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Kuwait

Magnetic toys are severe health hazard to children, warn experts

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (Agencies): The Kuwait Association of Pediatric Surgeons warned on Saturday that high-powered magnetic toys, popular locally amongst children, have severe health hazards if swallowed as they obstruct or puncture the gastrointestinal tract. The remarks were made as the number of cases of ingestion of the toys, …

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‘No commercial licenses along coastline’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has issued a decision to stop granting commercial licenses for any businesses along the coastline as well as stop renewing licenses of some of them. They said the decision includes car showrooms, some restaurants, commercial and entertainment activities …

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‘6 govt employment agencies recruit nurses’

Indian envoy says not received any official request from N. Delhi KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13: The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain, in response to the article published two days ago about hawala transactions, said this issue is no longer a secret and that there are agencies in both countries …

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Gulf oil spill clean by end week – Teams still at work

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (Agencies): Emergency workers have managed to clean up “the major part” of an oil spill near the joint Kuwaiti-Saudi Al-Khafji oilfield in the Gulf, an official said on Sunday. “The major portion of the main oil spill has been removed,” Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) spokesman Sheikh …

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Amir receives Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in presence of His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, met Sunday with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri and his accompanying delegation. They had fraternal talks that reflected historical relations between Kuwait …

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Govt unlikely to issue decree of necessity to impose taxes – VAT in hands of Parliament

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: There are no indications that government will issue a decree of necessity to impose tax on citizens and expatriates, especially as the Parliament has completely rejected the plan to implement Value Added Tax and Selective Tax system. Sources reaffirmed Government’s committed to Article 134 of the …

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‘No plastic rice’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: Ministry of Commerce and Industry with other relevant authorities in the country have collected and tested random samples of rice in the Kuwaiti markets and no plastic rice was detected, contrary to content of a video clip circulated on social media recently. Noted random samples were …

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‘Shrimps catch best compared to previous years’

Govt subsidies on some products increased KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12, (Agencies): Shrimps wholesale supplies soared to 800 fully loaded baskets (a basket contains minimum 20 kg) per day this year’s season as compared to 300-400 to the past year season, said the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources …

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Hawala transactions of Varghese identified – Agency overcharged nurses 100 times over

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: Officials of Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India are hot on the trail of the hawala channels for transfer of money allegedly used by Varghese Uthup, the proprietor of Al-Zarafa Manpower Consultants who secured bail from the Indian High Court on Thursday in the nursing recruitment scam, …

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Kuwait Int’l Airport caters to 1,185,623 passengers in July – Dept issues 15,884 visas

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: Kuwait International Airport catered to 1,185,623 passengers in July according to the report released by the Airport Passport Department. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior cited the report saying the number of arrivals reached 533,270 — …

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