Wednesday , October 18 2017

Kuwait

Storm shuts schools

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28, (KUNA): A thunderstorm ravaged the country early on Wednesday, leading to the suspension of schools and universities and flooding in some areas and roads. The Interior Ministry cautioned road users from the possible continuation of the thunderstorm till this evening. It called on people in Kuwait …

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Freak rains wreak havoc in country

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: It was an unusual day in the State of Kuwait on Wednesday, as most parts of the country experienced thunderstorms with torrential rainfall that resulted in floods in many areas to such an extent that some schools, institutes and universities were closed down. Accidents that occurred …

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‘New, multi-storied buildings cause of lesser car parkings’ – ‘Make basement parking mandatory’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the issues they want the municipality to tackle in their neighbourhoods, 57 percent of voters felt that congestion caused by insufficient parking spaces to be the most pertinent. “Over the past few years all the …

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Kuwait commits to US mandated FATCA law

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) model has spurred the rise of a global automatic exchange of information, informed Hannah Shipley, Director at Ernst & Young, while speaking about FATCA and its implications during a business panel discussion held at the Kuwait Chamber of …

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MoE slams photos of students on web

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: A picture of students sitting on the ground inside a classroom, which has been circulating on social networking websites, contradicts the statement issued earlier by Ministry of Education to deny rumors of shortage of furniture in schools, reports Al-Rai daily. In response, Assistant Undersecretary for Financial …

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AMIR VOWS NO EFFORT SPARED TO PROTECT HOMELAND – Reforms urged as income drops 60% – Minister of Social Affairs and Labour survives grilling

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27: His Highness the Amir called Tuesday on officials state to seek alternative revenue sources and reduce public expenditure after state income dropped 60 percent due to a sharp slide in crude prices. Addressing Prliament at the beginning of its new term, Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Sabah …

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Kuwait Olympic body suspended

WASHINGTON, Oct 27, (AP): For the second time in five years, Kuwait is being suspended by the IOC for political interference, leaving its athletes in limbo for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al- Sabah, the Kuwaiti who heads the global association of national Olympic committees …

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Kuwait backs UN’s efforts to promote world peace: Jarallah

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27, (KUNA): Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah reaffirmed Kuwait’s commitment to UN efforts to shoulder its responsibility under the UN Charter for promoting peace, security, human rights and development around the globe. “The State of Kuwait, as a UN member, takes pride in the achievements made by …

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Ban on animal imports from six

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources Affairs (PAAFRA) has banned the importation of ruminants from Saudi Arabia due to foot and mouth disease. The decision also includes a temporary banning importation of all live birds from Portugal due to West Nile fever as …

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Kuwaiti woman back after 35 years, seeks rights – Late father kept second marriage secret

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27: A Kuwaiti woman, identified only as N and born in Egypt of Egyptian mother and Kuwaiti father is said to be visiting Kuwait for the first time in 35 years, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to her, her father married her mother in Egypt and the marriage …

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