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Kuwait

MoI warns parents – DAESH targeting young men

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 22: The Interior Ministry has warned parents and urged them to keep track of their children because e-mails sent from unknown sources are known to incite young people to join the terrorist organization DAESH, reports Al-Shahed daily. Security sources stressed on the need for the parents to …

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MP Dashti sentenced to 11-year term for insults

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 22, (AFP): A Kuwaiti court on Thursday sentenced Shiite lawmaker Abdulhameed Dashti to 11 years’ jail in absentia for insults against HH the Amir and its neighbour Saudi Arabia. Any criticism of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah can result in charges of insulting him, …

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Kuwait rejects all forms of terror, affirms role in IS fight – ‘Pressure Israel’

NEW YORK, Sept 21, (KUNA): Kuwait on Wednesday rejected all forms of terrorism and reaffirmed its active contributions to the international coalition fi ghting the so-called Islamic State (IS). This came in a speech by Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, His Highness the …

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‘Repealing sponsorship system Labour’s target’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has been studying the possibility of repealing sponsorship system and other laws related to domestic workers, says sector minister Hind Al-Sabeeh. She revealed this at a recent social gathering organized by the Mexican Embassy in Kuwait and explained “anything is possible …

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Majority expresses fear about hike in prices of commodities, services – Rise in electricity tariffs too drastic

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: While households are still coping with the increase in petrol prices, many in Kuwait have begun to brace themselves for the rise in electricity tariffs that will have a more significant impact on their wallets. In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers shared their many …

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Lawyer files challenge against constitutionality of the DNA law

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: Today we filed an application with the constitutional court challenging the constitutionality of the DNA Law No. 78/2015. We have previously issued a statement on 22/07/2015 further to the National Assembly’s approval to pass the said law revealing our intention to challenge its constitutionality due to …

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Americana sale likely done deal

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21, (RTRS): Kuwait Food Co’s (Americana) biggest shareholder said on Wednesday conditions for Gulf-based Adeptio to buy its 69 percent stake have been met, paving the way for the completion of the $2.4 billion deal. Al Khair National for Stocks and Real Estate said Adeptio will now …

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New transport fares approval draws complaints, reactions – ‘No commodities price hike’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20: Ministry of Interior’s approval of the new fares for taxis and public transport has drawn complaints and reactions among citizens and expatriates. In this context, Citizen Hamad Al-Dhufairi said he expected the raise in airport taxis not to exceed 250 fils or 500 fils since the …

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Visitors lament poor services at ‘hospital’ – Health Office in US insists on forcing 2 patients back

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20: Several visitors to Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital have been complaining about poor medical services from the stages of diagnosis to treatment. They also lamented long waiting period, inadequate number of wheel chairs and congestion at the outpatients section, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Visitors have taken photos on various …

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MoE to implement two-semester system in schools – 2 terms will now resolve agitation by parents

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20: Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education in the Ministry of Education Fatmah Al-Kanderi revealed that first and third terms are to be repealed and merged with second and fourth terms respectively at all levels of pretertiary education and grades, indicating the two-semester system will be implemented in …

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