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No change in New Islamic Year holiday – ‘Either on Sept 10 or Sept 11’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: The official holiday on the occasion of the beginning of the New Islamic Year will not be shifted; it will be either on Sept 10 or Sept 11, reports Aljarida daily quoting sources from the Civil Service Commission (CSC). They indicated that this decision was taken …

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Problem of 80 ‘stranded’ nurses from India … remains unsolved

Nurses appeal to concerned officials to find a solution to their tragedy KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: The 80 Indian nurses which had signed a contract to work with Kuwait’s Ministry of Health continue to live in ‘no man’s land’, reports Al-Anba daily. According to reports the Ministry of Health had …

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‘Thousands of kilos of foodstuffs unfit for use destroyed everyday’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition, Director- General Issa Al-Kandari said since the transfer of power on food safety and security to the Authority there is a qualitative shift in the work done by its Food Control Department …

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Saudi-led coalition dismisses UN report on war crimes

RIYADH: A Saudi-led coalition battling in Yemen on Wednesday dismissed as inaccurate a report by UN investigators that highlighted possible war crimes in the conflict-torn country including deadly air strikes by the alliance. “We affirm the inaccuracies in the report and its nonneutrality,” the coalition said in a statement released …

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Bahrain ‘charges’ 13 with terrorism

DUBAI, Aug 30, (AFP): Bahrain’s attorney general on Thursday said 13 people have been charged with terrorism offenses, over suspected ties to an anti-government protest movement that first emerged in 2011. “Charges of forming and funding a terrorist cell have been filed against six persons in custody and another seven …

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Use of smartphone by domestic workers, a concern for sponsors

Difficult to monitor their activities: Prof Al-Shalal KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Khalid Al-Shalal, Professor of Sociology at the Kuwait University says it is difficult to monitor the activities of domestic workers who use the smartphones or even determine the appropriate manner to find a solution to some issues, reports Al-Qabas …

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Postman dumps registered mails in garbage

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: A postman who works for a company contracted by Kuwait Post to deliver mails was seen dumping a batch of “registered mails” into a garbage container, reports Al-Qabas daily. An activist and postal sector monitor posted pictures on his Twitter account of the registered mails that …

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‘Kuwait Banking Association’ instructs local banks to stop collecting SMS fees

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: According to verbal instructions from the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), Kuwait Banking Association has informed all local banks and branches of foreign banks to stop collecting fees for SMS service even before Sept 16, 2018 – the date specified for implementing the regulation that the …

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New Customs building will be demolished before occupation

Structurally unsafe, built 30 years ago KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: A building will be demolished even before it was occupied?! This is the case with the new building of Kuwait General Administration of Customs (KGAC), reports Aljarida daily. Due to several reasons, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has concluded …

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Controversy over using taser on teacher

Ministry denies report on social media KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Although the Ministry of Interior has denied that an assistant general manager of a school in Jahra used taser at a teacher in the same school, Director of Jahra Educational District Walid Al-Ghaith said the Legal Affairs Department has yet …

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