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‘Firemen risk own lives to save man’

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: Aiming towards arming themselves with knowledge and fortifying partnerships with other concerned bodies, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) held its 5th International Fire and Safety Conference Tuesday evening, under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. Held at the Regency …

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Two Pakistanis, army officer dead in Artal Road accident

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: A Bedoun military officer of rank “First Master Sergeant” and two Pakistani employees of Ministry of Defense died when a military vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle on Artal Road. A Kuwaiti citizen and his wife, who were in the other vehicle, were seriously injured. According …

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Red carpet for Crown Prince

LONDON, March 7, (AFP): Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday at the start of a controversial state visit, where he will face questions over his country’s involvement in the Yemen war. The crown prince lunched with the queen at Buckingham Palace ahead of …

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Anti-Muslim riots flare in Sri Lanka – Govt blocks social media networks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 7, (Agencies): Anti-Muslim rioting flared anew Wednesday in the hills of central Sri Lanka despite a state of emergency, residents said, as the government ordered popular social media networks blocked to stop the violence from spreading. The police also ordered a curfew across much of the …

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MPs open army ranks to non-Kuwaitis – First Deputy Prime Minister lauds Assembly vote

  KUWAIT CITY, March 6: The National Assembly approved, in its regular session on Tuesday, the proposal to amend Family Court Law Number 12/2015. The Assembly added an amendment to Article 11 in the second deliberation as follows: “Authorization to issue birth certificate, civil identification card and any personal documents …

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  KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah announced the plan to build a new prison and deport foreign inmates to address the overcrowding issue in the Central Prison. He made the announcement when the Assembly discussed Tuesday responses to parliamentary questions about …

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Legendary Kuwaiti singers to perform at Bahrain Bay – Spring Culture Festival

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Legendary Kuwaiti singers Abdallah Al-Rowaished and Nabil Shuail are set to present an unforgettable performance in the 13th Spring of Culture Annual Festival which will be organized by Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) on March 9 from 8:30 pm at Bahrain Bay. According to a report …

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Empowering women is a must in bid to drive economic growth – Women represent 50 pc of Saudi community

RIYADH, March 6: HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majid AlSaud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, attends the Second Edition of Women Empowerment and Integration Forum in Jeddah as the main sponsor of the event, organized by Accor Hotels KSA in association …

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Violence halts aid to Syria’s Ghouta – Russian military plane crash kills 32

BEIRUT, March 6, (AP): The first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said Tuesday, amid a renewed escalation in the government’s deadly aerial and …

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Pause in ‘Islamic State’ fight as SDF deploys to Afrin – 1,700 fighters redeploy

WASHINGTON, March 6, (Agencies): US-backed ground operations against Islamic State remnants in eastern Syria have been put on hold because Kurds who had spearheaded combat against the extremists have shifted to a separate fight with Turkish forces, US officials said Monday. The public acknowledgement of what Col Rob Manning, a …

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