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Muslim woman told to remove hijab for job application in New Zealand

Muslim woman told to remove hijab for job application in New Zealand

A 25-year-old Muslim girl in New Zealand was left embarrassed after she applied for a job at a jewellery shop and was told it was a waste of time unless she removed her hijab.

Second round of Yemen peace talks resumes in Kuwait

A second round of the UN-facilitated peace talks between Yemen's warring parties resumed in Kuwait after a two-week break, government officials said.

Saudi, Kuwait must stop citizens from funding extremists: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton issued a pointed warning to US allies in the Middle East, saying countries like Saudi Arabia must crack down on citizens supporting extremism.

Kuwait prosecutor wants 29-year term for convicted royals

Kuwait`s public prosecutor wants an appeals court to increase a sentence handed down to three royals for insulting the authorities from five years to 29, according to remarks published Monday.

Yemen foes agree to free child prisoners: UN

Yemen foes agree to free child prisoners: UN

Yemen`s warring parties have pledged to free all child prisoners but have failed to reach agreement on a wider release for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the UN envoy said on Monday.

Women from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana being sold to Gulf like products in retail shop: Minister

Women from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana being sold to Gulf like products in retail shop: Minister

 Andhra Pradesh's Minister for Non-Resident Indian Welfare, Palle Raghunatha Reddy, has written a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a bid to gain her attention towards the plight of women domestic workers from Andhra Pradesh languishing in jails in Gulf states.

UN envoy urges concessions to save Yemen peace talks

The UN special envoy to Yemen on Monday urged the country`s warring parties to make concessions to save peace talks aimed at ending a devastating 13-month war.

Six dead in Yemen market bombing

A bomb exploded toS in a qat market in Yemen's loyalist-held city of Marib, killing three civilians and three soldiers and wounding several others, a local official said.

UN hails constructive Yemen talks, urges halt to air war

The UN envoy hailed a "constructive" first full day of Yemen peace talks on Friday but called for a halt to air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition and missile fire by Iran-backed rebels.

UN sponsored Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait

Talks aimed at ending Yemen`s war opened in Kuwait on Thursday, with Kuwait`s top diplomat appealing to both sides to "turn war into peace" after more than a year of conflict which has killed more than 6,200 people and caused a humanitarian crisis.

Yemen delegations pledge to leave for peace talks in Kuwait

Members of warring Yemeni factions who had stayed in the capital Sanaa two days past the start date of United Nations-backed peace talks announced they would travel to the negotiations in Kuwait on Wednesday, saving the process from impending collapse.

Kuwait oil workers reject appeals to end strike

Kuwaiti oil workers Tuesday rejected fresh appeals to call off their three-day old strike as the state oil firm said it had managed to restore some affected production.

UN says Yemen talks delayed, urges rebels to join

Peace talks between Yemen`s warring parties due to begin in Kuwait on Monday have been delayed, UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said, urging the country`s rebels to take part.

GCC states set to borrow up to $390 billion by 2020: Report

The oil-rich Gulf states are expected to borrow between $285 billion and $390 billion through 2020 to finance budget deficits resulting from low oil price, a report said Sunday

Kuwait signs $2.9 billion gas facility deal with Korean firms

Kuwait Tuesday inked a USD 2.93 billion contract with three South Korean firms for the construction of the largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import facility in the oil-rich country.

Kuwait to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged Hezbollah links: Report

Kuwait is to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged links to Hezbollah in the latest Gulf Arab move against the Shiite militant group, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Jayalalithaa urges PM Narendra Modi to get 10 Tamil Nadu fishermen released from Kuwait

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to get repatriated ten fishermen of Tamil Nadu stranded in Kuwait after being detained in a "foisted" case by the police there.

CBSE to provide counselling to students from next month

CBSE to provide counselling to students from next month

 CBSE will provide online counselling and through telephone and newspapers from next month to students appearing for boards examination to help them overcome exam-related stress.

MEA 'reviews' Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Airlift', calls it 'great entertainment, short on facts'

MEA 'reviews' Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Airlift', calls it 'great entertainment, short on facts'

While Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Airlift' is receiving applause for its sharply woven plot revolving around 1990's Kuwait evacuation, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday threw some light on the facts that the movie missed out on.

Oil prices rise on talk of Russia, OPEC coordination

Oil prices were lifted Tuesday by talk of possible coordination between Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut petroleum output.