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Kuwait

Pokemon no ‘Go’ areas in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, July 15, (Agencies): Kuwait is saying “no” to “Pokemon Go” in certain places. The Interior Ministry issued a statement Friday warning users of the smash mobile phone application from taking pictures of any vital government, military or security location. It also warned users not to pounce on Pikachus …

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UN urges Kuwait to amend DNA law

GENEVA, July 15, (RTRS): A UN human rights watchdog called on Kuwait on Friday to amend a counter-terrorism law requiring nationwide compulsory DNA testing, saying that it was disproportionate and violated the right to privacy. Any testing should be limited to individuals suspected of having committed serious crimes and only …

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‘MoI’ issues new regulations concerning domestic workers – Basic pay shouldn’t be less than KD 60 monthly

KUWAIT CITY, July 13: The Deputy Premier, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has issued new regulations concerning domestic labor and related procedures. The first article states that domestic workers recruiting agencies must obtain guarantee of KD 40,000 valid for two years from …

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‘Strict steps taken to improve airport, border posts security’

KUWAIT CITY, July 13: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Border Security Affairs in the Ministry of Interior Major General Khalid Al-Saqabi disclosed that the number of passengers who entered and exited through the borders and Kuwait International Airport from July 5-9, 2016 totaled 920,184. In a press conference, Al-Saqabi said the …

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‘No restrictions on personal freedoms’ – Interior denies social network claims

KUWAIT CITY, July 13, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior refuted on Wednesday rumors carried by the social networks that the Ministry has enacted a number of measures restricting the use of public freedoms, especially the freedom of speech. In a press statement, the Ministry said there is no basis for …

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‘Take Civil IDs soon’

KUWAIT CITY, July 13: Director- General of the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Musa’ed Al-Assousi said people who fail to collect their Civil IDs, five months after its issuance will have to pay KD 5 fine, reports Al-Rai daily. He also said the Civil IDs will be cancelled if …

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Bill bid to broaden public assistance

KUWAIT CITY, July 13: MP Saleh Ahmad Ashour has presented a draft bill to amend Public Assistance Law No. 12/2011 in order to include more beneficiaries especially the Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis. Article One of the bill stipulates amending the second paragraph (b) of Article Three to read as …

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Number of wanted Kuwaitis more than foreigners – 22,616 travel bans and 23,115 arrest orders issued against defaulters in Q1 2016

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: About 22,616 travel bans and 23,115 arrest orders were issued against defaulters during the first quarter of the year 2016, as per statistics issued by the General Department of Sentences Enforcement. According to the statistics, the number of wanted Kuwaitis is more than the number of …

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‘Companies not paying salary on time will face legal action’

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: Acting head of the Public Authority for Manpower Ahmed Al-Mousa stated Tuesday afternoon that the authority has summoned the cleaning and sanitation company whose workers demonstrated at the airport earlier the same day, in order to answer to labor rights violations that have led to the …

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Kuwait set to collect DNA

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: Kuwait will start implementing the law requiring all citizens, expatriates and visitors to submit DNA samples later this summer, reports Alternet quoting Kuwaiti officials. According to the report published Monday on the website of Alternet, the DNA samples of at least 3.3 million people will be …

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