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‘Govt must revise policies to mend population shape’ – ‘72 pc expats marginal workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: College of Social Sciences in Kuwait University organized a forum on demographics recently. During the forum, Professor of Political Science and Supervisor of the political team Dr Hayla Al-Mukaimi said the current state of demographics has a link to the government’s strategic way of thinking. She …

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Kuwaitis in the forefront of buying and selling Bitcoins

Value of unit of the digital currency reaches $17,000 KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: Kuwaiti citizens have been in the forefront in the trading (buying and selling) of the digital currency “Bitcoin” especially with the high global circulation of Bitcoin in the virtual world of the Internet, reports Aljarida daily. The …

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DC signals Western Wall for Israel – Turkey seeks to annul Trump decision at UN

SPEAKER WARNS ON TEMPORARY MOVES OVER JERUSALEM WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (Agencies): Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the …

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New US rules on visa waiver

WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (AP): The Department of Homeland Security is demanding tougher security measures from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. DHS announced Friday that participating countries are now being asked to fully comply with a program in which they use US counter terrorism information to screen travelers. …

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Saudis said to ‘detain’ Palestinian billionaire

AMMAN, Dec 16, (RTRS): Sabih al-Masri, Jordan’s most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri’s detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom’s …

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Law banning permits for below 30 expats opposed

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: The Kuwait Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has requested the Public Authority for Manpower to exempt SMEs from Decree No. 1280 of 2017, which forbids the issuance of work permits for qualified expatriates who are below the age of 30. In a letter addressed …

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S&P rates vulnerability of Kuwait sovereigns

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: Kuwait ranked 51st out of 80 emerging market sovereigns in terms of vulnerability to tighter funding conditions, according to the “Global Sovereign Outlook 2018: Brighter With Risk of Turbulence,” report published recently on Ratings- Direct by Standard and Poors. The report explained that the ranking of …

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Press US to back down: Speaker; Al-Ghanim addresses Parliamentary Union

‘UNIFIED ARAB STANCE NEEDED ON JERUSALEM’ RABAT, Dec 14, (KUNA): Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Thursday that a unified Arab stance on the regional and international level was needed against the recent US move on Jerusalem. In his speech to the heads of Arab parliaments meeting …

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‘IS’ threatens attacks on US soil

Abbas seeks UN mediation CAIRO, Dec 14, (Agencies): Islamic State threatened attacks on US soil in retaliation for the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, one of the group’s social media accounts reported on Thursday without giving any details. In a message on one of …

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6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar: Doctors

2 Reuters reporters held BANGKOK, Dec 14, (Agencies): International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement …

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