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Kuwait

Kuwait Airways reschedules flights according to new business strategy

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways said on Thursday it would be rescheduling some of its flights as an initial stage in accordance with its new business strategy. The changes will be applied according to the fifth article of the Freedoms of the Air set of aviation rules, which …

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Kuwait to launch free economic zone on islands

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah headed a Supreme Council for Planning and Development meeting on Wednesday held after assessment and follow-up committee talks. Matters discussed include an August 2015 report by the public policies and administrative development committee on …

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Termination for expats over 50

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued a decision to end the services of expatriate employees in government departments and agencies who are more than 50 years old, reports Al-Anba daily. A source disclosed the commission will start implementing the decision on March 1 and it will …

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Kuwait rejects Amnesty criticism of rights record – ‘AN OPEN SOCIETY BASED ON RULE OF LAW’

DUBAI, Dec 17, (RTRS): Kuwait dismissed on Thursday criticism by Amnesty International that human rights have been eroding in the country since the Arab Spring protests erupted across the region four years ago and said it remained an open society based on the rule of law. In a report published …

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Security restriction must be imposed on people having ‘extremist views’ – Step aims to protect society from criminal acts

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: The security authorities should use their powers enshrined in the law to impose security restrictions on anyone proven to have extremist views; which are expressed verbally, in writing or by showing support for these ideas — whether through the media or various means of social communication, …

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Ministry battling use of hi-tech by exam cheats – Plan to counter sick leave phenomenon

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17, (Agencies): The Ministry of Education is working hard to fight using modern technology to cheat in exams, and that there “are many solutions to eliminate any signs of a cheating,” Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa said on Thursday. Exams are …

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Case against gender segregation rejected – ‘Part of domestic workers law unconstitutional’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: The Constitutional Court, presided over by Judge Yusuf Al-Mutawa, on Wednesday rejected Petition No. 13/2015 concerning the constitutionality of Co-Education Law No. 24/1996 which regulates higher studies at Kuwait University, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), and the private schools. Earlier, the court decided …

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Suicide bombing at mosque biggest story of 2015 – ‘ISIS atrocities most remembered’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: From big discoveries in the field of science to destructive natural calamities and the horrors inflicted by terrorists, to historic diplomatic deals and corporate scandals, as the year draws to an end, in this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the biggest stories …

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Infectious-disease hit expats face deportation

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: Three unidentified expatriates have been referred to the Deportation Center, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the men are suffering from infectious diseases and when the concerned authority discovered the sickness in the men, personnel from the Residence Affairs Department were alerted and the men were …

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Bill on animal rights gets nod; predators unallowed – Progress made in anti-graft fight: MP

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: The Parliament on Wednesday approved a draft law presented by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on animal rights and two other bills on criminalizing the sale or possession of predators. The Public Utilities Committee explained in its report that the Animal Rights Draft Law requires animal …

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