Long-term drought, power shortages slam villages in Pakistan province

QUETTA, Pakistan, March 13 (UPI Next) --Drought and power shortages have decimated local agriculture and driven some villagers in Pakistan's Balochistan province to Quetta, the provincial capital.
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Russia to send Iran missile systems

MOSCOW, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday ordered the shipment of five S300VM Antey-2500 surface-to-air missile defense systems to Iran.

Kuwait police bust 76 at rowdy party

KUWAIT CITY, May 26 (UPI) -- A particularly wild party Kuwait landed 76 revelers in jail on charges ranging from drinking to cross-dressing, police said.

Kuwait looks into alleged money-laundering

KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Kuwait officials are investigating an alleged $300 million money-laundering scheme involving two lawmakers, a former minister and a businessman, a report says.
Twenty Libyan rebel fighters killed in Sirte

Twenty Libyan rebel fighters killed in Sirte

WINZRIK, Libya, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- More than 20 rebel fighters were killed in Sirte, one of the remaining strongholds of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, a rebel spokesman said Monday.

Hamas leader moves to Sudan

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal reportedly is relocating from Syria to Sudan, a move seen as enhancing Syria's quest for peace with Israel.

Golan Heights for peace with Syria?

JERUSALEM, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- An Israeli minister said that Israel “is willing to pay the price for peace with Syria and return the Golan Heights.”

Israel, Hamas trade fire in Gaza

GAZA, June 30 (UPI) -- Two Israeli air strikes Saturday killed six Palestinians in Gaza, including three senior Islamist Jihad militants.

Iraqi officials ratify election results

BAGHDAD, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials have certified the results of parliamentary elections, setting the country on a course for forming a new, permanent government.

Reporter's kidnappers set new deadline

BAGHDAD, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Kuwaiti TV station that received a tape of abducted U.S. journalist Jill Carroll said her kidnappers have set a Feb. 26 deadline for their demands.

Kuwait fund reschedules Jordan debts

AMMAN, Jordan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has agreed to reschedule Jordan's debt of $220 million over a period of 30 years, reports said Monday. Amman's daily newspaper al-Rai quoted the fund's director general, Abdel Wahhab al-Badr, as saying the fun

50 Bangladeshis poisoned in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Fifty Bangladeshi workers suffered food poisoning in Jordan's al-Hassan industrial city after apparently eating from the same spoiled meal.

Americans in Yemen advised precaution

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. embassy in Yemen Friday cautioned Americans to take extra precautions against possible attacks.

Students stab teacher

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A school teacher was stabbed several times by his students in central Jordan following an argument over attendance on the second day of the school year.

Jordan rejects Iraq's terror criticism

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jordan has rejected Iraq's criticism that it failed to act firmly in helping to combat the terrorism that has been sweeping Iraq.
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Al Rai (Arabic: الراي), formerly known as Al Rai al Aam, is a Kuwaiti daily newspaper.

According to a 2007 survey by the Washington-based Intermedia group, Al Rai ranked one among Kuwaiti newspapers for the fifth year in a row. In 2008, Al Rai received the Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sobah's award for best designed news website. Al Rai was created in the 1960s and is owned by the Boodai family, one of Kuwait's leading merchant and business families. Its Editor-in-Chief is Youssef Al-Jalahmah. In addition to domestic news, Al Rai employs correspondents worldwide. Among those are Linda Azar and Wesam Abou-Harfhoush in Beirut, Khodor Halaweh and Zaki Abou-Khdeir in the Palestinian Territories, Haidar Al Hajj in Baghdad, Elias Nasr in London and Hussain Abdul-Hussain in Washington, DC. The newspaper is known for generally supporting the Kuwaiti government and ruling family.

Al Rai's columnists include two seasoned journalists: Khairallah Khairallah and Ali Roz.

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