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 2021-04-20 19:00 

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21st April...

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 2021-04-20 18:01 

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Veteran Chad leader Deby dies after battling rebels...

N'DJAMENA, Chad: Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno died yesterday from wounds sustained in battle after three decades in power, the army said, opening a period of uncertainty in a country that is a key strategic ally of the West. His son was immed...

 2021-04-20 17:54 

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US braces for verdict in Floyd case...

MINNEAPOLIS, US: Jurors began a first full day of deliberations yesterday in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd as US cities braced for a verdict in a case that sparked nationwide protests against racism...

 2021-04-20 17:52 

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EU: Hard work needed to save Iran nuke deal...

VIENNA: The EU chief negotiator for the Iran nuclear deal talks said yesterday "much more hard work" was needed to save the 2015 landmark agreement, following the latest discussion round in Vienna. EU diplomat Enrique Mora hailed "progress mad...

 2021-04-20 17:50 

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Doctors denied access to 'very weak' Navalny...

VLADIMIR, Russia: Alexei Navalny's doctors were again denied access yesterday to the jailed Kremlin critic, as lawyers for the hunger-striking opposition figure said he was "very weak" and demanded he be transferred to a civilian hospital. A t...

 2021-04-20 16:28 

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All Kuwait University, Education Ministry registered staff vaccinated...

KUWAIT: Kuwait University announced the vaccination of all its staff members who registered on the Ministry of Health's website to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti members of the academic staff, as well as the administra...

 2021-04-20 16:25 

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Ministers mull Health Insurance Company recommendations...

KUWAIT: The Cabinet studied during its weekly meeting the committee's recommendation on the Health Insurance Hospitals Company (HIHC), and was informed about coordination procedures between the Ministry of Health and the HIHC regarding a joint coopera...

 2021-04-20 16:23 

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Company ordered to pay delayed 5-month salaries...

KUWAIT: The Public Authority of Manpower gave a security company 24 hours to pay school guards their salaries as per its contract with the education ministry, Al-Qabas Arabic daily reported yesterday. The authority said in a press statement that it checke...

 2021-04-20 16:22 

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Burgan Bank concludes Ahmadi Governorate's art competition...

KUWAIT: Burgan Bank recently concluded its sponsorship of the Al-Ahmadi Governorate's school art competition "Nabeek Salem". Conducted in compliance with the current health regulations in the Governorate's Office, the award ceremony was or...

 2021-04-20 16:20 

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ICSK Junior conducts morning assembly...

KUWAIT: The morning assembly cultivates a sense of belonging towards the school. It exposes us to an array of experiences and helps the students to imbibe different values. Moving ahead positively in the existing scenario of despair and uncertainty during...

 2021-04-20 16:16 

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Cinema to reopen in Eid...

KUWAIT: Cinemas around Kuwait are being prepared in coordination with the health ministry to reopen during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, Cinescape Spokesman Sheikh Duaij Al-Sabah said in statements published in Al-Rai Arabic daily yesterday. The post Cinema to...

 2021-04-20 16:15 

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Opinions expressed in private not criminalized...

KUWAIT: The appeals court upheld a court of first instance ruling that found four people not guilty of damaging national unity, because their opinions were expressed in a private social media chat room, Al-Jarida Arabic daily reported yesterday. The post ...

 2021-04-20 16:10 

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KRCS distributes food in Lebanon on Ramadan...

BEIRUT: Kuwait Red Crescent is handing out food packages to 75,000 people in Lebanon, including nationals along with Syrian and Palestinian refugees, during the holy month of Ramadan, an official said yesterday. The distribution of the parcels, which cont...

 2021-04-20 15:07 

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Syria faces sanctions over 'gas attacks'...

THE HAGUE: World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog yesterday to hit Syria with unprecedented sanctions for alleged toxic gas attacks and for failing to declare its arsenal. Syria faces the loss of its "rights and privileges" at the...

 2021-04-20 14:58 

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Georgia ruling party, opposition sign EU-led pact to end crisis...

TBILISI, Georgia: Georgia's ruling party and the opposition signed an EU-mediated agreement to end a months-long political crisis that raised concerns in the West over the Caucasus country's backsliding on democracy. Ending the opposition's pa...

 2021-04-20 14:56 

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50 years after Papa Doc, Haiti democracy still work in progress...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: When Haitian strongman Francois Duvalier died, his subjects had no choice on their next president-his 19-year-old son took over. The vote to approve him as successor was officially 2,391,916 to zero. Half a century has passed since ...

 2021-04-20 14:50 

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Facebook unveils audio push, adds podcasts...

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday said it is adding podcasts and "live audio rooms" in a push to get people talking and take on the fast-growing audio-based app Clubhouse. "We think a lot of magic happens at the intersection of audio formats, ...

