Holiday Declared on Thursday on account of Islamic new year

Ministries and all government institutions nationwide will be closed on Thursday September 21 to mark the Hijri New Year's holiday, Kuwait's Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Tuesday.Meanwhile, workplaces of unconventional and special nature will determine their holidays as they see fit, a statement issued by the CSC noted

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More Than 100 Killed After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Mexico

A devastating earthquake in Mexico killed more than 100 people Tuesday, according to officials, with a preliminary 30 deaths recorded in the capital where rescue efforts were still ongoing.Volunteers and emergency crews were digging through the rubble of 29 collapsed buildings in Mexico City, according to municipal authorities.The overall toll rose steadily in the hours after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake to at least 105, according to the national disaster response agency CENAPRED.Directly south of Mexico...

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In UN Speech, Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’ And Calls Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’

President Donald Trump warned the United Nations in a speech Tuesday that the world faces "great peril" from rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, and called on fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight to defeat what he called failed or murderous ideologies and "loser terrorists.""We meet at a time of immense promise and great peril," Trump said in his maiden address to more than 150 international delegations at the annual U.N. General...

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Russia keen to work with India on Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin's special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov could visit India soon to discuss the Afghan security situation. Even as India remains sceptical about Russia's outreach to Afghan Taliban and Pakistan, it is discussing with Moscow a proposal for a visit to New Delhi by Kabulov next month.According to government sources, the visit was proposed by Russia in a sign that it's looking to not just address some of India's concerns but also involve it more in the ongoing peace...

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India, US to further propel their expansive defence ties with Mattis’ visit to Delhi

Forging "a strong political connect" to further propel the expansive India-US defence cooperation will be the underlying theme when Nirmala Sitharaman meets James Mattis this month, even as the two nations discuss maritime security, counter-terrorism and joint defence production projects as well as challenges in terms of the security situation in the Af-Pak region and an aggressive China.India and US already have "a robust military connect" established over the last 15 years during the Bush and Obama...

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‘The man who saved the world’ dies in Russia

Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has died aged 77, his son said on Tuesday.Petrov, whose extraordinary story was told in a documentary titled "The Man Who Saved the World", received several international awards, was honoured at the United Nations and met Hollywood superstars such as Robert De Niro and Matt Damon.Yet Petrov lived in a small town outside Moscow and died in relative obscurity on May 19, his death...

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‘Crown Prince Of Jihad’: Osama Bin Laden’s Son May Be Heir To Al Qaeda

A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers.At his side is his son Hamza, the "crown prince of jihad".The young man, now 28, has appeared since childhood in the propaganda network founded by his father.And now, some officials and analysts believe he might try to unify jihadists around the world, taking advantage of the military weakness of the Islamic State (IS) group.In a report published by the Combating...

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Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar ready to take back Rohingya refugees after verification process

Breaking her silence on communal violence scorching through Rakhine state, de facto Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said that the national government was making "every effort to restore peace and stability" and is interested in conducting a verification process for the Rohingya Muslims forced to flee by army operations.Suu Kyi reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis that the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing", urging outsiders to help her nation...

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Malabar Gold & Diamonds gets prestigious ‘Superbrand’ award 5th time in a row

Malabar Gold & Diamonds Group has won the coveted 'Brand of the Year' award at the 13th annual Superbrands tribute event, which was held in Dubai.With more than 2,000 leading brands in the UAE vying for the coveted Superbrands title, only 64 scored more than 80 per cent of the total possible mark and were declared Superbrands by the Brand Council.This year, Superbrands were voted not only by the brand council but also by online voting, which has expanded the voting base to almost 2,000 senior...

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You can interact with Minister M J Akbar today in Kuwait

Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs will be interacting with the Indian community in Kuwait today 19 September 2017 from 6 to 7 pm at the Indian Embassy Auditorium.MJ Akbar is here to attend the 3rdIndia – Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.  This Meeting on Trade, Economic, Scientfic and Technological Cooperation between India and Kuwait is taking place after a gap of 9 years.  H.E. Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister &...

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