Kuwait

Amir arrives on state visit to China

BEIJING, July 7, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah arrived in China on Sunday, embarking on an official state visit. At His Highness’s reception and the delegation accompanying him was Assistant Foreign Minister for West Asian and North African Affairs Chen Xiaodong, Chinese Ambassador to …

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Hospitals on poison alert

KUWAIT CITY, July 7, (KUNA): Kuwait’s health ministry has put an emergency response plan in place after 281 people came down with food poisoning from consuming tainted falafel served by a local restaurant. The number of people poisoned from food sold by a restaurant in Hawally Area has risen to …

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Readers trust newspapers over social media news for accuracy

‘Need to set number of rules and laws to control spread of fake news’ PARIS, July 7, (KUNA): Social media websites had significantly grown to attract large numbers of people in the past few years, affecting different aspects of daily life as well as guiding public opinion. Many people use …

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Hiring expats in Oil sans aptitude test ‘dangerous precedent’

KUWAIT CITY, July 7: The Labor Union at Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) condemned the statement issued by Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rasheedi about recruiting expatriates in the oil sector without taking an aptitude test, while Kuwaitis are required to take aptitude tests which include the English language …

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Environ activists said detected air pollution in form of foul odors

KUWAIT CITY, July 5: Environmental activists Tuesday detected air pollution in the form of foul odors similar to the smell of electric circuit fault in Hawally Governorate, as well as Andalous and Jaber Al-Ahmad City, citing the oil sector to be the source of the air pollution, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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Kuwait to have the fastest internet in the Arab world

New service to provide speed of 100 gigabytes KUWAIT CITY, July 7: Kuwait is on its way to become “a country with the strongest and fastest Internet in the Arab world” through the use of optic fiber cables, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting a source close to the Sate Ministry for …

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309,644 civilian employed in the public sector, says CSC

Contract extended for supplying health service to retirees KUWAIT CITY, July 5: Recent Civil Service Commission (CSC) statistics place the total number of civilian workers in public sector since the beginning of July at 309,644, of which 231,408 are Kuwaitis covering 74.73 percent of the figure, reports Al-Qabas daily. It …

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Customs officer urges passengers not to accept bags from unknown people

Travellers will be held legally liable for bags in their possession KUWAIT CITY, July 5: Director of Air Customs Department at the General Administration of Customs, Walid Al-Nasser, has called on passengers to check their baggage only, not to accept bags from unknown people saying the passenger will be held …

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MPs take action for Baha’i rights

KUWAIT CITY, July 5: Backing their initiative with the Constitution, MPs Ahmed Al-Fadel and Khaled Al-Shatti submitted a proposal to cancel Article 39 of Ministerial Decree 66/1966 which prohibits certification of marriage within the Baha’i faith. The MPs argued that the State must allow followers of Baha’i faith to authenticate …

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Rush to get e-passports – ‘Old passports invalid’

KUWAIT CITY, July 5: The Directorate- General of Nationality, Passports and Travel Documents said there is coordination between the ministries of Interior in the GCC countries to allow travel between their countries using Civil IDs, reports Al-Anba daily quoting security sources. The sources added, the GCC ministries of Interior were …

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