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Additional budget received to replace expatriates with Kuwaitis

Finance ministry requests all to stick to allocated budgets KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: There has been an increase in the correspondences between a number of state institutions and Ministry of Finance, requesting for additional budget to cover the expense of replacing expatriate employees with citizens, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed …

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No dent in US ties over Jerusalem – Arab parliament seeks to thwart Israel’s UNSC membership

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28, (Agencies): Kuwaiti-US relations have not been jeopardized by the Kuwaiti opposition to the US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah has affirmed. Relations between the two countries are strategic and extend to partnership on various realms, Al-Jarallah told reporters Wednesday …

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Arab man held for bringing beggars into country: report

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: Officers from the Residency Security General Department at the Interior Ministry arrested an Arab man for bringing beggars into the country. Acting on a tip-off that the suspect is getting visit visas for his compatriots to enter the country and beg, the officers put him under …

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Oman stun Saudi, qualify for semis

UAE advance to last 4, Kuwait end winless KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: The UAE and Oman have qualified for the semifinals of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup. UAE played a goalless draw with Kuwait at Jaber International Stadium, while Oman rode on Saudi Arabia to earn the ticket to the …

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Kuwait seen to delay implementation of VAT – ‘Not ready’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: There are indications that the Ministry of Finance will postpone to an indefinite date the enforcement of the Value Added Tax (VAT), reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The sources pointed out, the postponement is due to lack of technical and logistic readiness and the method …

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Kuwait outlines goals for Security Council tenure – Measured optimism

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Jarallah stated that while the performance and effectiveness of the UN Security Council had been crippled in recent years, there is a vital role that it must play and shared that Kuwait would seek to strengthen and support its …

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Kuwait MP urges Arabs to ‘modify’ investment laws to lure businesses

Iraq PM hails Kuwaiti decision to host donor conference CAIRO, Dec 27, (KUNA): A Kuwaiti lawmaker on Tuesday urged Arab states to modify investment laws to lure businesses and called for action to prevent terrorists from attaining financial resources. Khaled Al-Otaibi, a member of the National Assembly and the Arab …

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Kuwait takes on UAE in final match of Group A

Kuwait looking for 1st win in 23rd Gulf Cup KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27, (KUNA): Kuwait and the UAE football teams will meet at Jaber International Stadium Thursday at the end of Group A competitions of the 23rd Gulf Cup. The match is important for both teams, as the emirates seeks …

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Iran parliament nod for Jerusalem-Palestine bill

TEHRAN, Dec 27, (Agencies): Iranian lawmakers, with 198 votes in favor and one abstained, approved Wednesday the outlines of a bill to support Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the Law tasks the Presiding Board of the Parliament to “deepen and broaden …

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Leaders must use care on social media: Obama

Former president Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the expense of the world outside. Obama did not, however, directly mention …

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