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Ministry of Interior says ready for upcoming parliamentary election – 4,000 police personnel to be distributed: Al-Hashash

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (KUNA): Director General of the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Interior Ministry Adel Al-Hashash unveiled on Saturday that some 4,000 police personnel would be distributed across the country to secure the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for November 26. Al-Hashash told Kuwait …

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Coptic Patriarch extols Kuwait’s religious coexistence

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12: Patriarch of the Egyptian Coptic Catholic Church Ibrahim Isaac said Saturday, Kuwait is a state of religious and cultural coexistence. Speaking to reporters upon arrival in Kuwait, the patriarch said Kuwait hosts different communities, including the Egyptian one which enjoys good treatment, commending the humanitarian role …

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Government austerity tops Kuwait election campaign

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (AFP): Candidates in Kuwait’s parliamentary elections have focused their campaigns on unpopular government austerity measures as the oil-dependent Gulf country faces financial stress due to low crude prices. Kuwait, which sits on around seven percent of the world’s proven crude reserves, has resorted to a series …

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Opposition candidates return to ballot divided

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (AP): Kuwait’s upcoming election will give the tiny Kuwait a chance to elect new representatives to what is arguably the Gulf’s most powerful legislature, as the country is squeezed by low oil prices and fearful of extremist attacks. But what does one prominent candidate think ranks …

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Labor sector demands new structure: Al Fadhl – 88 pct of workforce in govt sector

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12: National Assembly Candidate Ahmad Nabil Al-Fadhl affi rmed that restructuring of labor market is a required watershed in activating the wheel of development and the potentials of youths — especially as the labor sector demands a new structure, reports Al- Qabas daily. Al-Fadhl declared that Kuwait …

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Indian Embassy says doesn’t accept, exchange demonetized bank notes – ‘Rs 500 and Rs 1000’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12: The Embassy has been receiving telephonic calls/ queries from some members of Indian community enquiring whether Embassy can accept and/or exchange the demonetized banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs1,000 in their possession in Kuwait. It is hereby clarified that the Embassy does not deal in Indian …

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Egyptian doctor in MP death flees Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: One month after the Ministry of Health announced the formation of a fact-finding committee to investigate the death of former MP Falah Al-Sawagh in Al-Babtain Hospital as a result of medical error, the main suspect — the doctor responsible for sedating the late Al-Sawagh — has …

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‘Medicines given to cancer patients are 100% original’ – Social media rumors rejected

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: The factfinding committee, which was set up by Ministry of Health to investigate the rumor spread on social media about the provision of fake medicines to cancer patients at Kuwait Center for Cancer Control, has concluded its tasks and affirmed that the distributed medicines were 100 …

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‘Re-evaluate decision to cut teacher’s housing allowances’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs at Ministry of Education and Higher Education Yousef Al-Najjar revealed that the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa has requested the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to reevaluate its decision related to reduction of housing allowance for expatriate teachers …

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MoD plans to enforce conscription law

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: The Ministry of Defense has plans to enforce the Conscription Law on Kuwaitis aged between 18 and 35, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting Defense sources. The same sources said the registration will take place during the first 6 months of 2017. The conscripts will be trained in …

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