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Kuwait’s credit rating downgraded to ‘AA-’ by Fitch

RIYADH: Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency internationally, traded lower on Thursday, falling by 3.38 percent to $36,519 at 1:34 p.m. Riyadh time. Ether, the second most traded cryptocurrency, was priced at $2,435, down by 2.45 percent, according to...

Dining with the undead in Saudi

A restaurant in Saudi Arabia is offering patrons in the conservative kingdom a unique experience—dishes with a side of skull and blood in the company of zombies and vampires. The restaurant, “Shadows”, caters to horror film...

Kuwait records new high of 6,454 daily COVID-19 cases

KUWAIT: The health ministry said yesterday 6,454 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours – an all-time daily high – taking the country’s total caseload to 514,826 cases. Some 5,198 more people...

Defense minister survives no-confidence motion

By B Izzak KUWAIT: Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah yesterday survived a no-confidence motion by 23 votes against 18, thanks mainly to 10 MPs who left the opposition ranks to vote...

Societies seek govt intervention, reform to save education

By Nawara Fattahova KUWAIT: Twenty societies in Kuwait have released a joint statement in which they warn of the deteriorating level of education in the country. They quote an education ministry study carried out recently involving...

Riyadh, Bangkok restore ties after decades

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Thailand have announced the resumption of diplomatic ties, after more than three decades of frozen relations linked to the theft of jewels from a Saudi palace. Thai-born janitor Kriangkrai Techamong stole $20...

KRCS, ICRC sign agreement to support Rohingya refugees

KUWAIT: Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) signed yesterday a cooperation agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support and implement a relief medical program for the Rohingya refugees in...

Indian embassy celebrates 73rd Republic Day of India

By Sajeev K Peter KUWAIT: Embassy of India in Kuwait celebrated the 73rd Republic Day of India yesterday. Keeping in view the prevailing circumstances on account of the pandemic, the celebrations were held...

Scores arrested in bogus domestic help offices raid

KUWAIT: The interior ministry said yesterday residency detectives busted two bogus domestic help offices and arrested nine people in violation of residency and labor laws. They also responded to a complaint of harboring...

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