Sunday , October 22 2017

Kuwait

IOC strips Kuwait of Olympic qualifier – IMMIGRATION DENIES ISRAELI DELEGATE ENTRY VISA

WASHINGTON, Oct 30, (Agencies): The IOC revoked the Olympic qualifying status of a shooting championship in Kuwait on Thursday after an Israeli official was denied a visa to enter the country for the event. The IOC executive board stripped the Asian Shooting Championship of its Olympic status on the request …

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Trade thriving as kidney failure sees sharp spike – ‘Diabetes, obesity, bad eating habits damaging’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: “Why have advertisements for kidney donation increased in Kuwait over the past few years?”, “How is the business of buying and selling kidneys carried out in the country?”, “Why would someone sell his or her kidney?” — These are some of the questions that were directed …

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‘Door is open for issuance and renewal of Bedoun passports’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalization and Residence Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major- General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah was quoted as saying the door is open to receive transactions for the issuance and renewal of Article 17 passports for illegal residents or the so-called bedoun, reports …

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Kuwait’s presence at Expo unique, boosts ties with Italy – Pasquino

MILAN, Oct 30, (KUNA): Kuwait’s unique participation in the Expo Milano 2015 has positively impacted bilateral relations with Italy, and contributed to the success of the event, Expo Commissioner General Bruno Antonio Pasquino has said. The six-month global exhibition was opened on 1 May, with 145 countries taking part. Through …

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French special envoy calls on Kuwait to attend ‘CoP21’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30, (KUNA): France urged Kuwait on Thursday to attend the upcoming 21st Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dubbed “CoP21” in Paris next month. French Special Envoy for Africa and Middle East on Climate Change Ambassador Stephane Gompertz made the remarks …

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Economy shrinks first time since ’2010 – GDP down 1.6% in 2014

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (AFP): Kuwait’s economy contracted last year for the first time since 2010 as the country suffered the consequences of the global drop in oil prices, its central bank said Thursday. The country’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank 1.6 percent in 2014, mainly because oilgenerated GDP …

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Pay hold eyed on ‘absconding’ labor

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (Agencies): Director of Labor Inspection Department at Manpower Public Authority Sultan Hassan revealed that the department has been coordinating with the Labor Relations Department to form a new method for dealing with absconding cases filed against laborers registered under companies that have governmental contracts, through the …

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Stormy weather through midweek

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (Agencies): Director of Meteorology Department Sami Al-Othman forecasted that the heavy rainfall may continue until mid of next week. Affirming that the weather has been unstable with low to medium cloud cover in the sky accompanied with thunderstorms at different timings, Al- Othman revealed that Rabya …

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Crackdown on illegal Dish TV

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (Agencies): The concerned authorities in Kuwait during a series of raids on commercial centers have seized a lot of settop boxes of India-based DTH service Dish TV to keep a tap on TV piracy and distribution of what the authorities called unauthorized decoders since Dish TV …

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Kuwait among states for forced Pyongyang labor

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29, (AP): Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labor to circumvent UN sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $1.2 billion and $2.3 billion annually by one estimate, a UN investigator …

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