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Kuwait

Kuwait as capital of Islamic culture a ‘crowning moment’ for all: Premier

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has expressed his great joy in Kuwait’s cultural celebrations that kicked off earlier Monday to mark Al-Qurain 22nd Cultural Festival and Kuwait Capital of Islamic Culture 2016. These festivals coincide with Kuwait’s national day celebrations, …

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KSE, banks eye resuming dealing with their Iranian counterparts

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: The banks and Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) are now preparing to resume dealing with their Iranian counterparts without the need for a decision from the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), following the lifting of US and European sanctions on Tehran, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources …

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Kuwaiti ‘islands’ will be country’s future project

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said making use of Kuwaiti islands would be the country’s future project. His Highness Sheikh Jaber made the statement on Tuesday in a speech before His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber …

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MPs laud Amir-ordered cut to Diwan budget – Others should follow

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Lawmakers have lauded the directive issued by HH the Amir Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to reduce the budget of the Amiri Diwan, calling on all ministries and other government institutions to follow in the footsteps of the Amir considering the current economic situation. MP …

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Philippine Airlines in first Kuwait airport touch down

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) maiden flight to Kuwait PR 668 landed on the Kuwait International Airport at 6:55 am on Monday (11:55 am Manila time) and was welcomed by a traditional water gun salute by the Kuwait Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) followed by a …

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Cabinet ‘condemns’ recent attacks in Turkey, Indonesia

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday condemned the recent “criminal act” that hit Turkey and the “terrorist attacks” in Indonesia. Last Tuesday, a suicide attack struck the historical Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, leaving many people killed, mostly Germans, or wounded. Two days later, gun and bomb attacks …

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‘Privatization to improve services’ – ‘Transformers hinder projects’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Opinions expressed by officials of the Ministry of Electricity and Water were in agreement with that of Municipal Council member Ahmad Al-Fadhalah who considers the power transformers to be a drawback for residential areas and a major obstacle against the execution of development projects, reports Al-Rai …

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‘Improving tourism in Kuwait to offer 30,000 jobs in 10 yrs’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18, (KUNA): Raising the standards of the tourism sector in Kuwait will provide around 30,000 job opportunities over the next 10 years with an annual investment capacity of over KD 700 million, a Ministry of Information official said. The tourism sector will assume a pivotal role in …

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Amir orders cut to Amiri Diwan budget

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to take the process needed to restudy the Amiri Diwan budget and affiliated bodies as well as rationalize it, said Deputy Amiri Diwan Minister Sheikh …

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Kuwait food bills among cheapest – 4.38% of average wage

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: Kuwait is the third cheapest country in the world for grocery shopping — 4.38 percent of the average wage, reports gulfbusiness.com. MoveHub published the ranking by using data from Numbeo to show the most expensive and cheapest places in the world to buy a week’s worth …

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