Kuwait

‘CID spares no effort to safeguard Kuwait’ – ‘Kuwaitis to replace all expats’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department, Major-General Mohammad Al-Sharhan was recently quoted as saying the department spares no efforts to protect the country in the sense of security, safety and public order and stressed all areas of the country are under control, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Sharhan …

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Kuwait probes helicopter deal

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20, (AFP): Kuwait has ordered an investigation into a $1.1 billion deal to buy 30 military helicopters from France, a minister said on Wednesday, after reports of alleged kickbacks. The oil-rich emirate agreed to buy the Airbus Caracal helicopters for one billion euros ($1.1 billion) in August …

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‘Gear for full recognition of Palestine’ – MPs approve recommendations on Jerusalem

U.S. TO ‘TAKE NAMES’ ON U.N. JERUSALEM VOTE KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20: The National Assembly Wednesday unanimously approved six recommendations submitted by MPs on the issue of US administration decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The six recommendations …

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‘Kuwait obliged to implement VAT latest by 2018 end’

Kuwait’s reform strategy adopted to counter falling oil prices hailed KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Vice-President of World Bank for Middle East and North Africa Dr Hafez Ghanem stated Kuwait has recorded significant progress through its economic and financial reform strategy adopted in the last three years to counter the falling …

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Camp Arifjan shooting investigation opened

KUWAIT CITY: The State Security Service has opened an investigation to find the truth about the reported shooting incident at Camp Arifjan of the US Army, reports Al-Anba daily. Involved in the incident is an American client who was special agent in the US Army. The American, identified only as …

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Panic in medical center

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: A number of visitors to Hamoud Haidar Medical Center in Jabriya lodged complaints when the stamp machines broke down, resulting in panic and congestion in the medical center as angry visitors bemoaned the lack of immediate attention by the center’s administration to solve the crisis, reports …

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Some boycott oath-taking – PM to present action plan

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Landing on clear to reach a new stage of cooperation between the legislative and executive branches is needed in order for national ambitions to be attained, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Tuesday. The government will present to Parliament its action …

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MoE faces huddle its bid to stamp out cheating in exams

Teachers object preventing students from examinations KUWAIT CITY, Dec 19: Ministry of Education’s resolve to be strict on procedures concerning cheating and prevailing technical loopholes in the examination committees each year have been dogged by a straw of rejection, condemnation and complaints capable of breaking the backbone of the ministry …

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MP QUERIES SOME ARAB EXPAT HIRES AGAINST DECREE

Speaker warns against interfering in judiciary KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouk Al- Ghanim has confirmed that the National Assembly will convene Tuesday and hold elections to form the temporary committees. He disclosed the MPs have submitted requests to allocate two hours for discussion on the …

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MP threatens to internationalize issue of ‘prisoner of conscience’

Bureau head says some official bodies hindering probe KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri has threatened to internationalize the issue of ‘prisoner of conscience’, people who have been sentenced to various jail terms for storming the National Assembly, reports Al-Rai daily. He has also threatened to resort to the …

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