Kuwait

Holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17

KUWAIT CITY: The holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17, coinciding with a Thursday, said Kuwaiti astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun said Sunday. He noted that the crescent might not be visible in Kuwait and could only be seen through telescope, while the inhabitants of the Arab Maghreb …

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Amir condoles loss of 57 in Kabul suicide attack

DAESH claims hit on voter registration center KABUL/KUWAIT CITY, April 22, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a cable of condolences to the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on death of scores of citizens in the suicidal bombing attack that targeted a polling station in …

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US hits Kuwait state of women

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: The US State Department in its report says that discrimination against Kuwaiti women is quite evident, in spite of the fact that they are given their political rights including the right to contest elections, cast their ballots but are still miles away when it comes to …

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Tourism likely to thrive in Kuwait soon: official

DUBAI, April 22, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait is forecast to witness booming tourism in light of the strategy, Vision-2035, and planned mega projects namely development of the northern region and the islands, a leading Kuwaiti official affirmed on Sunday. The visionary strategy explicitly stipulates developing tourism as part of …

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Co-op investors given three months to ‘renew’ licenses

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: The cooperative sector in Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor gave investors in the cooperative societies a grace period of three months for renewing their expired licenses at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, prior to registering violations on the files of investors not under the name …

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Two professors at Faculty of Law condemn Filipino diplomats action

Action violated international law KUWAIT CITY, April 22: Two professors at the Faculty of Law- Kuwait University have condemned the action of some diplomats at the Embassy of Philippines in Kuwait in smuggling a domestic worker from the residence of her sponsor to the embassy with a diplomatic car. The …

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Nazaha talks strategy with the private sector – ‘Forged certificates’ referred to prosecution

KUWAIT CITY, April 22, (KUNA): The Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has held talks with private sector’s representatives as part of the efforts to hammer out a national strategy against irregularities. Louai Al-Saleh, member of Nazaha’s board of trustees, told KUNA on Sunday that the authority officials held discussions with officials …

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MoH denies reports about storing medical waste in unsafe manner

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: The Ministry of Health has denied reports about the existence of medical waste being stored and destroyed in an unsafe manner at the Amiri Hospital, reports Al-Rai daily. A statement issued by the ministry said what was photographed and shown as medical waste is in fact …

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Import of beef, goats, birds from several countries banned

KUWAIT CITY, April 22: The Ministry of Commerce has issued 11 administrative decisions to ban the import of beef, goats, sheep and birds from several countries due to the emergence of anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu, while five decisions have been issued to lift the ban on birds and …

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Filipino envoy summoned in protest – Security forces identify accomplices in maid extraction

MPs VENT ANGER OVER PHILIPPINE ‘VIOLATION OF SOVEREIGNTY’ KUWAIT CITY, April 21: Kuwait on Saturday summoned the Philippines’ ambassador for the second time this week in protest over “inflammatory comments” he made to a local newspaper, said a foreign ministry source. The Filipino envoy’s remarks, along with the “inappropriate behavior” …

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