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Kuwait

48 Kuwaitis among 411 TB cases in 2015

KUWAIT CITY, March 24, (KUNA): Some 48 Kuwaitis are among 411 people diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in 2015, a senior Health Ministry official said on Thursday. The ministry’s Public Health Department Director Dr Yousuf Mendakar revealed the figures during a ceremony marking the World Tuberculosis Day, March 24. TB patients …

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IOC says ready to sign draft Kuwait deals to lift ban

BERLIN, March 24, (RTRS): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to sign either of two draft deals it says it had agreed in principle with Kuwait that would lift the ban on the country competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, it said on Thursday. Kuwait has rejected the …

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Kuwaiti laws maintain salaries, privileges of State employees – Plan to boost pvt sector’s role

KUWAIT CITY, March 23, (KUNA): The Kuwait laws stresses the need to maintain salaries and financial privileges of State’s employees, said an official. The strategic alternative project seeks to address the issue of salaries’ gaps, Undersecretary of Finance Ministry Khalifa Hamada, added in a speech at the national conference on …

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Bringing in new unskilled workers to cost more – Move tied to result of expat exodus

KUWAIT CITY, Mar 23: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the perceived consequences of expatriates moving out of Kuwait as a result of the rising cost of living. The increase of expenditure for basics amenities and the absence of a legal minimum wage and related …

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3rd person held for links to Kuwaitis’ killing

KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Lebanese security forces have arrested a third person for links to the murder of the two Kuwaiti citizens Nabil Yacoub Al-Ghareeb and Hussein Al-Nassar, reports Al-Anba daily. The man was arrested while attempting to sell a Rolex watch apparently stolen from the murdered men. A judicial …

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Arrest warrant issued against MP Abdulhameed Dashti

KUWAIT CITY: Following the lifting of MP Abdulhameed Dashti’s parliamentary immunity last week, an arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday and a circular was sent to all borders for his arrest over the case fi led against him for allegedly insulting Saudi Arabia, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In his Twitter account, …

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Sports laws not real reason for Kuwait’s IOC suspension

KUWAIT CITY, March 23, (KUNA): Kuwait’s sports laws are not the real reason that led the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend the country, the head of the Kuwaiti government negotiation delegation with the IOC Dr Mohammad Alfili said. Similar sports laws similar to the Kuwaiti ones exist in many …

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KUWAIT CONDEMNS ATTACK … AMIR OFFERS CONDOLENCES – Kuwaitis in Belgium safe, citizens urged to be vigilant – DAESH attacks in Brussels kill 35

BRUSSELS, March 22, (Agencies): Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least 35 people. Police issued a wanted notice for a young man pictured pushing a laden luggage trolley at the airport …

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Watch set on Hezbollah activists

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: The security agencies in Kuwait continue to keep an eye on some ‘activists’ of banned Lebanese party Hezbollah following a decision issued by the GCC countries labeling it a ‘terrorist’ organization, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, there are some known people who are believed to …

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KD 22bn budget deficit for 3 years seen

KUWAIT CITY, March 22, (KUNA): Kuwait’s state budget is expected to have a deficit of around KD 22 billion for the next three years as a result of plummeting oil prices, Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh said on Tuesday. In a speech during a national conference on priorities, …

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