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Kuwait

MPs call to closely monitor shops, markets, co-ops during Ramadan

Bid to prevent commercial fraud, price manipulation KUWAIT CITY, May 22: Several lawmakers have called on the concerned authorities to closely monitor markets, shops and cooperative societies in the holy month of Ramadan in order to prevent commercial fraud and price manipulation. MP Faisal Al-Kandari stressed the need to intensify …

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Water, electricity charges hike aimed at curbing consumption – ‘Not to collect more money’

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Ministry of Electricity and Water Undersecretary Muhammad Bo Shehri explained the new water and electricity charges for commercial and investment sectors which take effect Monday are aimed at rationalizing consumption of water and electricity, not to collect more money. Bo Shehri assured the price hike does …

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Divorce rate in Kuwait reaches an alarming 60 percent this year – ‘Interest-driven marriages’

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Around 60 percent of marriages in Kuwait have ended in divorce so far this year, according to statistics issued by Ministry of Justice for the first quarter of 2017. The total number of marriages registered in the first two months of 2017 was 2,001, while the …

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Drug scourge prompts MP to call for rehabilitation center

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: MP Sadoun Hammad Al-Otaibi has presented a proposal to establish a drug rehabilitation center on par with global standards and a research center to determine reasons for the spread of drug addiction in the country. He explained the remarkable increase in the number of youths addicted …

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M. Mathews dies aged 81 – Rescued Indians during Iraq invasion

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: A wellknown Indian national Matthunny Mathews, popularly known as “Toyota Sunny”, passed away at the age of 81 in Kuwait on Saturday evening following a long period of illness. He is known for his distinguished role in helping thousands of Indians repatriate from Kuwait during the …

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Parents urged to watch children’s use of electronic game Blue Whale

KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Development and Activities Faisal Maqseed cautioned parents against the widespread use of a very dangerous electronic game called “Blue Whale”, which pushes a player towards suicide 50 days after subscription. News agencies across the globe including in Europe and GCC countries revealed …

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MPs reject decision on retirement after 30 years – Compulsory retirement is unjustified: Abdul-Samad

KUWAIT CITY, May 20: A number of MPs have rejected the decision of the Council of Ministers to oblige ministries to refer for retirement all employees who have been in service for more than 30 years, asserting this decision is arbitrary because citizens who are still able and willing to …

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Jobless refusing jobs offered – Some Kuwaiti citizens desire particular work

KUWAIT CITY, May 20: About 35 percent of Kuwaiti citizens registered under the employment waiting list are not serious about finding jobs, especially considering the fact that many of them had refused positions in certain ministries quoting sources from the Civil Service Commission (CSC). They explained that some of them …

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Only 40 Kuwaitis visited DAESH website in 2016 – Center monitoring social media

KUWAIT CITY, May 20: Director of Moderation Consolidation Center Abdullah Al-Shuraekah affirmed that the number of Kuwaitis who visited DAESH website in the year 2016 dwindled to only 40. This is a monumental difference compared to 4,000 Kuwaitis who used to visit the website in a month in 2014. Al-Shuraekah …

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Amir congratulates Rouhani – ‘Iran has chosen path of engagement’

KUWAIT CITY, May 20, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable of congratulations to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, congratulating him on his reelection as president of the Islamic Republic. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the …

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