 2021-04-20 14:47 

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China stampede into electric cars sparks auto buzz...

SHANGHAI: Thought Big Tech was taking over your life through smartphones? It may be coming for your car next as Chinese firms lead a stampede into auto manufacturing in their battle for more consumers. Cars are the next major prize in the battle for digit...

 2021-04-20 14:45 

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Dubai leasing firm buys Boeing's troubled MAX jets...

PARIS: US plane builder Boeing said yesterday that it had sold 15 of its troubled 737 MAX jets to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a leasing company, for an undisclosed amount. Worth around $1.8 billion at list prices, it was "the first direct 737 MAX purc...

 2021-04-20 14:43 

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Hybrid leader Toyota turns on electrics...

SHANGHAI: Toyota, which pioneered hybrid cars, unveiled Monday plans for its first global line-up of battery electric vehicles as other carmakers have pulled ahead in electrification. The Japanese automaker announced at the Shanghai motor show its future ...

 2021-04-20 14:27 

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EU will have vaccine doses for 70% of adults by mid-July...

PARIS: The EU will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to cover 70 percent of its adult population by mid-July due to higher production within the bloc, a senior official said yesterday. "Fifty-three factories are producing vaccines in the EU. Our cont...

 2021-04-20 14:24 

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Crematoriums buckle as dead pile up in India...

NEW DELHI: A summer storm is buffeting New Delhi as Mohammed Shamim wearily pauses to glance at yet another ambulance arriving with a coronavirus victim to bury, just minutes after the last. The gravedigger's grim workload, like those of others around...

 2021-04-20 14:18 

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Qatar defies virus, presses on with major sport events...

DOHA: Qatar has defied soaring coronavirus numbers to stage high-profile sporting events, serving as a test bed ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup, but also suffering high-profile setbacks. Doha, among the most controversial World Cup host...

 2021-04-19 19:00 

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20th April...

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 2021-04-19 18:04 

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Manila ban on domestic helpers lifted...

By Ben Garcia KUWAIT: After the recent approval by the Philippine's Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III to resume sending Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait announced...

 2021-04-19 17:59 

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European football in crisis after Super League launch...

PARIS: Plans for a breakaway Super League announced by twelve of European football's most powerful clubs plunged European football into an unprecedented crisis yesterday, with threats of legal action and possible bans for players, as UEFA president Al...

 2021-04-19 17:54 

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Mars copter succeeds in first flight...

WASHINGTON: NASA successfully flew its tiny helicopter Ingenuity on Mars early yesterday, the first powered flight on another planet and a feat a top engineer called "our Wright brothers' moment." At 3.34 am Eastern Time (0734 GMT), the four p...

 2021-04-19 17:42 

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Cabinet extends curfew till the end of Ramadan...

By B Izzak KUWAIT: The Council of Ministers yesterday decided to extend the partial curfew from 7 pm until 5 am until the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, government spokesman Tareq Al-Mazrem said. Mazrem said that the decision will be reviewed by the...

 2021-04-19 17:38 

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Students vaccinated ahead of finals; bank, cinema employees inoculated...

KUWAIT: Kuwait has vaccinated around 42,000 students and nearly 60 percent of teachers against COVID-19 ahead of the final exams, Al-Jarida Arabic daily reported yesterday. Meanwhile, health authorities also began yesterday vaccinating around 3,000 bank s...

 2021-04-19 17:35 

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Zain continues partnership with Give platform...

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the continuation of its strategic partnership with Give, the only online platform of its kind exclusively dedicated to charities in Kuwait, for the second year running. The non-profit...

 2021-04-19 16:38 

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No remand in opinion cases...

By Nawara Fattahova KUWAIT: Freedom of speech in Kuwait got a boost after the issuance of law no. 1/2021 that modifies the law of criminal procedures and trials (no. 17/1960). A new paragraph was added to article 69 of this law, stating that: Remand won&#...

 2021-04-19 16:35 

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Blind association appreciates ABK's contributions...

KUWAIT: Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) recently welcomed the Kuwait Blind Association's Board Members, Fahad Al-Enzi and Mohammed Al-Abdullah, who handed a token of appreciation to Fawzy Al-Thunayan, ABK's General Manager of Board Affairs, for ABK&#...

 2021-04-19 16:35 

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KRCS doles out food baskets to displaced Yemenis...

ADEN: The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Sunday distributed 1,287 food baskets to internally displaced Yemeni families. In a press statement, KRCS Secretary General Abdulrahman Al-Oun said that the food aid were distributed to the needy families in...

 2021-04-19 16:33 

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Cops' loans delayed...

