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Sunday , November 18 2018


Schools to ‘resume’ second semester on Jan 24: Al-Essa – Some teachers, Arab students reject laptops

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: A total of 653,624 students in public and private schools, as well as 63,844 teachers, are now ready for the second semester of academic year 2015/2016, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa. According to Al-Essa, classes for the second …

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AMIR MEETS SHIITE MPs AS ASSEMBLY BOYCOTT ENDS – MP warns of economic disaster if oil falls below $20

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday met seven Shiite lawmakers following the end of their boycott of the National Assembly sessions, reports Al-Rai daily. Parliamentary sources said the meeting lasted one hour during which recent developments were discussed. The parliamentarians also paid …

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Kuwait eyes domestic energy price reforms

ABU DHABI, Jan 19, (RTRS): Kuwait is considering several options for energy subsidy reforms but any possible rise in domestic prices would not impact citizens’ livelihood, the chief executive of state oil firm Kuwait Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday. Nizar Al-Adsani said “the Kuwaiti government is currently studying several options …

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Kuwait as capital of Islamic culture a ‘crowning moment’ for all: Premier

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has expressed his great joy in Kuwait’s cultural celebrations that kicked off earlier Monday to mark Al-Qurain 22nd Cultural Festival and Kuwait Capital of Islamic Culture 2016. These festivals coincide with Kuwait’s national day celebrations, …

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KSE, banks eye resuming dealing with their Iranian counterparts

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: The banks and Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) are now preparing to resume dealing with their Iranian counterparts without the need for a decision from the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), following the lifting of US and European sanctions on Tehran, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources …

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Kuwaiti ‘islands’ will be country’s future project

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said making use of Kuwaiti islands would be the country’s future project. His Highness Sheikh Jaber made the statement on Tuesday in a speech before His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber …

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MPs laud Amir-ordered cut to Diwan budget – Others should follow

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Lawmakers have lauded the directive issued by HH the Amir Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to reduce the budget of the Amiri Diwan, calling on all ministries and other government institutions to follow in the footsteps of the Amir considering the current economic situation. MP …

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Philippine Airlines in first Kuwait airport touch down

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) maiden flight to Kuwait PR 668 landed on the Kuwait International Airport at 6:55 am on Monday (11:55 am Manila time) and was welcomed by a traditional water gun salute by the Kuwait Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) followed by a …

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Cabinet ‘condemns’ recent attacks in Turkey, Indonesia

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday condemned the recent “criminal act” that hit Turkey and the “terrorist attacks” in Indonesia. Last Tuesday, a suicide attack struck the historical Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, leaving many people killed, mostly Germans, or wounded. Two days later, gun and bomb attacks …

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‘Privatization to improve services’ – ‘Transformers hinder projects’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Opinions expressed by officials of the Ministry of Electricity and Water were in agreement with that of Municipal Council member Ahmad Al-Fadhalah who considers the power transformers to be a drawback for residential areas and a major obstacle against the execution of development projects, reports Al-Rai …

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