Kuwait

‘Leave Lebanon’ – Kuwait warns

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 24, (AFP): Kuwait on Wednesday became the latest Gulf state to urge its citizens to leave Lebanon following tensions over the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah which is fighting to support Syria’s regime. In a statement cited by the official KUNA news agency, the Kuwaiti embassy in Beirut also …

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Obama messages people of Kuwait – US envoy commemorates liberation

US Ambassador Douglas Silliman’s remarks to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Gulf War on Board the USS Arlington Amphibious Carrier Commander of  Kuwaiti Naval Forces General Khaled Al-Kandari, Admiral Donegan, Captain Bailey, members of the American, Kuwaiti and coalition militaries, distinguished guests, friends. I want to thank you for …

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Minister Al-Sabeeh and UNDP chief discuss Kuwait-funded JPO program – UN Development Program marks 50th Anniversar

NEW YORK, Feb 24, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh has met with UN Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark to discuss Kuwait-funded Junior Professional Officers’ (JPOs) program. Al-Sabeeh, also Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, and Clark reviewed, during their meeting on Tuesday, …

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UK envoy offers congratulations – ‘A special relationship’

Ambassador Matthew Lodge and The British Embassy wish Kuwait a Happy National and Liberation Weekend KUWAIT CITY, Feb 24: At the occasion of Kuwait’s national and liberation days, British Ambassador Matthew Lodge would like to say a few congratulatory words on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government and the people of …

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‘Follow UAE example’ ‘Promote tourism, industry to offset decline in prices of oil’

  KUWAIT CITY, Feb 24: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on what steps should be taken in light of the declining oil prices. The majority of respondents felt that the government should be investing in tourism and the industrial sector to create more sources of …

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Kuwait is ranked 124th out of 230 in living standard survey – Vienna nicest city, Baghdad worst

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23, (Agencies): Kuwait City ranked 124th out of 230 cities in the 2016 Quality of Living Survey released by consulting firm Mercer Tuesday. The firm conducts the survey annually based on a number of criteria, such as political stability, health care, education, crime, recreation and transport. This …

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Amir tours Souq Al-Mubarakiya; Mountaineers raise flag

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah accompanied by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah paid a visit on Tuesday to Souq Al-Mubarakiya, Kuwait’s oldest traditional market. During his tour to the market, His Highness the Amir was also …

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KAC sends memo about prices of tickets for govt employees

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) has submitted a memo to the Cabinet about the prices of tickets for government employees and the terms and conditions in this regard, reports Al-Anba daily quoting high-level ministerial sources. Sources disclosed the ministries and other governmental institutions shall oblige their staff …

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Panel to discuss fees in private schools with reps – Deliberations over on education

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: The parliamentary Education Affairs Committee has reaffirmed its commitment to finalize draft laws on copyrights, Kuwait University (KU) and Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting Thursday, MP Auda Al-Ruweie confirmed completion of discussions on issues concerning the …

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US forces enter Kuwait to end Iraqi occupation

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23, (AP): In February 1991, after months of building an international coalition, US forces entered Kuwait to end the Iraqi occupation of its smaller, oil-rich neighbor. The ground operation to end Iraq’s nearly seven-month occupation lasted only 100 hours, despite fleeing Iraqi forces lighting hundreds of massive …

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