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‘Govt rejects imposition of road tax’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: An official source at the Ministry of Public Works said the Council of Ministers categorically rejects the imposition of any fees on the roads in future, reports Al-Anba daily. This applies to all roads even those which will be completed in the near future. The source …

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Kuwaiti flag held aloft to kick off national events – Amir attends flag hoisting ceremony

Country’s 6 governors convey heartiest congratulations to leadership, people KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29, (KUNA): A festive atmosphere pervaded Kuwait’s six governorates on Monday as a nationwide flag-hoisting ceremony was held to usher in national celebrations and mark the 12-year anniversary of the ascendency of His Highness the Amir. Leading the …

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Civilians killed in Turkey offensive – 300 detained for ‘terror propaganda’

AFRIN, Syria, Jan 29, (Agencies): Clashes and air strikes again hit Syria’s border region of Afrin on Monday, with new civilian casualties reported as Turkey pursued an offensive against Kurdish forces. The operation, launched on Jan 20, sees Turkey providing air and ground support to Syrian opposition fighters in an …

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Islamic State militants assault kills 11 Afghan soldiers – Military academy hit

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 29, (AP): Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attack was the latest in a wave of relentless violence in Kabul this month unleashed by the Taleban and …

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Brexit transition period to end 2020

May faces challenges on all fronts BRUSSELS, Jan 29, (Agencies): European Union ministers on Monday formally agreed demands for a transition period that gives Britain access to the EUs single market for nearly two years after Brexit, without having any policy-making power. Sabine Weyand, the EU’s deputy chief negotiator, said …

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Duterte looks to China jobs – Philippine Commission backs suspension

PROTECTIONS BETTER BAN: HRW   KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the government of the Philippines to implement strict protection measures for its workers instead of putting a ban on their employment overseas, reports Al- Rai daily. The HRW also said he must demand …

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Stray dogs threat to residents

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: Various parts of the country are witnessing the increasing phenomenon of stray dogs on the streets. Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates especially children have expressed fear over the presence of such dogs, especially with cases of dog attacks in the past such as the case of a …

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‘Cyber Security’ team formed to track hackers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: In response to the recent cyber attacks on some state agencies particularly vital and sensitive institutions as well as banks, the Acting Director General of Criminal Investigation Department Major General Mohammad Al-Sharhan has formed a special team to confront hackers based on instructions from the top …

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Turks press campaign in Syria

HASSA, Turkey, Jan 28, (AFP): Turkey on Sunday stepped up its offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria for a ninth day, in a campaign that has strained relations with the United States. After several days of poor visibility because of heavy rain and fog, Turkish warplanes and artillery took advantage …

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Kingdom Holding shares soar

DUBAI, Jan 28, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia’s stock market celebrated the release of some of the kingdom’s top businessmen from detention on Sunday but the after-effects of a purge of the business elite may last for years, deterring private investment. Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, head of global investment firm Kingdom …

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