Kuwait

Kuwait builds counter-terror ability – Deaths down despite DAESH threat

KUWAIT CITY, June 3, (Agencies): Despite a spate of bloody incidents that made global headlines, the total number of deaths in terrorist attacks fell last year by 14 percent, a US government report said Thursday. While the Islamic State group remains the major threat and carried out devastating attacks in …

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Kuwaiti security chief holds talks in Singapore on issues of joint concern

KUWAIT CITY, June 3, (KUNA): Chief of the National Security Bureau Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, currently on a visit to Singapore with other officials, discussed in on Friday with Singaporean Minister of State for Defense and Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman issues of joint concern for …

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Three cooperative societies lose KD 13 mln due to financial improprieties

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Three cooperative societies reportedly lost KD13 million due to administrative and financial improprieties, and the inability of board members to coordinate well among themselves, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting an informed source. He explained that the highest loss was recorded at Dasma and Bneid Al-Gar Cooperative Society …

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Al-Essa denies reports about ‘admission crisis

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa announced that the higher studies institutes are prepared to accommodate all public high school graduates of the 2016/2017 academic year, reports Al-Rai daily. He denied reports about an ‘admission crisis’, revealing about the enhanced coordination among the …

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‘No differences between Salafist, Brothers groups’

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Undersecretary of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Eng Fareed Asad Amadi denied the existence of any rancor between members of the Salafist and Muslim Brotherhood Group at the ministry. He insisted that those who have been peddling this rumor are making baseless and pointless assertion, …

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Difficult to ‘do’ many jobs without expats: Al-Ghanim – ‘Restructuring population report baseless’

KUWAIT CITY, June 2: The population of Kuwait reached 4,183,658 by the middle of 2015 and it increased to 4,239,006 by end of December in the same year, according to the recent statistics released by the Public Authority of Civil Information (PACI). With the announcement made by Minister of Social …

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Eye on frequent money-senders – Money-laundering suspected

KUWAIT CITY, June 2: Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) is considering the possibility of blacklisting some customers of certain money exchange companies for carrying out several large and small money transfers, in consideration of the frequency and proximity of the time between the transfers, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. …

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Sri Lanka to gradually ban house maids abroad – Govt cites abuses, social costs

COLOMBO, June 2, (RTRS): Sri Lanka will gradually stop sending house maids abroad, mainly to the Middle East, due to rights abuses, social costs and a local labour shortage, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said on Wednesday. Sri Lanka’s expatriate workers, mainly house maids and unskilled labourers, send back remittances — …

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MPs ‘finalize’ 12 reduced budgets

KUWAIT CITY, June 2: The parliamentary Budgets and Final Accounts Committee, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance, finalized the budgets of 12 independent government agencies after studying them thoroughly, says Committee Chairman MP Adnan AbdulSamad. Disclosing the total budget of these agencies has been reduced by KD 53 million, …

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Weather to remain ‘stable’ in coming days: forecaster = ‘Heatwave expected during day’

KUWAIT CITY, June 2, (KUNA): Weather in the country is expected to remain stable in the coming days, a statement from the General Directorate of Meteorology predicted on Thursday. In a statement to KUNA, head of the agricultural and hydrological forecast at the meteorology department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said that all …

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