KUWAIT: Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah has issued a decision delaying for six months payment of loan installments for the police squad, due for the police administration fund. The MoI Department of Public Relations and Secu...

 2021-04-19 16:32 

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Defense Ministry delays loans...

KUWAIT: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense (MoD) Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah on Sunday issued a decision delaying for six months the payment of loan installments for the military personnel, due for the army fund. The General Staff of the...

 2021-04-19 16:31 

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Picking up the pieces slowly to face the pandemic: Bangladesh Ambassador...

By Ben Garcia KUAWAIT: Various ambassadors in Kuwait were interviewed by Kuwait Times to learn more about their local traditions and culture during Ramadan. We also asked about the current coronavirus situation in their respective countries and how they a...

 2021-04-19 16:28 

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Customs prevent drug smuggling...

KUWAIT: The General Administration of Customs has prevented smuggling into Kuwait of marijuana and hashish. The Administration, in a statement late Sunday, said they arrested a person after he received a parcel from Canada containing 1.9 kg of marijuana w...

 2021-04-19 16:04 

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Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital...

MOSCOW: Russia's penitentiary service yesterday said it was transferring ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to prison hospital, as the EU warned it would hold Moscow "responsible"; for the state of his health. The United States on Sunday thre...

 2021-04-19 16:01 

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People smugglers reap billions selling 'big American dream'...

MEXICO CITY: The tide of migrants sweeping across Mexico to the US border is not just a humanitarian crisis-it is also a highly organized, multibillion-dollar trafficking business dominated by the drug cartels. Fleeing poverty, 35-year-old Honduran migran...

 2021-04-19 15:59 

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India locks down capital to battle virus as US hits vaccine milestone...

NEW DELHI: India has locked down its capital New Delhi for a week from yesterday night to try and control a raging coronavirus outbreak, as the hard-hit United States passed a hopeful milestone of giving at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose to half its adul...

 2021-04-19 15:56 

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Tottenham sack Mourinho after 17 months in charge...

LONDON: Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham yesterday just six days before they play Manchester City in the League Cup final as the Portuguese boss paid the price for a turbulent campaign. Mourinho, 58, was dismissed after only 17 months in charge, even...

 2021-04-19 15:08 

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Elite football? Elite money? Or both?...

By Ahmad Jabr News of top football teams in Europe forming their own breakaway league has rocked the sports world. The widespread condemnation of the move has led many to question the motives behind it, since most of these teams already participate in the...

 2021-04-19 15:00 

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Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens...

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand: Families reunited in emotional scenes yesterday as Australia and New Zealand launched a quarantine-free travel bubble that opened the border almost 400 days after its pandemic-enforced closure. There were group hugs and enthusiast...

 2021-04-19 14:55 

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US bank JPMorgan financing football Super League...

LONDON: US investment bank JPMorgan yesterday confirmed it is financing the breakaway Super League featuring 12 of Europe's top football clubs, which threatens to shake-up the world's biggest sport. "I can confirm that we are financing the dea...

 2021-04-19 14:53 

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ABN Amro to settle 480m criminal probe...

THE HAGUE: The Netherlands' third-largest bank ABN Amro is to pay a 480-million ($575 million) settlement to prosecutors after a probe found the bank failed to comply with anti-money laundering laws. The bank's announcement follows a 2019 investig...

 2021-04-19 14:50 

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Lebanon's popular markets thrive amid economic crisis...

BEIRUT: During the first days of Ramadan, Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees flocked to east Bekaa's Souk al-Marj market to shop, a tradition followed by local Muslims to mark the holy month. Dozens of booths scattered on both sides were filled wit...

 2021-04-19 14:04 

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11 dead, 100 hurt in Egypt train accident...

CAIRO: A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured, Egypt's health ministry said, in the latest rail calamity to hit the North African country. The ministry, in an updated toll, said that "11 people were kil...

 2021-04-19 14:02 

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Kidnapped French girl, 8, rescued in Switzerland...

NANCY: An eight-year-old girl was rescued in Switzerland on Sunday, five days after being kidnapped from her grandmother's French home in a "military" style operation with the alleged involvement of her mother. After a massive search, investig...

 2021-04-19 13:59 

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Johnson visit to India cancelled due to COVID-19...

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his delayed trip to India next week, his first major foreign visit since taking power in 2019, his office said yesterday, as coronavirus cases surge in India. "In the light of the current coro...

 2021-04-19 13:54 

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Pakistan radical group releases 11 police hostages...

LAHORE: Eleven Pakistani police officers seized by supporters of a radical group campaigning to get the French ambassador expelled have been released, officials said yesterday. The officers were grabbed and taken as hostages during the latest violent clas...

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