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France grants Kuwait Nat’l Guards’ Al-Refai top medal – Ties deep-rooted: envoy

PARIS, Nov 18, (KUNA): French Government awarded late Friday Assistant Chairman of Kuwait National Guards Lt Gen Eng Hashim Al-Refai with The National Order of The Legion of Honor for his contributions in military field and relations between the two countries. France also awarded the Medal of Honor to Lieut …

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Hariri in Paris … Beirut in days – Saudis recall envoy to Berlin

PARIS, Nov 18, (Agencies): Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a political crisis in Lebanon. Hariri …

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IS attack kills 26 in Syria

BEIRUT, Nov 18, (AFP): A car bombing blamed on the Islamic State group killed at least 26 displaced people in eastern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based Observatory said 12 children were among the victims of the attack on a gathering at a …

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Impounds for not wearing seat belts or using mobile phone while driving suspended

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16: The General Traffic Department (GTD) has suspended implementation of the decision to impound vehicles if the driver and front seat passenger are not wearing seat belts or if the driver is using mobile phone by hand while driving in compliance with the directive of acting Minister …

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German Court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passenger

BERLIN: A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait’s national airline didn’t have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not allowed to have contracts with Israelis under Kuwaiti …

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Sheikha Hussah honored for promoting Islamic heritage

‘Award for Kuwait, people at DAI’ WASHINGTON, Nov 16, (KUNA): Director General of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) Sheikha Hussah Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah was honored with the Middle East Institute’s (MEI) Issam M. Fares Award for Excellence for promoting Islamic art and heritage and advancing education and cultural dialogue. Sheikha Hussah, …

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Police family gunned down in Pakistan

Quetta, Pakistan Nov 16: A senior police officer and three of his family members including his wife and son were gunned down by unknown assailants in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta Wednesday, police said. The attack, which police say was targeted, comes a week after another senior officer was killed …

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Leaders fail to condemn attack on Rohingyas

MANILA, Nov 16, (Agencies): Southeast Asian leaders kept silent over accusations of ethnic cleansing carried out by Myanmar’s army in a statement Thursday, instead expressing support for the country’s efforts to bring peace and harmony to northern Rakhine state. More than 600,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar since …

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MPs query concerns on cars, colons – ‘Traffic’ urged to review decision

SURGE IN IMPOUNDS RAISES IRE AMONG LEGISLATORS KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has presented questions to acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah about the law on impounding vehicles. He said the Ministry of Interior had earlier decided to amend some provisions of Decree No. 81/1976 on the …

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Hike in onion prices tied to low supplies – Sack of 16 kilogram goes for 8 dinars

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 15: Inadequate supply of onions in the market is causing the recent hike in prices of the commodity, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a source from Fruits and Vegetable market. He noted the issue is partly to do with import of large quantities of onions that were declared …

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