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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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Khamenei ready to abandon N-deal

INDIA WON’T HALT ALL OIL IMPORTS … IRAQ TO DEMAND WAIVER TEHRAN, Aug 29, (Agencies): Iran’s supreme leader warned Wednesday the country could abandon its nuclear deal with world powers if it no longer served its interests, even as economic and political pressure mounted on the government. “Naturally, if we …

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Reactions over suspension of renewal of work permits for expats above 60 yrs of age

Economic experts criticize decisions KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: A number of economic experts criticized the decisions to suspend issuance and renewal of work permits for expatriates above the age of 60 years, as such a step will lead to a number of problems. According to an economic expert and former …

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Schools in Sabah Al-Ahmad area ‘ready’ for students, says minister of education

Al-Azmi tours schools in area KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi confirmed that the schools in Sabah Al-Ahmad city, of the Ahmadi educational zone, are ready to receive students and workers in the area for the new school year. …

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