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Kuwait

Iraqi FM calls for ‘intensifying’ efforts in bid to combat terrorism

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23, (KUNA): Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari stressed on Tuesday the need to intensify international efforts to combat terrorism in the region, mainly so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Al-Jaafari said during a news conference late Tuesday airstrikes launched by the international coalition against …

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Al-Fadel passes on in line of duty – MPs mourn demise of colleague

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22: MP Nabil Nouri Al-Fadel died during the regular parliamentary session on Tuesday. Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim announced Al-Fadel’s demise, saying the latter lost consciousness inside the Assembly Hall while the session was ongoing. He adjourned the session until Jan 12, 2016. Medical emergency team and Ministry …

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Awqaf to probe salaries paid to 3,600 – EMPLOYEES SAID TO BELONG TO SALAFI, BROTHERHOOD ORGANIZATIONS

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22: Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sanae issued ministerial Decision Number 370/2015 on the formation of a fact-finding committee headed by Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Development Affairs in the Ministry of Awqaf Khaled Boghaith, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The minister took this step in …

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Kuwait, Iraq have overcome past obstacles: foreign minister

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22, (KUNA): Kuwait and Iraq have wiped out obstacles and outstanding files that existed over the past years, said First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Tuesday. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled made the statement at a press conference with visiting Iraqi Foreign …

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Iraq denies any link to abduction of Qataris – Qatari FM follows up ordeal of nationals

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22, (Agencies): Iraq’s foreign minister denied Tuesday any link between his government and the kidnappers of 26 Qatari hunters, allegedly people linked to Shiite militiamen on whom Baghdad relies heavily against the Islamic State group. During a press conference after talks with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah …

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Pay US taxes, or lose passports

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22: Jim O’Neill, Vice-President of the American Bureau of Consulting and Audit who is also in charge of international activity was recently quoted as saying the passports of those who have obtained the American citizenship and reside outside the United States might be withdrawn if they fail …

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Security at Christian places of worship a top priority: Interior – ‘Land of tolerance’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21, (KUNA): Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday reiterated keenness on security and safety of Christians and their places of worship, thanking them for interacting with such efforts. Today Al-Fahad received representatives of the churches in Kuwait, as part of coordination meetings with …

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Indications point to 10 pct increase in service charges

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: Indications are rife that service charges will be increased by 10 percent for transactions and other facilities rendered to citizens and expatriates by the Government, reports Al-Shahid daily. The daily quoting sources indicated a comprehensive study is being prepared by the committee in charge of reviewing …

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MPs submit new bill to establish anti-graft body – Bid to fill vacuum

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: MPs Ouda Al- Ruweie, Sultan Al-Gusain, Talal Al-Jala, Faisal Al-Kandari and Abdul-Hameed Dashti presented a new bill on the establishment of the Anti- Corruption Authority. This came after the Constitutional Court declared the unconstitutionality of the existing Public Anti-Corruption Authority Law. In its ruling, the court …

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MoE okays enrolment of expat doctors’ kids in public schools – Plan to set up school for those implanting cochlea

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: The Ministry of Education has approved the proposal to allow the children of expatriate doctors working in public hospitals, clinic and medical centers to enroll in public schools starting from the next academic year, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the ministry also announced the …

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