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GCC states affirm necessity to ‘boost’ human rights’ culture

‘Attention should be equally devoted to all forms’ GENEVA, June 25, (KUNA): Member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have affirmed significance of promoting human rights’ culture and adopting dialogue and tolerance in face of mushrooming hatred and racial indiscrimination. This was declared in a statement made by the …

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Eid Al-Adha can be 5 days or 9 days holiday in August

KUWAIT CITY: Eid Al-Adha holidays, which will be in the month of August, can be either for five days or nine days depending on when Dhu Al-Hijjah month starts and the Cabinet’s decision,  quoting reliable sources. They explained that, in case it is confirmed that the start of Dhu Al-Hijjah …

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Assembly’s special session adjourned for lack of quorum

Govt fails to make a presence KUWAIT CITY, June 24: Before taking a long summer break at the end of this week, the National Assembly was supposed to start the week with a special session slated for Sunday; but the government was absent so the session was adjourned due to …

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185 cases related to squandering of ‘funds’ filed against ministries

‘Project 256’ vital, aimed to serve all residents KUWAIT CITY, June 24: A report issued by Ministry of Justice revealed that 185 cases related to squandering of public funds were filed against ministries and governmental bodies during the period from October 2017 to April 2018, reports Al-Rai daily. The report, …

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Saudi women take to wheel

RIYADH, June 24, (RTRS): Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. “It’s a beautiful day,” businesswoman Samah al-Qusaibi said as she cruised …

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Al-Sadr seen moving closer to Iran – Iraq PM, cleric agree alliance

BAGHDAD, June 24, (Agencies): Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq’s parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a postelection coalition with a rival …

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Indian engineers fear loss of jobs in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, June 23: The decision issued by Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) earlier in March, instructing labor departments to discontinue issuing work permits to expatriate engineers who do not have a no-objection certificate from Kuwait Engineers Society, may affect thousands of Indian engineers working in Kuwait including those in …

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AKO OFW, POEA launch ‘Bantay OFW’ mobile app – To help search, rescue distressed Filipinos

KUWAIT CITY, June 23: The Advocates and Keepers Organization of OFWs Inc (AKO OFW Inc), a global non-governmental organization founded in Kuwait in November 2015 with a sterling and vast track record of helping search and rescue distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), joined hands with Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) …

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Storm finds home on Mall – Memorial set for completion in 2021

KUWAIT CITY, June 23, (Agencies): The US Commission on Fine Arts has approved a space in the National Mall for the construction of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial. The Starts and Stripes published a report on Friday, stating that the approval came after months-long debate on …

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‘Deport Syrians, Yemenis only after situation there stabilizes’

MoI implements recommendations of panel formed tied to detained expats KUWAIT CITY, June 23: Ministry of Interior has started implementing the recommendations of a committee that was formed to carry out a comprehensive study on the conditions of expatriates who have been detained for deportation and are on the waiting …

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