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‘Some banks plan to cut minimum salary limit for expats to obtain loans’

Decision expected to be taken within Q1 of 2018: sources KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: Some local banks are planning to reduce the minimum salary limit for expatriates to obtain loans, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They stressed that this step is aimed at attracting a new category of expatriates …

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‘Truffles good for health but harmful if taken in quantity’

‘Desert-goers, companies destroying environment’ KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: Environmental expert Dr Ali Khuraibet said truffles growing in the desert of Kuwait and other parts of the Arab Peninsula have numerous health benefits but they could be harmful if taken in excess, reports Al-Anba daily. For his part, Deputy Director General …

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Saudi gives up control of Brussels ‘mosque’ – Toward religious moderation

BRUSSELS/RIYADH, Feb 12, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia has agreed to give up control of Belgium’s largest mosque in a sign that it is trying to shed its reputation as a global exporter of an ultra-conservative brand of Islam. Belgium leased the Grand Mosque to Riyadh in 1969, giving Saudi-backed imams access …

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OVER 2,200 FILIPINOS WANT TO LEAVE – Kuwait firmly denies ‘push’; 400 fly home

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday categorically denied social media reports claiming that security personnel escorted Filipino domestic helpers against their will from citizens’ houses. The MoI emphatically denied the claims that the security forces handed the housekeepers to the Filipino embassy in the country. …

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CSC to announce names of 3,500 citizens as part of ‘employment’

Plan to hike incentives to Imams, preachers KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has completed all the necessary procedures for announcing the names of 3,500 citizens who will be part of 61st employment phase for those seeking jobs in governmental bodies, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a knowledgeable …

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Confabs on Iraq reconstruction, NGOs kick off today in Kuwait

KICRI to be held under the auspices of HH the Amir KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11, (KUNA): The three-day Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI) is due to kick off tomorrow (Monday) amid great aspirations by the Iraqis who eager for a positive outcome and tangible contributions that …

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Amir consoles Putin on plane crash … 71 dead – All possible causes investigated

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the plane crash that claimed all passengers’ lives. Their Highnesses the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, respectively Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and …

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Israel warns Iran on Syria – Turkish helicopter downed

JERUSALEM, Feb 11, (Agencies): Israel issued stark warnings on Sunday over Iran’s presence in neighbouring Syria after a confrontation threatened to open a new and unpredictable period in the country’s seven-year civil war. Israel carried out major air raids in Syria on Saturday, including against what it described as Iranian …

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Evacuate Filipinos, airlines to be asked – Senators support MANILA, Feb 10, (Agencies): The Philippines will ask its private airlines to evacuate its nationals from Kuwait within 72 hours after the discovery of a Filipino migrant worker dead in a freezer, the latest in what Manila calls a pattern of …

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Saudi women need not wear the abaya – Not must, declares cleric

DUBAI, Feb 10, (RTRS): Saudi women need not wear the abaya — the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of religious faith — a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body said, another indication of the Kingdom’s efforts towards modernisation. On his radio programme, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the …

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