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Personal freedom a red line, says MP

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: Certain incidents witnessed recently are clear violations of personal freedom, which are unacceptable as personal freedom is a red line, MP Ahmed Al-Fadel stated in a press conference. He explained he has been hearing about these incidents throughout the year but refrained from issuing a statement …

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‘Cleaning firms workers held begging or doing odd jobs to face deportation’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19, (KUNA): Kuwait Municipality announced on Wednesday that it would deport any cleaning worker if caught begging or acting contrary to public order; working at cleaning firms with contracts with the Municiplity. “All companies working in all governorates were informed with these regulations,” Municipality’s Director General Ahmad …

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Kuwait First Deputy PM recovery excellent: Speaker

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19, (KUNA): Kuwait First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s recovery is “excellent,” Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Wednesday. Al-Ghanim made the remarks during a short visit to Tashkent to meet Sheikh Nasser who was undergoing recuperation at the Uzbek capital, according …

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Five Indians ‘seek’ embassy help to return to their country – Embassy official denies report as ‘rumors’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 19: According to a news report five Indians, believed to be violators of residence law, have sought the help of their embassy in Kuwait to help them return to the country because according to them their sponsor refuses to legalize their status and is also refusing to …

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India bans ‘instant divorce’

India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple “talaq” violated the …

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Kuwait’s own ‘brand’ of pluralism and tolerance

‘Under-appreciated outlier’ KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: While anti-migration movements grow in other parts of the world, could the Kuwaiti approach serve as a regional example of tolerance, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting opencanada. org On a Friday morning in February near the Kuwait-Iraq border, a group of expat schoolteachers and …

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Fines for water wastage – Rationalization stressed

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Director of Energy Efficiency and Rationalization at the Ministry of Electricity and Water Engr Iqbal Al-Tayyar revealed about the ongoing cooperation with the Fatwa and Legislation Department to introduce fines for wastage of water and impose them on those who use water randomly for washing foyers …

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Duterte due next month in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit Kuwait mid-October, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a highlevel diplomatic source. The source explained that the new Ambassador of the Philippines to Kuwait will be nominated before the president’s visit. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines …

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Filipina domestic missing; man strangles wife to death

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: The Philippines Embassy in Kuwait is looking for a missing Filipino maid and is reportedly waiting for a word from Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reports Al-Rai daily. The Philippine embassy has confirmed the disappearance of a Filipino maid 18 months ago and submitted an official …

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Syria shoots down Russian military plane

BEIRUT, Sept 18, (Agencies): Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said Tuesday. The incident late Monday was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies …

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