an annual basis grew by 4.15 percent in August, according to Kuwait's Central Statistical Bureau. In a statement to the press on Wednesday, the bureau indicated that inflation rate in Kuwait increased by 0.08 percent on ...

 2022-09-28 11:41 

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Russia will not give out passports to mobilised people: government...

Moscow: Moscow will not give out passports to Russians mobilised by the army, a government information portal said Wednesday, as fears of travel restrictions rise and tens of thousands flee the country. "If a citizen is summoned for army service or re...

 2022-09-28 10:18 

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Q8Aviation to provide with EasyJet with aircraft sustainable fuel...

Kuwait: Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), Q8Aviation, the jet fuel subsidiary of the company, signed an agreement with the leading European carrier, EasyJet, to support all its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) requirement over the next five years. This...

 2022-09-28 08:21 

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Iranian woman died of 'blow to the head'...

Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini was visiting Tehran with her family when she encountered the notorious morality police and died after a "violent blow to the head", her cousin living in Iraq said. "Jhina's death has opened the doors of po...

 2022-09-28 08:06 

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Inflation in Kuwait climbed 4.15% in August...

Kuwait: The consumer prices on an annual basis grew by 4.15 percent in August, according to the State of Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau. In a statement to KUNA on Wednesday, the bureau indicated that inflation rate in Kuwait increased by 0.08 percent o...

 2022-09-27 18:14 

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Constitutional court rejects petition to suspend polls...

By B Izzak KUWAIT: The constitutional court rejected on Tuesday a petition challenging the legality of two emergency Amiri decrees related to the snap polls, and also rejected a demand to suspend the Sept 29 general elections. The rejection means that Kuw...

 2022-09-27 18:11 

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Abe honored at controversial state funeral...

TOKYO: Japanese and foreign dignitaries paid tribute to assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe at a state funeral on Tuesday that drew both mourners and protesters to central Tokyo. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida described the former leader as a "...

 2022-09-27 18:09 

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NASA strikes asteroid with spaceship...

LAUREL, Maryland: Bullseye: A NASA spaceship on Monday struck an asteroid seven million miles away in order to deflect its orbit, succeeding in a historic test of humanity's ability to prevent a celestial object from devastating life on Earth. The Dou...

 2022-09-27 18:06 

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In Dubai, poor get free bread from machines...

With the cost of living surging, free hot bread distribution for the poor has been introduced in Dubai, a rich Gulf emirate where millionaires rub shoulders with hard-working migrants. The city of skyscrapers soaring above the desert, which imports almost...

 2022-09-27 18:00 

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Three persons...and one!...

By Yousuf Awadh Al-Azmi "It is not important to read a lot, rather it is useful reading." Arnold J Toynbee I was browsing the shelves of a library in the city, looking for a certain book. As I was moving slowly, I thought about thousands of titles...

 2022-09-27 17:55 

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Cabinet lauds decision to cede camp to PAHW...

KUWAIT: Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al Sabah, Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Minister of Interior, informed the Kuwaiti Cabinet on his decision to move the camp of the Southern Brigade to the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW), d...

 2022-09-27 17:50 

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Mudawi Diwaniya discusses key women's issues ahead of elections...

By Majd Othman KUWAIT: Former education minister Moudi Al-Humoud told Kuwait Times on the sidelines of a discussion event held on Monday by Mudawi List Platform titled "Mudawi Diwaniya" that Kuwaiti women from an earlier stage are fully empowered ...

 2022-09-27 17:46 

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Kuwaiti activists: Environmental causes should be a legislative priority...

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti activists said on Monday that candidates running for positions in the upcoming national elections, scheduled to be held next Thursday, must put environmental causes on the forefront of their respective campaigns, to achieve sustainable dev...

 2022-09-27 17:43 

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Kuwait's electoral campaigns get creative...

KUWAIT: There is no doubt that the candidates for the National Assembly elections 2022 have the right to use all traditional, modern or advanced media and new technological methods in their election campaigns, as long as they are within the legal framewor...

 2022-09-27 17:42 

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National Guard begins preparations for rainy season...

KUWAIT: National Guard Undersecretary, Hashem Al-Refaei, accompanied by leaders, visited Al-Tahrir encampment, to inspect the strength of support units ahead of the rainy season. He listened to plans regarding the handling of rain related issues, starting...

 2022-09-27 17:38 

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Photo of the Day...

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 2022-09-27 17:38 

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Kuwait Times Wednesday, September 28, 2022...

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 2022-09-27 17:34 

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Kuwaiti economists: Legislations needed to boost economy...

KUWAIT: With the 2022 National Assembly planned to be held on Sept 29, Thursday, Kuwaiti economists stressed the importance of choosing candidates eager to promote the sustainability of the national economy through laws and legislations. Speaking to KUNA,...

 2022-09-27 17:31 

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Interior minister inspects road traffic congestion...

KUWAIT: Sheikh Talal Al-Sabah, the acting Minister of Interior has inspected, along with personnel from traffic and public works ministry, road congestions after the start of the new academic year, in order to reduce traffic congestion. The team analyzed ...

 2022-09-27 15:58 

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Extreme piercing cleanses souls at Thai vegetarian festival...

Taoist devotees had body parts pierced with objects ranging from skewers and swords to a model ship on Tuesday as Thailand's Vegetarian Festival returned from a two-year pandemic hiatus. The annual nine-day celebration honors the "Nine Emperor God...

 2022-09-27 14:40 

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'Madness and humor' as Paris Fashion Week opens with Gaultier protg...

Paris Fashion Week launched on Monday with a protege of Jean Paul Gaultier bringing light-hearted vibes to the catwalk, while the luxury world awaits the French debut of Victoria Beckham. As is traditional, the first day focused on young designers, and th...

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