Kuwait

VAT? … Over my dead body: Al Hashem

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has warned that he will grill Health Minister Jamal Al-Harbi if Jaber Hospital does not start operating within six months, indicating Education Minister Mohammed Al-Faris will face the same fate if he fails to push for the operation of Al-Shadadiya University within the …

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Kuwait charges Australian for terror

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Kuwait has filed terrorism charges against an Australian citizen Hicham Zahab, a former extremist accused of playing a key role in smuggling and supplying the Islamic State (IS) organization with surface-to-air missiles, reports The Australian. According to a press statement issued by the Embassy of Kuwait …

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Fuel prices set

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Ministry of Finance has fixed the prices for different categories of fuel based on the new tariff plan, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the petrol prices from January until end of March will be as follows — Benzene 91 Octane (Ultra) will be …

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Radical group said to penetrate university; students being misled – Open probe, minister urged

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Hezbollah of Lebanon is said to have penetrated the Kuwait University through one of the faculties and is reportedly training students on information technology and methods of storing data, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, this is done by a specialized civil company that boasts of …

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‘Increasing rate of obesity worrying’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Former health minister, general surgical consultant, oncologist and consultant for laparoscopic surgery Dr Mohammed Al-Jarallah has warned against the increasing rate of obesity in the country, reports Aljarida daily. He stressed the consequences of this epidemic, which is usually associated with heart diseases, digestive system diseases, …

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Citizens, residents swarm Gulf Street to celebrate ‘New Year’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: Citizens and expatriates of all ages thronged to Gulf Street and arenas nationwide to celebrate the New Year holiday in an artistic atmosphere filled with joy and optimism, reports Al Seyassah daily. Kuwait’s skies lit up with the wonderful sparkling colors of fi reworks and firecrackers …

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Amir sends New Year greetings, congratulates new UN chief

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday exchanged cables of congratulations with heads of Arab and friendly countries on the advent of the New Year, wishing their countries stability, peace and prosperity. In another development, His Highness the Amir on Sunday …

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IOC refuses to lift Kuwait ban

LAUSANNE, Jan 1, (AFP): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law. World sports bodies led by the IOC and football governing body FIFA suspended Kuwait in October 2015 for …

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8,157 illegal residents adjusted their status: central apparatus

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1, (KUNA): Between 2011 until end of December 2016, some 8,157 illegal residents have adjusted their status in Kuwait, said the Central Agency for Illegal Residents Affairs here on Sunday. Head of the status adjustment department of the apparatus Colonel Mohammad Al-Wohaib told KUNA that 5,637 illegal …

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MP voices hope for genuine reform

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1: “This year, we hope to see genuine reforms in State administration and ministerial work — particularly in the human rights field — while closing the past page along with granting amnesty to prisoners, reinstatement of citizenship and stopping prosecutions, says Chairman of the parliamentary Human Rights …

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