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Bid to smuggle ‘ration’ food by an Egyptian foiled

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 7: Customs officers at the Salmi border post have arrested an unidentified Egyptian for attempting to smuggle out of the country subsidized foodstuff, reports Al-Rai daily. During interrogation the man said he bought the foodstuff from an open makeshift market in Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh. He also said …

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Taiwan quake kills 7, injures over 200

Survivors recall escape from leaning apartment block HUALIEN, Taiwan, Feb 7, (AFP): Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people, injured more than 200 and left dozens missing. Emergency responders were focusing …

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Grilling threat on ‘Finance’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: The Parliament, in its regular session Tuesday, rejected the request of the Public Prosecution to lift the immunity of MP Ahmed Fadel as per the report of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee. The lawmakers also looked into requests to tackle the housing issue, governmental procedures …

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System soon to streamline solving workforce ‘issues’ – Experienced workers eyed: official

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6: Deputy Director General of Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutawtah affirmed the lack of issues that the diplomatic missions in Kuwait discussed with the authority, as they are in continuous and direct communication with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and not with authority. Regarding banning expatriate workers …

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Kuwait airport sees 24 pc hike in passenger traffic in Jan: DGCA

Association sets up new strategy to open doors for Kuwaiti entrepreneurs KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6, (KUNA): Passenger traffic at Kuwait International Airport increased 24 percent in January 2018 to 1.37 million compared to 1.11 million last year, airport authorities said on Monday. This included 716,114 arrivals compared to 553,935 arrivals, …

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Kuwait anxiety over Syria chemical weapons – Use of artillery on civilians hit

NEW YORK, Feb 6, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN and current Security Council President Mansour Al-Otaibi said it was hoped that the issue of chemical weapons use in Syria would have been closed in 2013 after it was proven to have been the case. In a speech to …

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Protecting ‘religious’ rights to cost $300m – Trump’s new effort

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, (AP): President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to set up, according to a government estimate. More than 40 complaints have been filed …

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Ban on recruitment of Filipinos ‘stays’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Labor Secretary of the Philippines Silvestre Bello III has affirmed that the temporary ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to the country remains in effect, because the labor attaché submitted a “halfbaked report” on the cause of deaths of seven Filipino household workers. In a …

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Tillerson due at Kuwait-hosted talks – End to GCC dispute critical to meet regional threats

U.S. PRAISE FOR AMIRI INITIATIVES ON SECURITY, STABILITY KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: “We have won much of the military effort against DAESH, the liberation of virtually all of Iraq and Syria, but we need to win the post-military struggle for an enduring defeat of DAESH and al-Qaeda in the region,” …

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5,000 out of 80,000 illegals leave

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Acting Director-General of the General Department for Residence Affairs, Major- General Abdullah Al-Hajri said about 5,000 violators have so far taken advantage of the Amnesty and have either left the country or legalized their stay in the country from Jan 29 until Feb 4, 2018. The …

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