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‘Climate changes behind weather fluctuations, heavy rains in Kuwait’

Need to study f uctuations of heavy rainfall: Behzad KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17, (KUNA): Two environmental experts have attributed the weather fl uctuations and the heavy rains in Kuwait in recent days to the climate changes observed and recorded in different countries of the world during the past years. Secretary-General …

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Use of some painkillers without prescription is illegal, law soon

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17: The consumption of Lerica pills, used as painkillers for some patients, is illegal without prescription, and a law will be activated soon to punish anyone who will be caught in possession of this pill without a doctor’s prescription, reports Al-Qabas daily. A reliable source told the …

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MP Safaa Al-Hashim plans to file complaint after she receives ‘threats’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17: MP Safaa Al-Hashim has unveiled her intention to file a complaint at the Public Prosecution as she received insulting and offensive messages through WhatsApp, as well as threats to kill her; affirming her right to resort to the judiciary, reports Al-Qabas daily. On the other hand, …

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Drug pills seized from an Egyptian

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 17:  An Egyptian expatriate was arrested at Kuwait International Airport for attempting to smuggle 4,500 Tramadol pills into the country. According to a customs media official Nawaf Al-Matar, the luggage inspection devices detected a bag with large quantities of medicines that arrived from an Asian country. They …

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Iraq, Iran eye free trade zones

DUBAI, Nov 17, (Agencies): Iran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $20 billion from the current level of $12 billion, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, despite concerns over the economic impact of renewed US sanctions. Rouhani’s remarks, made after a meeting with visiting Iraqi President Barham …

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Some roads still closed amid rainwater clean-up efforts

KUWAIT, Nov 16 (KUNA) — Several roads in Kuwait remain closed off as efforts continue to clear the aftereffects of several days of heavy rainfall, the Ministry of Interior said on Friday. A diversion has been placed at the entrance of a tunnel at the junction between the Sixth Ring …

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Traffic partially hampered by downpour

KUWAIT, Nov 16 (KUNA) — The Public Authority for Roads and Transportation (PART) said some roads were totally closed to traffic, some others partially, due to the heavy downpour on Thursday night. The closed roads include Doha Causeway, Kabad Causeway, King Abdul-Aziz Motorway from Fahahil club to Al-Nuwaisib and Al-Ghazali …

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Rainfall to continue – On Thursday thunder clouds during night with scattered rain

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Kuwait is still facing volatile weather conditions, and scattered rains are expected during day and night of Thursday , Dhrar Al-Ali, an official at Meteorological Department of General Directorate of Civil Aviation, said. On Thursday, there would be thunder clouds, mainly during night, and a chance …

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Compensation likely for flood-affected

KUWAIT AIRPORT RESUMES OPERATIONS AFTER FLIGHTS HALTED KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Those affected by heavy rain will be compensated, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah affirmed on Thursday. His Highness’ remark came during a meeting held, along with senior government officials, at the operations’ room of …

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Fines exemption for Kuwaitis and Expats

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15:  No fines will be imposed on Kuwaiti citizens whose housemaids’ residencies expired or on expatriates whose residencies or the residencies of their family members expired on Wednesday and Thursday, as these two days were declared as emergency official holidays, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting security sources. However, …

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