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Kuwait

Don’t consume products irrigated with untreated wastewater: KISR

‘Danger lies in leafy crops’ KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has warned against the consumption of agricultural products irrigated with untreated wastewater. It called for strict control to prevent the infiltration of such produce until thorough tests confirming they are free of contaminants are complete. …

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Legislative back-and-forth on impounds – Panels prep draft laws

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The parliamentary Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on Monday discussed two proposals on amending the Audio Visual Law, says committee member MP Ahmad Al-Fadel. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Al-Fadel pointed out that the current law contradicts constitutional stipulations on freedom and it was approved …

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Bid to globalize FATCA

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: Bankers around the world disclosed there is an international trend to globalize the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on foreign accounts of the Americans under the name Global Account Tax Compliance Act (GATCA), so most countries in the world, including Kuwait, can apply it on …

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Emergency team formed to figure out onion crisis – Ban on Egyptian veggies lifted

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: Acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Rawdan has formed an emergency team tasked to find solutions to the onion crisis, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. In a related development, acting Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi visited the fruits and vegetables market after the announcement …

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‘Views of top authorities tackling outstanding issues become clear’

UK court approves Al-Raja’an’s extradition KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The perceptions of the legislative and executive authorities to tackle outstanding issues have, to a large extent, become crystal clear, reports Al- Anba daily quoting informed sources. The sources explained these perceptions are related to the formation of the new government, …

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50 Syrians escape deportation in govt gesture

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20: The Ministry of Interior has released 50 out of the 67 Syrians who were being held at the deportation center, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting a security source. The source explained their release came in line with Kuwait’s orientation as a country of humanity. The men …

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Oil sector plans to hire 6,845 Kuwaitis from 2018/2019

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 20:The oil sector plans to employ about 6,845 Kuwaitis over the next five years starting from fiscal 2018/2019, reports Al-Anba daily quoting an official oil source. The source pointed out the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries intend to employ about 1,810 Kuwaitis within the next …

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MP VOWS DEADLINE CALL TO CANCEL REVERSAL – Interior in U-turn on car impounds

‘Fines don’t work’ KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: The Ministry of the Interior in a press release has said the Ministry has neither postponed nor cancelled the activation of Article 207 of the Traffic Law. According to the law the vehicle will be impounded for two months in addition to the …

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‘Plan to cut down number of expats irks visa traders’

Green light on reduction of foreigners in state institutions KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, the State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh denied that visa traders or influential people are keeping the pressure on her to prevent implementation of the plan to cut down …

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State waiting for Al-Rajaan extradition

‘British ruling based on merits’ KUWAIT CITY, Nov 19: Kuwait is waiting for the extradition of former Director-General of the of the Public Institute for Social Security Fahd Al-Raja’an from Britain to appear before the Kuwaiti judiciary to answers charges of misappropriation of public funds, reports Al-Rai daily. In this …

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